Bar Hoppin’

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning!

To date, I have written and published 5,291 posts on Carrots ‘N’ Cake. Isn’t that nuts? Along with these blog posts, I’ve come up with 5,291 titles – some good and some, well, not so good. Usually, I have a title in mind when I’m writing a post, but, sometimes, I need to write the whole post before something comes to mind.

I came up with “Bar Hoppin” for today’s blog post title and kind of laughed to myself. I went to two bars on Friday night, which, I guess, technically, is bar hopping, but not like I used to do back in the day. I used to play this game call “Pub Golf” with my friends, where you drank a beer at NINE different bars – and your goal was to drink the beer in as few sips as possible, like strokes in golf. Oy. Apparently, my idea of “bar hopping” has changed quite a bit over the years. Haha! Anyway, let’s recap Friday!

Our morning started with the usual CrossFit + Coffee Shack combo. The workout was a spicy one – I used #75 pounds for the OHS and it really wasn’t that bad!

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At Coffee Shack, I ordered a French Toast iced coffee, which I later added vanilla protein powder to. Delish!

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Back at home, I took a quick shower and boogied over to the Capital One Cafe for a couple of meetings and a bunch of work. We hired a new coach for DTFN! 🙂

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Later the night, Mal and I headed out for dinner at The Pour Yard, a cute place in Quincy (next to Cagney’s) that serves small plates and delicious drinks.

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We sat outside on the patio and had such a wonderful time. I feel like the two of us haven’t hung out in ages! Ha! Well, we’ve seen plenty of each other this summer, but we’re usually with friends or Qman, so it was nice that it was just the two of us.


We started with the charcuterie board.

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And then shared the spicy chicken lettuce wraps and duck tacos for dinner.

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The chicken tacos were reallllly spicy, but the duck tacos were perfect – I actually wished we had gotten two orders of them!

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Date night!

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Before we left The Pour Yard, we met our friends, Marisa and Jeff, there for a drink. Then, the four of us headed to our friend’s birthday party at Alba for more drinks and fun. It was quite the night of bar hoppin! 🙂

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Back at home, I broke into a brand new box of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios from my friends at General Mills. For a second, I debated if it was too soon to open them, but their deliciousness won me over. They’re seriously one of my favorite cereals ever! 🙂

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Question of the Day

When was the last time you went bar hopping?

Is it too soon for pumpkin?

I would normally say yes, but Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are SO GOOD!

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16 Comments

  1. Yum, looks like you had a great weekend! I’m jealous of all those awesome restaurants!
    It’s been a while since I’ve been to a bar – I’ve been enjoying hard cider at home lately though – I can’t get enough! So refreshing.
    It’s a little too early for pumpkin for this girl…it’s going to be in the 90s this week!
    Have a great day!

  2. I typically wait until end of September or October to go pumpkin, but the mornings here in Michigan have started to cool down so I feel like it’s fair game!

    1. @Jenny: Tina typically does not address current events on her blog, so why would she address Charlottesville? I get that it is a sad situation, but most of us come to blogs like CNC for a happy, neutral escape from the outside world. CNC is a healthy lifestyle blog site, not a current events forum. Apologies to Tina if I’m overstepping my boundaries responding to this, but I found it an interesting comment.

  3. Bar hopping is always fun, but I will say that, even at 25, my body doesn’t tolerate it like it used to. One to two drinks max for me now! It’s been awhile since I’ve gone bar hopping, but I did enjoy a couple of delicious cocktails at a restaurant in Old Town called Magnolia’s this past Saturday. 🙂

    Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I have to adopt your workout, iced coffee and donut tradition. Seems like a great way to kick off the weekend!

  4. I was at a bachelorette party over the weekend so we definitely went bar hoppin! However, I don’t think we made it past 2-3 bars lol I don’t think I’ve ever been to more than 4 or 5 in a night, that cames sounds like it would have knocked me on my butt!

  5. My heart is split on the pumpkin debate. Part of me says yes, it’s too soon because it isn’t September yet. Part of me says no because eating pumpkin now means fall is almost here, which means it won’t be 1,000 degrees every day!

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