Hope you all had a nice weekend. We are still very much reminded of what happened the week prior here in Cville, but there are signs of love, unity, and community everywhere. T and I went downtown for dinner on Friday night. There were tons of people out and about, but the air did have a bit of a different vibe.
4th Street is closed and filled with flowers and tributes to Heather Heyer and the others injured during the attack.
We settled on Brasserie Saison for dinner. We shared small plates, oysters, and a yummy whole branzino.
These scallops were incredible! The sesame fried crust was slightly sweet, almost like a donut? Loved them.
Pickled cucumbers and crab meat in a sweet curry sauce!
The branzino was light and smokey, and I loved the brightness of the tomatoes and parsley.
We left a little room for dessert — salted caramel + jasmine at Splendora’s.
On Saturday morning we had toast and yogurt and met about 100 other people at ACAC for an outdoor workout. It was hot and sunny, but we (barely) finished.
We spent a little time cooling off on the roof with our friends Gaby and Brandon.
Dontcha hate it when you forget flip-flops and have to sport tennis shoes with bathing attire!?
After showers at home, we took Mazen to Ace Biscuit and BBQ for lunch. I heard that Ace owner Brian Ashworth stood up against a disruptive group of alt-right white supremacists throwing Nazi salutes last weekend, and we wanted to go to show our support.
The menu has so many options that it’s a bit overwhelming!
I settled on a biscuit with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese!!
And we shared mac and cheese (which was so delicious), collard greens and more fried green tomatoes between us.
Later that afternoon, Mazen and I made Jello! His first. He loved it.
On Saturday evening we went to the pool to enjoy live music, swimming, and pizza from Dr. Hos! Mazen swam nonstop from 5-8 and would have turned into a prune if I’d let him.
I spent Sunday tidying up and playing women’s soccer!
Hope you guys enjoyed your Friday — Sundays <3