Del Frisco’s

Adam loves trying out different Steakhouses in NYC so when I asked him where he wanted to go for his birthday this past weekend, it was no surprise he picked Del Frisco’s. I had to make the reservation about a month in advance to get the time we requested which surprised me because when we got there this place was HUGE. Del Frisco’s is located near Rockefeller Center and has two levels that can seat over 550 people. Impressive. It paid to make a reservation early though, we had a roomy booth for the two of us!

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After we said “Cheers!” the feast began.

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Our first appetizer was Shrimp Cocktail. I don’t usually like the cocktail sauce but since it came on top of it and not on the side, I tried it. Pleasantly surprised that it was a tad spicy and extremely fresh. You can tell the shrimp has never been frozen, which is very important.

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After we ordered the Shrimp, I remembered I’d read raving reviews on their crab cake. Being from Maryland I don’t order Crab Cakes out-of-state but figured I’d make an exception to judge theirs.

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It definitely had no breading (win!) and was very good – But I still like Maryland’s better, obv. The spicy lobster sauce it was placed upon was pretty tasty as well.

We also ordered a caesar salad to split – which they split ahead of time for us.

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My dinner choice was salmon… Which was a tad overcooked, but hey – it’s a Steakhouse so I didn’t complain.

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Adam ordered the 22 oz. Bone-in Ribeye which I believe was on the specials menu

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Now the sides may have been one of my favorite parts.

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Whoops a little blurry – I didn’t want our waiter thinking I was a weirdo. This was cauliflower & brie au gratin and it was soooo good – I would have eaten the entire thing if we hadn’t had so much other food on the table.

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Oh and these. Lobster Mashed Potatoes? I think this might be better than Lobster Mac & Cheese – which has always been my favorite!

We’re not ones to deny dessert and plus, we were celebrating!

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Let’s get a better look at this.

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Banana Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. Definitely my favorite part of the meal, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone!

All in all I would recommend Del Frisco’s to someone looking for a Steakhouse in NYC. It’s in an easy to get to location, wonderful service, amazing flavor (a little on the salty side – but that doesn’t bother me) and a great ambiance. I would also only come here for a special occasion because I don’t think spending $300 on a dinner for two every weekend is in our budget 🙂

Questions: What is your favorite Steakhouse? 

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

I’ve never been a marinara girl.

When I was younger and it was pizza night, I would remove the cheese and wipe the sauce off with napkins. Then I would eat the cheese and the dough separately while throwing my sauce blotted napkins in the trash.

I never said I was normal…

Cheese has always been my go to but now that I’m more mature (haha) I eat my veggies(fruit) too.

Saturday night Adam and I joined forces in the kitchen to make a spicy dish, Shrimp Fra Diavolo. We both love anything spicy and this didn’t disappoint. Like chug two bottles of water at dinner while you sweat spicy.

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz Linguine (We used Trader Joe’s Spinach & Chive)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon garlic and shrimp. Sauté for 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to pan – sauté 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Stir in remaining rosemary, red pepper, basil, fennel seeds and oregano. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in lemon juice, crushed tomatoes, salt, and diced tomatoes – cook 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Return shrimp to pan – cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over pasta.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan on top if desired.

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Sunday Stuff – 1/20

Green Tea (Thanks Britt for the cup!)

Green Tea (Thanks Britt for the cup!)

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Awkward picture while walking into the grocery store. Details here.

New grocery store finds!

New grocery store finds!

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Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

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Lunch – Leftover Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Clean Eating Oatmeal Cookies... Recipe still needs tweaking

Clean Eating Oatmeal Cookies… Recipe still needs tweaking

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Sweet Potato, Lentil & Spinach Soup. Sorry about the mess!

The Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I might eat the entire box today.,

The Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I might eat the entire box today.,