Thanks so much for all of your sweet birthday wishes and comments on my birthday post! I love that getting older means really being able to reflect on life and things that are important – so much better than just worrying if I’m going to get the pink Caboodle that I want, ya know?
This past weekend was fantastic, and FILLED with amazing food and lots of fun. We kicked off my birthday weekend with lunch at Zaza Fine Salad & Wood Fired Pizza:
First of all, the salads alone are a great reason to try this place out, but the pizza was delicious and the GELATOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…well, let’s just say it was out of this world crazy-good.
It’s located in the Heights in Little Rock, which is a really cute area with fun little shops, bakeries and restaurants. I can see myself spending a lot of time there, especially since there’s an adorable little kitchen shop and outdoor store literally on the same block. Right up my alley!
Dinner was at Trio’s, another local place that did not disappoint. We kicked dinner off with a great glass of Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon (I think 2009?), which was smooth and VERY agreeable. Nate and I downed an order of crab dip, which honestly I would have made my meal if I hadn’t had to share. I got the Pretzel Logic Pork (pork tenderloin crusted with pretzels and served with spaghetti squash and sweet potato fries) and Nate ordered the Tuscan Chicken Roulade. Both were delicious, and I KNOW I’m going to have to try my hand at a pretzel crust. Heaven.
We drove downtown to just check out the scene (my sweet mother- and sister-in-law were watching Weston), and just took our time walking around by the river. I don’t know if y’all have ever been, but Little Rock is a beautiful city!
Saturday was spent running around town, and we finally got to stop at one of my favorite places: McAlister’s. I know it’s a chain all through the South, but I LOVE their tea and the salad I got was phenomenal. Lots of almonds and cranberries and gorgonzola = one happy girl. Plus since no one else seemed to like gorgonzola I didn’t have to share too much 😉
The weekend was great, ending in a rainy evening yesterday (side note: I LOVE THE RAIN!), but the best part of this past year has been our journey with this little man:
Nate and I have been so blessed to have such a sweet, happy, healthy and strong baby boy. I can’t imagine any better birthday gift than to have another day with my two guys!
I’m cooking up a storm in the kitchen today with some major recipe wins to share with y’all soon – look out!