hello and welcome to saturday! it is finally a glorious, sunshiney day here in the SLC. i have had a fun morning at an event, but more about that later.
last night, marshall and i had our first date! our first date since i got over my sickness of death, that is. we had the typical dinner and a movie on the agenda.. but marshall wanted to make a pit stop first.
we drove downtown to bingham cyclery.. where marshall test drove (rode?) a few mountain bikes before ultimately picking out a shiny blue one. turns out impromptu bike buying takes longer than anticipated, and it was too late to catch the flick we had planned (bridesmaids).
instead, we headed to dinner and discussed our movie options.
we ate at the bay leaf café—er, bay leaf bar & grub is apparently the new name, a new-to-us restaurant right in the heart of downtown salt lake city.
it is located on main street between first and second south.
the atmosphere at the bay leaf was casual and definitely comfortable. the light fixtures were tin cans that created quite the ambiance.
there was amusing and entertaining artwork on the walls, a pool table in the back along with a few video game consoles.
their motto was comfort food, with chicken & waffles right on top of the menu, so i knew to not have healthy mindset going into the meal. i wasn’t trying to be healthy, though.. i hadn’t eaten a real meal since monday! i was so glad to finally actually have an appetite.
marshall had coffee and i couldn’t resist snapping a shot of this adorable tulip mug. i almost stole it, but i am out of cupboard space.
i had unsweetened iced tea, which came in a giant mason jar.
i ordered the BBQ chicken skewers. the chicken was basted in a tangy filipino barbecue sauce. it came with rice and assorted veggies (celery, bok choy, carrots) that were swimming in a sauce of something amazing.
my meal was delicious! i think my stomach shrunk this week, though, because i couldn’t finish it. that never happens.
marshall had the meatloaf and this photo does NOT do it justice.
it came highly recommended by our waiter and it did not disappoint. it definitely was one of the best meatloaves i have ever tasted! the cheesy mashed potatoes on the side were the perfect complement to the meatloaf.
another highlight of the meal? the price.
i should also point out that the staff was great. everyone was friendly and we had a great waiter who was courteous, helpful and on the ball.
thanks bay leaf, we will be back. hopefully for breakfast, because i had my eye on the eggs benedict.
after dinner, we headed to the broadway theatre. we had decided to see the greatest movie ever sold.
it was a documentary about product placement. i was GLUED to the movie screen.. i really loved the whole film.
this film is made by morgan spurlock, the same guy who did super size me. basically, he wanted to show how relevant product placement is in movies and he actually used product placement sponsorships to pay for the whole movie! it was really interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes.
POM wonderful actually spend $1 million on the film to be the leading sponsor. i have worked with POM a few times in the past and think they are a solid, stand up company. i actually just received a package from them the other day, so it was fun to take a peek inside their offices and see the CEO negotiate with morgan spurlock.
anyway, i will stop rambling about the film, but if you are at all interested in product placement and movie marketing through products, i highly suggest you check it out.
by the time the movie let out, it was past cold stone’s closing time. what a shame. that didn’t stop me from getting my ice cream, though, i had a bowl of vanilla bean at home waiting for me. sorry cold stone, maybe next time.
that’s all the time i have for now. tune in next time for a DOG HEAVY post!
1. are you a fan of documentaries or would you rather see a fictional flick?
2. what is your favorite thing to do on a date?
xo. janetha g.