Tonight my wife and I went out on the town for a well deserved night out together. After dropping the kiddos off at some friends for movies, video games, and pizza, we meandered towards the Magnolia Street area.
After checking out the art that was badly displayed at The Chat Room, we went over to Elerbe Fine Foods for coffee and desert.
Elerbe Fine Foods came highly recommended on Kevin Buchanan's Fortworthology blog so I thought we should give it a go. It was a GOOD move, the food and service were impeccable. I had the butternut squash tart and Carola had a bread pudding, both were "slap-yo-mama", mouth watering, "close your eyes to savor it" good. The atmosphere is a quiet pleasant fine dining experience, it is the perfect place to take your significant other for a night out of dinner and quiet conversation.
After having our respectve "sweet tooths" satiated we decide to stop by a place I saw while riding my bicycle up Jennings street. Gallery Art Cafe is a eclectic sandwich shop by day and a cool hip coffee house by night, there was even live music there. The Gallery part was a modest collection of very good, moderate priced, pieces that I enjoyed viewing. The Cafe part; I ordered my usual drink for late night coffee house visits (quadruple shot espresso with an equal amount of steamed half and half), and it blew your local "S-Bucks" stuff away. Gallery Art Cafe is a cool place to "hang".
Then we went to check out a place that I had seen while riding my bicycle through downtown(I see a trend developing here). ArtSpace111 is a contemporary art gallery that featured a good collection of very fine artworks by local Fort Worth artists. Tonight the sculpture garden had been rented out for a wedding reception so we looked at the artwork inside the gallery. We only spent a few minutes there, but it was long enough to make a plan to go back to see if they would feature some of Carola's work.
All in all, it was a really good date!