A few weeks ago, I saw a flyer about about an interfaith series that was being hosted by Centenary Methodist Church to learn about different religions. I love learning about different cultures across the world so I signed up and convinced a friend to join me. Last week was Buddhism but I was at work too late and missed it. Bummer – I was really looking forward to that one. Last night was on Islam. I had done a big project in high school for my World Religions class on Islam so it was just kind of a refresher, but it was still really interesting. Next week is Hinduism.
Class went a little longer than we anticipating so we were STARVING by the time it ended. We were right downtown so we headed to the closest restaurant, Hutch & Harris. I was really disappointed the last time I was there, but I was willing to give it a try because (a) I was starving and (b) their Big Eat special — jambalaya — sounded great.
When we arrived at the restaurant, there was a live band and they gave us beads. Then I realized we had stumbled upon a Fat Tuesday party. wahoo!
I settled in with a class of wine and then, after seeing a lot of people look at me funny, realized I still had on my name tag. whoops.
They had a special Fat Tuesday menu and I had a hard time deciding between the Jambalaya and the Gumbo. So my friend ordered one and I got the other. About 10 minutes later, a server brought out a big plate of cheesy pizza and a cheesy dip of some sort. They looked delicious but sadly that would make both of us dairy-free folks keel over in pain so we had to tell them they weren’t ours.
Then they came out with our correct order. (Sorry for the iPhone pics!)
Both were really good! I likes the chicken in the gumbo better than the jambalaya dish (it was super tender!) but the spices in the jambalaya were better.
And then I came home and let Maizey earn her beads.
What were your favorite classes in high school? I loved my World Religions class and AP Photography (I could spend hours in the dark room developing film – it was so peaceful to me!). I also loved my AP English Literature and Calculus classes. OK, basically I just loved school. Except science. Shudder.