Have you seen my dining table makeover? We took a “blah” table that we bought off Craigslist and made it just right for our home. We love it! You can read all about it *here* if you haven’t already.
My sister-in-law, Lisa, was also on the hunt for a new table for her dining room. We’d been scouring Craigslist for a piece just right for them, to no avail. Well, she stumbled on something several weekends back that had us all excited so we hooked the truck up to the trailer (well, our husbands did) and the 4 of us hauled out to Downtown Orlando for her 8 foot “solid wood”, “dark brown” find.
Upon arrival at the owner’s house, we *find* that it was a veneer top. And black. And scratched. Well, the scratches we could have done something about, were it solid wood. But it wasn’t. So Lisa decided not to get it, and our trailer stayed empty. Lisa kept a stiff upper lip, knowing that just the right table will come along soon enough. She’s good and patient, that one.
We pulled into 7-11 for a consoling cup of coffee. Turns out Ken’s iced tea was fermented and Lisa’s cream for her coffee was sour. He leaves with nothing and she dumps her coffee in the parking lot trash. (This may or may not be the best time to say it, but the coffees Dave and I were drinking were delicious.)
We settled for a drive by the lake, through a picturesque portion of the Orlando shop district.
We ended up in Winter Park to check out Ken’s new office. We found some parking to accommodate a truck and (empty) trailer and headed across the street from a restaurant called Burgerfi. None of us had been there, but one of us had heard great things and all of us had to try it! Their claim to fame is all natural burgers – hormone-free, grass-fed – everything I prefer with my beef.
I found this photo of the Winter Park Burgerfi — decorated for Christmas. Which it obviously wasn’t when we were there.
I bet the burgers are fabulous. I’d like to find out for myself. But being that it was getting late and we had kind-of, sort-of had dinner already, we decided to go “light” and split some French fries, onion rings and a “Concrete”. What’s a concrete, you ask? So did I. Actually, I just read the menu where it explained that it was Burgerfi’s custard layered with basically any other dessert of your choice. Since we were sticking with a “light” theme (ha!), we chose Key Lime.
I’m telling you, it was a decision we didn’t regret. The Key Lime was so fabulous! You might wonder why we didn’t get 2 concretes. Why, actually, we did – one for each couple! And just when we were scraping the bottom of the cups (Lisa thinks I may have gotten some plastic cup on my spoon), it came to mind that I maybe should have taken a picture. Just to put right here in this little post. But I didn’t. I was busy scraping plastic from the side of my cup. So I had to borrow a picture from the freely-sharing World Wide Web.
This, my friends, is a Key Lime Concrete:
And to think I had foolishly assumed I wasn’t hungry and that we wouldn’t be able to finish our concrete. So much for eating “light”. 🙂
P.S. Since that eventful, delicious evening, I’m happy to report that Lisa has found just the right table for her dining room! Patience paid off. 😉