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Bike Date Friday: Déjà Vu at La Strada

13 Aug

It’s been almost a year since we started going out for Bike Date Friday and it still feels fresh, probably in part that we have a rule that we don’t visit the same restaurant twice. But sometimes, like last night, you get that feeling of déjà vu. When I made the reservation for La Strada, I had forgotten we’d eaten there two years ago, the night I bought my first iPhone. As soon as I saw the sidewalk seating, I remembered how I had tormented Dick by testing out the iPhone’s video capability right there in the restaurant.

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This time we didn’t sit directly on the sidewalk, but still had a great view of the parade of interesting characters on University Avenue. Unfortunately, there was no way for me to be quick enough to snap the guy riding his bike with a terrier perched on his shoulder. That dog had talent.

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My Oven-Roasted Branzino Livornese Style was tasty. Yes, that’s a whole fish, head and all. The waiter offered to remove the bones, but being Cajun means I’m more than comfortable doing it myself.

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Dick enjoyed his Farro-Curry Fettuccine with Lamb Cheeks. I was so focused on my fish I forgot to get a taste.

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As we left, the full moon was rising, just like it was on our first Bike Date Friday on University Avenue last year. Some things never get old.

Do you go out of your way to try new restaurants, or do you prefer to be a “regular” at your favorite spot?

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About Bike Date Friday: Since September 2010, my husband and I have had a standing date every Friday night. We eat at a different place every week and arrive by bike. There’s no better way to end the work week.

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