Well, I am happy to say that I tackled everything on my Dallas agenda that I mentioned in the last entry. I love scratching things off my "To Do" list, so that made me very happy :) Jon and I had a great visit. The weather was beautiful, the fellowship was great and the food was amazing.
Aside from going to Gigi's Cupcakes (which were delicious by the way), I also went to another place I'd never been before called Rise Nº1. I tried to eat there a few years back right around when it first opened, but it was too busy. This time, the girls and I strolled over there for lunch after making our stop at Gigi's. And let me tell you, we were not disappointed. In fact, I'm pretty sure we "oooohed" and "ahhhed" after each course was brought out. I had a pomegranate mimosa, fresh bread, marshmallow soup (which was tomato basil soup with pieces of goat cheese in the shape of marshmallows on top sprinkled with pesto) and the crab souffle which tasted like a big crab cake. They specialize in souffles, but everything we had was great. And the food wasn't the only outstanding thing--the atmosphere was amazing. It had an old library vibe with very intimate seating, great lighting and a chandelier made of recycled wine bottles. I was in heaven.
It's located in the Inwood Village shopping center around Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend you check it out. I can promise you won't be disappointed!