I get excited when Friday night rolls around. For a while shortly after moving into our new home, we got out of the habit of going out for Date Night every week. And I started to really miss it. So we've been much more adamant about trying to get out of the house that evening for some fun food and activities as a couple. It is rather easy right now, since we don't have to find a babysitter. Independence can sure be a good thing!
I received a text message from Hubby that morning asking if we had any plans that night. Oh, that dreaded question! I answered no, and he thankfully said the right thing back. "Find a place for dinner near Recker in Gilbert." It meant he had plans for us, and I got to pick where we ate. Being the one to select a place for dinner is such a treat...especially since we've been trying new restaurants. I think we hit the jackpot Friday by eating at Liberty Market Restaurant in downtown Gilbert.
We beat the lines, thank goodness. Since we hadn't been here before, it took a little while at the register to select what we wanted in our bellies for the evening. I opted for a margherita pizza from their wood-burning stove...probably my favorite type of pizza! I also quickly ordered a piece of triple-layer red velvet cake for us to share later. John decided to get their special burger, which they switch out every week. He really liked it because it had guacamole, but he wasn't a fan of the sprouts instead of lettuce. Hubby also got to pick a side dish from Liberty's awesome salad selections, and he got the Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad. Take it from me...YUM! I accidentally tried it before he had a bite.
The best part of dinner arrived after we finished our last bites. Red velvet cake is by far my favorite baked good, and this just happened to have the best cream cheese frosting I've ever tasted. So smooth, tart, and not too sweet! It was heavenly, and I need that recipe.
Soon we were off to Higley Performing Arts Center to watch the Cooperstar Production of Into The Woods. We've been there before to see The Sound of Music not too long ago, but we enjoyed this show even more. In fact, even Hubby has been singing the songs from the show! We've looked up lyrics and laughed. It was very well done and certainly worth the $12 tickets. It was fun to recognize some of the same cast from the last show we saw, and we agree that their performances were better than the versions we later found online. What a wonderful night!
While waiting for the show to start, we wandered the theater lobby to check out some featured artwork by local K-12 students. One picture caught our attention, for some unknown reason, and we still can't figure out what body part is being featured! Again, a fun laugh. It's nice to be immature every once in a while!
Liberty Market is now one of my favorite places to eat, and the show was just amazing. Sounds like a pretty perfect Date Night to me!