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June 1, 2009

what a wonderful weekend! I had such a great time with Britt visiting! We’ve been best friends since 7th grade so its always the best when we reunite! I also told her about the blog so she’s a newbie reader 🙂 hi britty!

Friday night Britt and my roomie Lauren and I went out to Talara, the restaurant I was telling you guys about. It was awessomeee food. Everything we got was absolutely amazing, the only complaint I really had was that everything was SO small for the price. We left dinner still hungry! haha. But lets get to it. The restaurant itself was a really fun place. There was latin music playing the whole time, and there were great pictures hanging all over the restaurant.

restaurant

menu

To start we all ordered a drink. I got the classic Mojito. My absolute favorite summer drink, this was a pretty strong one too. 

mojito

For dinner we decided to split some tapas. We got the avocado and corn seviche. Wicked ahi tuna as our fresh fish. The flavors in this dish were great. I would love to try every one of their different flavors. They all sound amazing!

ceviche
We also got the chips and salsa. Plantain, malanga and tortilla chips Black bean hummus, curried mango and Yankee salsas. Tinyyyyy little portions but oh so tasty! I LOVED the plantain chips! so light and crisp!

chips and salsa

We got the wild mushroom flatbread. Shitake, Oyster & Portobello, roasted tomato, chevre cheese, mixed olives and cilantro pesto.

mushroom flatbread

We got the ancho dusted salmon. Open face on grilled Ciabatta, cilantro pesto, chipotle pumpkin butter, calabaza and jicama slaw. These flavors were amazing together, and it took me by surprise! The chipotle pumpkin butter was out of this world. It was a great dish.

salmon

My absolute favorite of the bunch were the mussels cataplana. Traditional Portuguese preparation with Chorizo, tomato and garlic, grilled ciabatta. Absolutely to die for. My favorite dish hands down.

mussles

After dinner we hussled back to the hosue to get ready for the night! Britt lent me one of her amazingggg dresses and we went out for a night on the town! We had such a great night.

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Sunday was spent over at Britts house. She lives on Kent Island which is just over the bay bridge on the eastern shore. Her house is right on a river and its just gorgeous. I always love going there and her family is like my second family. We all went on the boat and enjoyed the amazing day. Wedding Crashers was actually filmed by them on the Eastern Shore and we actually drove by the house that they were playing football on in the movie. 

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me and britt

We brought out the wakeboard and Britt’s a little professional. She was doing  jumps on the wakes and goin all over the place! Its so fun to watch.

britt wakeboarding

I have never really been a fan of the water, and had tried wakeboarding with her once before. Its fun, but its so hard. Heres me.

me wakeboarding

 

Haha. I did manage to get up though twice after these pics but my camera died so theres no evidence. I got up 2 out of the 4 times I tried. 50% heyyy now, not too bad! 

me wakeboarding2

Let me tell you though how ridiculously sore I am today!!!! ah, i feel like i’ve been hit by a truck. Its crazy how its such a good workout but its so fun at the same time. my forearms are what hurts the most. I did manage to get an awesome run in this weekend and am hoping to fit one in today too. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too! Happy Monday to you!!

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40 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2009 1:50 pm

    HAHAHA you are hilarious, bravo for attempting to wakeboard- it is SO freakin hard! I like tubing that is fun and somewhat easy 😀 You guys look soo cute and that landscape is to die for!

    I agree on those Top Chef-style portions- i mean they’re pretty but not quite substantial.

  2. June 1, 2009 1:52 pm

    why is that the most expensive dishes only provide enough food to feed a mouse and the cheapo restaurants serve monstrous portions??

    sounds like a weekend to remember girl! that yellow dress is FABULOUS!!! where did you get it?

    hope your having a great start to your week, darling 🙂

  3. homegirlcaneat permalink
    June 1, 2009 1:52 pm

    My bestfriend since 7th grade is named Britt too!!!! haha!

    Those pictures of you and your friends are gorgeous! You look so pretty in yellow! It brings our your amazing tan skin!

