This past weekend Brenna and I casually decided we were gonna take a little mid-semester *vacation just for the heck of it. (*vacation: we got tickets to Hoodie Allen and decided to peace out of Lawrence for the entire weekend solely to eat some good food leading up to our concert.) I’ve decided to break it up into 2 different posts just because there are too many good food snaps for one blog post to handle!
Friday we left a rainy and cold Lawrence early afternoon and got on the road with a mission to make it to the BAR K, a newer bar / foodie stop that DOUBLES as a dog park as well. We were honestly amazed with the entire concept and sadly it was pretty gross outside, but that didn’t stop us from hanging out with the pups for quite some time outside. We ate inside due to the weather but the food made up for that. Brenna got a tuna salad and I got white chicken chili (one of my FAVORITE fall meals) and both were AMAZING!
However before we even made the dog / food pitstop, I convinced us to head over to a convention center in KC for the Holiday Mart going on that weekend. We spent probably too long sampling foods and looking at different toys and winter decor. The endless Christmas music and shopping was exactly how I wanted to start off the weekend! AND! Before we even got out of the car Brenna got a call that she got accepted for an internship this summer IN STL! How ironic and fitting for the weekend!!! My only wish for the holiday mart is that the lighting was sliiiiightly better….#justbloggerprobs
We ended up getting into STL around 8pm and after being in the car all day we decided we wanted to just get to her brother’s apartment and eat instead of going out. After making a quick Trader Joe’s run, we cooked up some pappardelle with TJ’s vodka marinara (the BEST), and some veggies and called it an early night.
Saturday morning we made some pumpkin pancakes for breakfast that we ALSO got from Trader Joe’s. Honestly, Trader Joe’s favorites post coming soon. We then headed out to Forest Park and walked around. It was the absolute most gorgeous day outside and just being able to be outside in that kind of weather was amazing. We found this place called The Boat House to grab a late lunch at and I’m so glad we found it because it was the most perfect place to just be outdoors. It was right up to the water in the park. (I actually got to feed ducks!!!) There was also live music and not to mention the BEST huevos rancheros I think either of us have ever eaten.
Up next is more info on our ~actual concert~ and our little morning adventure before heading back to school! Part 2 coming soon!
Until next time, xoxo, Ally