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You know when you look back at your weekend and realize the entire time it revolved around food? Yes, that is exactly what mine looked like. It also revolved around banging my head against the wall when it comes to the behind the scenes of this blog. Anybody else use Squirrly for SEO? Let me know if you do, I have some questions. I also installed an Instagram feed on the bottom of my page and social sharing buttons for each post….you know all the things I did instead of writing posts…..anyways, linking up with B for her weekending linkup!
Friday I met up with some of my girlfriends for the reopening of Rooster and the Till in Seminole Heights. I have a full review coming at you. The space is absolutely gorgeous. It feels like a swank place you would find tucked away in NYC. The flavor of the dishes were scrap the plate delicious. However, with all the new trendy restaurants…..sizes were definitely on the tiny side. I’m glad I went with my girls and not Mark. He would not have been unimpressed with the 4 bite serving size. We had the best time catching up and laughing until our sides hurt.
Saturday was Marks bday so we decided to get a little change of scenery and drive down to Sarasota. First we had to stop at…..you guessed it Cakes by Ron to grab a few cupcakes. I have a problem. I know it.
I wanted to show him Siesta Key Beach which if any locals know…..it is the best beach in America.It is always a crowded beach but I didn’t realize there was a volleyball tournament going on…..so yeah….parking didn’t happen. We decided to continue down into the village and stopped by 3.14 Pi. Which happened to be a total hidden gem craft beer and gourmet pizza spot. The owners were sitting right next to us enjoying a mid day beverage, of course they were.
Siesta Key is a little slice of Old Florida. It reminds me of a much cleaned up and smaller version of Key West. Island life, cold drinks and good food.
Am I the only crazy one or do you see a bright wall and go…..yeah blogger fashion moment? Plus turquoise just photographs so well.
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We meandered our way back up and quickly got cleaned up for his one birthday request, a steak sandwich at Bern’s. I gladly obliged. We got the short ribs appetizer, it changes every month. I recommend locals you go and try it. It had a spiced Moroccan sauce over them with a date and blue cheese muffin……it was out of this world.
Side bar. I also had my first slushie of my life this weekend on the free 7 11 day. Mark couldn’t believe I had never had one before, nothing groundbreaking just tasted like an Italian ice but it was helpful on the scorching hot day that it was.
Sunday was spent catching up on all the work that I ignored the early part of the weekend. Seriously, the weekends are just never long enough. Has anyone gotten their Nordstrom goodies yet? If you have your countdown till the 17th make sure you check my full shopping guide so you won’t miss out on the stellar deals! I hope everyone had a great weekend! xoxoxoxo