Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another date!

I had another successful date with Gage last night! I'd been wanting to check out this restaurant, Foreign & Domestic, that I had heard good things about so on Monday night I texted him to see if he wanted to do dinner on Wednesday (last night). He responded with a "hell, yeah" so I took that as a good sign that he's at least a little bit interested :)

The restaurant was cool but the menu was a little more eclectic than I was expecting so, I told Gage that I hoped he was feeling adventurous! We had a couple of appetizers: popovers (which were AMAZING, they are basically a big croissant like bread filled with cheese, yum!), an arugula salad and venison heart tartare. Yes, you read that right - venison heart tartare! I told you we were being adventurous :) The tartare actually wasn't bad because it didn't have much taste. Then for entrees I got a braised pork belly and he got a guinea hen leg and thigh. Overall, I would say that the food was good and I liked the atmosphere, but I'm not sure it will become a regular staple on my restaurant circuit.

We sat at our table until about 10pm but we could tell that the restaurant was closing down, and we wanted to keep talking so we decided to just sit in Gage's truck. I know it sounds very high school but it was basically our only option! Its interesting though because even though I've only been on four dates with Gage, we never run out of things to talk about. But we also discuss some pretty serious topics, which is a first for me. I told him last night that we had talked about more serious topics in four dates than I ever did with my ex-boyfriend of two years!! He just really intrigues me (which I told him that last night too) and he's definitely not like anyone I've ever dated before. And he said the same thing about me. So I think there is a possibility of this going somewhere :)

Two things of note. 1) He likes Riesling wine! Ugh! I'm definitely going to have to convert him to a red wine drinker :) 2) No kiss yet! He had the perfect opportunity last night, but nothing! I'm not saying I need a full-blown make out session, but a kiss good night certainly doesn't hurt anyone. I know I just need to be patient but it needs to happen at some point, right?!?


  1. Wow! No kiss! That is surprising! But then again I told Kurtis that he needed to give me a kiss on our first night out, which wasn't actually a date! I guess I am a litle bit forward! Way to stay strong, Julie! I am glad that things are going so well!

  2. I know I'm surprised too! However, there is going to be some alcohol consumption happening this weekend and I think he's planning on meeting up with I just may have to make the first move :)

  3. Two things to note 1. There's nothing wrong with liking Riesling - sometimes nothing is better than a sweet crisp glass of wine. It is possible to like Riesling and reds - hope that's the case with him. 2. I think you need to go on some more first dates with other guys. There needs to be some more posts on the level of segway guy. Glad to hear things are going well and good luck with the first kiss!!