Dining spots, Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap: 6/25/17

We had a pretty quiet weekend at our house, with a few exceptions. On Friday we had an unanticipated vet visit because Luna lost a tooth. Earlier last week we were playing tug and one of Luna’s front teeth came out. She hasn’t seemed to be in any pain and is acting totally normal, but I wanted to take her to the vet anyway (since I’m a total helicopter dog mom). Anyway, the vet said the rest of Luna’s mouth looks great and that this was probably a one time thing. To be on the safe side, Luna is on antibiotics for a few weeks to make sure she doesn’t get an infection. Lucky, she is totally willing to take the pills as long as peanut butter, cheese, or chicken is involved too! A special shoutout to 5 Points Animal Hospital for being so amazing!! We’re all making jokes about Luna being a hillbilly pup now that she’s missing one of her front teeth…

Saturday my friend and I went to Drag n’ Brunch at Suzy Wong’s House of Yum. It was so fun! There is drag queen entertainment all throughout the brunch, featuring Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and Marilyn Monroe. The Dolly Parton drag queen was by far my favorite! The food is also super delicious there. I had the blueberry pancakes and my friend had a breakfast panini with tofu. The mimosas and coffees are definitely a must! We both agreed we would come back with more friends in the future!

The rest of the weekend was spent catching up on sleep and relaxing at home. Luna especially got some good sleep, although she did it in the weirdest ways possible!

Dining spots, Outdoor fun

51 Kitchen & Bar: Re-opening!

On Tuesday night, Luna and I went to the grand re-opening party for 51 Kitchen & Bar with some friends and we had so much fun! The restaurant was first opened as an Italian, small-plates style menu but now features delicious “American with Southern roots” options. The best part (for Luna at least) is that they have a dog park in front of the restaurant! How cool is that? Luna got to run around and meet new pups while I could enjoy a drink and catch up with friends. The dog park’s fence has drink holders scattered around to avoid spilling, which honestly I think is genius. There were plenty of water bowls and toys for all the dogs to enjoy as well.

 

Luna making new friends                   Luna and my friend Luke

When it was time for dinner, we sat on the patio where we listened to live music and had delicious cocktails (I highly recommend the Rosemary G&T!) For an appetizer, we shared the Southern Cornbread & Heaven, which came with 3 divine butters. Luna seemed to like the cornbread, too! For dinner I had the 51st Polenta, which was baked polenta cakes with tomato and mozzarella. It was so yummy!

How cute is my friend Liz?!             Luna waiting for some scraps

The food was so good and the atmosphere was even better at 51. The staff is super friendly and I think it’s so fun that they have a dog park where the pups can enjoy a night out too. We will definitely be back! To learn more about 51 Kitchen & Bar, you can visit their website.