Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anniversary Weekend: Friday Night Casual Dinner

Happy Sunday!  I hope all of you had a nice relaxing weekend.  Ryan and I really enjoyed our weekend together!  On Thursday, we celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary!  We didn’t really get to celebrate much that night because I was teaching Zumba and got home late, but it was ok, because we had fun weekend plans!


My friend Carla works at the Blake Hotel and hooked us up with an amazing deal.  (Thank you, Carla!!!)  We’ve seen it while driving on 277 through Uptown Charlotte and have never stayed there!  I know, you’re probably wondering… why didn’t we go somewhere far away?  Since we are in Charlotte all the time, that is.  Well, with all the fun wedding festivities and all the traveling we have done, we decided now might not be the best time to book a trip (especially since we just went on a cruise a few weeks ago!) so we decided to play tourists in our own backyard.



The Blake was a great place to stay.  It was very convenient—there were so many fun places to eat and visit!  Plus it was very nicely decorated and all of the staff was very helpful and friendly! 


Will you check out the view from our room?  Amazing!

(day view)


(night view)


We arrived to a little surprise: champagne and cokes from my sister Meredith and brother-in-law David!  So sneaky!  I’m not exactly sure how they managed this! 




We decided to go for a casual dinner on Friday night: Pinky’s Westside Grill.  SO FUN!  It has great atmosphere.  If you are ever in the area and want a great burger—this is the place to go. 


They have all different varieties and other fun surprises—like crab puppies!  These are hush puppies with crabmeat stuffed inside… and OMG—yum. 



Burger with everything: cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and chili!



We enjoyed our dinner out.  I also took Ryan to Amelie’s French Bakery nearby.  It’s a great spot for coffee and dessert. 

Stay tuned for more details about our weekend away!  :)  Lots of other good eats to come!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on 10 years together! Glad you had a fun weekend "away" (even if it was close by)!


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