Date Night

Any parent can relate to the idea that getting a babysitter every once in awhile is important to keeping your sanity. We took the opportunity last Saturday night to get an early dinner and drinks. I think I speak for Tony as well when I say that I feel like we’ve aged a ton after becoming parents.

We wanted to try out a new restaurant that was not kid friendly. With a recommendation from a co-worker we decided to try Manifesto. We arrived very early with a reservation at 5:30 and were seated upstairs with the other senior citizens. We took our time looking over our menu options and decided on a few small plates. I always like sampling a few things rather than one huge portion. The fig and brie flatbread was delicious. Something you wouldn’t find everywhere. The smoked tomato fondue wasn’t quite as good. It was pretty much just a tomato bisque with some bread. It was a nice change of pace to not have to entertain a toddler while shoving food in your face.

After dinner we decided to check out a local winery called Quail Crossing Cellars. I was a bit skeptical walking in knowing that I don’t love sweet wine, which is usually the only thing that you can get from an Ohio winery, but looking over the options I was happily surprised. They have some dryer red options because they get their juice from California. We both sampled 3 different wines that came out in a shot glass type holder.


They only have a few snack options for purchase so they encourage you to bring your own food. A good idea for next time. Now what to do for Valentine’s Day?




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