spending christmas in dallas wasn't so bad, but it was hard to find a place to settle on (i should've started my search earlier in the week). luckily, i found something quickly - crù wine bar in the west village. i had an amazing three-course meal (for only $35!) with my friend tyra. we both had a red wine flight called "italian stallion" - i'm a sucker for reds.

and my three-course choices:
appetizer: chicken & shrimp potstickers
entrée: seared sea scallops with tomato basil risotto
dessert: crème brulée

this is probably the most expensive dinner i've ever spent on myself, but it was worth it. good food, good company.