Happy Cindo de Ocho! Err… Yeah. haha
Dustin and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this past Cinco de Mayo. We were married in Manhattan at city hall 6 years ago! I was planning an elaborate ($$$) Florida destination wedding at the time, but then we decided to scrap the plans and elope in NYC before we moved to Georgia. It was a crazy year for us, and it feels like a lifetime ago yet just like yesterday at the same time!
Our celebratory tradition involves eating a hot dog on that day to commemorate our hot dog “feast” in NYC right after we said I do. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I’m so, so, so happy that we changed our plans and eloped. So, being Dustin doesn’t eat land animals anymore we each had a veggie dog for lunch which tasted freakishly like the real deal, only better? Crappy ingredients, though. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. Just the taste and texture of the hot dog for giggles.
Later that night, we headed to Joe’s Crab Shack in New Jersey! We LOVE that place. And I swear it feels like you’re in FL even though it’s NJ. I get the same tropical vibe. Isn’t NJ sort of like a northern FL? Beaches, ocean, touristy… etc. We vacationed there when I was little and I still have the souvenirs! I love the boardwalk! <3 Definitely have to go again soon, especially considering Dustin’s never been there.
My date… so handsome…
Me… not as photogenic.
The place was packed!!!! There must have been 500 people there. Cinco de Mayo is a huge restaurant holiday, I guess? I read that it’s not even really celebrated in Mexico, which is kind of funny! We had to wait 20 minutes for a booth and it was almost 11:00 pm! They’re open until 2:00 am on weekends. I really like NJ. I don’t know why. The traffic is INSANE, there’s a toll every 5 feet, and it has the highest tax rate in the whole country, but I still dig it. I wouldn’t mind living there if NY didn’t have my heart. I’ll just visit.
We started with the crab nachos…
We turned this nacho mountain into a molehill. They were soooo GOOD. Dustin even said he can’t keep his hands off of them.
For our entrees, Dustin had the Samuel Adam’s steam pot and I had the classic steam pot:
Mine included: dungeness crab, snow crab legs, red potato, corn on the cob, and shrimp (that you have to peel—not a fan of THAT!)
Dustin’s steam pot had: The most amazing steamed clams that he shared with me, lobster claws, shrimp, snow crab legs, red potato, corn on cob. We both declined the sausage being we wouldn’t eat it anyway.
We demolished the steam pots like savages.
Our shell bucket was overflowing. It was heavenly. Joe’s Crab Shack is probably our favorite restaurant, even though it’s a chain and there’s nothing fancy about it. Just yummy seafood, and lots of it! It’s actually very Paleo-friendly, if that’s your thing. They have something for everyone, except for vegans. Maybe the corn on the cob and potatoes?
So guess what Dustin suggested I should have?
WTF is that? I Google “what is a ladysitter?”
The first results mention: Real Housewives. I LOL’d! It’s pretty much what it sounds like.
He thinks I’d like one, and he’s probably right. But the question is: How does he know what a “ladysitter” is being the term seems to have gained popularity on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills??? I don’t watch the show! Maybe I should. Apparently they have good ideas, LOL.