I love food. OMG I love food. I can probably stand to be a bit more adventurous (black pudding? no thanks) but there's enough out there to keep me happy. Not only do I love food, I love feeding people food. I get a glow when Craig's eyes light up when I mention there's seconds of a particularly good meal I made.
We haven't given much thought to our reception dinner yet, but it's basically going to made up of a menu list provided by the venue. I'm sure it'll be great (trust me, there will be taste tests) but I wish we had room to explore these alternatives to the sit down:
From Snippet & Ink.
When San Diego was still a possible location, I was totally all over this idea. My friend mentioned that she got Phil's BBQ to cater hers and she raved about their service. If you're ever in San Diego I highly recommend this place. Tip: Do what we did. Go to Phil's. Laugh at the ridiculously long line. Call them from the parking lot. Go into the bar and have a cool drink while waiting for your order. Waltz out with your bag of pulled pork and ribs.
Now, I know what you're thinking. Lobster, ooh that's so hoity toity. But I'm not talking about lobster already shelled and dressed beyond recognition and served on fine china. I'm talkin' 'bout LOBSTER:
From Snippet & Ink.
Instant source of conversation and interaction. If I had my way
though, I would serve crabs. I like the taste better but more
importantly it brings back some fantastic memories of my childhood. My auntie used to
work in a fish packing warehouse and once in a while she would bring
over a boon of fresh crabs and we'd have a "crab picking" party. The
whole family would sit around the kitchen table with 3-4 crabs,
cracking and chatting away. Good times.
From We Met in a Bar.
I think serving burgers would inject such a fresh dose of relaxation and fun to the reception. You're all there to celebrate and party right? And if you're in California, there is really only one way to go with this:
Aww yeah. From Green Wedding Shoes.