Downtown……St. Louis

The Lights are much brighter there

You can forget all  your troubles

Forget all  your cares…and go…

Downtown things will be great when you are

Downtown…….St. Louis

PIC, Sparkle and I had a great three day birthday weekend in the big city of St. Louis.  We went to this great, new (to us) restaurant called Mc Gurks Irish Pub and Garden. It makes the most fabulous, crisp and knock your socks off, fish and chips.

I. Kid. You. Not.

I ordered a small portion of three fish pieces and their signature home made chips (like potato chips).

These chips are to dye for.

The fish batter was so crunchy good! The fish was fresh and not a hint of that annoying fishy taste. I ate mine with malt vinegar, even though they make a house tarter sauce that is divine. I ate all three of my pieces. I really wanted to steal a piece off of PIC’s plate, but she had a good grip on her fork and knife and a eagle eye on her fish.

The restaurant has outdoor gardens  you can look at too. We ate in the enclosed patio and they keep it really warm in there. This is a picture through the plastic walls at the fountain. It was still running, but it was pretty frozen. I am sure it is beautiful in the spring, summer and early fall.

Here is a picture of their outdoor patio, with a fountain in the middle. This area was not open this time of year.

And, since it was PIC’s birthday, she got a free piece of Baileys Cheesecake, drizzled with caramel and chocolate. Notice, the three spoons. We all got to taste (devour)  it. YUM

We had a great girls trip. One that was much needed and appreciated. I was pretty much sick over my whole holiday break and it seems when school starts up again, I am all about work. It was nice to get away and reevaluate yourself. It was time to tell myself to not to be so serious and enjoy each day.

Of course, it is always better with fabulous family, good food and cheesecake!

I have more cheesecake photos I will share tomorrow from The Cheesecake Factory. All, I can say now is, white chocolate chunk, macadamia nut and caramel cheesecake with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel.

Oh My : )



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