    Wakeboarding is so hard oh my goodness..I tried once the next day I woke up with the sorest arms!

  4. June 1, 2009 2:02 pm

    wow such a fun weekend, jealous that you were out on the water it snowed here yesterday on the last day of may!

  5. June 1, 2009 2:04 pm

    That looks like so much fun!

    And that is one hellavu mojito 😉 Dang, girl!

  6. June 1, 2009 2:05 pm

    Looks like you had a blast!!

  7. June 1, 2009 2:07 pm

    what a fun weekend! looks like you had gorgeous weather. that yellow dress is HOT by the way!!!!! i hate when i leave restaurants hungry!! i am all for cutting down crazy sized portions but its not fun to only get a few nibbles either!

  8. sarahdbelle permalink
    June 1, 2009 2:20 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! I live about 30 minutes away from Kent Island. My boyfriend and I go there A LOT in the summer.
    I can’t water ski to save my life. I tried once last summer, and you’re right. It hurts so much!
    Take care!
    Sarah

  9. June 1, 2009 3:05 pm

    Dinner and a day out on the water look so fun!! Glad you enjoyed your weekend 🙂

  10. June 1, 2009 3:07 pm

    What a fun weekend! I love the shots of all you girls in pretty different summer colors 🙂 Yellow really suits you!
    That place looks awesome…the chips and salsa especially! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a plantain!
    I’m glad you relaxed and enjoyed yourself this weekend!

  11. June 1, 2009 3:12 pm

    That mojito looks like heaven! Super cute pic of you and your girls! 🙂

  12. juliegolean permalink
    June 1, 2009 3:43 pm

    crabcakes & football..

    that lakehouse looks AWESOME! sounds like a great time AND a great restaurant 🙂

  13. June 1, 2009 3:49 pm

    Oh wow, definitely a lot of fun, and the yellow is awesome! Love that color on you!

  14. June 1, 2009 4:59 pm

    It looks like you had such a great weekend! The weather looked really good! It does hurt to do water sports! It’s fun but painful the next day!

    The restaurant looks awesome- the food is very eccentric. It’s too bad your portions weren’t bigger.

    You lovely ladies! I bet you had a great time! 🙂

    I hope your Monday is going well!

  15. June 1, 2009 5:13 pm

    You can never go wrong with a mojito!! Love the yellow dress – very cute! I’m not a fan of boat sports! I ALWAYS get hurt!! Props to you for attempting to wakeboard 🙂

  16. June 1, 2009 5:21 pm

    Wakeboarding is a hardcore workout! A few summers ago I was DETERMINED To do it so we stayed on the lake for like 4 hours until I got the hang of it! I was SOOOO sore!!

    Love your yellow dress!!!

  17. skinnymenny permalink
    June 1, 2009 7:09 pm

    All of that food looks so yummy! You and your friends are adorable 🙂 Way to go for trying wakeboarding! I’m not sure I would have made it up at all!

  18. Brittany permalink
    June 1, 2009 7:58 pm

    I am in love with this website! Thank you for everything this weekend. I had an AMMMAZING time!! Even the “Shevish” was great hahaha. I have to say though…I’m SO sore. Love you my beautiful blogger 🙂

  19. June 1, 2009 8:25 pm

    Everything at the restaurant looks amazing. I especially like the plantain chips. Yum!

  20. June 1, 2009 9:24 pm

    Wakeboarding looks so fun!!! Congrats on getting up twice, I tried water skiing before and if it’s anything like that, I know it’s not easy!

  21. June 1, 2009 9:37 pm

    Delicious looking dinner! And I LOVE your yellow dress!!!

  22. June 1, 2009 10:39 pm

    I love the chips & dip! So clever!

  23. June 1, 2009 10:48 pm

    Looks like she lives down Rte 8 (I live on the North Side) lol you weren’t too far from my house!

    Looks like a blast! I’ll definitely have to check out that restaurant! 🙂

  24. broccolihut permalink
    June 1, 2009 11:42 pm

    Pretty food, pretty dresses!

