First Friday After Five With A View

May 4, 2012

There was so much going on tonight we had a tough time getting to any of it!! Not only was it First Friday Art Gallery Crawl night, but also Fridays After Five (live music at the pavilion) and Second Street’s root top event, Brews with a View!


This afternoon I went to the bakery for some prep for an event tomorrow. I was craving a smoothie (common afternoon occurrence these days..) so I got the fruit, yogurt + tofu smoothie from Cville Coffee.


Mmmmm bread! I also had a bite of Savannah bar and the baby went crazy with kicks!

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When we’d wrapped up, Matt and I headed downtown!


The event of the night was Second Street Gallery’s Brews with a View!


Awesome bluegrass and some great rolls provided by some bakery Winking smile 



We donated spreads too and they were gone so fast! We’ll have to give more next time!

All you can sip! Love how they just put kegs in tubs. So much cooler than a bartender!


He sipped, and we both chewed a Dakota roll


As we headed back up the mall to go to the Pavilion for some music, we bumped into Ellen and Daniel and then Sara + Juan (love small towns!) and ended up joining S+J for dinner at one of our favorite spots – Positively 4th Street. Love their atmosphere and menu full of local foods. We are also now friends with the cool manager Sarah – Hi Sarah!

The four of us shared a chips + queso to start. I had a big handful of those.


And I decided on the [local, organic] Southwest burger for dinner – topped with avocado, jack cheese and roasted pepper.


It was delicious, but I only got halfway through before I was absolutely stuffed! It’s this new stomach I have now…


I had also had some arugula salad that came on the side (I was given the asparagus by accident, so I got both!)


And some of Matt’s French fried taters


We’re tucked back at home, never having made it to the Pavilion’s live music for the night OR any of the open art galleries aside from the Second Street rooftop music. Good thing there’s always next week!

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1 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Sounds like a very fun night! You look gorgeous in the picture of you at the bakery – positively glowing :)


2 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) May 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Looks like an awesome Friday night!


3 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Your community is so lucky to have you!!!


4 Mary B. May 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I remember that whole getting stuffed quck feeling! Made me crabby because I really wanted to chow down. On another note, your town looks so fun. It is nice that you take advantage of it.


5 mary @ minutespermile May 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Hey at least you got some fun in! Fridays out are are tough to swing at the end of a long week. Enjoy the weekend!


6 Sana May 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

You do a great job in making cville sound awesome!


7 Faith @ Gracefulfitness May 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

We never made it to the pavilion either! It was still a lovely night though, glad you had fun too!


8 Christine @ BookishlyB May 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

That looks so fun. I always wonder if my community a) doesn’t have events like this or b) I haven’t done enough research. Hmmmm….


9 Maria @ The Fitness Girl Kitchen May 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Looks like it was a beautiful and fun Friday! I so miss Cville; I used to go there a lot when my boyfriend lived in Staunton.


10 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

you look glowing and beautiful in that photo! and that hamburger looks and sounds incredible! the avocado + jack cheese combo is definitely a winner.


11 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Looks like a lovely afternoon indeed!


12 jassy @ Healthy Egg May 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm

packed with activities–that’s so nice :)


13 Lara @ TresLaLa to TinyLaLa May 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Such a great small town Friday night! I spent the night frosting cupcakes & cookies for a baby shower tomorrow… I’d rather have eaten some of that chips & queso!


14 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Being stuffed after a few bites is one of those pregnancy-stomach things, yep. But glad you got some chips + queso and the asparagus is beautiful.

Fun night and glad you are taking full advantage of all the fun activities!


15 j3nn May 5, 2012 at 1:36 am

I can see why you guys chose Cville, it suits your personalities perfectly!


16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

Looks like a great friday evening! Have a great weekend, Kath!


17 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Cville looks like such a lovely town! I love how the community gets together for these events! I would never order a hamburger as I prefer my hubbies homemade but those look amazing!


18 Susan @ Lawrence 785 May 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

Okay, sold. Must visit Charlottesville! Awesome night! It looks awesome, kind of like my hometown (lawrence ks) only, you know. Not.

[ Technically, I’ve been there before – with my parents, when I was like….7. We took an Amtrak trip all over the east coast area and when we got off at charlottesville I accidentally left my TEDDY BEAR on the train. Never to be heard from again – RIP – so obviously this major loss of a loved one kind of tarnished the whole experience ha ha. I think 20 years now is enough time for my wounds to have healed though, and c’vile and I can start anew. Haha :) ]

PS I spy matt carrying your bag! hehehe.


19 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 10:37 am



20 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Sounds like fun!


21 Katie @ Happy Figs May 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We live in a small town too! Kailua, Hawaii, We love it, I don’t think I’ve ever gone out without seeing friends at the beach or in our little town center.


22 Angel7 May 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The smoothie looks pink-a-li-cious :)

Dakota rolls sound great!


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