early girl and caturday, late.

i know it’s sunday. i know it’s the fourth of july. i will worry about fireworks and that stuff later in the day. for now i want to talk about yesterday.

alex and i both have monday off this week, so to celebrate one of the only syncopated three-day-weekends we’ve ever had in four years, we went to asheville for the day. we walked downtown for about forever and after some italian ices to cool down and more walking, we finally went to dinner. at 4:30 pm. that’s how bad we wanted to sit.

we ate to earl girl eatery, the idea for which i got off sweet tater‘s blog. it was great!

we started with the soup of the day, potato and leek (and local, organic, sustainable beers. cool). i was pretty convinced after two bites that there was bacon in it, but the waitress checked with the kitchen and assured me it was vegetarian, so i believed her. it was delicious. i probably could have just ordered a bigger bowl of soup and been full.

then i ordered the “meat and two.” for the “meat” i got their sweet potato black bean cakes (with avocado), and let me tell you. these things were heaven. i was pretty upset that i couldn’t even finish ONE of the two they brought me, but it was early and that soup filled me up. the amount of food was a little unnecessary–alex also got the meat and two, with actual meat, and couldn’t come close to finishing his either. the mac and cheese was so-so. the fried eggplant (that’s what that stuff is) was pretty gross and tasted like nothing. should’ve gone with mashed potatoes and kale with hominy. i knew it, too. but the biscuit was amazing, or maybe it was just the homemade strawberry jam that was amazing. i wanted to eat it by the spoonful.

then we came back to greenville and i uh, passed out for two hours. then we watched valentine’s day, which wasn’t bad but would’ve been significantly better without the inclusion of taylors swift and lautner. oh well.

that was our caturday. bring on the frozen banana icecream, leftover sweet potato cakes, and fireworks!

i don’t think they’ll fit, hip. sorry baby.


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