Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I thought I’d throw you all for a loop and do a “non – Tuesday Tidbits” post just to keep you on your toes. Oh all right, as soon as I had typed up this post I realized that it was —Tuesday. Alas, a result of a great long weekend. 🙂
Tommy and I had a wonderful little weekend away for the holiday weekend.
Late-morning Saturday we were on a plane to Dallas! (I managed to squeeze in a 3 mile run at 5:30am. Tommy didn’t end up joining me. Never fear though, Tommy ran a 4-miler with our friend Christina on Sunday morning in Dallas while yours truly slept in a bit so I guess we are even. :-))
For several months we had this trip on the calendar. One of my friends from college was getting married on Sunday evening and since she made the journey to our wedding in D.C. from Dallas we thought it only fitting we return the favor and celebrate her special day with her and her husband. Also, somehow, Tommy hadn’t been back to Dallas since 2009 so we immediately needed to remedy that!
As soon as we had touched down at DFW and had gotten our rental car we were on the move for some food. Several friends had suggested True Food Kitchen so we decided to stop there for a quick late lunch before heading over to my friend Elaine and her husband Ian’s house, where they were graciously hosting us for the weekend.
Tommy and I loved this place. We really liked the ambiance, decor, and layout of the restaurant and the food was so good – and healthy! The idea behind this restaurant chain is creating a menu around an anti-inflammatory diet. Quoted directly from their website, ” the basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living”. The menu is pretty extensive and carries a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.
To start, we got the highly recommended Edamame Dumplings.
We decided to try a couple of their “natural refreshments” to enjoy with our appetizer and entrees.
For our entrees:
After we left True Food Kitchen full and very happy we ran a quick errand (I wanted to pick up some Hydrangeas to accompany the french press coffee I had gotten Elaine and Ian as a thank-you gift for hosting us) before heading to their house.
This was the first time either of us had seen their house they had purchased about a year ago so we were really excited to see it. It was great! Really spacious and open with a lot of potential. (It is an older house and throughout the weekend Elaine and Ian shared bits and pieces of future renovation projects they hope to do). Tommy and I loved the house as-is, but as recent house-purchasers ourselves we totally understand the concept of “house projects and priorities”. 🙂
We spent the remainder of the afternoon getting a house tour and catching up with Elaine and Ian before we headed out for a night on the town!
Elaine and I, along with my friend Katie had been excitedly planning this weekend for a month or two and had all of our plans (except for the wedding festivities) pre-planned.
For dinner Elaine, Katie, me, and our dashing husbands were going to enjoy an intimate meal at Lark on the Park, a contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park (a park built right in the middle of the city). Sadly, I forgot my phone at Elaine’s house so I apologize for the lack of photos. The ones I do have from this night are courtesy of other people’s picture-taking.
So even though we all loved Lark on the Park, (the setting , the delicious cocktails and beers, the food. This was everyone’s first time eating here) I have no photos to show for it. Alas, we’ll just have to all come back again!
After dinner the six of us drove over to Lower Greenville to HG Supply where some more friends were stopping by for a drink or two to catch up and see Tommy and me. The weather was perfect, so perfect the great rooftop bar was open, and we were fortunate to snag a big table in the middle of the roof to sit and stand around for the next couple of hours. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by – it meant a lot!
It was a wonderful night to end a great day. Sunday Funday recap to come tomorrow!