McGrath's Fish House
When is a blood date not a blood date? When N and I write down the wrong day and don't find out until we walk into the Red Cross Cottage Street location at 5 PM and find one lone person working at a desk in the corner. "Oh! You're the second ones to walk in on the wrong day!"
The good news was deciding on fish for dinner and finding out the price on McGrath's Halibut Parmesan is no longer twenty some dollars. Oh Halibut Parmesan, how I've missed you! The portion may have reflected the lower price, but since I'm not Paul Bunyan I didn't mind. N chose to start off with a Petite Shrimp Louis for an additional $1.79, instead of the included green salad. For his entree, N decided on the special of the evening--Dover sole stuffed with crab and shrimp covered with a cream sauce.
Since we had room and still needed consoling after the calendar mess-up, we shared a Marionberry dessert ala mode. Thanks to our waitress, Jolene, for taking good care of us. It's nice to sit across the table from one another and enjoy a relaxed meal. Even if it wasn't an actual blood date.
Want to start your own blood date tradition? If you've donated in the past, the Red Cross has made many improvements to their process over the past 2 years. Most important (to me)-- it doesn't take as long. :>) We also appreciate their fixed location on Cottage Street, with hours that fit our schedules. You can learn more here.