Monday, November 18, 2013

food, fun, football

I have been so busy in the best way this weekend that I kind of don't want to blog. But much in the way that a new outfit for work makes Monday more bearable, the idea of "showing off" my new name and design makes the idea of forming real sentences more appealing.

The weekend will best be summed up in (long) bullet points:

- Friday we carpooled and went to dinner at the food truck park. Several years ago, there was a Cuban place by our house and I fell in love with Cuban sandwiches (ham, pork, swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles on grilled, yummy bread). Well, that place closed and there is nothing that has totally filled the void for me. I heard that a food truck had an amazing Cuban so I had to have it and.... it wasn't what I imagined. Couldn't taste the cheese and there was aioli instead of mustard. However, the house made ketchup and the aioli for fries was worth going back for. It's called Speers Rolling Bistro for all my local friends (and the lady recognized me from tweeting to them so that was cool).

- On Saturday, we tried The Grove Donutz and Deli thanks to Bre's instagram. They have all kinds of crazy donut flavors like tres leches, cookie butter, rocky road, and s'mores and boudin kolaches (if you don't know what those words mean, let me know because they may warrant their own post). They also make their own version of the cronut (remember when I tried the "dosant" elsewhere and it sucked?) so together Andrew and I got their cronut holes (yum, flaky with cinnamon and sugar), a caramel macchiato donut (loved the texture, pretty good), a boudin kolache (hated it), and a tres leches donut (also yummy). It is worth the drive for a breakfast treat every so often!

- I also had a lady date with my for real, no disclaimer needed friend Sara on Saturday. You may remember her as Sara in Texas or Simply Sara Elizabeth but she isn't blogging anymore. We spent over an hour at Sam Moon, which is like Charming Charlie with less organization and cheaper and bigger and then had lunch at Pizaro's with a bottle of Prosecco. And lots of catching up. If I hadn't had so much to do at home, I think our date could have lasted well into the night!

- Quick rundown of Pizaro's - it's BYOB and the pizza is thin crust and made with high quality but low quantity ingredients. I have never had a bad pizza there. Sara and I got one with meatballs, ricotta, and basil and it was delicious. It's inexpensive in my opinion and so, so good! The menu is really only pizza and salad and it isn't much for ambiance but the staff is friendly and it's super casual.

The Cuban | Tres Leches Donut | Pizza

- For Sunday, I was given free tickets to the Texans game by a coworker. Andrew didn't want to go, so I invited my dad. Our seats were nosebleeds but I don't complain when they are free. We had the genius idea to park at my office and ride the lightrail to the stadium to save money. Well, that was great for getting there, but when we left, about eight blocks from our stop, we were kicked off the train because there was an accident ahead blocking the tracks! So it was a 12 block walk in 85 degree weather after the long walk down from the nosebleed section and across the parking lot to the rail stop in thin sandals not meant for walking. And the Texans lost. So I have pretty much decided that Texans games aren't worth the effort for me. They aren't my team, anyway. But, it was nice to spend time with my dad.

View from my seat - it really wasn't bad! | Both Presidents Bush were in attendance

And on Saturday night during my free time, I was busy with blog design because when you are stubborn and doing DIY, it is time consuming. This week to celebrate my new name, I am planning a few food-centered posts. I think some Eating and Drinking emphasis will be fun to write (also - who doesn't love having blog topics thought of a week in advance?).

Linking up with Sami and Leeann!

20 comments:

  1. I hear you on the "I don't feel like blogging" thing. But you're right! You have to show off your new digs!!

    Your weekend sounds plain wonderful. I think I say that every weekend. I just need to get out there for a visit and do all the food hoping with you. J wants to go out of town for Thanksgiving (uh..we're kind of running out of time here, pal) but I'm hesitant because all I'd want to do is EAT EAT EAT and that would be before my operation :(. He's thinking NYC. I'm thinking we stay on our couch. Lol

    That pizza looks absolutely to die for. I must eat it. Right now.

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  2. Well girl this post totally lives up to your new blog name lol Sounds like a fun and Yummy weekend!

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  3. I love the new blog name and design! It fits you perfectly! And you did not disappoint with the food porn from the food trucks, Grove Donutz, and Pizaro's... yum. And kind of jealous you have all these amazing places near you. Esp. the "food truck park".

    That 12 block walk does not sound fun at all. Hopefully your feet aren't too sore from the thin sandals.

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  4. MMM, Cuban sammiches. I'm in Tampa, and we have em' everywhere! I feel ya on not wanting to blog. Hence why today I have NO blog post. womp.

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  5. I want to go to the food truck park! I love the new design btw! Totally fits :D

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  6. I am super jealous of all the good food you have near you! It is making me hungry just reading about it and I just finished breakfast!

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  7. I think I live for your food pictures. Like seriously! Also, I want to go to Sam Moon! One of my friends here is from Houston and she showed me their website and I am in awe. I might order some stuff online or Christmas presents!

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  8. Oh, the Texans. George wanted to take the train to the game even though we had a parking pass, so after reading this I'm glad I talked him out of it! What a pain!

    Also, thanks for making me hungry! One of these days I will make it to Grove Donutz with a z.

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  9. Love the new name and design! The Cuban sounds delish! The specialty donuts sound like trouble! Haha! Designing takes forever when you are DIY'ing it! Ugh!

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  10. there is a place called bunk sandwiches in portland that makes a FANTASTIC Cubano.

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  11. I've always done my blog stuff DIY but I have so much else going on right now I subbed out the sidebar stuff and am so happy I did. I maintained control of the header but otherwise buhbye. It's the first time I didn't feel like cleaning them up myself in over two years.

    I love crazy donuts with awesome flavors.

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  12. I missed your weekend post and I thought to myself how did this get in my Bloglovin' favorites feed!?! I didn't add this blog at all. Then I clicked on it and I was like OH OH OH!!!!

    It's perfect! The name is great and the design is wonderful.

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  13. That donut shop sounds awesome! Too bad the boudin kolache wasn't good, I bet Walt would have liked it. Did you know that on Sunday another reason the streets were blocked was because there was a helicopter loading things to the rooftop of a building downtown. There was a huge area blocked off so cars and people didn't know where to go. That sucks that you got caught up in it! And BTW if you ever need a restaurant tasting partner, let me know :)

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  14. Love the new name! I already told you that but I'll say it again. Also I'm dying to go to that donut place now. WOW.

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  15. I'm so jealous that you have a food truck park. The tres leches donut looks amazing! I can't believe you still have 85-degree weather! David and I were enjoying 60-70 degree weather and we thought it was fantastic!

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  16. You are super busy lady! Will you have time to have another lunch with me some time? No class for me, as I've suspended my gym membership til January I think. :p

    Still loving the new name!

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  17. Oh my. Now I want a sausage and cheese kolache! No boudin (yuck!)
    Love your busy busy weekend! Yeah...some games are just better watched onTV!

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  18. Love the new name! And I really want to try that donut it looks so good!!

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  19. My kind of weekend! You can't complain about free hehe but sounds like a great weekend.

    Thanks for linking up :)

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