Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Southern Hospitality

I know many of you think that Chivalry is dead but I still believe that it is alive and kicking….what kind of a guy sends you flowers just because you have been dating for 1 month???? My GUY!


What guy actually listens when you speak and surprises you with dinner at a place you have been dying to try??? Again…MY Guy!

Last night Nik and I went to Southern Hospitality for din din…I heard about this restaurant on the Wendy William’s Show and wanted to try it ever since…and it doesn’t hurt that it is co-owned by none other than Justin Timberlake!


I really loved the atmosphere…The lighting was perfect for a date but not so much for taking food pictures lol


The menu is filled with down south comfort food and I knew I wanted to try one specific thing….FRIED PICKLES!!!!! I blame this on hours of watching Jersey Shore and Snookie sending me subliminal messages…


They were interesting but not exactly what I thought they would taste like….but still good.

We carefully studied the menu for our main courses…


For my my entrée, I ordered The Fried Shrimp Po' Boy: Crispy Fried Shrimp Loaded into a Freshly Baked Hero with Tomato, Shredded Lettuce, and Remoulade


With a side of fries…


I really enjoyed this sammie, it was packed with flavor and it was not HUGE! I was scared that the portions would be too big but thankfully I was wrong…

We were going to get dessert but we passed since I had a “weigh in” today...I will be going back again very soon to enjoy more of their sides…

After din din, he had another surprise for me…I am a sucker for Christmas in NYC and yesterday was the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center


It was WAY too crowded and we had a horrible view of the tree so we decided to leave and went to FAO Schwartz and pretended to be kids again!




I enjoyed the Barbie Fashion Show…



They were playing my fave Christmas Song “Carol of the Bells


Nik was in awe of LEGO Chewbacca


I thought LEGO Santa was cooler!


This was a perfect date night…thanks babes!



  1. You guys are too cute! I need to show this to Nick number 2 lol. I love fried pickles! I used to eat them all the time when I worked at Hooters!

  2. What a sweet guy! Going to see the lighting of the tree would have been the perfect gift in my book. So happy to see you so happy :)

  3. awww.. que lindoooo!! waiting for u to post up a post about all these facebook feeds about southern comfort and flowersssss.. =D. can't wait to meet him.. whenever that finally is!!! we're so uber busy!!! love love love the photos and updates!! they dont' have alfajores in Vietnam, so u have to settle for some other type of cookie.

  4. LOL Snookie is totally sending you pickle messages. Too funny!

    LOVE THE Flashdance Barbie! That is soo you! "She's a maniac!"

    Looks like a great date night! I'm so happy for you guys. :)

  5. Oooo girl I am so so so happy for you! I always hoped that chivalry was still alive and kicking but honestly, I didn't have much hope. I've been wanting to go to Southern Hospitality! Glad that it's Mari-approved.

  6. What a fun date night!

    I totally want the flashdance doll!

  7. What a sweetie pie! You deserve a man that awesome :) Chivalry is not dead! Men, are you reading this!? Husband, are YOU reading this?! :) The Po Boy looks UHHHHMAZING! And I absolutely LOVE fried pickles! I'm with ya girlie!

  8. Glad to hear that he is chivalrous! There is definitely something sexy about a man that knows how to take care of his woman!! BTW, I got all excited when I saw Southern Hospitality ... I thought you were headed down south for a visit :)

  9. how sweet!
    for the longest time josh would by me cupcakes instead of flowers, lol.

  10. I love date nights!! Especially when flowers and fried pickles are involved :) I used to waitress at a place that sold friend pickles, and I swear it was the most popular appetizer we had. I thought they were OK, sort of like you said, different than what I had expected.

    LEGO santa is awesome! It looks like frosting in the picture :) A giant cake!

  11. I am so happy that you have found yourself a sweet man!!!! he is so cute and DAMN RIGHT you should be getting flowers haha

    fried pickles....SNOOKIEEEEE!!!! hahaha

  12. Oh my gosh, this post almost made me cry! Because your dude is so sweet and because I terribly miss NYC. I remember they had leggo Harry Potter people at FAO Schwartz when I was there, lol! Love ya :)

  13. I love this! Sounds like a perfect date to me!!! you go girl! and he better keep being chivalrous and show these men out there how its done!

  14. What a great guy!!!

  15. Nice night!! Fried pickles are bomb.....they are different but delish. You will have to try them again :)

    See you next wk!!!!! We need to talk to coordinate everything :)

  16. Sounds like a great guy you have found. I am so happy for you. I know NYC is beautiful this time of year. Enjoy it.

  17. Oh my gosh. This made my heart smile. I love that he surprised you- you deserve this :)


  18. Ah, New York. I wish I lived there! Enjoy it!


  19. Wow, your guy is a keeper! OMG, that po' boy looks amazing.

    Hope you are having a great weekend Mari!

  20. nyc in christmas is my dream!!! looks like you had a great winter date night!


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