Spanish Coca Cola in the Afternoon

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It was one of those special afternoons...lunch with my publisher and friend Peg Silloway. We do something every month. No matter how busy... if it's on the calendar .. we keep the date!

Today's choice was one of my favorite restaurants, Tio Pepe, where Lee and I  have been going since we were married 15,572 days ago.

 

Usually Lee and I go for a romantic dinner, to celebrate an anniversary or whenever we want that special feeling, great food and ambiance. But who says you can't enjoy all of this on a Monday at lunch with a good friend?

No one. So that's we did!

A glass of Sangria to start... which I  affectionately call Spanish Coca Cola..At first I said "no "..and then changed my mind.  Loved each and every drop and each and every piece of fruit.  It seemed to make each bite of our wonderful meals more outstanding. We shared an  appetizer of  shrimp in garlic butter with wonderful fresh bread for dipping and Peg had the rock-fish with crab in champagne sauce for her main meal.

 

 

              Spanish 'Coca Cola' HomeRome 410-530-2400            Tio Pepes HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

 

                                                        Tio Pepe Lunch HomeRome 410-530-2400

I had the seafood salad platter..oh my.. it is fabulous. This plate consists of a half of a lobster topped with lump crab meat, potato salad (ha there was more crab meat than potatoes) topped with shrimp, sliced hard boiled egg, lettuce, tomato, pimento  and a smooth  creamy dressing on the side. I don't think anyone anywhere could have enjoyed a better meal. The food, the "coca cola" the ambiance, the conversation, the friendship...all made for a perfect afternoon.

When did you last have a wonderful few hours with a best friend and Spanish Coca Cola in the Afternoon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judith Parker
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Hi Margaret...good for you for celebrating your day and time with a wonderful friend.  I also love your reference to your husband.  I am o glad you enjoyed a wonderful day.

Jan 18, 2011 11:29 AM #1
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Margaret, this is another great post. I like the idea. An occasional long lunch is a great treat. As fro good friends, they are the greatest treat of all outside of family.

Jan 18, 2011 12:03 PM #2
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Margaret Woda
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Very nice restaurant review, Margaret, although I know your priority was time with a good friend.

Jan 18, 2011 12:34 PM #3
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Judith, Thanks for taking time to stop by. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Charles, You are so right.

Margaret, Thank you, We both loved the entire afternoon. Hope you will join us on February 5th in Baltimore.

Jan 18, 2011 12:42 PM #4
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I have NEVER visited Tio Pepe and yet it is on my Baltimore bucket list. Are they participating in Baltimore Restaurant week?

Jan 18, 2011 12:43 PM #5
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Ellie, I just called Tio Pepe and they are participating.

Look forward to seeing you 2/5/11

Jan 18, 2011 12:49 PM #6
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Margaret - Another entertaining and rewarding "break" - I'm not sure what I would do if you ever stop writing!  Thanks for sharing ... you make feel like I was there!

Jan 18, 2011 03:45 PM #7
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How wonderful to have a special monthly appointment with company you enjoy. It makes for a nice rhythm to one's schedule and I'm sure a much needed break to avoid burnout!

 

Jan 18, 2011 03:53 PM #8
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Jack, You have become my favorite commenter...don't stop.

Roseanne, In our busy schedules, personal times have to be blocked out. For me it is like a mini vacation.

Jan 18, 2011 09:52 PM #9
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You are wise to put it on the calendar and keep the date.....it's too easy to put it off till another day, week....and look what you would have missed !

Jan 18, 2011 10:51 PM #10
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Sally, How many times do you hear others say: Let's get together soon or let's do lunch?   ...and it never happens. We treasure our monthly get together. Next month is already planned and it will be the ACC craft show.

 

Jan 19, 2011 12:59 AM #11
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Well, that was a wonderful lunch; thank you -- enjoyed every taste and didn't gain a pound!  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 19, 2011 05:37 AM #12
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Tish, Don't think I can say the same thing.

 

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