Date night....ahhh, two of my favorite words when combined together.  Hubby and I haven't had nearly enough date nights since moving to Texas.  People looking in from the outside might dispute what I just said BUT I didn't say we don't go out.  I said we don't have 'date nights'.  There is a BIG difference.  Even though we go out together A LOT, what we have been doing is not dating.  We go to functions and events, places that are somewhat 'required', where if we don't go it doesn't look good.  Sometimes these functions are lots of fun, but again, they are not 'dates'.  It is business.

So, when this past Saturday rolled around and I realized we didn't have anything on the calendar I suggested we go out on a date, and NOT to a movie (I don't consider movies date nights either). We both knew where we wanted to go ~ The Range in Salado, Texas.   The last time we ate at The Range was back in September of 2006 where we celebrated our 12th Anniversary and right before Hubby deployed to Iraq for 15 months.  Now after 4 years and 2 moves  I can't believe it took us 9 months (the amount of time we have been back in TX) to go back to The Range.  What were we thinking?  I know we won’t wait that long before our next visit to The Range.  I LOVED this place then and I LOVE this place now. So my suggestion for you is this: If you find yourself looking for a good place to take your honey here in Central Texas, don't hesitate to make that drive to Salado.  You will not be disappointed!  It is "Elegant dining with a quaint country flair!"  With that being said, elegant dining equals a bit on the pricy side (but worth every penny), so make sure you check out their menu (here) before you go.  Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have a reservation.  Now, here is a peak at my drink and our entrees:
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Lemon-Ginger Martini
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Sea bass cooked to perfection - crispy on the edges and as soft as butter in the middle. Absolutely perfect. And that sauce....oh baby!
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Quail - so moist and tender.
Tracy
1/27/2011 09:58:01 pm

Love this! Glad you guys got "out!"

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Lara
1/27/2011 10:11:13 pm

Yum! That looks fantastic! I had never heard of that place, but definitely looks worth a trip. Would be great after a day of Salado shopping!

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Michael
1/27/2011 10:16:17 pm

Big fan of the "Date Night." Just sayin'... :)

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Jefanna
1/28/2011 02:12:16 am

I am a little impressed, but I thought at first that this was going to be the shooting range. THAT would have made me envious.

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