The Spaghetti Factory plus Paul McCartney = Love

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We went to see Paul McCartney in St. Louis recently. The show wasn’t until later and I was all primed for an Italian feast on the famous Hill, the birthplace of fried ravioli. I got restaurant recommendations from lots of people and was prepared to have my pasta-loving socks blown off.

And then we discovered that almost every restaurant on the Hill is closed on Sundays! Ack!

While trying to find somewhere else very St. Louis to eat, John remembered eating at the Spaghetti Factory on family trips as a kid.

We both knew that the food was not going to be the same as the Hill, but we decided to indulge a craving for nostalgia instead.

John had the basic tomato sauce and pasta (which he probably ordered as a kid).

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And I ordered their special Mizithra cheese pasta. The placemat told me to do it.

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We laughed a lot during that dinner and enjoyed stepping back into John’s childhood. Was the perfect pre-Paul meal? As long as I was with my honey, you bet it was!

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And, yes, we were wearing matching Wings t-shirts.

My favorite meal from yesterday

We celebrated our favorite Beatle Paul’s 70th birthday Monday night by listening to his 2010 concert and, of course, eating veggie for the Meatless Monday founder.

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On the menu: a Young/Farris Family favorite, Matzo eggs, lemon roasted potatoes, fruit and English muffins with homemade peach jam ( thank you mom).

Here’s to you Sir Paul! Cheers to your music, veggie spirit, and just being you.

first meal cooked in new kitchen

why do i have so much kitchen stuff?!?!

i moved yet again, and roughly 90% of the boxes were labeled “kitchen” and one particular labeled “whiskey jugs”.  (just so you know my new year’s resolution is to resign my lease). so once the kitchen was all unpacked and a pic of paul mccartney framed and hung up to supervise the happenings, i busted out a very fine dish indeed.  crispy tofu in a veggie curry sauce with rice.  so yummy it is fast becoming one of my favorites.  welcome home!