After our workdays concluded, Matt and I headed downtown for the kick-off of the Cville Tom Tom Founders Festival, a month long celebration of art, music and innovation.
From the website: “Tom Tom is about the future of the community, and establishing Charlottesville as a creative hub for innovative ideas, artists, & businesses”
Tonight’s block party featured live music, New Belgium beer, food trucks and LOTS of cute kiddos!
We ran into SO many people we knew!! Love small town life. The festival felt like a neighborhood block party!
My friend Katherine was there with her boys. These guys are the cutest!!! Both Matt and I agreed that festivals like this make us so excited to join the parent club.
Matt chugged IPAs and I chugged lemonade.
Music to my ears –
I had sipped my way through this kale + milk + banana + chia + graham cracker smoothie around 4:30, so we weren’t too hungry for dinner until later.
We actually hadn’t planned on eating out [and rice was cooking in the cooker at home!] but it just seemed like the better night of the weekend to eat out and we’ll get all cozy with our planned home-cooked meal + LOST tomorrow night.
So we headed downtown to find a quick bite to eat. Matt’s training sweets for the third (and final for now!) time tomorrow, so we didn’t want to sit through a whole meal and stay out too late.
Perfect night to give Cinema Taco a try!
Cinema Taco [located next to/inside the Jefferson Theater] is pretty much a local (gourmet?) version of Qdoba. I think we have a new casual downtown fav!
We equally shared (because we couldn’t decide) a taco salad with beans ‘n rice
And a cheesy quesadilla
Plus a boatload of chips!
The meal tasted SO good. SOOOO good! But the second I took my last bite, the fire of the mango habanero salsa combined with a garlic-onion taste that just will not go away hit. Someone feed me an Altoid pronto. Or a tube of toothpaste.
Luckily we share the same breath