1/2-price Bacchanalia

Rosemary's ThymeWhen a restaurant offers ½ price bottles of wine off their regular wine list for happy hour? GO. Don’t worry about waking up on time the following morning — it’ll work itself out tomorrow.

Michael has the week off so he came down for dinner last night, picking Rosemary’s Thyme as the place to eat, inviting Everett to join us. I’ve walked past the place a million times, never really paying it much attention, but always seeing very casually dressed people eating outside. Not so last night, thankfully with the heat and the threat of rain.

It was a cute place, after a little research I found that Lauriol Plaza, which I can’t stand, used to be at this location before moving to a much larger place a few blocks north. Maybe when it was smaller the food and service were better. But we had a good time at Rosemary’s. The menu is a blending of american fare, italian and mediterranean dishes with a few happy hour specials as well. Everett and I split a bottle of Sangiovese, I started with a caesar salad that wasn’t terribly remarkable and moved on to a pide with beef sausage and arugula. Michael’s chicken alfredo was very tasty, extremely cheesy and the noodles tasted freshly made. Everett had the lamb shank which smelled great, I was getting too full on my own to ask for a bite.

The staff was friendly, not as attentive as I’d have liked, but overall it was a fun time. I could see myself going back there for another happy hour meal or weekend lunch.

Michael: Beef Quesadilla and Chicken Alfredo
Everett: Calamari (Sauteed in olive oil, white wine and lemon. With our calamari sauce, arugula and walnuts) and Braised Lamb Shank
Me: Caesar Salad and Sujuk & Cheese Pide (Spicy, pure beef sausage with arugula, tomatoes and mixed cheeses)

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