blue plate diner

I just got home from a fantastic evening with some girlfriends.  After a coffee at Credo we started at Pure Bridal.  Caitlin looks absolutely lovely in her dress, Stephen is definitely a lucky guy.  Next we accidentally discovered a cocktail party at Coup Garment Boutique, the shop next door.  (their clothes and jewelery are fabulous!)  We enjoyed a glass of wine, some appetizers from Corso 32 and some tasty meringue cookies and lemon tarts from Queen of Tarts.  Thanks for the treats!  After we browsed and snacked we went next door to the Blue Plate Diner for dinner.

Have you been there?  The decor has a funky-vintage diner kind-of vibe.  The tables are 50's kitchen tables (the kind with sparkles in the top) and they have cute, unique lamps on the tables.  It definitely was a relaxed, warm, cozy atmosphere.

We all decided on a pint of the Alley Kat Amber, it always tastes so good on tap.  For dinner, I chose the baked tandoori chicken.  It was a decent meal.  I really enjoyed the rice; it had nice cinnamon, cardamom, clove flavour and a pretty tumeric-yellow colour.  The chicken was well seasoned, but it was a little on the dry side.  The yogurt added some extra flavour and complemented the chicken and rice well.  The grilled vegetables were good too, but bland, even a splash of olive oil would have helped.  Although next time I visit I may decide to try another dish, I managed to finish everything on my plate today.

Dinner looked pretty good over on Allison's plate.  She tried the mac-n-cheese (yes, the cheese addiction continues).  Caitlin tried the mediterranean salmon.  I heard the salmon was so-so, but the vegetables served with it were good.

We skipped dessert, in hopes of finding something sweet at Queen of Tarts...but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  They close at 6, so next time we will have to stop by earlier, or on Saturday.

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