Monday, July 1, 2013

Bloggers' Night Out at Rumors in the Gulch

photo by Robert S. Donovan
Last weekend was relaxing, hilarious, gossipy, and just plain fun. Right now, I'm going to tell you about Saturday night. I met up with Lauren at Lladybird, Jenna of Kittycat Stevens, Trish from Let's Go Ride a Bike, Audrey of Adventures in Audreyland, Kimmie of That Girl in the Wheelchair, and Sarah from Blue Jeans and Melodies for cocktails, blog talk, and more cat talk than we should probably admit. These ladies are so smart, funny, and encouraging. If you don't already follow them, go add them on Bloglovin'!

We went to Rumors Wine Bar in the Gulch, and they treated us so well. Can I tell you about it?

Atmosphere is important to me, and Rumors is beautiful and cozy, with dark walls and big chandeliers. And I love that you can actually hear your companions there, because that makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends. Their candlelit indoor tables are perfect for a romantic date. Their outdoor patio is ideal for lingering over cocktails. And they have a swanky private room for parties. On Saturday, we were seated at a gorgeous outdoor table under a pergola covered with twinkling white lights. It looked magical.

And I haven't even told you about the amazing food yet! They spoiled us with free samples of their housemade hummus, jalapeno and pimento cheese, and Marcona almonds. The heat in the pimento cheese makes it addictive. We lingered for hours over cocktails and delicious food, made by chef Jo Ellen Brown. When you go to Rumors--because you must go to Rumors--try the Irish stout fondue mac & cheese and the mussels. My favorite mussel bowl is cooked in white wine with capers and feta, but they come in four other flavors. And they all come with lots of bread, so you can sop up every last drop of the savory broth. The parking situation in the Gulch isn't great, but don't let that deter you: They offer free parking across the street from the restaurant. Are you making your reservation yet?

There was more to the weekend--and I promise to tell you how the remote control holder project turned out, and what I found at the insanely good thrift store where my mom found a Curtis Jere sculpture--but one thing at a time. First, you should go visit Lauren, Jenna, Trish, Audrey, Kimmie, and Sarah's blogs!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout!!! Yes that Mac and cheese was kind of ridiculously indulgent. I wish I took some to go bc as soon as I got home, I wanted more.

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    1. Keith had it last time we were there, and I was kicking myself for not ordering it. It's so decadent!

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  2. Awww. I'm so sad I missed this. Sounds like you girls had a great time and some great food! I haven't been to the new Rumors in the Gulch yet, but I have a feeling a Food Friday might be happening.

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    1. Lauren, if you Food Friday there, they have this intense Irish Stout Mac 'n' Cheese dish... it's all about the small plates there. Taste test it all! :)

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    2. What Aubrey said! That mac and cheese is incredible.

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  3. Such a fun night! Thanks for pulling everything together, Jen! We'll have to do pizza next time ;)

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    1. I'm already eyeing the menu. The Capricciosa looks so good...

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  4. Had so much fun! Thanks for the shoutout and planning this event. :)

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  5. ugh i do wish i could've been there with all of you fab gals, but you best bet it's ON in august! we're long overdue for a hang sesh anyway! :D

    this was a fab write up about it and made me feel like i was there. i guess that's better than nothing! heh

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  6. It was a great night and went too quickly. I cannot wait to do it again!

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