Thirty-three.

Thirty-three years.

My big birthday request was a pound cake loaded with frosting from the Superstore, which I proceeded to eat for three days until new sugary products were available.

In between cake feedings, we also went to the Saint John Alehouse for supper.

And now I can say that I had random organ meat for my birthday – and it tasted delicious.

Almost as good as the cake.

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Warm Caesar salad: grilled romaine, fried croutons, parm and lots of bacon.

 

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Confit duck hearts

 

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Kentucky fried sweetbreads with hot and cool dressings.

 

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Mussels in beer, garlic and pancetta

 

Chop Chop: Saint John Alehouse

Chop Chop is the twice-a-year restaurant week in uptown Saint John. While we usually brown bag our lunches, it’s a great chance to try out new places or visit old favourites.

The menus for Chop Chop Winter 2014

Our Superbowl Monday took on the latter, and we got to enjoy a nice, leisurely lunch at the Saint John Alehouse. It sounded interesting enough on paper, but was seriosily , seriously tasty and rich. Would order it again in a heartbeat!

Hipster photos of our meals, begin!

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Smelt escabeche

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Roots and shoots salad with sweet potato steamed bun, pork belly and smoked tomato jam.