On Friday, we went on a family outing out to dinner at Buca Di Beppo's, a restaurant we've gone to several times before and have enjoyed the food and experience each time. Friday, however, takes the cake as one of our top restaurant experiences yet! Here's why:
Last time we went to Buca's, we signed up for their little e-club, which I rarely do because I detest spam, but, a free appetizer? free dessert? What the heck. So, of course we received our free appetizer coupon via email later and, on Friday, spontaneously decided to use it. Now, usually with free stuff, there's unpleasant strings attached. Of course, the appetizer was only free with purchase of a meal (that much is to be expected), but we noticed there were no other specifics, so we thought we'd see just how much of an appetizer we could get free. So we asked if we could use the coupon for their top appetizer, the Buca Trio Platter (a huge $20 plate of fried shrimp, fried mozzarella, and fried calamari), expecting a no-go. However, our super-cute waitress asked and, surely yes!, we could get it! She even arranged it so we could get extra shrimp and cheese in place of the calamari, since we're not fans of calamari. Wow, it was YUMMY stuff! (Especially the special pesto sauce!). For our meal, we ordered their $15 lasagna plate to share(which we both love). Add in the complimentary bread, and the three of us, Dustin, Benjamin, and I (yes, all three!) had a fantastic dinner AND lunch the next day (love the doggie bag!) for just over twenty bucks (we tipped our deserving waitress 20%). Buca di Beppo is officially one of our favorites! Give it a try and you won't regret it. :)
Also, another item of worthy of note, we love this refrigerator child-proof gadget! Benjamin loves to unload the fridge, which we, of course, do not appreciate. This nifty little thing (I bought it at Target, "Parents" brand) inconspicuously keeps the fridge locked to Benjamin, but still is easily accessible to us (a quick press of the button). It's worked wonderfully... less mess, less stress!