Sweat And The City

July 17, 2011

We have been all around this town today! After a few hours of chillin with the television and another few times rehearsing my new dance routine, we were back on our bikes to head downtown for dinner.


Our destination: Brookville. For restaurant week. It’s all 3 courses for $26 here (nice choice in price!)


Karen and Matt ordered a bottle of wine. I had 3 sips – just 3! I’m a bit wined out, but it’s hard to turn down a sip.


First up on the menu: Zucchini Fritters!


Absolutely delicious with a touch of lemon cream on the inside. Really loved this. I would have liked a second!


Karen and I both ordered the Grilled Grits with Oyster Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Microgreens


I absolutely love mushrooms and you can’t go wrong with grits! But again, it left me wanting more!


Matt had the Lamb Kafka (local humanely raised lamb – a Brookeville requirement). He shared a bite and the fresh mint was a perfect match


And then….dessert!! (Jessica these are for you!)

Karen had the Bacon Waffle with Peaches. EXCELLENT!


Matt had the Vanilla Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Best vanilla ice cream I’ve ever had!?


And I had the Bacon Ice Cream Root Beer Float!!


I can’t say I tasted too much bacon in this – it reminded me more of salted caramel – but still, it was great.


I shared my root beer with Matt. Naturally.


I love everything about this restaurant, yet I always seem to leave wanting a little more. A bread basket, more vegetables, a bigger portion. Still though, the food tasted great.

Matt and I took the long way home and I’m not sweaty enough to take a second shower before bedtime. I’m still reading the same book – House of Riverton – and am ready to move on so I need to get to readin’!

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1 Cait's Plate July 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Oh my gosh those ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING! And Karen is looking good! I hope she’s feeling well – I think of her often.

Made kale chips for the first time ever using your recipe tonight and they came out awesome :)


2 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

oh my goodness everything looks simply AMAZING!

I’m curious about the grilled grits. What did they do to grill them! Like solid polenta on the grille?? Tre interesting! :)

Hope you have a great start to your busy week! :)


3 KathEats July 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Yeah they were polenta style


4 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites July 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Thanks Kath! I was JUST going to ask the very same thing….. Because the grits were ‘polenta style’ and of course also made from corn meal… what do you think would differentiate the grilled polenta style gits from polenta??? I LOVE polenta and honestly have only ever had grits a few times at this great breakfast joint we go to in Boston though they were ‘porridge style’.


5 KathEats July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I think grits are bigger balls (heh) than polenta. It’s a coarse grind vs. smaller?


6 Molly @ RDexposed July 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I once had a tiny bit of bacon ice cream and was so conflicted between sweet and savory.

I stopped after 1 bite because if I ate any more I felt like I shouldn’t show face at cardiac rehab the next day! HA


7 Julie H. July 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Glad the two of you went out and had a great evening; the food looks like it was a treat? Leftovers?
That bacon root beer float is VERY interesting!!!


8 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm

woah! bacon ice cream?! never knew that even exsisted… :)


9 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

That meal looks delicious. I need those ice cream sandwiches!


10 Amelia July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

All the food looks amazing! Also amazing, your calf muscles in that first photo. Go girl!!


11 Katelyn July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS??! Those look to DIE for! You wouldn’t happen to have a recipe up your sleeve for these?!


12 Lyn July 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm


Here’s my recipe for them. With squash season in Ohio, I’ve been making these for lunch and using some honey mustard for dipper (dijon mixed with honey). Yum!


13 Katelyn July 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Thanks so much!


14 KathEats July 18, 2011 at 7:25 am



15 Lauren July 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Bacon and root beer? Interesting….


16 Christine @ BookishlyB July 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Those zucchini fritters look amazing. I need to find/make up (ha) a recipe!


17 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I love the bacon desserts — I saw “bacon waffle” on the menu at the top and I was hoping that someone tried it!


18 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

Haha that was my favorite of the night too! Such a good paring with peaches. Mmm.


19 lynn @ the actor's diet July 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

those desserts are insanity. i don’t think i’ve ever seen ice cream sandwiches that look so good?!?


20 Silvia @ skinny jeans food July 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

The zucchini fritters look AMAZING!


21 Krystina (Organically Me) July 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

It seems like the dessert portions were bigger than the rest? The food looks great and I LOVE the focus on local food, but the portions would leave me hungry!


22 Angel7 July 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Sounds like a great dinner! Love the touch of bacon to the waffle and root beer float! It is all about the touch of salt for me :)



23 Baking N Books July 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

How do they get the bacon in the float? Is there chunks?…blended? Crazy!

Oh – I would have went with Matt’s for sure…yum. I feel the same way about books, but I have to finish them even if I’m not ‘feeling’ it. Not always fun though – I wonder if it’s just a waste of time then.


24 JenATX July 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

maybe the sauté the bacon and then use the bacon fat renderings and pour it into the float? Sounds fatty haha, I’d rather have chocolate!


25 Baking N Books July 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

:) – Chocolate I can do no problem.


26 Balancing Sylvia July 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Zucchini fritters, wine and ice cream sandwiches strangely enough sound pretty perfect to me
Where did you get your shoes??? I kinda love them 😀


27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

So much bacon! I’m a vegetarian that doesn’t even like bacon to begin with, but I must admit that I would love to try bacon in a dessert one day :)


28 rumfunandsun July 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Oh my lawd bacon waffle with peaches…I would die and go to heaven! My mouth is watering thinking about it!!!


29 Lorin July 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Wine for you = late night snacking/dessert for me. I went a little crazy this weekend and tend to mindlessly eat late at night so I’m cutting back the next few days. I love having dessert, even just a little, but it needs to be appreciated too :).


