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Weekending: The Charlotte Edition

3 Day Weekend #2 is in the books and y'all, it was a really good one even if it did rain almost the entire time.

Thursday was all about kicking off the end of tax season celebration with Patrick. A little shopping and drinking at 201 Central with dinner at Hawthorne's {best Blackened Chicken Penne ala Vodka ever} and Scandal {which we're not even going to talk about - ugh}

Friday was all about the shopping. We never made it to the Farmers Market {because going in the rain isn't worth it} but we did a little outlet shopping at Concord Mills. I got a fantastic new pair of shoes that I proceeded to hike around in Friday night and get some blisters on both of my little toes.

We ventured out to Food Truck Friday and got there early enough to where there were almost no lines - score! It was also early enough where everything was still available on Papi Queso's menu which meant I was able to add something extra to my Big Cheesy this go around.

Cute shoes, right? My little toes haven't forgiven me yet for buying them.

Amazing grilled cheese, enhanced by adding thick cut bacon to it. It was out of this world delicious.

Our only brewery stop of the whole weekend was Friday night at Unknown Brewing.

We were more interested in the arcade games than the actual drinking though... uh, hello Street Fighter! I was hooked.

Saturday morning, I kicked some butt at my 5K race. More coming on that tomorrow!

There was a little bike shopping, a little frozen yogurt, and a little napping before heading uptown for the Charlotte Knight's game.

Before the game though we headed to the French Quarter to grab a couple of drinks.

Check out that skyline, y'all! I never get tired of that view or taking pictures of it. And as always, the baseball game was a lot of fun. Sure, I might pay more attention to the social aspect of the game rather than the actual game but it's still a great time. I ran into a few old friends that I hadn't seen recently either which was a good surprise.

We might have been the last people to leave.

Seriously though, this skyline.

But, then Sunday came.

We had a failed attempt at a hashbrown casserole {the amount of grease on top of this thing was out of control}, it poured down rain all day, and you know... it was Sunday. Nobody likes to see their weekend end.


Linking up with Biana and Meghan


  1. Looks like fun! I can't get over that panini. I was talking with A this weekend and we decided that we need to come up for a Knight's game...y'all in?

  2. Seriously the food in this post makes me so hungry!!! Love your jack's that you wore to the game! Sounds like a wonderful weekend girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. That grilled cheese looks delicious! I love skyline photos. I don't care how many times I'm in the same city, I pretty much always take a picture o the skyline.

  4. Scandal – I know, right! No words for that. You guys always have the most fun filled weekends! My husband and I were just talking about doing a weekend in Charlotte and if we do I’m definitely asking you for the hot spots!

  5. oh my gosh you guys really were the last people to leave! I am so behind on Scandal, sounds like I need to catch up??

  6. Oh that grilled cheese looks delicious!

  7. What a fun, fun weekend!! I think you definitely celebrated the end of tax season right ;)

  8. I miss that skyline! Looks like a great weekend :)

  9. Looks like a great weekend for sure! I told DG when we were leaving Charlotte that I wouldn't hate moving there. As much as I love Raleigh, Charlotte is lots of fun! Your food looks delicious! xo


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