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Girls Dinner at Agave

Last night, we had a girls dinner at Agave in Cabbagetown. It’s a southwestern restaurant that has been on my list of restaurants to try for over two years now (I know, what was I waiting for?!), so I was really looking forward to it!

I love where I live because it’s close to work, shopping malls, a park, grocery stores, etc. BUT, when it comes to dining out, most of the restaurants in my neighborhood are fairly predictable. As in, you know what the experience is going to be like before you go there. That’s why I don’t mind driving around/across town to dine out- the experiences are more interesting and the atmospheres are more varied.

Lauren and Liz came over to our apartment for a glass of wine before dinner… the four of us managed to take care of a bottle of pinot grigio. 😉

We gave ourselves enough time to get across town without any traffic (I mean, who plans for traffic on a Saturday night?), but then this happened…

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And then we remembered… there was a Jay Z concert! It was all Jay Z’s fault that we were late!

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The place was packed, and since we were late, we headed to the bar while we waited for a table. I ordered a Skinnygirl margarita– tequila, lime juice, and agave. It’s like a regular margarita, but without the sour mix so it’s not as sweet. If you like margaritas, then you should definitely try one of these!

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Picture time. Take one- I’m a giant!

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Take two… better:

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Once we were seated, we started with chips and guacamole. The server told us that it’s the best guacamole he’s ever had, and well, that wasn’t enough for me so I asked him why.

His response? Crema! As in, they add a bit of heavy whipping cream to it. Insane. It was really good, but I’ve never met guacamole that I didn’t like.

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I ordered the Chicken Enchiladas.

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As always, the picture doesn’t do the plate justice. My camera isn’t very good at picking up light, so I used the flash (which is pretty ridiculous when you’re sitting in the middle of a restaurant)…

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The enchiladas were full of flavor… I loved the smoked chicken. This dish wasn’t as traditional as I expected it to be, and while I can’t quite pinpoint why, that didn’t stop me from joining the clean plate club! At one point, we all looked up and agreed that we were all heading to clean plate city. Everything was great!

I had 1-2 glasses of wine at home (I didn’t drive) and the margarita with dinner, and that margarita left me pretty tipsy! Margaritas get me every time… I felt fine by the time I went to bed, but I woke up with a headache and have been tired all day. I seriously can’t drink a thing without being hungover the next day! I guess my college days are long gone…

Do you like to have a drink (or two or three) with dinner? I love having a glass of wine at home and then a fancy cocktail (or glass of wine) with dinner, but the combination of expensive drinks and the aftermath often leaves me wondering why I still enjoy it!

The Bachelor finale is tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited! (Did I really just type that?) Will you be watching or do you actually have a life? 😉

-Laura

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Hi guys! I intended to blog over the weekend, but well, I ended up just unplugging and enjoying the long weekend! My camera is full of pictures, but instead of this being one massive post, I think I’ll save some of them for later in the week.

So, it snowed in Atlanta on Friday afternoon. Sure enough, I got an email saying that the office was going to close early. I’ll take that!   

View from the office…

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And on the short ride home…

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I came home to a delivery of gerbera daisies from my secret admirer Tobey! They’re gorgeous and they totally brighten up the apartment. Thanks, T ❤

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The roads weren’t that bad, so we stuck to the plan and went to see Valentine’s Day. It was cute and definitely worth seeing if you like romantic comedies. And umm, Jessica Biel is so ripped in it! She always looks healthy & fit, but wow, she looks amazing in the movie.

Oh, I read that Julia Roberts made $3 million and she was only in the movie for SIX MINUTES. Insane.

Anyway, fast forward to today. Both Tobey and I had off for President’s day, so we headed to Cabbagetown to have brunch at Carroll Street Cafe.

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I love this side of town- it’s so welcoming, yet full of charm and history. Now if only it were closer to work…

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I ordered the Cabbagetown breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, and wheat toast.

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I started with a soy au lait- coffee and steamed soy milk.

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This hit the spot- I finished everything but the bacon!

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I spent the afternoon cleaning, got my car washed (The car wash was packed post-snow storm!), and went to yoga. The cool thing about yoga classes at my gym is that they don’t have the following that the other group classes have, so I get a personal class almost every time!

I came home, showered, and made turkey burgers with feta and spinach. I divided a pound of ground turkey into three burgers, mixed in feta and spinach, and sauteed them for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat.

On the side, I had mixed greens with Valdosta pecans (So good that the bag I got less than a week ago is gone already!) and ginger dressing.

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Did you watch The Bachelor tonight? I still watch it even though I’ve already read the spoilers. It’s kind of fun to know what’s going to happen… but then again, I don’t like surprises!

Is it just me or is it really obvious who Jake is going to pick? He acts like such a gentleman around Tenley, and a little too comfortable around Vienna. Thoughts?

Anyway, I’ll definitely be back this week to recap of my favorite things from the weekend! I’m sorry that I haven’t commented on your blogs much this weekend, but I plan on catching up on your lives this week. 🙂

-Laura

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