On Saturday, Tim and I had a dinner date night at Montgomery Inn, a hometown barbecue restaurant which originated in Montgomery, OH, just north of Cincinnati. We had never been to the ‘Boat House’ location downtown on the river, so we decided to drive just a little further to experience a new place.
I love barbecue food, but I am not always a huge ribs fan. However, at Montgomery Inn, I almost always get the ribs because they are the best. The meat literally falls off the bone and there isn’t much fat to be found either. I ordered my half a rack of ribs with broccoli, macaroni and cheese, and a big pile of Saratoga chips we ordered as an appetizer to share.
The food was great and the company was even better, but the only downside would be that reservations actually mean priority seating (at least at the Boat House). When we arrived at 5:45 for our 5:45 reservation, we were then told it would be a 30-45 minutes wait. We actually ended up waiting about 50 minutes and it wasn’t a big deal since we had nowhere to go and just enjoyed our time together, but just a fair warning if you had plans to get to after dinner. Reservations may not always mean little to no waiting!
Backing up before dinner though, I had to decide what to wear! Montgomery Inn isn’t a fancy restaurant, but I sometimes think it’s fun to overdress up a bit. When Tim asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I mentioned that I wouldn’t mind a flowy dress or two. I love swing-style dresses because they are so cute and I can wear them to work or for play, but they are also super comfortable. Nothing is worse than wearing a tight, uncomfortable dress all day at work… Any other ladies agree with me??
He picked out this Madewell Silk Tee Dress in Dot and I fell in love the moment I tried it on. Per Madewell, ‘With its breezy cut and signature polka dots, it’s no wonder this easy silk dress is a design-team favorite. ‘ The dress is dry-clean only as its silk, but that is obviously also why it is so soft and comfortable. The dress was a little bit more moeny than I would usually spend, however it’s a classic print that I know I will get a ton of wears out of it. Just an FYI as well that Madewell describes this dress as being ‘nonwaisted’, and that’s true! The waist is not defined at all, but that is also why I want to wear it every day. So comfy! I paired the dress with black tights and my black Michael Kors boots and I think it made for a great combo of dressy and casual.
- Swingy Dresses – What do you think – Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
- What style staple is your current wardrobe go-to?
- Are you a barbecue fan? What is your favorite meal to order at a barbecue restaurant?