And go to the Red Iguana in downtown Salt Lake City. Get yourself the Dos Burritos Ahogados – one chili verde burrito and one shredded beef burrito, both smothered in their DELECTABLE chili colorado sauce with cheese baked on top. As a side note, you should ALWAYS get chili colorado when you go Mexican. Your taste buds and your tummy will thank you. I know mine did. (But don’t fill yourself up on chips and salsa before your order comes out. The salsa is much too spicy for my liking, and the chips are nothing to write home about. But pretty much everything else there is to die for.) This photo doesn’t totally do it justice, but seriously. It was amazing.
And while you’re in the mindset of treating yourself to nice things, you should listen to (or even better, attend a show for) The Lower Lights. Think: hymns that sound like the “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack. (And don’t be scared off by “hymns” – the music is fun and beautiful and you’ll be totally in awe of these peoples’ talent.) Go to their website or iTunes and see for yourself. Below is a picture Jake took with his phone. There were 14 people on the stage each singing AND playing instruments! It was seriously a great show.
Jake and I did both of those things last night (Lower Lights show followed by dinner at Red Iguana) and it was a perfect date night. Except for the snow storm that almost killed us. (Jake would say that we were nowhere NEAR death the entire night, but still. Snow is out to get me.) Worthy of mentioning – Jake left the lights on in the car while we were at the concert so we had to get a jump in the dumping snow, and then he parked in a GIANT puddle at the restaurant. Ahh, my night in shining armor… 🙂
In other news, all three of us are home sick today. I think Rush gave us his cold, so today we’re moping around with sore throats, stuffy noses, and the desire to sleep the entire day away. Sick parents + curious toddler making messes unsupervised = home in shambles.
P.S. Sorry there were no pictures of us (I know everyone is – there SHOULD have been, seeing as how a night out on the town without the kid is a very rare, momentous occasion.