That’s what she said.
Every year at my work, we typically have a Christmas luncheon. They shook things up a bit this time by taking us out for a delicious, fancy meal and then out to see a movie at the beautiful Alabama Theatre for the Christmas series. Film of choice?
I’ll give you two guesses.
In fact, I’ll skip the first guess and go right for the throat—I triple-dog dare you!
None other than A Christmas Story!
But first things first.
We left work and headed straight to DoDiYos, a Greek restaurant. (The owner, George Sarris, is also responsible for another well-known Bham jaunt, the Fish Market.) The story behind the name is pretty interesting; you can read more on the linked site, but it basically reflects his memories of his mother (do), his father (di), and his grandfather (yos).
Jonathan and I had the pleasure of visiting DoDiYos earlier this year, and I really enjoyed the food and also the service. For our group party, the menu was narrowed down to a few choices of entrees, which actually made my choice a little easier. However, we all got started with fresh bread and feta spread.
The meal got started with a salad.
While it looked lovely and I’m sure it tasted just dandy, I don’t much care for this sort of lettuce. I don’t usually care for salad at all, but if I do eat it, I’m super picky about what greens I’ll eat. The salad I had the last time here was awesome: radishes, carrots, feta, and spring mix salad. I picked around this little guy, but I didn’t do much damage.
For dinner, I went with the catch of the day (mahi) served “plaki” style with onions, tomatoes and garlic.
The fish was very firm and flavorful. The “sauce” (as they called it) wasn’t too heavy and the tomatoes tasted awesome. The green beans were good, but nothing too special.
For dessert, they brought out a sampler tray of Greek pastries: cookies soaked in honey, Baklava, and what looked like a chocolate torte.
The movie was great fun after! I love any chance to visit the beautiful old Alabama Theatre.
Have you had a holiday party at work yet? Do you do catered to-dos or pot-luck parties? And the most important question….what are your feelings on A Christmas Story??!?