Mary and I decided to take off for the rest of the day. The truck had to have the fuel pump replaced and we spent a lot of money to get that done. We took this chance; considering we had been basically shut ins for the last 8 weeks while John was working on videos, contacting companies for video material, and dealing with the slowness of the holidays. That, along with the truck needing yet more repairs.
This was such a nice change of pace for once. We first went to watch Rogue 1 for the second time and it was better this time around. Maybe because we felt we had earned this special treat. There is a lot of sacrifice that goes into writing articles as well as doing YouTube videos. We are hoping to change that soon and be able to show better content. This however depends on views and support.
The movie was fantastic and we both loved it. It will end up in our collection as soon as it is available for purchase. Yes, we still buy DVDs and Blue Rays…Aside from all of that, the dinner we chose was quite nice as well. We chose to go to Augie’s in Prescott Arizona. This is not all that far from our home in Mayer, but we jokingly refer to the drive as the pilgrimage. Once inside the server showed us our seats then served our drinks. Mary had Lemon aid while I chose my usual unsweetened tea with lemon. We sat and talked about so many things while we waited for the server to return to take our order. To me that is a sign of a great restaurant if you can actually talk to the person you brought with you.
We had a good look at the menu and made a decision on two appetizers and two main courses. For me I started with the fried calamari with two of the best sauces I had ever had. They were so perfectly golden brown and the calamari was very tender. I did not need a knife to cut it; it simply fell apart while I was chewing it. Mary went with the Negimaki, which is very fresh and tasty with vegetables such as asparagus, carrots, and even onion wrapped in a very tender beef….and the sauce! The sauce was an amazing balance between a simple savory to an off the charts Umami flavor that would leave you wanting more. It is the first time I wanted to have a straw to finish off the rest of the sauces.
Once the food arrived I could not believe how much there was. Mary and I had stopped eating so much during the last year and I knew she would ask for a to go bag. She settled on the fried chicken with fries and broccoli coleslaw. Mine consisted of Fish and Chips, also with broccoli coleslaw. I have always been a sucker for good fish and chips and this was no different. I found the fish to be very tinder and perfectly done all the way to the golden brown batter case, which really could have been its very own food group. As we ate, I would sample yet more sauces as well as the vinegar they gave us to try on the fish.
I could not find one thing out of place or anything that would make me second-guess this restaurant. It was very clean, the staff was phenomenal and very professional, and the atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable. Overall, the experience we had at Augie’s was superb! We will be going back there that is for sure!
P.S. If you go in there, tell them to bottle their sauces! They are that great!