A friend of mine got a new job recently and we haven’t had much time to see each other. I wanted to hear all about her new gig, so we decided to have some much needed catch up time with dinner and a chick flick. And we got to go to one of my favorite downtown restaurants, Bees Knees.

Bobbie Jo enjoying our Buttered Rum Crème Brulee

Bees Knees is a great tapas place and has larger entrée size portions as well. But I love the tapas since it means I get to try a lot of different tastes in one meal, without completely overloading on food.

Stuffed Jalapenos

We went for some of my favorites with the Sesame Tuna Tartare, Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura and Avocado Chop Chop – half of an avocado covered in chopped crab meat and Japanese aioli and then baked, so good. But they had a couple of new menu items that we tried as well. The Smoked Gouda Nachos are unbelievable and the Stuffed Jalapenos were just spicy enough without being too hot.

Gouda Nachos

I think my absolute favorite thing on the menu is their crème brulee and they even had a special for that – Buttered Rum Crème Brulee. We just couldn’t turn that down.

Buttered Rum Creme Brulee

Bees Knees has great drink specials every night. Fridays are Sangria Night and Saturdays feature Skyy Martinis. They are definitely worth checking out.

The Bees Knees 211 Tenth Street 706.828.3600 http://www.beeskneestapas.com/

I won’t even mention the movie (it was really that bad).  But the theatre has comfy chairs that are set up stadium style so I can see without looking around the person in front of me, and wasn’t freezing the way most movie theatres are.

Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX 1144 Agerton Lane 706-667-6653 http://www.regmovies.com/