So, it’s still, like, really cold. Which is totally annoying. (But not really, because the Shop Tart got a new winter coat this year and she’s happy to get to wear it a few more times before spring.) But it is March. Anyhow, she’s been craving soup like crazy. El Burrito’s chili — to which you can add delicious pulled chicken, should you so desire — is just about one of the most satisfying meals in the whole entire world. Have you had this stuff? Just looking at it makes the Shop Tart want to get in the car and go get some.
You know what other meal is awesome? The arugula micro-green salad at Drip on Main. Holy cow. Why has the Shop Tart never had this. A huge stack of arugula microgreens, sliced almonds, blue cheese, and Asian pear, tossed in an apricot vinaigrette. That blue cheese was so creamy, the Shop Tart swears it was Cambazola. Maybe not. Whatevs. This is a heck of a salad.
In other news, the Shop Tart was offered free tickets to Columbia Children’s Theatre’s production of Seussical the Musical. What she do to be offered such bounty? Nothing, really! A while ago, she got some new dining room chairs. They came in very large boxes, which she offered on Facebook to anyone who would remove them from her back yard. CCT managing director Jim Litzinger came by to pick up the boxes, saving the Shop Tart a lot of trouble, and whisked them away to the theater — where they became pieces of the set for Seussical! Saturday morning, she told the Tank they were going to see “Seussical the Musical.”
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS,” he exclaimed. “BUT I’M EXCITED.”
He brought a friend, and they got there early enough to get good seats. (There are chairs for adults and most of the children sit in the middle on padded mats, where they can see the stage better.) They were both looking forward to the show, whatever it would be.
And they were not disappointed. The show runs a little more than an hour and there is no intermission. (Thank goodness, because getting them to sit back down would be like the proverbial herding of cats.) The boys were enthralled. The Shop Tart enjoyed the show, too, especially as she was seated a good twenty feet away, with other grown-ups, and she had gotten there in time to purchase an ice cold Diet Coke at the concessions stand. The show is on next weekend, too. The Shop Tart, the Tank, and his friend highly recommend it!
In today’s post…
- El Burrito, 934 Main Street, 803-765-2188
- Drip on Main, 1441 Main Street
- Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Beltline (in Richland Mall, the Mall at Midtown, or whatever they call it these days), 803-691-4548
Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!