Mine Is Bigger Than Yours

June 24, 2011

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…

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…then ate one and spoiled my dinner!

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After we closed we headed downtown on our bikes to meet friends at Cville’s Fridays After Five concert. Awesome.

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I just love the festive, family vibe at Fridays After Five!

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Matt and I headed to the beer tent where he got a Starr Hill Northern Lights and I had a Shock Top.

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[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!

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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

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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!

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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 : )

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Last time we were at The Local, we had the Burrata cheese and HAD to have it again!! This is the best cheese ever!

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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.

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I also stole a few bites of Matt’s Truffle Mac n Cheese

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The others at our table offered up their entrees for the camera – meat loaf

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And ketchup, which must be local!

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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 ;)

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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!!

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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!

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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!!

Nite!

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Love your shirt! The sunset lighting is beautiful.

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2 Kat @ Cupcake Kat June 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

looks like a fun night. That salad sounds so good!

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3 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

dinner looks delicious! I want a bite of that mac n cheese :)

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4 faith June 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I missed you too!! You should have texted me and let me know about all the fun I was missing! That lemon curd is pretty awesome.

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5 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Oh what a fun evening and fun post…Fridays After Five looks like my kinda way to spend Friday!

And spoiling your dinner b/c of cinny bread…totally worth it :)

When you “write” on your pics, do you do that in Lightroom or in picnik or another program? I need to do that but still havent figured it out in LR 3 and havent tried out any other programs…yet.

:)

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6 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

Photoshop. I can only figure out how to do one word in LR

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I love watermelon with cheese – the sweet with the salty gets me every time! :)

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8 Cait's Plate June 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Wow – The Local is a place right up my alley. I wish we had more local, farm-to-table places up here. It definitely seems like a push in the southeatern states – when I was visiting my sister in Atlanta there were SO many and the food was just so fresh and delicious. Hopefully it creeps up the east coast into the northeast soon!

Looks like a fun night all around :) Good luck with your early morning tomorrow!

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9 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Orlando is heading that way!!

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10 Krystina (Organically Me) June 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Creeper alert, but do you happen to work at Dandelion?

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11 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I do, weirdo! :P Just kidding. About the weirdo part, yes I work at Dandy!

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12 Krystina (Organically Me) June 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

I knew you looked familiar! I go there all the time, haha.

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13 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’m there what feels like 90% of the time, let me know when you come next! I’ll make you something awesome in the kitchen :)

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14 Cait's Plate June 25, 2011 at 8:03 am

Katherina, you’re so lucky! Send some local movement up the coast ;)

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15 Krystina (Organically Me) June 25, 2011 at 9:18 am

I totally will. I love meeting new bloggers in Orlando. :D

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16 Sammi June 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

That bread looks amazing! You should do a Great Harvest give-a-way…wish there was one near me :(

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17 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

The Local looks like such an awesome restaurant! Oh and cute top!

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18 kris (everyday oats) June 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

so. much. good. food.
burrata cheese is amazingg!

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19 staceyhealthylife June 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

There’s so many great activities in that town. I love it. It sounds like an amazing place to live.

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20 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) June 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Love the berry dessert! Such a great summer treat! :) Your town looks so adorable and fun!

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21 lynn @ the actor's diet June 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm

i’m envious of your summer outfit. i’m in nyc where i thought it’d be hot, but have been wrapped up the whole time!

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22 Elisabeth June 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Your shorts this evening were adorable!

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23 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living June 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Great outfit today :) Sounds like you had a fantastic Friday night too. That lemon curd sounds way beyond delicious!

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24 Baking 'n' Books June 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Purple is definitely your color! Sounds like a great way to end a day at the bakery.

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25 Khar June 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Anheuser Busch beer! I’m shocked. That curd with berries looks delicious. I have some lemon curd chilling in the fridge to be made into a semi-freddo tomorrow.

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26 Christine (The Raw Project) June 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Yum, the rolls look wonderful! Looks like a wonderful evening of beer, cute pics.

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27 Mama Pea June 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

You’ll be happy to know that I was at our GH yesterday and told them all about your GH and your Apple Crunch Bread Pudding. Ours had S’mores Bread Pudding. CRAZY. Hope you have a good weekend!

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28 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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29 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 25, 2011 at 12:11 am

I love your outfit! Charlottesville always looks like it always has something fun going on :)

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30 Khushboo June 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

Truffle mac and cheese?? ER YUM!

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31 Allyson June 25, 2011 at 12:38 am

I just tried gh for the first time this wed,ok(but I am not a bread gal). For how much you guys go out to eat, do you ever have anything negative/construcrtive criticism to say about the restaurants and service? I am a Philly girl….so you know what they say about phillies fans, nothings good enough. But still you guys rarely diss a rest?

