MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: OUT ON THE TOWN

Sunday, June 13, 2010

OUT ON THE TOWN

Judy and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Knoxville's Chesapeake's last evening. It was our first time there, and as usual, you can't go wrong at one of the Copper Cellar's Family of Restaurants!

Chesapeake's is located off Henley Street in the Central Business district of Knoxville, Tennessee in a beautifully restored historic building. The décor is dark wood and what you would expect to find in a classic seafood restaurant along any coast in America. Our booth was bathed in the light of a live aquarium, which added to the romantic atmosphere we experienced.

All their seafood is flown in fresh daily and prepared to perfection by the restaurant's chefs. Judy chose the Grouper and I, naturally, requested the fried sampler platter of scallops, oysters, fish, and shrimp. Judy tried the "wedge salad" and it was wonderful, even to me! I ordered a cup of gumbo, and now wish I had just ordered a bowl of gumbo and the wedge salad! The gumbo was full of okra and shrimp and had a spicy taste that went well with the fresh bread and butter!

Our waitress documented the occasion with this photo and figured out it was a special evening for us. She brought a slice of double chocolate cheesecake, at no charge, for us to enjoy. While the cheesecake was delicious, I'm finding that I will not be able to keep fried and sweet things on my list of regular foods. Since my stomach "wrap", I have to be very cautious about what I eat. So cautious, in fact, that I've now lost nearly 30 pounds!

Now, for you folks with regular stomachs, you can't go wrong choosing Chesapeake's for a great evening of fresh seafood!

Judy and I talked about how the time has flown by - where have the past 30 years gone?! However, we both agreed that if given the opportunity and choice we would do it all over again. It has been a very enjoyable 30 years - full of good times, friends, and family. There's little we would do over.

Thanks for sharing our anniversary with us.

9 comments:

Ginco said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU BOTH!!!
30 YEARS?? YOU ARE STILL ON HONEYMOON - - THIS YEAR WE'RE HAVING OUR 40TH!!! STAY WELL AND HAPPY AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 30 YEARS TOGETHER!! GINCO.

Mushy said...

Thanks, and you know it!

BRUNO said...

Now, THAT'S a portion-size that even I could eat, safely!

But I can only "handle" okra if it's FRIED, instead of cooked.(Only thing worse than cooked-okra is BEETS!)

But this wasn't about FOOD to begin with, was it???☺

I think it had somethin' to do with that "LOVE"-crap, in the end....?

FHB said...

Wow, 30 pounds? Cool. Glad you guys had a great night, and glad you've lost the weight... Though I wish it had happened under happier circumstances. Happy Anniversary to the both of ya.

*Goddess* said...

I thought surely you'd take her to Hooters for the big night..lol!

Congrats to you two crazy kids on 30 years and to you for 30 pounds! Good going:)

Mushy said...

There was more there than it appears Bruno...I left some! Now, that's unusual!

Mr. Bill said...

Glad you had a great celebration....I have enjoyed every visit at this restaurant!

BRUNO said...

Well then you coulda' sent me a doggie-bag by UPS Overnight, like they do those Omaha-Steaks, packed with dry-ice...!☺

Suldog said...

Hey, sorry I'm late to the party! Happy Anniversary!