Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cheerful Pachyderms

Restaurant moment. Share the best restaurant experience you had this year. Who was there? What made it amazing? What taste stands out in your mind?

Tough one. Could be the seafood feast overlooking sunset on the California coast with the amazing clergywomen in January, or the famous San Diegan fish taco in June, or the tasty dinner with Sara Pugh at the Little Grill made with fresh produce picked by our BVSers during orientation in Harrisonburg, or consuming gallons of party mix at the beach or cooking Dan's Indonesian feast for a couple dozen volunteers in August, or the Home Place roast beef for my birthday in September.

But most likely, it's the many, many occasions spent at the Happy Elephant in Schaumburg, site of probably a dozen celebratory meals over the course of the year. The simple suggestion of their peanut sauce can make my mouth water, they make this melt-in-your-mouth banana thai pastry for desert, and their logo is no holds barred ADORABLE:

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