The Friday Five, 2/7/20: 5 things I've been up to this week

This week went by faster than last week, but I still have some things to do today before it's *officially* the weekend.

Vegan Cookies & Cream ice cream from iFreeze Creamery, Sterling Heights
Vegan Cookies & Cream ice cream from iFreeze Creamery, Sterling Heights

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Eating out. Last Friday, my boyfriend and I FINALLY tried the "elusive" (not so much anymore...) Popeye's chicken sandwich. We went to the Van Dyke location, in Sterling Heights, and although it wasn't busy there, from the time we placed our order to the time we received it was 25 minutes, which is ridiculous. I took my first bite and it was delicious but SUPER SPICY—they had accidentally given us one spicy and one regular sandwich (we ordered two regulars). After that, we did an impromptu stop at iFreeze Creamery, since it was on the way home—they do nitrogen ice cream—and they had a surprising amount of vegan flavors, which was great.
    On Saturday, we went to Buddy's, in Warren, and on Monday night, us and two Yelp friends went to Tallulah, in Birmingham, for Restaurant Week. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be—for starters, we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated, even though we had a reservation—but everything was okay overall. On Tuesday, a friend and I went to MOD Pizza before a theater show, and I got to use some of my coupon book coupons, which expire 3/1. 
  2. Cooking. I've also been doing a lot of cooking this week—last Saturday we cooked a Home Chef meal, and I also received a Hello Fresh delivery this week. I was supposed to have dinner with friends last night but we rescheduled due to the weather, so I cooked a dill pork tenderloin instead, from HF (see below for pic). 
  3. Seeing Jesus Christ Superstar at the Fisher. This was my first experience with this show, and it's the "modern" version—which means, no intermission, and 90 minutes long. Overall I liked the show a lot—I'd give it 3.5/5 stars—and it kind of felt like I was attending a Christian music rock opera. 
  4. Seeing movies. Last Saturday we saw Bad Boys For Life, which was surprisingly fun even though I don't think I've seen the other previous two movies in the franchise; I would give it 3.5/5 stars. On Sunday, I saw The Rhythm Section, even though it has bad reviews, and I'd give that one 3/5 stars; it's still worth seeing, but you can wait for it to come to Blu-ray or Netflix. Tonight we are seeing Birds of Prey, the new Harley Quinn movie, which looks great.
  5. Buying show tickets. Groupon has a LOT of shows up this week—check out this list that I compiled yesterday—and before I saw that Jim Gaffigan had $20 lawn tickets, I bought some (covered, yay!) pavilion tickets for his DTE show, via Ticketmaster, for $53 each with fees, which for TM is actually (surprisingly) reasonable. I also bought tickets to see Goo Goo Dolls, at Freedom Hill, for $20 on Groupon; I was supposed to see them last summer but had to cancel because a work trip popped up. This will be my third Jim show—I just saw him two months ago at Caesars Windsor with friends—but my first Goo Goo Dolls show.
Dill pork tenderloin with couscous and asparagus, from Hello Fresh
Dill pork tenderloin with couscous and asparagus, from Hello Fresh

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