Terri and I were able to have a great mid-week date night tonight. We started off with a trip to check out the new Bush Central Barkway, Richardson’s first dog park. It was a scouting trip intended to check out the digs available for dogs of all ages and sizes. We have a 14-year-old rescue dog, so we were glad there was a Seniors section. Due to being a rescue and an older dog, he’s not as social as he probably once was. So we’re hoping that the Barkway may offer him the opportunity to spend time outside and possibly make some new friends.
As the evening sun set, we made our way over to the Richardson Food Truck Park. This place is AWESOME! There were multiple food trucks there. The owner-Michelle-greeted us on our way in. There a picnic tables, old signs, big screen TVs, and even a bar for those wanting a cold beer or wine. We ate at Not Just Q, which managed to draw us in with the exquisite aroma of BBQ meat. Terri had a sausage sandwich, half regular, half jalapeno complete with slaw. I had an order of ribs. We split a tall Coke and an order of cheesy corn. The meal was delicious and did not disappoint. The daily offering of food trucks varies. Generally, the park is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 Sunday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m. til midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
Afterwards, we stopped by Braums for desert.
We finished off the night watching “Chef” on Netflix. Several friends had told me I’d love the movie and Terri and I did. The movie is about a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts up a food truck, trying to reclaim his lost creative promise, all while piecing back together his estranged family. The movie is directed and stars Jon Favreau. The cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara. Emjay Anthony plays Favreau’s son and Oliver Platt plays the antagonistic food critic. The entire cast delivers a great performance. Each of the actors played their role almost perfectly. It offers lots of laughs, a touching love story you can root for, and a father/son tale that truly strikes at the heart. It’s a great story about a guy who gets dropped to his knees and finds the fortitude and support from his friends to get up off the mat. The language is undoubtedly crude for some, as are a couple of the jokes. However, it’s a well done, entertaining movie, well-written, and well-acted.