All dressed up – and somewhere to go!

This last weekend Nick and I attended a wedding at a beautiful winery in Illinois. The bride was my Lil Sis’s roommate in college, and it was fun to see Lil Sis performing her Maid of Honor duties, while being there to enjoy the marriage of her BFF! The weather turned out to be gorgeous, and ceremony was beautiful. The charge the pastor had for the couple was really great and focused on putting Christ first in their relationship and then putting their spouse second. It was a good reminder!

After the ceremony, were able to to get a picture of the two of us. (looking pretty good, if I do say so myself!)

Scrap's wedding

I was also able to snag a quick picture with my beautiful Lil Sis!

Scrap's wedding

We had decided not to stay for the reception (we did indicate that on our RSVP so no one would be confused!), but also decided that since we were all dressed up and looking great, we would go out for dinner. We had a found this tasty Vietnamese a few months ago while we were in Moline for a concert. So after hanging out a bit, we slipped out and headed for Le Mekong.

We had only been one other time before, so we were excited to try nothing different from the last time. Except for the Royal Vegan Egg rolls, of course! The menu states: “Vegan eggrolls have cabbages, carrots, onions, mushrooms, mung bean, jicama, and potatoes. Plum sauce is served on side.” They come with a nice, crisp piece of lettuce, which you’re supposed to wrap around the egg roll before enjoying. Yum! They’re crispy, full of tasty vegetables and the plum sauce is the perfect compliment.

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Nick also decided to give a bowl of soup a whirl, and after confirming with the server that it was vegan as well, we dove in. It was described as: “A flavor of sweet & soup: bean sprouts, baby corn, celery, pineapple, and tomatoes.” You could do chicken or tofu – we obviously went the tofu route. šŸ˜‰ IT WAS DELICIOUS! Spicy, comforting and VERY complex. We’ll definitely order this one again!

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For the entree we chose the Hot and Spicy Tofu. (“Savory chicken / or tofu with broccoli, onion, and sweet pepper.”) While it wasn’t quite as spicy as thought it would be (it was a “two chili” rating), it was still very delicious and quite tasty. The way they prepare their tofu is the best! It’s slightly crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside. It’s not mushy or too soft at all. It was served with rice and we also added a side of the Sea Salt Asparagus. YUM!

Hot & Spicy Tofu

And while I know absolutely NOTHING about tea (and usually hate it), Nick ordered us a delicious pot of tea! And I drank 2 cups! I’ll call that a win.

Le Mekong tea

What a wonderful date we had! We were able to get things done around the house in the morning, but spent the afternoon celebrating with friends and also enjoying a wonderful dinner date together. I call that a Saturday well done! If you’re ever in Moline, IL make sure to check out Le Mekong. You won’t be disappointed!

How was your weekend?

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2 thoughts on “All dressed up – and somewhere to go!

  1. Thanks for the heads up on Le Mekong! I’d heard there was a good Vietnamese place in the Quad Cities with vegan options, but I haven’t made it there yet. It’s always nice to have more options!

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