30 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Food looks awesome but I hate that feeling of wanting more.


31 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm

The grits sound fantastic. I had zucchini pancakes last night – they looked similar to the fritters. Delicious.


32 katie @KatieDid July 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

That’s the funnest dessert I’ve ever seen, I would have also ordered that in a second! As I have a love affair with most things bacon. Everything looks so creative a delicious!


33 Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Those ice cream sandwiches look awesome! I love making homemade ice cream sandwiches with two chocolate cookies, a spread of peanut butter, and vanilla ice cream. Pure bliss! :-)


34 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) July 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I would eat those ice cream sandwiches in a heartbeat! :)


35 kaila @ healthy helper! July 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

What a unique desert! Thats so cool!


36 Bea July 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Bacon waffles and bacon root beer float? That just sounds way too Devine…interesting too. Beautiful pictures as always. Sounds like you had a lovely day.


37 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I’m sorry, but are those Jessica’s dream desserts or something? Bacon for all! 😉


38 Cyndi July 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

It warms my heart to see Karen!


39 Allison July 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Your dinner looked amazing! Especially those zucchini fritters. DC restaurant week is in August and I’m already excited :)


40 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm

The vanilla ice cream sandwiches look SO amazing! Matt has good taste 😉 (You can take that as a compliment too)


41 KathEats July 18, 2011 at 7:25 am
42 RunEatRepeat July 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ben got PB&J wrapped bacon at a food fest yesterday. Totally made me think of bacon differently :)


43 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

My mouth dropped when I got to the dessert pics! HOLY YUMMMMMMMMM! Everything looks amazing. GREAT prices! And please tell Karen that she’s glowing and looks wonderful. :)


44 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Wow, amazing dinner! I really want one of those zucchini fritters!


45 Hannah July 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Things I wish we had in Australia: Root Beer. Root Beer Floats. Ice Cream sandwiches. Grits. Great Harvest….


46 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

All that bacon goodness in the dessert! Wow. Bacon waffles should be eaten at every meal. :)


47 melissa July 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

wow… that entire meal looked absolutely delicious.

I miss grits… I’m from Atlanta but live in Alaska now and am having serious withdrawals. :)


48 Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Bacon waffles with peaches?! I die. I die.


49 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow those zucchini fritters look so good, and the grits and mushrooms sound interesting! Can’t get over that root beer float! Looks like it was a great time. I’m a bit wined out too from all the wineries we visited outside Cville and just from drinking wine and beer out at restaurants all weekend – so great, but just a wee bit over did ourselves. Looking forward to a wine and beer free week I think… :)


50 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I would’ve gotten the ice cream sandwiches….those LOOK tasty!! YUMM.


51 Alaina July 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I don’t think there is anything that bacon can’t be matched up with. :-)

Looks like a delicious dinner!


52 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

BACON ice cream?! I am super intrigued. Slash those ice cream sammies look to. die. We need a 3-course place around here for $26 bucks!!!


53 Heidi - apples under my bed July 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

what amazing looking eats!! just my kind of restaurant. I kinda like how places like this leave you wanting more! at least you dont leave stuffed!
Heidi xo


54 Margaret July 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

Glad to hear you had a nice dinner out, you two certainly deserve a treat. I have made 2 kinds of zuchini fritters, 1 with feta cheese and 1 sort without….. both were delicious and served with Tatziki for dipping, a really awesome combo.


55 Jennifer July 18, 2011 at 2:32 am

Google alerts led me here, and I had no idea what I’d be getting myself into! So happy to have discovered your incredible (drool-worthy) blog. Everything looks so fresh and delish!


56 KathEats July 18, 2011 at 7:25 am



57 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 18, 2011 at 2:41 am

Looks like you had a great time! So sweet sharing your float with Matt :)


58 Khushboo July 18, 2011 at 3:19 am

Matts dessert looks out of this world delicious!


59 kris (everyday oats) July 18, 2011 at 4:06 am

Those three desserts all look delicious!
I love restaurant week! It just finished here in Hong Kong yesterday, but I managed to go to two restaurants. Such a great way to try out new restaurants and their best eats :)


60 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East July 18, 2011 at 4:40 am

Karen is looking stunning!

And the food- fabulous! Especially those desserts. I dont know if I would have chosen bacon ice cream root beer float over those ice cream sandwiches. They are making my mouth water.


61 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 18, 2011 at 6:48 am

Bacon in dessert? Now that is something I’ve never tried!

Restaurant week is like Christmas to me – all the great deals get me so excited! Ours starts today so I’m hoping to make it out to at least a few restaurants.


62 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 18, 2011 at 7:02 am

Those fritters look amazing!


63 Sara July 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

Kath, your shoes in that first pic with the bike are sooo cute! What kind are they?


64 KathEats July 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

They are Champion from Payless.


65 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 18, 2011 at 9:14 am

Bacon, bacon. We went out to brunch yesterday, and my Bloody Mary had a huge slice of crispy bacon in it, for garnish! So weird. (I didn’t eat it, but didn’t waste it either. My other half chowed down on it – but said it tasted like tomatoes. Duh). :)



66 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

That dinner looks amazing! Waffles + bacon + peaches = drool!


67 The Healthy Apple July 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Drooling over those desserts. Love ’em, Kath. Just found out you are also going on the Musselman’s Blogger Tour and I am so excited to see you there! Have a great night.


68 KathEats July 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Oh fun!! How did you find out!?


69 anna July 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

The zucchini fritters are radiating deliciousness through the computer screen. So are those ice cream sandwiches.. mmmmmmmmmmmm


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