I’m not one for celebrating birthdays for just one day, so this weekend was an extended birthday celebration for Michael. Ridiculous, I know. But if you want to hear all about the delicious things we ate, scroll down.
So I don’t typically extend the celebrations this long, but with his birthday being on a Monday, and us being out of town the weekend after, we had no choice but to keep it going this weekend. It was also an abnormally beautiful day in Richmond too, so it worked out perfectly. I planned an entire day of things for us to do, ending with a surprise visit from one of his best friends in DC. Considering we wanted to crash around 5:30pm on Saturday and ended up staying awake until about 2am, I would say it was a success.
We started with plans for breakfast & we first attempted the ever-famous chicken biscuit from Saison Market but when we got there, the kitchen wasn’t open yet. We scooted down the street to Pop’s Market for breakfast sandwiches instead. I’d only been here for lunch once before, but this was his first time. I ordered the bacon, egg & cheese biscuit and honestly, it looked delicious but it was so greasy and really just more than I can handle so I probably wouldn’t get it again. Michael ordered the sausage, egg & cheese bagel and said it was pretty good.
Next up, we had tickets to the Dominion Charity Classic at the nearby country club and it was probably my first and last visit to such a place. So overwhelming and I think my $15 Old Navy dress was the cheapest thing there, food included.
A failed attempt to get a lobster roll later, we headed to Blue Bee Cider’s new location which I am now obsessed with. The weather was just perfect enough to sit outside in the cutest little courtyard. Twinkly lights forever.
Once his friend popped in to surprise him, we had reservations at Graffiato, mostly because their brussels sprouts ARE BACK ON THE MENU. They are so good that they deserved to be shouted from the rooftops. After dinner, we headed to Quirk because it was right next door but no complaints from this lady because it’s basically just my favorite way to end a night now because I’m old and can’t handle smelly dark bars. The rooftop bar is closed for the season, but Michael somehow got us a private tour of it anyway so we could show our friends’ the view. We also got to sneak a peek at the chef’s rooftop garden. Amazing – they grow their own herbs and veggies. And pumpkins.
A $30 order from Red Eye Cookies later, we crashed with full bellies, just to wake up and eat one last meal at Heritage for brunch. Michael and I used to be big brunch fans and would probably go every. freaking. Sunday, and Heritage has always been my favorite. Please just get the eggs benny, no matter what it is, and you can die happy.
Michael doesn’t listen to me and he ALWAYS orders the chicken & waffles, no matter where we go.
A 5:30 wakeup call for the gym this morning came early but was oh so necessary. It was a quick but great weekend and Michael spoils me day in and day out so it was nice to be able to turn the tables for once. Now it’s time to prep for Thanksgiving and Christmas!