Happy Veteran’s Day and 11/11/11!!!
Last night, Mal and I met up with some friends at The Black Rose for dinner and drinks. I haven’t been to The Black Rose in years, so I was excited. It’s a really chill bar with a friendly, upbeat vibe.
I’m also pretty sure The Black Rose is the most Irish bar in all of Boston.
Guinness is always on draft, the menu includes traditional Irish fare, such as homemade stews and corned beef, and there’s live Celtic music seven days a week. You also hear a lot of Irish accents around the bar—from the wait staff and bartenders to the patrons themselves. It pretty much has all of the elements of neighborhood pub in Ireland. My mom’s side of the family is Irish, so I felt right at home.
I loved that a “Pint of Guinness” was on the appetizer menu.
I wasn’t in the mood for beer last night (the horror!), so I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
I also wasn’t very hungry after eating such a late lunch, so Mal and I shared a plate of buffalo chicken wings for dinner.
My evening also included a second glass of white wine.
When I went to the bathroom, my friends Jon and Jim had a little fun with my camera:
Yes, ladies, they are both single.
This morning’s breakfast was oatmeal and coffee. I know you’ve seen it before on CNC, but did you know that this combo is packed with nutrients that speed recovery and boost your immune system? According to Runner’s World, “Steel-cut oats provide loads of carbs to refuel muscles. And research shows that pairing those carbs with caffeinated coffee boosts glycogen stores even more than eating carbs alone.” Pretty neat, right? All the more reason to enjoy oats and coffee for breakfast!
Save $20 on RNR Registration
In celebration of 11/11/11, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series is offering a special incentive to register for one of their races. For today only, SAVE $20 when you register between 11am – 11pm PST!
Be Thankful Challenge
I’m thankful to live near my mom and sister, so we can get together fairly often. (They’re both coming over for brunch on Sunday!)
Question of the Day
What’s your family’s heritage?
P.S. My friend Jon designed these sneakers, and I really want a pair! Either Dexter or Breaking Bad!