Two words! Worth it!! Moms, we all know we need some time away from the obligations and responsibilities of motherhood. We need to regroup, decompress, & remember that we’re more than nose & butt wipers. And yes, Karen, we know we need to put our oxygen masks on first! If I hear that analogy ONE MORE TIME!! Lol! But let’s be honest, going out is a LOT of work. First & foremost you need to snag a sitter, make dinner for kids, write bedtime instructions, sit everything out for the next day so you don’t hate yourself in the morning, & finally, make yourself look presentable…that might be a reach, put a bra on. Going out can also cost a lot of money. We’re talking having to sacrifice your Grande Frappe Latte for a few weeks kinda money! And, finally after all that work, all those days of pretending to enjoy your new coffee & ice cream concoction, losing a lifelong friendship because you stole her babysitter, & wearing an uncomfortable bra ALL night, you arrive home and go straight to the fridge to slurp up your sorrows in the butter pecan coffee carafe. Moms Night Out Remorse is a real thing, it’s like buyer’s remorse only worse because not only are you out the money, but also the time! That’s why I’m happy to announce that there is a Ladies Night Out destination that has been given the Mom on the go in Holy Toledo seal of approval, WORTH IT!! Read more
You booked the babysitter weeks ago; you’ve got on that pretty dress, even did your makeup, and yet, still haven’t decided where you’re going. Classic Date Night dilemma! So you’ll debate where to go for twenty minutes, each vetoing the other’s ideas, and eventually arrive at the “usual” spot. Date nights becoming a bit too predictable? Sick of the “usual” spot!? Want to venture off the restaurant chain path? Go somewhere more exotic? Want to feel like you’ve gone on a mini vacation? Then Rasa is the Date Night game changer you’ve been looking for!
I had the pleasure of dining at Rasa for my birthday and it was an experience like none other. From the moment you enter Rasa you can feel your blood pressure lowering, the atmosphere is like nothing else in the city. It’s like, if a high end farm-to-table establishment in a big city and a spa had a baby, it would be Rasa! Lol! Honestly, I fell in love with the atmosphere first and then the food. And the food, omg, it is REAL food, none of that frozen crap reheated or fried. But I’m getting ahead of myself. After all, Date Nights are meant to be savored!
First things first, beverages! Rasa takes beverage to a whole new level & encourages those dining to broaden their beverage palette to that beyond just Coke or Pepsi products. Sparkling water, seasonal Kombucha, Turmeric Horchata, Lemongrass Fresca, etc. in addition to the wine, beer, & amazing cocktail menu.
And the food, oh my gosh, it is seasonal, fresh, & prepared to perfection!! Or at least the 3 meals I sampled were, yep, I’m one of “those” people, I want to try it all! Lol! What I really appreciate is the fact that food, along with beverages, & some of the décor are local. The conscious community connection with local businesses & farms adds a layer of comfort to the meal.
I will warn you, it is hard to leave the little magical oasis that is Rasa and walk back into reality. But leave you must, even though the closing time is flexible for dinner they frown upon bringing in your sleeping bag. But the good news is Rasa isn’t just limited to Dinner, there is also a Brunch & Lunch menu! So call up the girls, for a ladies day brunch!
Location: 2633 West Bancroft Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: (419) 725-0525
TUESDAY – FRIDAY: 11.00AM – 2:00PM
TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 5:00PM – until…
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
11:00AM – 2:00PM