Yesterday was my birthday and to celebrate D took me out for dinner and drinks, the perfect excuse to get dolled up! (See what I wore out here)
D and I both have to be up early during the work week so it was a treat to cut loose on a Wednesday night. We decided to embrace the sunny spring weather and kicked off the celebrations with mojitos at Drink, a great bar/lounge in downtown Burlington. Every Wednesday at Drink all of their delish mojiots are only $4! Their coconut mojitos are SO good, the perfect drink for celebrating a sunny day or a birthday.
After we finished our mojitos D and I headed to Duino Duende for dinner. Duino Duende is an extension of the Radio Bean a bar downtown known for their signature cocktails and colorful patrons. Every Wednesday night Duino offers a traditional Ethiopian menu that is amazing. Duino’s atmosphere is as much of a draw as their food.
What you can expect when you go: Ah-mazing cocktails and perfect portions of wonderfully prepared street food from all over the world, at insanely reasonable prices. The dishes, silverware, and cups are all mismatched (which I love) and the people watching is second to none!
The $5 shake is a mix of stout, espresso and maple syrup (the perfect Burlington drink!) D and I started with Sambusas from the Ethopian menu and Cha Siu Bao from Duino’s regular menu (which D and I agreed was the highlight of the meal.)
D decided to go with Duino’s fish & chips for dinner which came with homemade spicy slaw and fries with banana ketchup (that was weirdly good) for dipping!
My idea of a perfectly decedent birthday dinner is the same dish that got D and I hooked from our first visit; Chicken & Waffles! Trust me once you have a bite of fluffy Belgian waffle, smoothered in honey butter, with crispy (and local) fried chicken you’ll understand why this dish is second to none.
While this was one of my more low key birthday celebrations it was everything I could have asked for and so much more! I am one lucky gal!
What’s your idea of the perfect birthday meal? How did you celebrate your last birthday?