My date arrived on time at the specified location yesterday afternoon. I, however, was 30 minutes late! 😳 I felt bad making my hubby wait, but Mal didn’t seem to mind. He got a table outside, drank a beer, played with his fancy iPhone, and enjoyed the warm springtime weather. What a handsome date! 😉
For dinner, Mal and I met at La Verdad, a taqueria on near Fenway that I have been dying to try since it opened!
Our experience at La Verdad was wonderful– Mal was especially impressed with the food. He ordered the Carne Asada, which he raved about non-stop while eating. He really liked the meat, which was very flavorful, tender, and a tad spicy. Mal also noted that his meal was the perfect portion– it filled him up, but didn’t leave him stuffed. Sorry that I didn’t snap a photo of his meal– I just wanted to highlight Mal’s new love for La Verdad!
To start, I ordered the house margarita, which was just so-so. It was better than most, but weak. I like to taste the tequila in my margarita, but all I could taste was sour mix. Meh. 😐
For dinner, I ordered the quesadilla, which didn’t knock my socks off, but was quality Mexican food. Inside was grilled corn, mushrooms, and Monterrey Jack cheese. On the side was a serving of refried beans topped with feta, cilantro, and red onions. I ended up eating 3 out of the 4 pieces of quesadilla.
Of course, I ate the quesadilla with extra hot Mexican hot sauce! My mouth was en fuego!
We had about 45 minutes until the “main event” of our date, so Mal and I ordered another round of drinks. I ordered a Carta Blanca beer, which sort of tasted like a Corona. I didn’t like the taste much, so Mal ended up drinking most of it.
Overall, I like La Verdad a lot, and I know that I will be visiting again soon. I hear they have $2 Taco Tuesdays, so I’ll have to check it out.
My “surprise date” for Mal: Tickets to the Red Sox game!!! I still can’t believe I got tickets! They’re so hard to find now-a-days, especially on a Friday when the weather is gorgeous!
At the game, Mal and I both enjoyed a beer in the bleachers.
Mal was beyond psyched when he realized that we were going to the game! He’s the biggest Sox fan and we didn’t have tickets to a single game this season. I definitely impressed him with my “surprise date”! I wonder what he is going to come up with for mine!?
Saturday Long Run
I just fueled up for my 10 mile run with a big bowl of pumpkin oats (with hemp protein, MixMyGranola, pecans, and peanut butter) and an iced coffee, and now I am digesting and gearing up to run. 10 miles is nuts! I hope I can do it! Running long distances is so much mental– I need to psych myself up and tell myself I can do it! Wish me luck!