Scenes From Date Night

July 18, 2014

Matt and I slipped away for a night on the town….er the pier!


C+K were left in charge of the boys – and a dinosaur on the loose!


We went to our favorite tiki bar on the pier where we ordered cocktails (marg for me, Pimm’s cup for him) and listened to some live music.






That’s better!




We decided the menu at the attached restaurant looked great. We were in the mood for some fried seafood!



We shared two plates – one with soft shell crab (which I love but it still gives me the heebie jeebies!)


And one with fried flounder. They both came with fries, shrimp hushpuppies and slaw.


It was the perfect beach night!


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1 Jeri July 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

I had my first soft shell crab a few weeks ago. Yep hee bee gee bees! It was on a BLT at that. I can officially say, been there done that and I will never do that to a BLT again.


2 Mallory July 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

Love the date night posts! They’re rivaling your Lately and other slice-of-life posts for top spot in my books.


3 Katie @ happygokatie July 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

Looks like a beautiful setting for date night, and you look so pretty Kath – that dress is gorgeous on you! I’m looking forward to this weekend and hopefully fitting some date nights of my own into it. Loving the beach week updates! Have fun :)


4 Eileen July 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

You look very cute with your hair up! Looks like a fun night out!


5 MaryK. July 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

Jealous! You have that amazing vacation glow. :)


6 Abby July 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

Love that dress!!! Where did you find it?


7 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s Athleta


8 Laura @ She Eats Well July 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

You’ve got a great tan! Looks like a fun date night with an incredible view.


9 Liz July 18, 2014 at 9:53 am

Yum! What a fun beach trip and so cool you guys vacation together! And you just made me crave a margarita at 10:50am ha!


10 Valerie July 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

I LOVE your dress….so summery and bright!


11 Catherine July 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

That is such a pretty beach! I’m originally from the west coast, but I love east coast beaches. You and Matt look like you had a great, relaxing evening!


12 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

What a lovely night! And your dress is so pretty!


13 Melissa July 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

haha – now I know EXACTLY where you are. :) LOL. I was debating on going there with hubby this coming up weekend as where we are staying, we can literally walk there. Would you suggest it?


14 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

Yes! We love it


15 Melissa July 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

Awesome! Now I know what we’re having on our 6th annivesary! Thanks!!



16 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

Kath! You are seriously looking flawless these days! What a fun date night. That pimms cup looks refreshing!


17 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

you have a beautiful summer glow!! what are your skin care secrets?


18 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

All of the above!? Lol I have no idea! Thank you though!


19 Shannon July 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I must go there next Summer! What beach in Carolina is that?


20 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

The tiki bar is in Carolina Beach!


21 Kelly July 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

What a wonderful time you all are having! Do you work out on your vaca? or do you just take a break from it all?:)


22 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I used to work out everyday. Now I just walk on the beach and chase the toddler : )


23 [email protected] July 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Fish and chips…doesn’t get more beachy!!! Glowing and bronzed…love the dress!


24 Ashley Saul July 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Kathm you look so beautiful on your date night! Love it


25 Alex @ Kenzie Life July 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I love that red dress! It looks great on you!


26 Jeanie July 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I’ve never tried soft shell crabs. I can’t even imagine eating shell and all. As far as I know, we don’t have them here on the West Coast. Plenty of hard shell crabs, though.


27 Paulette Clark July 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

My favorite way to eat soft shelled crabs is fried, of course, and then stuck between two pieces of toast(white bread only) with mayo and a little ketchup and a side of grits in the morning. That way you can’t see what you are crunching. Back when we were so broke and had little ones we used to wait until they went to school and then I would fry a couple of crabs because we didn’t want to share with kids who might not enjoy the experience. We were young and selfish but that worked for me. I think that might have been our “date night”.


28 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Haha that is awesome!


29 Casey @ Casey the College Celiac July 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Looks like a wonderful night out! Fun, family and delicious food! What more could you ask for? :)


30 Mandy July 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Kath, I read you to see what you’re eating. I like to compare what I’m eating to what you’re eating, because I admire you, and you are an RD, and we are in similar places in life. Just some feedback, I don’t like your guest posts (I like YOU much better!) and I don’t like your “day in the life posts (Well, I DO, but that’s not why I read. I want to know what you’re eating!) Also I love to know how you are working out. Look, I’ve followed you for a few years now, and we are in similar places in our lives. I hope you will jump back on to everyday eating/workouts when you get home!!


31 Mandy July 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Also, because you look hottttt! 😀


32 Lisa @bitesforbabies July 19, 2014 at 5:49 am

I wouldn’t mind having a date night at a place like that! Looks lovely 😉


33 Lindsay @ lifting in lilly July 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

That is definitely my idea of a PERFECT evening!!!!


34 Jill July 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Cute dress! That fish looks so delicious. I’ve been wanted some seafood. Now I’m so hungry.


35 Anna July 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Hi Kath–I have been following your blog for quite some time now. I am currently battling my way towards recovery from an eating disorder, and often find myself drawn to the natural way you relate to your food and your body. I just wanted to say thank you–your posts give me glimmers of hope as I see you reflect how much joy food can bring, and this has been an important part of my recovery journey.


36 KathEats July 20, 2014 at 6:30 am

Thank you Anna and good luck to you!


37 Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out July 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

There is something so comfort food about fried fish!


38 Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet July 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Kath, look at your pretty up-do! Bee-u-tee-ful!


39 Marie @ My Personal Finance Journey July 20, 2014 at 3:46 am

You look very beautiful and I love your smile! :) Oh, it was last summer when we went to the beach with my family and I missed those times!


40 AshleyL July 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

You have incredible skin! What products do you use!?


41 KathEats July 20, 2014 at 11:02 am

Thanks! I have a post coming that mentions my current favorites!


42 Ali July 21, 2014 at 5:47 am

Thanks for sharing some of the highlights of your vacation! You look so happy and healthy!


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