Weekend Shenanigans

Another weekend has come and gone! Only one more left for this month! That is just crazy talk!

Friday – We were invited to come to the soft opening of Babalu’s Tacos & Tapas, so we headed downtown Friday evening. We invited Chris’s parents to come with us. Babalu’s environment encourages socializing with friends while sharing small plates and tacos. They make fresh guac table side, have a great selection of specialty cocktails, and lots ofyummy deliciousness.


Since we were there as invited guests, our food was complimentary off a special fixed menu. We ordered the chips and pico as our appetizer.


For our side for the table, we split sweet potato fries. Let me tell you, these were probably the best sweet potato fries we have ever had. They were perfect and not greasy.


Chris ordered the pork belly tacos as his small plate.


I had the grilled chicken satay that came out over fresh rice with black beans and corn.


They also brought out a plate of small desserts to try!


Dulce de leche cheesecake, cayenne pepper chocolate truffle and cinnamon bread pudding. Each one was delicious! I think my favorite was the cinnamon bread pudding, but the cayenne pepper truffle had this little kick after each bite and it was incredible!

They play I Love Lucy on a projector above the bar, and have some different seating options like this long high top table in the middle, and nice chairs around coffee tables outside on the patio. They have screened garage doors to open when the weather is perfect, like Friday night. Overall we had a great time and will certainly be back again! Especially seeing as how it is about one block from my office!



Saturday – I had an adoption class at the humane society Saturday morning. We got done a little early, so I stayed for a little while and took some dogs out to the play yard and for a walk.

That afternoon, we met some of our friends at World of Beer to watch the Alabama vs Texas A&M game. The game was awesome! We completely shut them out 59 to nothing. I started my day with a red and white, of course! Gotta keep it festive. This was a wheat beer with some raspberry framboise mixed in. Delicious.

I hadn’t had anything to eat yet that day, so I ordered the ham and cheese sandwich with a side of edadame and gorbonzo salad. It was delicious!


Chris ordered a pretzel with beer cheese. I had two or three bites. It was so good!


The other beer I ordered was a Crispin Apple Cider. It was a pretty big bottle, so it was my last one. I loved the crispness of it and it wasn’t overly sweet like some of the other ciders out there.


Sunday – I woke up and cleaned the house, gave Gracie a bath and started cutting Mac’s fur. I say started because we were about 45 minutes in and both Mac and I needed a break. He probably lost about 5 lbs of fur! Haha! I forgot how tiny he is underneath all that fluff.

We then met up with Chris’s parents for lunch at J Alexanders and went to Bargain Hunt and Best Buy with them.

We went grocery shopping on our way home, then spent the rest of the night catching up on some shows. Of course, Livvy had to join!



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  • Reply Brooks October 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Babalu’s look great! I’ll definitely have to try that out soon.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my goodness! That pretzel! I need it!

  • Reply joey October 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    your weekend posts always make me SO HUNGRY first thing in the morning!! 🙂

  • Reply Ellesees.blogspot.com October 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    loved seeing your weekend and all that amazing food! nom!!

  • Reply Biana Perez October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    All your food has me drooling this morning!! That restaurant sounds amazing and definitely a spot I’m sure you guys will be back to!! Sounds like you had a great weekend and hopefully it makes its way into your week!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    My dogs really really really need a bath. That’s coming this week.

  • Reply Mree October 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Oh that pretzel looks amazing!! I wish places around here made pretzels like that. Love soft warm pretzels. Happy Monday.

  • Reply Kristen October 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    aww look at how sweet Livvy looks! She’s such a cutie.
    That place sounds really cool, and the chicken satay looks amazeballs. the ham and cheese sandwich though, gosh that looks delish! edadame and gorbonzo salad? YUM. it’s not even 10am and I am so hungry now!

  • Reply Courtney B October 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The foooooood! SO much good food in this post!! You lucky girl 🙂 ha ha!
    What a great weekend!!

  • Reply Julia October 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Oh wow, that food looks amazing! (I think I say that on your post every Monday…) That’s how I am with Hurley too, every time we let his fur get really long and then cut it, I’m amazed at how much smaller and different he looks!

    Sounds like an excellent weekend!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth October 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Livvy model pictures….naturally. Is that a pretzel bun? It’s seriously an ongoing joke with Mark and I…..I have no idea where it started from but whenever we see something on a pretzel bun it’s like an automatic order. Ughhhh thank goodness that Gators got one touchdown otherwise it would have been a shutout……they are seriously so bad this year! Looks like you had some great eats this weekend for sure!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter October 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    That food looks ridiculously good. You are making me hungry! Glad you had a great weekend! PS I love your cat!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I am always starving by the time I am done reading your posts.

    I need to learn to give my guys a haircut because the groomer is SO expensive.

  • Reply Lidija October 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Everything looks delicious, especially that dessert! YUM!

  • Reply Kerry October 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Now I am really hungry. The pretzel and beer cheese sounds amazing!! Love me some sweet potato fries too. What a great weekend!

  • Reply chelsea October 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I’m definitely hungry after reading this one!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal October 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I think it’s hysterical you had Tapas on the same night we ATTEMPTED to have Tapas. So super envious! I’m coming down to visit you now. Hahaha.

    Like RIGHT NOW.

    🙂 We watched a decent amount of football on Sunday night! And Livvy looks so COMFY!

  • Reply Kate October 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Sounds like a good weekend!! Love tapas!

  • Reply Amanda October 21, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I was drooling over your IG photos this weekend! Those deserts!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Kelly Mock October 21, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Mmm! All of that food looks fantastic! Particularly the pretzel! Yum!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie October 21, 2014 at 1:56 am

    as always I want to eat and drink every last thing in this post

  • Reply Pinky October 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I’m sorry, i didn’t read a single word of your post because i was drooling at allllll the food. OH MY GOODNESS!

  • Reply Kelli October 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    All that food looks amazing, and I’m a fan of any place that shows I Love Lucy!

  • Reply Jenn @ Busienss, Life & Design October 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I need to stop reading your weekend recaps before lunch. Only 1 hour and 20 minutes to go… It all looks good, but I’d be most excited to try the cayenne pepper chocolate. I’ve had “Mexican hot chocolate” a couple times and it’s always been delicious. When I put cayenne pepper on my hot cocoa at home – not so much. 😛

  • Reply Kimberlee October 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Damn all that food looks good especially the pretzel! Looks like a pretty awesome weekend.

    Thanks for linking up with MMG 🙂

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