When my husband Dave plans a date night for us I can always look forward to it being something unique. Last Friday he picked me up after I had spent a long day doing stuff for my Dad and said we were headed for a literary spot.
I would never have guessed it was a brewery, but the Stone Angel fit the bill since it was named after the famous book The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. The large statue in the brewery attests to the fact but just to be sure I double-checked with the bartender and he confirmed indeed the brewery had been named after Margaret’s book.
Dave is part of a beer club that meets regularly to explore all the breweries in the city so he had been to the Stone Angel with his club members. I don’t drink beer normally and since I was the only woman in the place during our entire visit I was a little intimidated but I had a good time.
Dave picked out two beers he thought I might like- a Kilter Juicy and a Peanut Butter Stout. I tasted them both. The stout was a little too bitter for me but the Kilter Juicy had a nice grapefruity flavour and I drank the whole thing.
Next, we were off to the Tehran Cafe. I had never had Iranian food before but it was wonderful. I ordered a walnut, chicken and pomegranate stew with saffron rice and green salad. So good. Dave had a lamb shank with rice and Shirazi salad. It was great too.
We enjoyed the interesting art in the restaurant and the attentive service.
A literary brewery and a new kind of food were not what I was expecting for my date night but it was a fun evening. Even after spending more than 45 years together with him, my husband continues to make my life interesting.