Tiki Hutz

July 3, 2010

I repeat: Happy Birthday to Matt!!

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Tonight was a whole celebration in his honor :mrgreen:


We headed out to a special request of Larbs + Matt – a tiki bar with live music. It was quite the happenin’ scene!! All the seagulls in the area had showed up to play.

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These gentlemen insisted I take their photo. I did, gave them a business card and told them to check Katheats.com for their photo. Here it is!

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Larbs + mom got fruity drinks

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And I got a wheat beer of sorts. It was just OK – better with the orange!

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Thanks to our grandmother for treating us for the drinks!! She heard through the mom grapevine we were going to a tiki bar :)

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Back at la casa! I have yet to touch the sand, but we went close to the water for a few photos.

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Evening lime + tonic

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Birthday presents set out!

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Kanz and I were in charge of dinner tonight – a seafood risotto at Matt’s request!

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Complete with shrimp, scallops and mussels seared in Garlic Gold and white wine

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Plus risotto with parm cheese and kale with red peppers

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Great Harvest Garlic bread on the side

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I had a splash of wine with dinner

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Happy Birthday Matt!!!

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Larbs got him a fancy Bruster’s ice cream cake!

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I had half a cone and a sliver – but didn’t quite finish it all.

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We’ve got a early day tomorrow with a big pilgrimage to Bald Head Island for the day. Gotta get to bed!!

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1 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

That is too funny that they wanted there picture taken. Looks like a fun time at the Tiki bar and looked like it was a happening place. Love your dress and you and Matt look like a perfect couple.


2 Runeatrepeat July 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Have a fun and safe trip :) I love vacation posts.


3 Camille July 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Looks like a great time with great people and great food :)


4 Meg July 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Happpppy Birthday! Festivities and that cake look AMAZING!

You are so gorgeous Kath – you should pin a little tropical flower in your hair 😀

Have a great night and have fun pilgrimaging in the AM 😀


5 Kaz July 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Happy birthday, Matt! 😀

Looks like you guys had a blast tonight. Have fun on your vacay! 😀


6 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Awesome time! Happy Birthday Matt!!!!! and yes, they definitely could pass as twins :)


7 Tina July 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Happy Birthday to Matt! Looks like so much fun! Wish I was there! My bday is soon. :)


8 Jo July 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Fancy cake! I am going to have to have one for my next bday!


9 La. July 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Wow! The pictures you took with your man are so cute! I love them. Happy Couples are WONDERFUL to read about! That looks like a fabulous get-a-way!


10 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

OH MY GOSH! That cake is EPIC!


11 Wei-Wei July 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Aww, those photos with you and Matt are just too, too cute. I’ve only ever seen Tiki bars in cartoons… (Lilo and Stitch?!) but I never thought they actually existed in real life! 😛

That ice cream cake is simply amazing. It’s so creative to put the ice cream cone itself in; Court and Whitney recently made a similar cake for their mom’s birthday over at Teens Eat – you should check it out!



12 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

looooove the cake! i went someplace today that has similar cone cakes (though they weren’t ice cream) and was on the food network for them – you can see them in some of the pix:



13 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm

i love that dinner! and the fact that your grandmother treated y’all to drinks. and your calf muscles :)


14 Krystina July 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

You look so pretty in these photos. Have a great day tomorrow. 😀


15 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Happy Birthday Matt! So many pretty Younger gals!


16 Melissa @ For the Love of Health July 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I love your dress! Very cute!


17 elaine! July 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Ahhh you’re making me seriously crazy for a beach vacation! I assume you’re on the East Coast… it looks so different than the West Coast beaches I’m used to.


18 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey July 4, 2010 at 12:21 am

Aw, those pics of you and Matt are adorable. How kind of you guys to make the birthday boy dinner. :) Also, that cake looks really good, lol. 😛


19 Kerri @ Kerri Turns into a Zombie July 4, 2010 at 12:33 am

Fun Cake! I love pics by the water.


20 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 4, 2010 at 1:34 am

:O what an incredible looking cake!! That puts my last birthday to shame :/
I think you’re going to have to explain the Matt/Larbs/Kanz thing again…I’m getting confused 😛 (unless you did in the last post, which I’m just about to read :p)


21 Sarah July 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

Larbs= Kath’s sister
Matt= Larbs’ man
Kanz= Kath’s Matt (a nickname…also distinguishes from Larbs’ Matt!)


22 Kath July 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Love that you knew all that sarah – and so well!! :)


23 Nae (from CookingInCambridge) July 4, 2010 at 2:35 am

At first I thought you made that cake yourself, and was prepared to demand a recipe. What a cute cake idea!

And happy birthday Matt


24 Hannah July 4, 2010 at 3:51 am

Love your necklace!!! It’s fantastic! And Happy Birthday to the other M-man!


25 Alice July 4, 2010 at 4:07 am


And OMG that icecream cake looks to die for! I have never seen an icecream cake with ACTUAL icecreams on the side. That is what I want for my 21st! lol


26 lena July 4, 2010 at 4:12 am

Jealous of that beach, have a great vacation!


27 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 4, 2010 at 6:04 am

Oh my gosh..I love the beach. I could live there. 😀

All the pics are great and looks like everyone had such a blast! The cake is adorable. 😀


28 Daniel July 4, 2010 at 6:22 am

Happy Birthday to Matt! (Unfortunately a day late =\ )

I hope you guys had an awesome time, by the looks of it you did, especially with an awesome cake like that.

And I don’t mean to make this comment awkward but I have to note that you have some very nicely defined calves, Kath. :)


29 Sarah July 4, 2010 at 7:24 am

I am enjoying going to the beach vicariously through your photos 😉 That seafood risotto looks delish!!


30 Meagan July 4, 2010 at 7:52 am

That’s a CRAZY looking cake! I had no idea those existed 😀


31 [email protected] July 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

That cake is pretty baller.

I wish you cooked dinner on my b-day. That looks great!


32 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

Happy birthday to Matt! That tiki bar looks like fun!


33 Diana July 4, 2010 at 9:13 am

Looks like such a fun time! Makes me want to go to the beach! Nice job on dinner. :)


34 Sara July 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

Wow. That looks like the best day. You seem to be having so much fun…enjoy!! Happy 4th!


35 Kelly July 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

Aw! I’m having a great time at the coast, but the familiar scenery of Carolina Beach makes me a wee bit jealous. 😉 My dad and I have escaped the family during an afternoon to walk down the beach to that same tiki bar! Good times! :)

Have a wonderful time and if you’re in the mood for ice cream, hit up Squigly’s, which is on the main road in a little white house.


36 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear July 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

Wow, that beach looks so lovely.. and those fruity drinks too :)

Lucky Matt for getting ice cream cake for his bday, I want too!


37 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

Happy birthday Matt! It looks like a great time was had by all.


38 Maria July 4, 2010 at 11:09 am

Kath – you look lovely in these photos – so healthy and happy!


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