Olive Mountain

January 24, 2011

Lately Trent and I havent had a lot of time together. He’s in busy season at his job working long hours during the week and I work all weekend at the museum so we don’t see each other that much. We’ve designated saturday night as ‘date night’. Even if we just watch a movie at home we make that time just for us. Last saturday we drove to Evanston (a city we love about 15 minutes from us) for dinner. We ate at this amazing little place called Olive Mountain that serves delicious Middle Eastern fare. It was small, warm, and comforting. We really enjoyed it. The tables were squeezed together and it was loud with the voices of people laughing and talking, connecting over food. And it was so inexpensive! We got homemade hummus, stuffed grape leaves, 3 huge pitas stuffed full and it was only $20. We were so happy and full when we left that we didn’t mind the walk back to our car in the freezing cold.

Stuffed Grape Leaves and Hummos

Me posing with my pita stuffed full with Falafel and Jerusalem Salad.

This was the first time I had ever had Falafel and it was SOOOO good! I  cant wait to recreate it at home.