A Fairmount Date Night

For years I have been hearing how Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria is the best Italian food in Eugene hands down. so when my fiance’ had a craving for lasagna I knew exactly where to take her. We went around 5:30pm on a Tuesday night and were seated almost immediately with no reservation. The restaurant itself appeared to be old craftsman style home that has been converted by an architect to accommodate the restaurant.

Our servers were very attentive serving complimentary bread with vinegar and oil. They possess an extensive wine list, however neither of us had a glass this particular night. For our appetizer we shared the Antipasto Della Casa, an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables. For our main course Erika chose the Lasagna (of course) which she described as rich and creamy filled with hamburger and Italian sausage. I went with Capelli D’Angelo Alla Mediteranea, which is angel hair pasta with sea scallops and shrimp! The sea food was very fresh and sauteed to perfection!

I can certainly see how they recieved an excellent reputation for being authentic. For a 2 person dinner I felt the price was reasonable as well, even with a hefty tip our meal came in under $70.  The only element that I didn’t find appealing was perhaps how loud it was inside the restaurant itself, but maybe that’s just the Italian way!

After dinner we scampered across the street to the new Sweet Life called Sweet Life Petite. It was everything you’d expect from Sweet Life except the lines were a lot shorter! After surveying the options we went with the strawberry cheesecake and shared a hot cocoa. The girls behind the counter were particularly sweet and cheery. I would recommend to anyone tired of waiting in line at their parent location to skip across town and head into the Sweet Life Petite location. Just be prepared to take your dessert with you during the winter months, because they only have outdoor seating. Which was fine with us, after a long day we were ready to cuddle on the couch and watch a movie!

What is your favorite date night location? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below…

Here are the links to places we visited;

https://www.beppeandgiannis.net/menu.html

http://sweetlifedesserts.com/blog/19th-street

Beppe & Gianni’s has won best Italian food in Eugene from several sources throughout the years.

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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20 Favorite Oregon Hikes

With so much beauty surrounding us sometimes its hard to know where to go when you want to go for a certain type of hike, here a few different hikes and what they are most known for.

Best Hike for KidsSweet Creek Falls Trail (Near Mapleton / Central Oregon Coast)

Best Waterfall Hike McKenzie River Trail (Central Oregon)

Best Historic HikeFort Stevens (Astoria, North Coast)

Best Oregon Coast HikeCape Perpetua (Yachats, Central Coast)

Best Hike in the MountainsSouth Sister (Central Oregon)

Best Multi-Day HikeThree Sisters Loop (Central Oregon)

Best Snowshoe HikeOdell Lake Overlook (Central Cascades)

Best Hike in the Portland Area HikeEagle Creek Trail (Columbia River Gorge)

Best Salem Area HikeSilver Falls State Park

Best Hike in the Eugene AreaTire Mountain (Oakridge, Central Cascades)

Best Hike in the Bend AreaSmith Rock State Park (Redmond, Central Oregon)

Best Hike in Eastern OregonSteens Mountain

Best Hike in Southern OregonOregon Caves (Cave Junctuion)

Best Challenge HikePacific Crest Trail from Ashland to Bridge of Gods in Hood River (Mt. Hood/The Gorge)

Best Day Hike on the PCTRosary Lakes (Crescent, Central Cascades)

Best Hike to ExploreTillamook Head, start at the trailhead located in Ecola State Park (North Oregon Coast)

Best Hike for Hot SpringsUmpqua Hot Springs (Southern Oregon)

Best Hike for BirdingZumwalt Prairie Reserves (Enterprise, Northeast Oregon)

Best Alter-abled HikeOregon Garden Resort (Williamette Valley)

For these and other great adventure ideas go to https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/trip-ideas/

 

A view of the Three Sisters

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:43 am
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