Suggestions for a birthday dinner for 4? Not the good old standbys like Chez Panisse or Bay Wolf, excellent though they may be. Not too noisy, lots of vegetable options, good wine list. Lalime's isn't open on Tuesday. Any new finds?
Because life is too short not to be a kid sometimes.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
A perfect margarita is a thing of beauty, and dangerously easy to make. Freshly squeezed lime juice, and the proper balance of 100% agave tequila and Cointreau, are essential.
Here's the Difference Between Asiago, Romano, and Parmesan Cheese