Weekend Shenanigans

Friday- For lunch, my co-workers took me to lunch at Saw’s BBQ for a late birthday celebration. I think Saw’s and Moe’s are my two favorite BBQ places here in Alabama. They are both consistently good each time. After work, Chris and I went to his parents house for dinner.

Saturday – Saturday morning we ran some errands, then headed over to World of Beer to meet up with some of our friends that were in town from Huntsville. A little while after that, Laura and her man came too! The fall beers are starting to come out and I took full advantage of that! I tried a beer cocktail that combined Well’s Banana Bread Beer with Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier which is a full bodied German with a huge head of foam that has clove and hints of banana. It was delicious. After that, I tried the House of Shandy Jack-o-Traveler that was brewed with fresh pumpkin and was a shandy style beer. I think it is my new favorite fall beer! The smell of it was amazing and I want them to make a candle of it! 

After all that beer, we needed some yummy food. Laura and I have been talking about trying Melt forever. Lanney and Diane were on board with the idea, so we headed on over to Avondale!


I forgot to take picture of the appetizers, but we ordered the Matilda Rolls which were sort of like mozzarella cheese sticks with red pepper flakes wrapped in a wonton and served with sauce. We also ordered the melt queso with homemade chips and the blue cheese nachos which were homemade potato chips that had queso and blue cheese melted with bacon, green onions and jalapenos. Delicious!!!!

They had board games scattered throughout the restaurant, so we played Candy Land while we waited for our dinner.


For my entree, I ordered the Flyin’ Hawaiian with pasta salad as my side.  The Flyin’ Hawaiian had smoked ham, habanero jack cheese, and a cajun grilled pineapple served on a pretzel roll. Holy yum. It had a little kick to it with the cheese and cajun pineapple. They do not skimp on the meat either. There was so much ham on this baby that I couldn’t finish it all! Delicious! I know we will be back for sure!


After dinner, we headed over to Boxcar Vape then grabbed some drinks at Todd English Pubb and headed to the roof top for a chat. It was such a beautiful night. (After the temperature dropped from over 100 earlier in the day!)

Sunday – We ran some errands on Sunday and meal planned and grocery shopped. We picked up some shelves to start organizing all of our video games in the basement too. Then we watched reruns of Two and a Half Men Sunday evening. I also read some of my book, I am on book 10 of the series now. Yay!

And of course, here is Livvy watching TV with us. She was facing forward and I called her name and she turned around to give me this look:


I hope everyone has a fabulous week!


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  • Reply Lauren August 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hahaha cats get so mad when you interrupt them for a pic. Bauer seems to know now what the camera is and will give me one good one and then refuse to look at me again! Melt sounds like a really cool place – love the sign and the games!

  • Reply Biana Perez August 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I love restaurants that have fun themes like that and you can play games while you wait!! Sounds like it was a great weekend spent with good friends!!

  • Reply Morgan August 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve been dying to try Melt. The food looks delicious!!

  • Reply Georgina August 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Oh my goodness your kitty is SO darn cute I can barely stand it! She looks like she’s saying “What, I’m watching my show Mom.”
    That sandwich looks quite delicious by the way xo

  • Reply Kristen August 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    oh wow you are flying through those books! i need to binge read them again. Livvy is so adorable. The food at Melt looks amazing and I love that they have board games – I have never played Candy Land!

  • Reply Brews and Tunes (DJ Fusion) August 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Had a great time!! Can’t wait until next weekend!

  • Reply Lynsey @ Eternally wanderlyn August 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    That food looks amazing! Having board games just seems like such a genius idea. 🙂 The best we get around here is giant game of Jenga.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal August 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hahaha – Death Stare from Olivia! How dare you bother her for a photo-op!

    I love your foodventures and I love your beerventures even more! I love fall everything – PUMPKIN BEER AND APPLE EVERYTHING HERE I COME!

    Oh – yesterday – not going to lie, and forgot to write about it I had a chilled Apple Chaider – They take warm apple cider and brew some chai tea with it – then CHILLAX it. It was heaven. Just saying.

    🙂 Happy Monday!

  • Reply Lindsay | Broke and Bougie August 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    OMG something strange just happened when I saw that picture of your Hawaiian sandwich, I swear I just smelled it too haha! looks (and smells?) amazing!!!

    I can’t believe it’s already fall beer time! I’ll be consulting your blog for what I need to try and avoid haha!

  • Reply Julia August 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    OMG that food looks amazing! And how fun to play Candyland while you wait! Looks like an awesome weekend!

  • Reply jillian August 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    yum i love anything on a pretzel bun! xo jillian – stop by! im hosting a great giveaway on cornflake dreams

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph August 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Melt looks really fun with the cool sign and the games. I’d totally go there.

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio August 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    OMG!! BBQ sounds amazing and so does that melty ham sandwich- at Melt. Haha. I like the taste of the pretzel buns but it makes me so full that I don’t order them much. happy late bday!

  • Reply Liz @ Fitness Blondie August 25, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Nadine, honestly, your food pictures KILL ME. You go to the best places and always have the most delicious looking dishes. I have got to come stay with you so I can try some of those places. World of Beer sounds fun and I don’t even drink beer. The banana one you got actually sounds good; I love anything banana.

  • Reply Miranda August 25, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    That sandwich…holy cow! It looks like perfection on a pretzel bun.

  • Reply Amanda August 25, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    How could you forget to take pics of the appetizers?! WE’RE OFFICIALLY FIGHTING!!!! ;P

  • Reply Jessica Shannon August 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

    What?! That’s awesome, playing candy land while you wait! All restaurants should have this!

  • Reply Brittney August 26, 2014 at 1:06 am

    ahhh candy land! Happy late birthday!

  • Reply Jules August 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

    How is Olivia still so tiny and adorable??

  • Reply Laura August 26, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Still dreaming of that damn grilled cheese! Sooo good! Also any place that allows us to play Candyland … Definitely going back!

  • Reply Kerry August 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

    World of Beer – Woohoo!! So cool they have board games to play while you wait. That sandwich looks so yummy! Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Reply chelsea August 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I think places that have games for you to play while you wait for your food are so much fun!

  • Reply Kimberlee August 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Board games at a restaurant?! How fun! Looks like a great weekend.

    Thanks for linking up with MMG 🙂

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