Monday, August 23, 2010

RW Review 2010: Abacus

Best 3 weeks of the year: There's fashion week, shark week, and then you have RESTAURANT WEEK. Mmmmm... Yummm... It's always so good when it comes around!

So, I think a lot of people don't know KRLD's restaurant week isn't ONLY 1 week... some restaurants participate for 3 weeks! I love this, since I always have such a tight schedule, I can't do too many in just 1 week. I forgot to make reservations early this year but was still able to get some good ones lined up for the next 2 weeks (1 week already passed)!

This is my 3rd year in a row participating in trying out the restaurants for RW. Before that, I was still a student and spent all the earnings from my part-time job on handbags, shoes and alcohol. ;) I've tried several places on the list so I wanted to go to new places this year. A few days ago, my boyfriend and I checked out Abacus for RW, on McKinney Ave. in uptown.

I can't remember all the exact items we ordered, but good thing I took some photos. Forgot to take a photo of the menu (oops!), I thought it'd be online but I can't find it! For our first course, I ordered the seafood jumbo, which was delicious, not really spicy at all. It had some Cajun sausage and shrimp and some other stuff. Joseph had something with shrimp that was delicious! It was better than mine and I was jealous. :( For our main course, I ordered the beef cheeks with a side of garlic cheese mashed potatoes and some carrots. Mmmm, the beef cheeks were sooo tender! Great with the mash! Joseph ordered a pork dish the chef recommended but mine was better so he got jealous. ;) For dessert, they brought out a plate with 3 different mini desserts: a chocolate cup with peanut butter, something like a lemon cracker thingy with raspberry sauce or something, and the last was some sort of chocolate mousse cake. The interesting lemon cracker dessert was good, but the other two were just average. Wasn't very impressed. The setup was nice, also a very lively environment (the fact that it was RW probably helped!). We had to give up our table an hour and 15 mins. after we arrived... wasn't really a problem since they brought everything out so fast. Overall, a nice place with a lovely wait staff! :)

Felt awkward asking Joe to take pictures of me here (or anywhere) so I just asked him to snap a quick one outside while waiting for the valet (complimentary, btw!).

Mossimo colorblock dress (Target), Steve Madden belt, faux pearl necklace, Banana Republic aged lambskin clutch, Guess white patent peeptoe heels (My fav. peeptoe heels, btw! Soooo comfy!).

I'm not usually a fan of those colorblock dresses that seem to be very popular lately but this one really caught my eye when I stopped by Target during lunch last week. 1- It was on the 30% clearance rack, and 2- It was NOT made with that awful cheap cotton material (no offense to anyone who owns one, it's just not for me). The top actually feels like a stretchy polyester or something (nice), and the bottom is silky/chiffon material (very nice, IMO). I really need to learn my fabrics again. Have before but totally forgot them.

Went shopping this past week and bought tons of stuff... Can't wait to wear them all and share on my blog!! :) The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (long ass name!) and Bijoux for RW later this week! Can't wait!!!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! The food looks delicious!!! You have to post more food pictures!!! Cute dress!!