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32 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 6:26 am

Yeah, they’re in here, but few and far between. Most of the restaurants here are really good!

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33 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan June 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

Looks like a fun night!

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34 Lorin June 25, 2011 at 1:56 am

I think this might be our dinner spot for when I go visit Charlottesville and your Great Harvest bakery. It’s awesome that everything is local!

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35 Justeen @ Blissful Baking June 25, 2011 at 3:31 am

Sounds like a great Friday evening! The desserts look especially awesome – I skipped dessert this evening (although I did have two yummy cocktails) and I REALLY missed it. So I came home and ate a handful of peanut M&Ms! :)

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36 Jumanah (Healthy Living in the Middle East) June 25, 2011 at 4:00 am

Fun! The Local sounds so delicious! Especially that salad- watermelon and goat cheese are such a great combo. And that banana split! YUM!!!!!

By the way- I’m loving your purple shirt! Looks so great on you!

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37 Suzanne @ continuing my education June 25, 2011 at 5:18 am

Just registered for the women’s 4 miler! You should do it! It is a wonderful race. I would sign up today if you are interested though, it fills up quickly!

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38 Amy June 25, 2011 at 5:26 am

I registered just now too – set my alarm! :)

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39 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 6:26 am

I’m probably slicing for it!

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40 Amy June 25, 2011 at 5:26 am

You will love the women’s four miler training program – I did it years ago and it’s such a fun, supportive atmosphere. Are you slicing bread for the race this year?

That lemon curd looks delicious. Mmmmm lemon + berries.

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41 cathy June 25, 2011 at 5:31 am

the runners will appreciate the bread!
ketchup with mac n cheese – we always did that, as kids, in our family!
what a wonderful friday evening to welcome the summer season.

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42 Kristen @ Change of Pace June 25, 2011 at 5:38 am

You moved to an amazing town Kath! And I can definitely tell you are taking advantage of everything it has to offer. I wish our town was like that!

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43 Christine @ Burning It Off June 25, 2011 at 6:05 am

I’m so jealous of how nice the weather looks in your pictures. Eating/drinking on a nice patio is one of my favourite ways to spend a summer evening but it’s gonna be raining all weekend where I am… guess I’ll have to live vicariously through healthy living blogs this weekend lol…

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44 Karen June 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

You look/sound particularly joyous lately, Kath…despite your long hours, I betcha the rewarding work you are doing w/the bakery is a contributor (along with the June-in-the-air mood.) So happy for you!

p.s. Cute shorts!

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45 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 6:26 am

Thanks :) It’s summer!

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46 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

The picture of you striking a pose is adorable!

And I’ve never had lemon curds, but I love citrus and fruit desserts. Now I’m intrigued.

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47 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 25, 2011 at 6:19 am

What a perfect summer Friday night! I love outdoor concerts and events in the evenings when the weather is nice… gotta take advantage of it! And that sounds like a fantastic dinner, especially with that surprise dessert. ;)

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48 Hillary June 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

You make C-Ville look like the coolest place ever, especially in the summer!

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49 Keelie June 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

The watermelon salad looks PERFECT!

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50 rumfunandsun June 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

Looks like fun! I miss beer! Of all the things I had to change to eliminate gluten thats the one that hurts the most :-(

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51 Lindsay June 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

Ugh! So jealous of the food in this post! My husband and I have just moved to Korea, and I’ve found all cheese except…GOAT CHEESE! SO I’m drooling over your salad!
However upon moving here I do have a bit of time on my hands, do you recommend any books/websites with good recipes on making bread? Figured I’d try my hand at making some healthy options for my family since not many are offered at the stores here.
Any advice would be appreciated!!

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52 KathEats June 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

I believe Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day is a big bread book to check out

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53 kris June 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

The Local is less than a quarter mile from Spudnuts, home of the best doughnuts on earth. I don’t even like donuts, but these are not to be missed.

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54 Angel7 June 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

It looks like you all had a fun time!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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55 Natalia - a side of simple June 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

SIGH* truffle mac n cheese :)

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56 The Healthy Engineer June 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

Hahaha I like how you didn’t even have to contact them beforehand that you were coming–they just knew you were there! You’re on their radar!

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57 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I don’t blame you; I would have ruined my appetite for dinner with those rolls, too!!! :D

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58 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Your purple shirt is too cute!

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59 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

You look good in purple! And I love Summer night concerts <–woot!

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60 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I’m dying to try the Popeye & Cinnamon Chip!!

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61 anna June 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Super funnn :) And I looove with that lemon curd jar!

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62 anna June 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

uh.. scratch the “with”.. :)

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63 Seth @ Boy Meets Food June 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Here I go talking about bourbon again…

So jealous you can still get the Bourbon Barrel Stout on draught! I went to the BBC just the other day, and they are out until winter! :( I really think it’s at least in my top 5 fav. beers.

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