  25. June 1, 2009 11:55 pm

    What a fun and gorgeous weekend! That dress is so cute! I would looove to live in a place like that-on the water. So amazing. I suck at all water sports. I really cant say I’ve even ever gotten up successfully. 🙂 So good job!

    The food looks so yummy, but definitely tiny portions!

  26. June 2, 2009 1:18 am

    wow so much fun packed into this post! that restaurant looks so amazing and you look great in your borrowed dress! so pretty :)!

  27. lowandbhold permalink
    June 2, 2009 9:10 am

    Awesome dress! I love having friends to share with!

    That’s suuuper cool that you got up twice. I’ve only tried wakeboarding once and I loved it! But getting up is crazy hard!

    Thanks for checking out my blog and I’m glad I’ve found yours now also!

  28. June 2, 2009 10:30 am

    I’m so jealous of your boating/wakeboarding!!! It’s my fave part of summer and I haven’t been out yet. The food and mojito looks great by the way… that’s my favorite drink too!

  29. June 2, 2009 11:07 am

    Talara looks delish and fun for a girls night out! I might have to check it out one of these days!

  30. June 2, 2009 12:18 pm

    What a great weekend! LOVE those types of restaurants but do NOT love the mini portions! The dress looked gorgeous on you and it seems like you guys quite the water skiing workout!!
    xoxo
    s

  31. June 2, 2009 12:27 pm

    wow! brit’s yellow dress looks amazing on you! rather, you make it look amazing!

    i love that you drove by that house from WC and took pics!hahaha

    I am the same way on water sports- but its all about giving it a try ya know! Brit’s legs are insane! That photo shows off her super crazy muscle!

    mmm moijito’s are summer-licious indeed.

  32. June 2, 2009 7:37 pm

    You look so pretty in yellow! I so wish I could pull off that color.

    Wakeboarding HAS to be hard. I’ve only tried skiing and tubing, and they KILL your arms! Fun way to get in a workout without it really feeling like one, though.

  33. June 2, 2009 9:26 pm

    Aw I so enjoyed this post! The pics of you and your besties are adorable! And now I’m CRAVING a mojito, black bean hummus and that mushroom flatbread looks amazing!! Good for you for trying wakeboarding! I’m like tubing or bust – not a fan of watersports!! I prefer drinking on a dock!!!

  34. June 2, 2009 10:00 pm

    Talara looks so fun! Sad that the portions were so small, though. I love Mojitos, too! I think they’re the perfect summer drink. 🙂

    I’ve never been wakeboarding, but it looks hard! I bet it was a killer arm workout!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  35. Megan permalink
    June 2, 2009 11:39 pm

    that sushi place looks sooo fun! i’m sorry about the small portions but it does look fab! i’ve always wanted to try wakeboarding.. it looks like an awesome and killer workout! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress!!! where’d you get it????

  36. June 3, 2009 12:42 am

    oooooh thank you for taking all these wonderful pictures of your weekend adventures!!! The resaurant you guys went to really does have AWESOME looking food…i would love some of that tartar. yummah!!

    Aww and you look so cute you that borrowed dress it looks like it belongs to you! heheheh doncha love it when that happens? 😛

  37. June 3, 2009 9:29 am

    restaurant looks awesome! I’d love to try wakeboarding, I’ve heard it’s an awesome workout. I’m sure it would take me awhile to be able to stay up for more than 5 seconds, though!

  38. June 3, 2009 9:41 am

    So, Talara sounds amazing! I love the decor the best.

    Everything looks like so much fun from the pictures! You look great 😉

  39. June 3, 2009 10:26 am

    What a fun post! Looks like such a great weekend, I would love to try wakeboarding but I have a feeling I’d drown even attempting it.

  40. June 4, 2009 9:45 am

    good to know about talara – i have been wanting to try it! And you all look so cute and colorful before going out!

    I love kent island – beautiful over there!

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