Tonight was an all-American classic summer-in-June outdoor concert awesome evening complete with friends and good food. What is it about June!?
I packed up some rolls at the bakery…
…then ate one and spoiled my dinner!
After we closed we headed downtown on our bikes to meet friends at Cville’s Fridays After Five concert. Awesome.
I just love the festive, family vibe at Fridays After Five!
Matt and I headed to the beer tent where he got a Starr Hill Northern Lights and I had a Shock Top.
[Matt said because his was a craft brew and mine was mainstream. And you know what, we ended up switching because his was better!!]
We missed you Faith!
After a bit, we decided to move our group to dinner at The Local! ‘Twas a short walk across the tracks and over to Belmont
This was our fourth time at The Local and we had just as good a meal as any – outdoor dining at its finest! The weather today was just perfect. Not hot at all!
To start, I had a Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout – a favorite beer of mine. I shared it with Matt, as I was more interested in the water on the table : )
Last time we were at The Local, we had the Burrata cheese and HAD to have it again!! This is the best cheese ever!
Since I filled up on bread + beer, I decided on a salad for dinner. The Watermelon + Goat Cheese salad was perfect. I was so happy to receive a pile of greens with the main pieces – so appreciative of veggies! The goat cheese was spectacular.
I also stole a few bites of Matt’s Truffle Mac n Cheese
The others at our table offered up their entrees for the camera – meat loaf
And ketchup, which must be local!
We had a grand time getting to know Will and Sarah! Will actually writes a blog about his philosophical musings as a doctor and would love for you all to pay him a visit 😉
The Local somehow got word that KERF was in the house and brought us over two complimentary desserts to share –
An incredible banana split – complete with banana ice cream and lots of whipped cream!!
And my favorite, an adorable jar of lemon curd and a plethora of fresh berries. The lemon curd was outstanding, and of course the fact that it was served in a jar made me love it at first bite!
Thanks, The Local, for making us feel welcome.
We have an early morning tomorrow – we’re slicing bread for a training run for the big women’s 4 miler here in Cville. I’m already past bedtime and need to get there STAT!!