last night a rare event took place...ruben and i had a date night and went out to eat. we rarely go out to eat. whether it be for financial reasons, shane reasons or the mere fact that what we make at home is often far better than the local restaurant fare, it just doesn't happen often. BUT, when we do go out it is almost always for fish (usually sushi). so anyway, last night the three older children were at my mom's, so we just had marianne (which kind of makes us feel like we're single again) so to the crab cooker we went. we had smoked albacore, clam chowder and crab cakes. it was delicious! this restaurant has been there since 1951 and is well worth visiting. afterwards we strolled down the bustling pier and watched all the people fishing. i have a particular fondness for this area because my great grandpa was fisherman and this was his turf (i will be doing a whole post on him very soon). overall, it was a perfect evening with a beautiful sunset to boot!