Good Bye Old Friend

After 8 years of beautiful friendship, I sold my car.
Sure, there were cigarette burns in the upholstery (not mine) and coins stuck to the console from repeatedly spilling coffee (mine); I loved that ole boy.

Yesterday, an 85 year-old man stuck a handicap sticker in the visor, couldn’t hear me when I said good-bye, and revved the 16-year old engine to a squealing point and took off. Good bye, old friend. Incidentally if you’re driving in Southeastern Mass. please be wary of an elderly driver in a teal Galant.

My pal, Nursey had come over to take me to lunch and got to witness the Galantathan’s final moments. As Nursey pulled the license plates off and dodged questions about what “we were doing later” – she gave me a look that screamed “cocktails! food! NOW!”
Yup, I owed her.

We went to the lovely Stephi’s on Tremont. A sister restaurant to a Boston classic; Stephanie’s.  If you need a patio, a big salad and an inventive cocktail; Stephi’s (or Stephanie’s) is the place for you.

We started with fun cocktails. Mine was a delightful mix of tequila, grapefruit, fresh mint and fresca! Nursey’s was a super refreshing (cucumber?) martini.


For lunch we both ordered BIG salads. Stephi’s is known for their entree salads and these did not disappoint.

I opted for the Crunchy Vegetable Salad and Nursey had the Seared Tuna Salad.


(R) seared yellowfin tuna salad: seared sashimi grade tuna with baby spinach and field
greens, oregano marinated tomatoes, kalamata olives,  haricot vert, grilled baguette, and lemon caper vinaigrette. (L) crunchy vegetable salad: a healthy and fresh mix of thin sliced carrots, sweet cucumbers, celery, shaved cauliflower, red peppers, and feta cheese
 tossed with baby arugula and lemon vinaigrette with grilled shrimp

SO delicious! Please look at these shrimpies, divine.


I also loved the shaved cauliflower; perfectly crunchy without feeling like you just ingested a tree. Yum!

In celebration of the Galant’s life – we ordered dessert (like that connection?)


NF cappuccino with a side of aviators for me.

And Nursey and I shared this gorgeousness:

sticky toffee pudding: warm sweet date cake with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

It’s what the Galant would have wanted, really.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    Goodbye galant…I hope you poured some of that cocktail on the ground to honor him…

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