When I won, I decided the time had come for us to go there and told Mr. Helen I wanted to go for a late lunch. We got up Saturday morning and while I worked out he went to the rehearsal for his black belt show. Once he was home we tackled the house cleaning together and then got cleaned up and went grocery shopping. I was trying to get as much done as possible so I'd have Sunday free for wrapping gifts. Finally, around 2:15 we headed out... and we walked! While the area we live in is considered a city for this area, it really is sort of a suburban city and it's not very often that we walk to dinner. It made me feel very cosmopolitan.
We arrived at our destination and the first thing I noticed is that they have decorated a bit for the season.
Pollos a la Brassa is a Peruvian restaurant and their specialty is Peruvian style rotisserie chicken along with many other items as we would soon see on the menu.
I had to remind him I was the winner!
There was very simple seating inside but it was super clean and decorated to the hilt. In fact I was greatly amused by the mixture of Peruvian and Christmas decorations.
This guy watched me eat.
Once I perused the menu, I decided I would allow this meal to be non Paleo - only the second one since I started the challenge. I chose the half rotisserie chicken with rice and beans with a side of plantains, because Mr. Helen and I decided we would share our food. He chose a dish called Bistec Encebollado: top round steak thinly sliced and smothered in garlic. Topped with onions and tomatoes and served with white rice.
So yeah, even though we shared and even though Mr. Helen ate all that beef except the couple of bites I had, we came home with a full meal worth of leftovers All for $26.00, including the Diet Pepsi I drank. This was quite the find and as we strolled home we wondered why we waited so long. We will definitely go back as we've already picked out other items we are wanting to try.
I'm glad I enjoyed this so much because I lost the picks this week, siiiiiiiigh. Seriously, Mr. Helen picked every single game correctly except 1! I suppose it's only fair for me to pay this week since he's getting his 3rd Degree Black Belt on Saturday and wants to go out to dinner to celebrate afterwards. I just hope he picks something as yummy as this.