September 23, 2013

Here are some shots from two Fridays ago that never made it up when Karen went with us to Fridays After Five. On Saturday night we cooked an amazing dinner at home: steaks, caprese salads, rolls and summer salad.










This past weekend hit up the farmer’s market, went to a first birthday party, visited Karen in the hospital, and went on a date night to Pasture, a new farm-to-table restaurant that opened at the Shops at Stonefield.

Friday night we met friends for drinks and apps at La Taza’s tiki bar. What fun!


And the best sweet potato fries ever.


Since we ate fries and quesadilla we settled on a cutting board of snacks for dinner.





Pasture was one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever seen!




Love the colors, love the stamp logo, love the wood, love, the chairs, love the space


The chalkboard bathroom was pretty neat!


The menu was quite awesome too! I’d call it “modern Southern.” Lots of pimento cheese, grits, okra and the like. Just my cup of sweet tea!


Vino + brew


Matt and I started with an order of pimento cheese (my fav) and a butter bean dip with veggies. The pimento cheese was classically awesome and loved the Ritz crackers that came in a cut paper bag for dipping. I loved the butter bean hummus as well!


Next we had an order of fried clams, which were seafoodalicious


And for dinner we shared the pork chop with mashed potatoes and green beans. We had the chance to meet one of the owners too. I’m excited to return for more tastes.


I didn’t really even need to see the dessert menu because a dessert in a jar had been floating by me all night.


Turns out it was a South Boston Cream Pie and it was smashing!


Not good at all. Winking smile


Hope you had a great weekend!

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1 Katie September 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

Yum! Very jealous of those good eats!


2 Kathryn @ Mamacado September 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

Wow Kath, you guys eat AMAZING looking food. And is that avocado on your pizza!? That looks AWESOME.


3 Jackie September 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

Looks like a fun weekend hope Karen is doing well!


4 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

Great pics! That last restaurant looks so cute! Love the vibe!


5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

oh my gosh, the pimento cheese and butter bean dip look so good! That restaurant sounds (and looks!) amazing


6 Chrystal September 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Odd question: I LOVE the pillows on your bed!! (The white embroidered ones and the blue one) as well as the green coverlet. Any chance you’d share where you purchased them?


7 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

The pillow are Pottery Barn and the duvet cover is from Crate + Barrel :)


8 Chrystal September 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Thanks! I was most interested in the blue and white accent pillow and no luck with Pottery Barn. :( Appreciate the info though.


9 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Oh sorry that one is from homegoods


10 Christine@ Apple of My Eye September 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Love all the gorgeous pics! That restaurant sounds amazing and I can imagine how fresh and delicious all the food must have been! Great decor as well :)


11 Jeri September 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

I would live a caprese salad today. I know it’s officially fall, 69 high in Va Beach and windy, but that is making me want one.


12 Ali @ Peaches and Football September 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

Wow – that restaurant looks gorgeous and so unique. I love all the wood everywhere and the pops of color.

Mazen always looks like such a happy and content little guy. And your food looks amazing, as always.


13 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

Wow, some delicious looking food in this post — making me hungry! :)

Have a great day!


14 Emily - It Comes Naturally Blog September 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

My tummy is grumbling just looking at all that lovely food. Happy Monday! xx


15 Kimberly September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

That looks like Pumpkin atop Matt’s head! But it’s a stuffed animal, right? Or is it a camera trick and the cat isn’t really atop his head at all!? Cute/funny pic either way.


16 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

It’s Pumpkin the new cat puppet!


17 Amanda September 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Haven’t seen the real Pumpkin in any photos lately….??


18 KathEats September 24, 2013 at 5:16 am

She’s still chilling in the neighborhood. :)


19 Katherine September 23, 2013 at 10:05 am
20 Erin @ An Inside Job September 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

Looks like fun!

I just discovered there is a Great Harvest Bread Company 5 minutes from me. I will definitely be checking it out thanks to learning about it on your blog :)


21 Lindsey the "junk food sometimes, health food most times" vegan September 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

Beautiful photography (and baby) as always!
I am so sorry to hear Karen is in the hospital again. She is in great hands with such a smart and knowledgeable son and daughter-in-law. That, and her shining spirit will give Karen wonderful support during this time. We’re all praying for her, rooting for her, and believing in her!


22 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac September 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

Glad you enjoyed Pasture!!! I have only been to the one in Richmond for drinks, I need to go for dinner!


23 Amy September 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I, too, send my love and prayers for Karen. I don’t even know her, but when I see her picture I know she is a great spirit.

Now on a materialistic note – love the small glass for your cocktail at the top…..Do you know the name-brand? or where you got it?


24 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm
25 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) September 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Pasture looks ridiculously good!


