Oct 22, 201201:00 PMHoneybee Mama
My Not-So-Anniversary Date
Who says you have to go out with your husband on your wedding anniversary anyway? Boring!
Okay, before you start thinking REALLY bad things about my marriage, I should tell you that my husband had every intention of taking me out for our anniversary. In fact, he was beside himself when he found out that Norah Jones was playing the Brady on October 16th, the very same day we were married last year! He bought tickets, and we'd planned a whole evening out, dressed up and complete with dinner at one of our favorite spots.
Then, he got called to work out of town. Like, several really important meetings with really important people that were all converging in another city in the kind of "perfect storm" you can't try to change on the calendar (and he did try really hard to change it).
But, hey, I'm a modern woman, right? I'm all Single Mom strong and can handle a night on my own, right? You betcha. I'm all about making the best of bummy situations, and I wasn't about to give up great tickets to a concert I'd been looking forward to. Easy solution - find a friend to join me.
So, my good friend Dawn (you know her as my hair and make-up artist) joined me as my anniversary date. She even offered to wine and dine me in exchange for her ticket. Ooh la la!
We decided to check out The Vault on 6th and Cincinnati, since we already had to be downtown. If you didn't know, The Vault is the newest restaurant opened by the owners of Elote. It was super fun. I didn't get any pics of the decor on the inside, but imagine walking into a set from Mad Men. The 50's inspired theme of the restaurant, food and even the staff is sure to put you in a fun mood!
I started out with a swanky cocktail, called the Sherry Cobbler. It had sherry (of course), mint and berry syrups, and other delicious things I can't remember!
Once Dawn arrived, we shared an appetizer of Bruschetta Three Ways. Oh my goodness - it was delicious! One had smoked salmon and green apples, another had traditional bruschetta toppings, and the third had crab meat and capers. They were not tiny pieces of bread either. They were huge, and cut into pieces, so it really was enough for a whole table full of people. Don't worry, though. We're modern women, so we polished it off!
Then we shared an entree, the Pretzel Sliders. This was another three way plate. Tender, juicy, local meat sandwiched on fresh made pretzel buns, each slider was a little different. One had goat cheese, and another had some secret sauce on it...honestly, I can't remember them all. I must have inhaled them! I just remember they were so, so good!
After we had gotten our food and drink on, we headed over to the legendary Brady Theater for the concert. If you've never been to the Brady, check it out. It's a Tulsa Icon for sure, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Norah Jones and her band were amazing. Dawn and I fell in love with the origami inspired cranes hanging from the ceiling on stage. As the lighting changed, they were illuminated in different colors, and sometimes accented with twinkling lights. After an incredible set of both new and old tunes, they came out for an accoustic encore and finished the evening with the ever so popular "Come Away with Me."
It was just perfect and we were happy girls!
I sure am looking forward to my man getting home, but I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful friend willing to keep me company on my wedding anniversary! Thanks Dawn!
See you around town!