yesterday i turned 34 which means i'm now practically middle aged. i'm also terrified/horrified/anxious of the middle aged territory i seem to be approaching, but i will work to embrace it and in the mean time start bathing in moisturiser to slow down the process.
however, with a new year, comes celebrations and if yesterdays festivities were any indication of the year ahead, i'm in for a great one. i'm also refusing to stop celebrating my birthday till at least monday. #seemsreasonable
yesterday brought family lunch dates, patio beers, dinner with friends and an amazing concert from zac brown band w/ mr. handsome.
for dinner we decided on trying out trolley 5, a new restaurant and brewery that just opened up on 17th ave. named after the no. 5 trolley that used to run through the beltline neighbourhood back in the 1920's this place focuses on bringing people together over great food and craft beers.
when we arrived, the owner was kind enough to send over a round of cowboy crushers for my birthday, and we were treated with great service and delicious food as the afternoon and early evening went on.
inside there is even a track that rotates growlers from the lower level throughout the main floor. so cool.
here's what we dined on. this place should be on your must try short list. and don't forget to get a brewery tour too!
big tuna poke | sashimi grade albacore tuna, sweet soy, baby cucumber, sweet peppers, cusabi aioli, tortilla chips
street tacos | three tortillas, grilled white fish, slaw, pineapple corn salsa, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, black chili, hot sauce
west coast cajun salmon | cajun spiced and grilled, quinoa, citrus riesling crema, braised poblano peppers, chin pineapple, mustard seed caviar, micro greens
derailed beef dip | brined in derailed pale ale, gruyere cheese, braised peppers and onions, grated horseradish, mayo, pan jus, baguette
heritage farms pulled pork sandwich | smoked pork, carolina bbq sauce, memphis slaw, texas toast
alberta steak sandwich | alberta platinum sirloin, smoked onions, texas toast
and with full bellies and quenched thirst it was off to ZBB. cheers to birthdays and middle-agedness. xo.