26 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna September 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Wow, Pasture looks amazing! I will have to check it out if ever I’m in the area. Also, I’m still sending lots of good vibes Karen’s way.


27 Katie @ Live Half Full September 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Yum what a delicious looking weekend! Love southern style places too!


28 Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

pasture looks wonderful! there’s a place here that has similar decor, which i love, but it’s more of a healthy juice/smoothie place.


29 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

That pizza looks so good! All the food does! And that restaurant Pasture is really cute!


30 Shel@PeachyPalate September 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

That dessert looks divine!!! The restaurant is so like one here in Dublin called The Farm! The menu isn’t half as good as the one you went too but such a similar design!


31 Amelia September 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Dinners on a cutting board are the best!


32 Jeanie September 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Everything looks awesome! How is Karen doing?


33 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

She is on the mend Thanks. It was a long tough surgery


34 robin September 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hows Karen doing Kath?


35 Lauren @ Peaks and Passports September 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Pasture looks amazing and like just my kind of restaurant, too! I’m highly jealous of all the fabulous restaurants that you have in the Charlottesville area!


36 Robyn September 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I used to read your blog religiously, but in the past couple years got caught up with life and stopped keeping up. I just wanted to post to let you know that Mazen is absolutely to die for, you look amazing, your photos look fantastic, your writing is still great, creative, and fun, and… I’m just really impressed with you and the blog. It especially blows me away that you’re able to keep it so interesting! I definitely plan to check more often now that I’m getting back into healthy eating. Thanks for doing what you do!


37 GrandPeePaw September 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

That split pic of you and Kanz each holding Maze makes it seem like you had identical twins :)


38 ds September 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Hi Kath! I read the news about Karen recently and I was struck by how it mirrored some news I had gotten recently about my dad (he just found out a cancer he was treated for 2 yrs ago has returned). I also have young kids, and I was wondering how you and Matt are planning to handle/balance Mazen’s and Karen’s caretaking needs over the next few months as she recovers from surgery and undergoes radiation/chemo? I know she lives close to you guys. I am a little concerned about this because my dad is also divorced and many of the caretaking duties will fall on me. I guess it may be a little simpler for you because you have 1 kid and I have 3. :) Take care and we’re all thinking about Karen and sending her good wishes!!


39 Lisa @bitesforbabies September 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I have to go to that restaurant…love the decor AND the menu 😉


40 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food September 24, 2013 at 12:18 am

So much good food! That restaurant looks amazing. Glad you had a great one. Such a good looking family in that first shot :)


41 Livi September 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

it’s my personal opinion that everything tastes better in a mason jar :)


42 Nicole September 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

These photos are wonderful! And it’s hard to beat dessert served in a mason jar…holy yum!


43 Cait's Plate September 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

Looks like a fantastic weekend :) This is so random – but I’m so jealous of your hair!! It looks so healthy and full! As a girl with curly hair, I’m always envious of those whole thick, straight hair!


44 Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit September 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

I love the look of that place and the food looks incredible!! YUM!


45 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite September 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

You basically had a weekend of what foodies dream of. Your weekend always look so fun and filled with activities!


46 Jen and Emily @ Layers Of Happiness September 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Looks like fun! I hope Karen is feeling a little better… And I wanted to share with you that GH has come to where I live and I applied for a job there… Wish me luck! :)


47 KathEats September 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Oooo good luck!


48 Becca September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Kath- Pasture looks awesome! Was this the soft opening for local journalists? Is the restaurant open to the general public now? Yum


49 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

It’s open!


50 Emma September 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Now this is totally random BUT! I just have to say that in every single picture of you, your skin looks amazing, do you use anything special to keep it that way?

I eat very healthy and work out and drink loads of water and all that, but nothing seems to be working for me.

Sorry if this is a little bit out of the blue, I have been following your blog for quite a while and I’ve been wanting to ask this question for sooo long. ^^


51 KathEats September 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Thank you! I just did a post on my beauty routine and you can find it linked on the lifestyle page


52 Katie @ A Full Plate September 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

Masen makes the cutest facial expressions!

And Pasture looks amazinggg…mmm.


53 shelly October 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Dear Kattie,
Would you be needing some pasture scenic oil paintings to decorate the new place? . I have oils of horses in patures, rabbits in pastures and more available for display.. Contact me at [email protected] and let me know if you would like me to bring them in to the new restaurant at Stonefield. . I am a local Albemarle County artist and will be displaying my art tomorrow, Oct 5 and Oct 6 at the Whitehall Vineyard. Would love to talk to you there. So come on in. and ask for Shelly. You can probably recognize my pasture scenes on display. Will try to secure a spot inside. Looking forward to meeting you.

Shelly Sitzer
Earlysville, VA


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