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Reason to Celebrate

September 15, 2010

Last Tuesday a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.  I received news that I will have a job next fall contingent on passing the bar.  Although I won’t share exactly what this job entails until everything is set in stone, I can say that it is something I wanted since beginning law school and worked extremely hard to get.  To say the hubs and I are ecstatic to see where this new journey will take us is an understatement.  Come this past weekend, we were ready to celebrate.

http://www.brasa.us/

We live down the street from some great local restaurants.  La Brasa is no exception.  My supervising attorney took me there last spring as a send off to my summer in Cali.  I enjoyed the whole experience and was glad I could convince my husband to join me this go round.

Dishes can be served individually or family style.  Since I love to try new things, the family style option is right up my alley.

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The menu boasts of its “100 % natural, locally produced and organic products.” Yes, please.

We started the night out right: local brew.

I enjoyed the Oktoberfest.

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And J enjoyed the EPA.

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For our sides we opted for the creamed spinach and jalapeño, yucca fries, and corn bread.  For our main courses I ordered the shredded pork with mole and J ordered the fried cat fish.

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All of it was delicious.  J’s cat fish were flakey and not “fishy” tasting at all.  My shredded pork melted in my mouth.  The mole was subtle but distinctly present.  J was unsure of the yucca fries at first, but they soon won him over {just as I knew they would}. He loved the creamed spinach, but I was impartial.  I think it’s because their collard greens, which I ordered last time, are so much tastier.

La Brasa was a perfect way to celebrate the end to a great week.

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  1. October 12, 2010 4:35 pm

    Wasn’t Brasa amazing?!?! I’m glad you liked it!

    Congratulations on the job “offer” as well! Now on to the bar!

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