Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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We had a house guest this weekend. In our tiny 700 sq. ft home, I always feel badly for our house guests. All we have to offer is clean sheets, warm blankets, a cot and a corner of our living room. Cree's friend from high school was interviewing for his residency at the University of Michigan, so in order to persuade him in our direction, we took him all over town. We even ventured to the new restaurant called Frita Batido downtown. It was so good. So so good. The owner was on Top Chef not too long ago and used to own a swanky dinner spot in Ann Arbor.  I highly recommend it to all.

It made us giggle when our food was served on a banana leaf. Whenever we were offered food on a banana leaf in the Philippines, it always came with an apology. I bet they'd get a kick out of knowing that a hip spot to eat in America uses imported banana leaves as plates. Sometimes our world is funny like that.

9 comments:

  1. i grew up in a small space, and actually prefer it. so much cozier + environmentally friendly.

    LOVE these photos!

    xo Alison

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  2. ooooh looks tasty! i shouldn't be reading during lunchtime when i'm hungry, haha. also, i'm so happy to see squirt there. it's so hard to find around here and it's for sure one of two sodas that i actually enjoy (the other being root beer).

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  3. What a neat little spot to eat at. I love the story about the banana leaf.

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  4. that place looks awesome, and that food looks amazing.

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  5. i see a trip to michigan in my near future. amazing.
    as are you! your photos knock my socks off.

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  6. Is it bad manners to serve food on a banana leaf in the Philippines? That restaurant looks so cute. I love their decorations =)

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  7. no, not bad manners. they just felt badly that they didn't have plates for us. They just figured Americans had to have plates....like it was a cultural thing. Little did they know we loved it! Such an easy clean up! And so economical! :)

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  8. We went last weekend and was kind of craving it again tonight! Loved the decor and told Paul when we find an old farmhouse this is what I want my kitchen to look and feel like - complete with white painted brick, picnic tables and a nice mix of wood and steel.

    Love the photos you got of it!

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