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Once in a While, Treat Yourself to Lunch! Johnny's Half Shell

I very strongly believe in the idea of treating myself. It's not about the money; it's more about doing little things to make myself feel better. These things can mean painting my nails, listening to Latin music, eating a piece of dark chocolate or buying flowers or orchid plants.

Another thing I treat myself to from time to time is a little splurge: it's raw, slightly salty and goes down super easy.

OYSTERS, people. I'm talking about oysters.

Last week I took myself out to lunch at Johnny's Half Shell. It was a gorgeous day, so I sat outside, read my book, tweeted, took a few photos and ate.

I started with half a dozen oysters. They tasted like the ocean, but unfortunately weren't shucked properly: they were still semi-attached to the shell.

For my entree, I ordered steamed mussels and clams served in a lightly curried spinach broth. The broth was incredible, but it was hard to enjoy it with a piece of toast that came with the dish. Instead, I chose the leftover bread from my bread basket. Other than that, the dish was a winner.

Alas, I had no time for dessert, but there will be another occasion for that soon, I'm sure.

Have a wonderful weekend and let me know how YOU treat yourself.


MJ said...

Lunch or dinner out alone is SUCH a treat! I agree! I love to treat myself to a beer, a bath and USWeekly - the ultimate trifecta of pampering and ridiculousness for me!

Belinda said...

Sounds like a perfect date!! =)

WSIEFBT said...

OMG, looks and sounds amazing. I love oysters but where I live it's not that easy to get a fresh ones.

Esi said...

I'm kind of obsessed with dining alone. I do it all the time. Otherwise, I wouldn't eat out half as much as I do!

Megan said...

That sounds like a perfect treat! I definitely like to go get pedicures now and then... and I like to treat myself to awesome food too.