Winflo Osteria

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"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were big things."
- Robert Brault

It's really wonderful to be surrounded with amazing individuals.
I love making new friends, meeting and getting to know different people but it's just as much fun catching up with the ones that have been a part of my life.
As I'm growing wiser older I've learned to appreciate the people that really matter and the little things that make a huge difference in life.

I enjoy spending time and catching up with my lovelies over small bites with a few cocktails.
Not because I love dressing up for our little dinner date. 
My staple casual dinner outfit is a maxi dress and a sweet smile.
And that's exactly what I wore to dinner with the girls a couple weekends ago.

Winflo Osteria is a charming, chic & lovely renovated 1922 bungalow with a touch of modern.

It's located on West Sixth Street and shaded by a ginormous live oak.

Right next to the live oak tree wrapped with twinkle lights is a large, spacious terraced patio perfect for brunch!

The small, rustic-chic interior dining room offers a cozy respite from the insomniac-bustle of West Sixth Street outside. The bar is elegant with a bright white design delight and a dropped, sunburst effect ceiling with copper light fixtures. Despite the small restaurant being packed to the gills, the ambiance packs a punch. 

It boasted a tasty menu of crispy artichoke hearts, roasted beets salad with sugared walnuts & goat cheese, prosciutto pizza, fettuccine al pesto, lamb 'osso bucco', and a long list of Italian wine and refreshing handcrafted cocktails.
The perfect spot for girlfriends to enjoy cocktail conversation over dinner.
Maddy went for a refreshing Italian Mojito (Branca Menta + lfresh ime juice + lemon-line soda).
Christine went for a tasty Aperol Spritz (Aperol + Bocelli Prosecco + fresh orange juice)
And I went for a thirst-quenching Basil Lime Gimlet (Grey Goose + agave nectar + muddled fresh lime & basil). 

Italian Mojito

Aperol Spritz

Basil Lime Gimlet
Having our fill of cocktails we were ready to order some food...our my belly was making an awful lot of noise.
My growling belly demanded for Lamb 'Osso Bucco'. The lamb shank was braised to perfection, the meat was full of flavor and fell right off the bone. Perfectly seasoned with a beautiful roasted color exterior and wonderfully tender inside. It was an excellent choice accompanied by creamy fontina polenta and nicely roasted kale.

Having eaten large slices of Home Slice pizza not too long prior to meeting us, Maddy opted for a roasted beets salad. She raved about it, offering us a bite. It was refreshing. The goat cheese and sherry vinaigrette married beautifully with the spring mix greens. And the sugared walnuts lent a delightful sweetness and crunchy texture.

Christine went for rigatoni housemade pasta. I couldn't resist and had a bite. The Italian sausage balanced well with crimini mushrooms, red bell peppers and tomato cream sauce. They added a bright freshness and red chili flakes kicked it up a notch.

Of course, there's always room for dessert. We shared a walnut ricotta cheesecake. The girls thoroughly enjoyed it but I was a bit apprehensive. Although it was flavorsome, I like my cheesecake to be rich and decadent but ricotta cheesecake is light and fluffy.

Sadly, dinner came to an end -- we hugged, promised to get together again soon and parted ways.

On my way home I couldn't help but reminisce about the past. I'm blessed to have such incredible friends. I treasure the few special friendships I have, these girls mean the world to me. It's never a dull moment with's anything but mundane!

Spring Break 2007 with Jenny - South Padre, TX

Halloween 2008 with my favorites!

2009 - the most memorable night!

Halloween 2010 - Seven Deadly Sins (missing the other three)

Vegas 2011

What happened in Vegas, stayed in Vegas.

'Tripod' reunited 2011

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