Girl’s Night Out

images-4 I am happy to announce that I finally had my first “girl’s night out” since moving here a year ago!

I also discovered a wine bar, “Bella Grazia” here in my lovely little town that I didn’t even know existed! ¬†And guess what? ¬†Yep you guessed it….I will be returning there. ¬†The atmosphere and the people were fantastic! ¬†If you happen to be reading my blog and live in Winnemucca, NV I highly recommend that you get your ass there and check it out.

As I have blogged before “here” I have had a rather rough time transitioning myself to moving to northern Nevada. ¬†So of course when I was invited to meet a small group of girls on Saturday evening I eagerly accepted. Now I actually consider myself a shy person. ¬†Until of course I get a couple drinks inside me, and then I turn into quite the social aristocrat. ¬†I will talk about anything and everything and usually do! ¬†So imagine my delight when all the girls in our group, and even the ones who weren’t, were so willing to strike up a chatty conversation.

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The surprise of the evening was upon walking to our next destination, when a cop swooped into a parking lot to greet us. ¬†My first thought was “hey, we are walking, why are you pulling over?” ¬†my second thought was “are we swaying too much while walking that we could possibly look intoxicated in public?” ¬†Luckily the ladies I were with work and write for our local police department…it was simply an officer friend stopping to say hello. ¬†Onward hoes!

Now I am usually not one to get too intoxicated these days…cause hell has no fury like 3 toddlers and the dreaded hangover which follows such intoxication.

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And of course they never sleep in on these mornings. ¬†It’s like as soon as my foot hits the floor to use the bathroom, their mommy tracking system is enabled and the day has begun. ¬†Luckily at some point during the night I started drinking a lot of water and also stopped and got a bite to eat. ¬†This is when I learned that daylight savings time was in effect and I had lost an entire hour! ¬†It was time to go! ¬†My pumpkin carriage was eagerly waiting by the phone and answered on the first ring. ¬†And 20 minutes later I was passed out, sound asleep in my bed.

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Local Flavor: Winnemucca

Local Flavor: Winnemucca

I live in the middle of nowhere a very small town with very little restaurants to choose from. ¬† My husband and I try our best to have a couple date nights a month. ¬†We had heard about Ormachea’s from some friends and decided to check it out.

When you first walk in the door your nose is greeted with flavors. ¬†It’s a small antiquated dining room but don’t let that discourage you. ¬†It’s obviously been around for awhile which usually means the food is yummy. ¬†Now if Gordon RamsayUnknown-1 walked in the place I am sure the first thing he would comment on is where the bloody hell am I the decor but I guarantee he would love the food.

Although there are linens on the tables, the staff is dressed very casual which for Winnumucca, NV is quite the norm. ¬†The first time we went in there my husband felt we were underdressed. ¬†But the hostess was wearing jeans so I felt that we fit right in…and I like that feeling.

The menu is small but they always have a list of specials.  You get a glass of wine on the house with your dinner.  Which of course leads to buying 3 or 4 cases the bottle because who can have just one tiny glass of wine?  They also have a full bar for those who would like to get a bit tipsy wet their palletes with something other then wine.

Bread, soup, and salad are all served in a family style setting. ¬†The soup is to die for. ¬†And is devoured right down to the last drop. ¬†Even if that means picking up the bowl and drinking it. ¬†Or using the bread to sop up the final little dribbles. ¬†I could honestly just go there to eat the bread and the soup. ¬†Did I mention the bread is fresh…like right out of the oven to your table fresh!

Now if you are ordering steak and they ask you if you would like garlic with it… be prepared. ¬†It isn’t a tiny amount of chopped garlic. ¬†It’s whole pieces of roasted garlic and enough of it to keep 100 vampires from ever entering a 500 foot radius of your realm. ¬†No, I am not kidding. ¬†It’s a lot of garlic. ¬†And I love garlic but even I had to take some of it to go. ¬†The steak is done to perfection and if you ask for rare by golly it comes to your table still mooing. ¬†It is so juicy and packed with flavor. ¬†Even after you know your stomach is bulging over your pants¬†about to explode you still keep packing it in just to keep your mouth watering.

They also serve many side dishes with the entrees.  Steamed veggies, potatoes or fries, beans, and they are all served family style so you can just dish whatever amount onto your plate you desire.

As far as price, it is a little on the pricey side but well worth it. ¬†The food is plentiful and the staff has always been very helpful and pleasant. ¬†It’s family friendly too, although I wouldn’t dare take my mini-monsters in there, it’s nice to know that I could if I was crazy enough wanted to. ¬†So if you are ever here in this little town of Winnemucca and feel like steak, seafood, lamb, or fish…it’s your one stop eat. ¬†Happy Trails.

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