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It’s raining, it’s pouring… it just can’t seem to stop raining in Atlanta!

I just have some highlights from the weekend- it was my 26th birthday yesterday and I fully enjoyed it! I loved that my birthday fell on a Saturday this year… that meant that I got to celebrate all weekend.

On Friday night, we went to see the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Trombone Shorty at Smith’s Olde Bar. The music was great, but what I loved more was that the upstairs was non-smoking! I don’t like going out that much because Atlanta is behind on the times and smoky bars DRIVE. ME. NUTS.

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L to R: Liz, Elizabeth, Me, Lauren

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Trombone Shorty!

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On Saturday, Tobey and I went to Souper Jenny’s for lunch. Yes, the line was out the door and yes, it was worth it. I got “My Dad’s Turkey Chili.”

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After lunch, we went to Lululemon, where I proceeded to try on everything in the store. (Hey! It was my birthday!) I’ve never bought anything before because I’ve heard that it’s addicting, so I may become an addict now. I got a pair of Groove pants (they’re being hemmed so I don’t have them yet), a tank top, and a gym bag. Have you been bitten by the Lululemon bug yet?

Oh, and there has been plenty of this all weekend…

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Red velvet, red velvet!

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One piece per day keeps the doctor away, right? I sent the rest of the cake home with my dad and brother tonight… and mom, too, if they don’t finish it before she gets to it. 🙂

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This morning, we went to Rosebud for brunch. How cute is this ketchup bottle?

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I ordered the breakfast bowl- it had grits, bacon, cherry tomatoes, poached egg and cheddar cheese in it. Total comfort food in a bowl.

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Tonight, I met my family for church and then we went to Atlanta Fish Market for dinner. I didn’t take any pictures because the lighting was so low – so low that the menus were hard to read – but I had the chopped salad and the california roll.

I hope that you have a great start to the week…

Night!

-Laura

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Thanksgiving at Rosebud

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you enjoyed the day with your loved ones and ate some good food. 🙂

So, I took the exam yesterday and failed by ONE POINT. I left the testing center and just went to my car and cried my eyes out. I felt so defeated. Honestly, my life has been so out of balance the last couple of weeks… all that I have been doing is working, studying during lunch, studying after work, and then studying on the weekends.

This is the 4th (and hopefully final) license that I need to get, so I knew what I was getting into, but failing made me feel stupid. I got called into work right after I took the exam, and needless to say, my eyes were puffy!

Enough about that… because today was a much better day! We went for a walk around the park this morning (actually, I walked and Tobey ran) and the weather was just gorgeous.

We had a 1:30 reservation at Rosebud. I really missed being with my family in SC this year, but I have no days of vacation left. I feel like this whole post is a sob fest– sorry!

A gorgeous day…

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We started our feast with a bottle of champagne… I left this one up to Tobey!

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They brought out some hors d’oeuvres right away- Rosebud trail mix (which was surprisingly good), pimento cheese, and pickled vegetables.

We each had a choice of sage & honey roasted turkey or mexican coke glazed ham and braised cherry chutney. We both ordered the turkey.

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And we had a choice of five sides for the table! We got the whipped sweet potatoes with ginger & sweet chili, mac and cheese, brioche and herb stuffing, cider & maple roasted brussel sprouts, and glazed carrots with citrus & cardamom.

I absolutely loved the mac and cheese… it tasted just like my mom’s version!

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My plate:

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I didn’t love the turkey (it tasted really smokey), but the mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and stuffing were all wonderful. I loved the carbs. 🙂 The citrus flavor added a nice twist to the carrots.

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We were stuffed by the time dessert came out, but we managed. Just look at the whipped cream on top of the pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin pie tart, apple normandy, pecan pie tart:

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What was your favorite thing that you ate today? I think mine was the mac and cheese! I loved the pumpkin pie tart as well… I always love pumpkin pie.

We’re watching Funny People right now, and it’s okay but it’s SO long… like 2.5 hours long!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my experience at Woodfire Grill, where I met Jenna’s friend from Top Chef. 🙂

-Laura

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Rosebud

Hey guys! How is your week going so far? I definitely just had to remind myself that it’s Wednesday already!

Last night, Tobey and I met up with our friends at Rosebud. I’ve been wanting to try Rosebud (it used to be Food 101) since Caitlin always says such good things about it, so it was the perfect spot to meet Jeff & Caitlin for dinner.

Do you guys keep a list of restaurants that you want to try? I love Zagat; I make a list of where I want to try and highlight the places that I’ve been to! Total dork.

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I started with a glass of Maryhill pinot gris… it was good!

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I’m a huge sucker for shrimp & grits (andouille sausage, sweet onion, san marzano tomatoes & local grits) I’ve lived here for over 2 years now, but my eyes still light up when I see it on a menu!

Have you ever had shrimp and grits? I realize that it’s totally a Southern thing- I lived in PA for 23 years of my life and I don’t think that I ever saw it on a menu!

It was good (not as creamy as it sometimes is), but I LOVED the duck risotto (roasted mushrooms, dried apricots & fresh sage) that Tobey ordered.

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Sorry for the blurry pictures- I still haven’t figured out how to take pictures in dimly lit places!

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Caitlin and I:

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Enjoy your evening!

-Laura

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