Restaurant Review: Cakes and Ale


It’s Saturday night!

For the last three weeks, we have tried to make dinner reservations at a new to us restaurant called Cakes and Ale in Decatur which is only about 10 minutes from our apartment.  We finally got a reservation for tonight, but it needed to be early enough so that we would be back home in time for the KU game tonight.  KU is Tyler’s and my mom and dad’s alma mater.  ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! 


It is 8:30 which means we made it home with time to spare before the game starts at 9:00.  This also means that I have enough time to tell you about our date night at Cakes and Ale.  Decatur is a happening place!


The weather is perfect right now!  I love seeing people out and about enjoying life.

Cakes and Ale is a restaurant and a bakery.  The restaurant is located on the corner of a very busy square in Decatur, so they get a lot of traffic. 


For dinner, I ordered the polenta cake with roasted root vegetables, kale salad, and a wood fired egg.  Right up my ally!  The flavors were to die for!!!  I little bit of everything made for the perfect bite.  The only thing that I did not like about my entrée was that the polenta cake was fried.  Bummer…oh well!  Their entrees are small, so we savored every bite.  I guess it is typical for people to order a few things for the table. 


Check out that perfect egg!

Tyler ordered the halibut with farro and seasoned veggies.  He really enjoyed the textures and flavors of the dish.  Oh, we did share a carafe of wine from Italy.  Our waiter suggested it as a smooth wine, and we really liked it.  We both agree that wine tastes better at a restaurant.  What do you think?


After dinner, we both ordered a cup of coffee.  We didn’t order dessert (we rarely do) because we knew that we were going to head down the road to get a blizzard from Dairy Queen!  Yippee!  We used to go to DQ once a week when we lived in Kansas City, but we do not live by one in Atlanta which is a good and bad thing.  Anyway, our blizzards are in the freezer, and we will eat or devour them once the game starts.  Oh boy!


Can you see the steam?

We did walk through the bakery after dinner.  Just like the restaurant, the décor is really neat.


One more thing…check out our new hot and cold bag from Whole Foods


It’s tip off time!  Hold on to your hats KU fans.  Good luck!

Have a great night and rest of your weekend!

would you rather have a small plate of something wonderful or full plate of something that is just okay?

who do you think will win the big dance?


6 responses »

  1. What s great Saturday night! A nice dinner at the Cake and Ale, followed by a blizzard from the Decatur DQ… That was enjoyed during the KU game…

    ROCK on KU!

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