‘Twas a very long day, but super fun!
We arrived at Davidson just before 1PM and set out our tailgate spread. Being the foodies that we are, we don’t care much for football and just like to use the day as an excuse to pack a picnic.
To quote Larbs “Your tailgates are getting healthier and more gourmet every year.” I think a few years ago it was all store-bought crab dip and tortilla chips!
None of our fellow classmates returned this year, but many of Larbs’ did and Karen, who went to Queens and is a quazi Davidson alumna, joined us.
My hummus was good (although a little grainy despite lots of chickpea juice and lemon juice from Ina’s recipe??)
Great Harvest bread toasts
Veggie Dippers prepared by moi
Karen brought South Carolina shrimp with a homemade cocktail sauce that was out of this world!! I’m getting the recipe…
+ everyone’s favorite picnic food: deviled eggs!
We also had strawberries
And deli meat + cheese for sandwiches on GH bread
My plate included a bit of everything. Double the veggies + hummus seen here!
CranRasp is the best flavor of the La Croix by far!!
The dessert spread – all Great Harvest delights. I cut everything into bite sized pieces.
A Raspberry Cream Cheese scuffin
Brunette + Turtle Bar + Double Chocolate Cookie!
And some cookies Larbs brought. Love the Dancing Bear line!
I had to have a bite-sized taste of everything. Y’all know me and dessert buffets…
We hung out for a few hours
Matt went through umpteen flavors of home brew and I sipped off of his cups a bit
Girlfriends. (Hi Hillary!)
When the game was over, we headed up to Matt’s frat, SAE.
I cracked open one of my savored Cottonwood Pumpkin Beers from LAST FALL! Favorite. Beer. Ever.
I was pleased to hear that SAE has upgraded its music since I was there. They used to be all hippy music, classic rock and cigarettes. ~6 years later it’s all country and prepsters (which I like more!!)
There was some shag dancing with Karen
Oysters, which I passed on this year
The cutest little poochie!
I don’t know what it is about the food there, but it always tastes so darn good!
And they have one of my very favorite beers: Brickhouse Red. Malty and roasty amber.
I shared one with Larbs.
My photos are all grainy and I don’t know why 🙁
Good times with Karen!
We waited about an hour for a table and enjoyed a round of drinks. I had about 2 beers throughout the whole day and could have easily had 10+. I’m so glad I didn’t, or I’d feel horrible right about now.
When we finally sat down they brought fresh-out-of-the-oven warm bread. One of life’s greatest pleasures! Whoever recommends avoiding the bread basket for nutritional advice doesn’t enjoy enough warm bread. I had this x3, especially after discovering the butter was lemon flavored. It was some of the best butter I’ve ever had!!!
For dinner I got the greek salad, sans onions. $8 gets you a lot more here than I did last night!
And had 2 delicious, delicious pieces of this Mediterranean pizza with sausage, goat cheese, olives, sundried tomatoes and peppers. The Brickhouse has the best pizza in the world and I never get anything else when I go!! The crust is so chewy and the slices are the perfect size.
I can tell simply by how I feel tonight that I ate way too much today. (Still glad I overate and not overdrank! Nothing is worse than a hangover!) My stomach is so full. Dinner tonight was very salty too – all those olives and cheese. I could use an IV of water and some fresh fruits + veggies on the menu tomorrow for sure.
Somebody had a long day and pooped out on us while I had to drive 40 minutes back home! He’s already in bed and I’m tired and can’t wait to lay my head down too.
By the way, that roach(es) that live in our garage? They are still there. Every time we come home after dark I see them. I’m not that scared of a roach in general, but I am terribly claustrophobic and the thought of having to walk through the narrow garage doorway when the roach could be in there with me is what is terrifying. So I have been having to let myself in the front door each night. NOT. COOL.