Monday, May 17, 2010

Restaurant Reviews: Buona Sera and Good Earth

Mondays can be tough, this morning started off slow, and I mean sloooooooooooow. I wasn't moving fast enough, I pulled myself out of bed, and apparently I didn't move fast enough for Cooper, because on our way down for his walk he couldn't hold it anymore, and let his little pee go on the elevator of our condo, so there I was 6:45 in the morning mopping up pee with paper towels in the elevator, hoping no other residents tried to use it, and saw me, and scoffed at me or my dog. When I finally got Cooper outside, someone was using a weed whacker, and he flipped out, and basically pulled me around in attempts to get back inside the building.

Anyway, I missed the bus because of said morning incidents, and had to drive, but decided if I was driving, I was treating myself to Monday Morning Starbucks, so I enjoyed this Light Carmel Frappucino that was oh so delicious.
(I forgot it in the car, and half way through the skyways had to turn around and run back to get it, oy).

Thanks to the Starbucks and the bright sunshine though, the rest of the morning when off without a hitch, and I was able to have a really productive day, yay!

I promised restaurant reviews, and here they are:
Saturday night we went to Buona Sera in Champlin, it's a little Italian place on West River Road, that I thought sounded interesteing. As soon as we got there, it turned out I realized I'd drove by it a bunch of times, but never been in there. The food was delcious (I forgot to take pictures!) I had the Penne del Villaggio which is: Penne noodles tossed with garlic, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, onions and fresh goat cheese in a light pomodoro sauce blended with fresh basil. I also added grilled shrimp, yum!

The wine list left something to be desired, because half the wines they listed they didn't have, I had a miscato di asti though (my favorite sparlking wine) and was quite happy.

Sunday night I met a few friends at Good Earth in Edina, I've been wanting to try this place for awhile, so I was pumped. It specializes in organic, natural and vegan food, but isn't totally out there on the menu. For an appetizer, we split these delicious nachos:
For dinner I had the Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad, and it was so big I took home leftovers.
The food was very good, not out of this world, but good. The service was not great. We were not given napkins or silverware with our meals, we were left asking for them and were rudely given unfolded napkins. Maybe because we had just come from our walk and weren't in "dining attire" we were treated this way, I'm not sure, but it was a turn off. Either way, it was nice to sit on their beautiful patio and enjoy such a wonderful night.

One last reminder that you have just a few hours to enter the Larabar giveaway!!

1 comment:

Missy said...

I grew up near bueno sera but never tried it! Might have to go there sometime!!