The fiancé and I had a date night on Friday, and decided to stay in our little neighborhood of Virginia Highlands so we could walk instead of drive. We ended up at Highland Tap for dinner and drinks. I'm super proud of myself for sticking to Pinot Noir all night, while he switched up beer selections.
|Highland Tap’s Famous Steak Oscar|
filet medallions topped with jumbo lump crab, asparagus and béarnaise with mashed potatoes
Next stop was for dessert, but we took a detour along the way to Dark Horse and 10 High. Some random Florida band was playing at 10 High and we stopped in for a few songs. Couldn't hang around very long due to the smoke. I can't stand cigarette smoke indoors, especially in basements with zero ventilation. Probably won't be coming back here for a while...
|glitter floor @ 10 High|
Finally dessert time at Atkins Park Tavern. This place is divided into restaurant (no smoking), bar (smoking) and patio (fresh air). We put in our name for a table, grabbed another glass of wine for me and a beer for him, and settled outside on this twinkling patio while we waited.
|had this patio all to ourselves|
|Tiramisu cheesecake, yes please!|
On Saturday, we stopped by Honey Bubble for some refreshments and then took Roxy out for a long walk around the Beltline. The weather was absolutely perfect for walking, clear and sunny with a breeze.
|french macarons from Honey Bubble|
There's art everywhere along the Eastside trail, and this little gem was sort of hidden from plain sight.
|blackout poetry: life disappears. warn people.|
After walking around for about an hour (and torching 250 calories!!), we were parched and stopped at Mellow Mushroom to have lunch on the patio. Their new gluten-free pizza is actually pretty good and crispy like a thin crust pizza. Flavor is all there so you don't feel like you're missing out. Will definitely order it again!
|pansies & sunbeams|
|gluten-free Strongbow cider|
|gluten-free white pizza|
I adore weekends like this! ♥