What a fun weekend! The weather was so nice and, despite our Friday night antics and an early Saturday morning, it was actually pretty relaxing. But of course Friday is our night out on the town which started with a couple brewskis, baked garlic wings [with amazing homemade ranch!], salmon salad, and pizza.. with potatoes~! Plus, outdoor seating makes everything better too.
We decided to walk the streets of Berkeley after dinner and ended up at another bar with cocktails that were only $6.50 a pop! With a deal like that, you can’t say no, right? We also were chatting up the bartender, being another east coaster, so I asked him for the obligatory “look, we’re drinking!” picture. Or 10.
We’ve been meaning to actually explore the nightlife around us and I’m glad we finally started to. We also happened to walk by a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop and after reading a couple of Tina’s recaps from her visit, I had to go in and try the Coconut Seven Layer Bar. It was a good choice. A very good choice.
Maybe I should have said no to the $6.50 cocktails because I had a 6 am wake up call for the Color Run. I did it last year in D.C. and was looking forward to meeting up with another Tone It Upper for this one.
It was so great to meet Lisa and we got a nice, early Saturday morning run in and were done before 9 am! I also stocked up on a couple bottles of ZICO.. I love a good race sponsor 😉
The rest of Saturday was pretty quiet [may or may not have been because of our rowdy Friday night] but we made up for it yesterday. For breakfast we tried Bartavelle Cafe, a small coffee shop next to Acme Bread Company, which just so happens to be our favorite bread in the area. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and because it’s what they’re known for.. and because I’ve never had it, I got their avocado toast and an egg. The toast absolutely lived up to the hype! In fact, it might just change my breakfasts for a little while.
We also took a little cruise down to the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. The weather was too perfect to ignore and I found a cute spot with outdoor seating, awesome salads, and wine in a mason jar. Right across the street, there was salsa music playing and people were totally impressive with their dance moves. Despite the terrible traffic getting there and home, it was such a great way to spend the day.
I’m loving this weather and I’m so glad I was able to spend so much time outside this past weekend.
Weekly Meal Plan
Monday – Buffalo chicken/tofu, baked onion rings, and roasted brussels sprouts [moved from last week’s menu]
Tuesday – Spaghetti squash casserole
Wednesday – Corned beef with spiralized carrots & cabbage
Thursday – Korean BBQ chicken stir fry
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Cauliflower crust pizza
Sunday – Lentil vindaloo
We had tons of leftovers last week and were able to stretch things a bit more than expected which was awesome. I’m hoping this will be another good week for leftovers too! If you’re looking for meal plan help, shoot me an email.
Food for Thought
Have you ever had avocado toast?
What’s on your menu this week?
As always your food looks awesome! Glad you had a fun weekend! The color run is a great race to do with friends old and new 🙂 Definitely pinning some of the recipes from your weekly meal plan.
I love the color run and would totally do it again! Highly recommend the baked onion rings, wings, and pizza 🙂
Berkeley is such a fantastic place! Glad you’re getting to explore more. And yum- another delicious menu!!
Definitely learning to love Berkeley more and more as we explore 🙂
This post makes me smile from ear to ear! I had the Coconut 7 Layer Bar flavor over the summer and it changed my life. I love that you guys went out for a drink after dinner and that price is so right. All those silly pics of you and Nathan are just so adorable. Beer..pizza…be still my heart. Avocado toast too, nom! Good job still waking up for the Color Run. I hope that you look back on this post and smile at these memories for yourself as much as I’m smiling at them for you.
Definitely a weekend to look back on and smile! And the drinks? Yea.. they haven’t shown up on our credit cards soooo price was right for sure haha.
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I’m a bit behind in with visiting the link ups but I’m glad I stopped by. What a fun weekend. My husband and I have run Color Runs and when we do our faces hurt by the end from laughing so much 🙂
Haha I love that! It’s definitely a good time 🙂