Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Date From The Jar #4

You can read about date #1 {here}, #2 {here} & #3 {here}

This past Saturday Nick and I went on a date night. We figured it would be a good weekend for it. It was our last free weekend together before two weekends of Guard Drill in a row for Nick.

Saturday ended up being a super crazy day. (More on that to come) So it was so nice having something to look forward to. By the end of the day we were dropping off Evelyn at my parents' house and headed down town to our favorite Bar/Pizza Place.

Yia Yia's is a local pizzeria. They also pride themselves on their extensive beer list. (The above picture is of their beer menu.) They have about 10 beers on tap. Only a couple do they have all of the time, while the other's are always changing. They have upwards of 400 different beers on any given night in their beer case. There beer menu is categorized by type of beer and then lists the brewer and country it comes from. You can pretty much find anything you could ever imagine.

 The pizza at Yia Yia's is also delicious! It's a thin crust pizza, without too much sauce. They have many different kinds to pick from or you can build your own. We always go with the Pacific which is marinara sauce, green peppers, pineapple, canadian bacon and cream cheese! It's sooooo tasty. If you've never had cream cheese on a pizza you are missing out! They always serve the pizza with a few hunks of their homemade bread, which is also delicious.

Our best impressions of Evelyn's new whinny face.
The last time we had been to Yia Yia's was before I was even pregnant. So well over a year and a half. It was nice to relax, drink a good beer and eat some good pizza.

We started off the night with some Guinness off tap. It was so good! I had never had a Guinness before, now I'd say it's one of my favorites. Mine was almost gone by the time our pizza was done. We decided we should share another beer, because neither of us really wanted to drink another whole one. After looking over the beer menu for awhile we decided on this:

It's called Gulden Draak Ale and it was from Belgium. The taste was delicious. It was sweet and fruity, perfect for dessert. I couldn't drink much of it though, because it was extremely fizzy. I'm not a big carbonation fan and this beer had as many bubble as champagne. So I'm probably weird, but carbonation hurts my mouth. That's why I'm not much of a soda fan.

It ended up being a wonderful date night and the perfect end to a hectic day. We of course had to drive-thru McDonald's on the way to pick up Evelyn to get some ice cream sundaes. We can pretend it was all because we want share a treat with Evelyn, but we all know the truth is Nick and I love $1 sundaes from McDonald's.

I've been a little MIA from the blog these last couple of weeks. Not sure why, but I've just had a lot going on and blogging hasn't been a top priority.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! Hope you are staying cool, because the heat is killing us here in Nebraska.


  1. Sounds like it was a lot of fun! It's so hot in North Carolina! This is our first summer here since my husband was stationed here so I was asking around and everyone has said that this is normal. Not sure if I can handle 3 more summers of this though!

    1. I had spent about 3 weeks in NC as a teen one summer. I remember it being very hot and muggy! Thankfully we were staying at a hotel with a pool so that at least made it bearable.

      I hope you are doing well! It's good to hear for you again!

  2. Goooooooooooood for you guys and I can't wait to check out those other posts about date night/s. Seems really cool, with the stick and all :o