February 14th 2012

I, like most human beings, am not a fan of Valentines Day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitter and sad about it, I just have never had a romantic Valentines Day and therefore I see it as just another day. Maybe that sounds sad, but I really don’t mind. This year I bet you can guess where I spent my Tuesday February 14th… Tony’s Darts Away.

My good friends Lindsey, Michelle and her husband Tom joined me for an awesome night of tasty food, great beer, and Apples 2 Apples. Tony’s had a special Valentine’s Day menu which featured cupcake/beer pairings and beer floats. I began with my usual vegan apple sage dog (with vegan aioli, cheddar cheese, and frizzled onions- try it and you’ll love it), and Michelle ordered us the special truffle oil tater tots which came with a garlic based sauce. Unbelievable. I really hope this becomes a staple for their menu, and it gives their sweet potatoes a run for their money.

Despite it being the craziest night of the year to go out to a restaurant, we got a table without waiting too long and snagged the Apples 2 Apples box (which is their most popular game). We played for a while, and Michelle swept up. She could read us all like a book. Around 9:30p, it was time for something off their special Valentines Day dessert menu. Lindsey and I decided to split a “S’more” beer float. They used a dark stout with a scoop of chocolate gelato, which made it a smokey chocolate flavor. Michelle and Tom split the cupcake/beer paring of a coconut cupcake and the IPA beer they picked to go with it (the name escapes me). This combo was so tasty, we all had to try it. If you took a bite of the cupcake and had the flavor of coconut in your mouth, then took a sip of the IPA, it tasted like Malibu rum. We couldn’t believe how much it effected the flavor of the beer.

It makes me wonder if there are other flavor pairings that can really alter/enhance the flavor of the beer. Well I loved this menu and I hope it comes back for more than just February 14th. Hope you all had a lovely night last night. I know I’m a tad out of order in posts because I haven’t caught you up on last weekend yet, but it’s coming! Up next, Magic Castle!