June 21st, 2011
So, I have 3 brothers… One was moving to Colorado in less that 48 hours, one was turning 19, and the other was running late (and actually never made it)… We all had decided to get together and meet at The Chimes restaurant to celebrate Timothy’s birthday and have a family dinner before the big move.
Daniel, Timothy and I showed up a bit early to try and hold a table and grab a drink while we waited for the others to arrive. I had attempted to get a decent photo of Daniel and Timothy, but one of them was either looking away, or making a goofy face, or not smiling…
BUT I was finally able to sneak in a nice one.
They are both such handsome young fellows, are they?!
Since they had opened up the Covington location I’d heard over and over again how nice this place was. I’m a Chimes veteran since the original was right on my college campus at LSU. So, I was really stoked to come see what they did with the newest location!
My parents showed up and there were so many smiles and happy faces! I can’t remember the last time we all got together with just the family and had a nice dinner out. Pure joy!
The Chimes is a really neat place. They have an extensive selection of beers from around the world and a Louisiana influenced menu. I decided to try a Dark Side of the Moon and I believe Daniel ordered a Dark and Tan. Both were tasty! We also got a Spinach Artichoke dish to start with fried bowties for dipping! They wiped that out in 5 minutes! Yowza!
While waiting for our entrees my mom and the bros and I had headed outside to check out the surrounds. The deck was massive!!! And it wasn’t even finished yet! The Chimes was building an entire pathway out through the swamp to the river! Wow, it was just so impressive! I can see why this place is the new big thing in the area!
We walked back in to our both only to find my dad chowing down on some raw oysters! He was having a grand old time holding down the fort while we were outside. Look at the smile!!
I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the table loaded down with everyone’s entrees, but they were all fantastic!
I had a wonderful time with my family. I wish my brother Matthew could have made it as that would have been the only other thing that could have made this dinner any better.
Happy Birthday Timothy!! And I’ll miss you Daniel!! I love you all!!!!
Cheers to my favorite family!