Sunday, January 17, 2010

Long Point Grill & Chocolate Almond Milk

Happy weekend! Hope you all are enjoying it and getting in lots of relaxing, like Frank...

Our weekend has been really nice so far. Josh and I had a date night in on Friday night. We ate some dinner and watched Funny People. The movie was ok, but probably 30 minutes too long. Saturday morning, I taught Step and Pump, went grocery shopping, and then relaxed for the remainder of the day (so fabulous).

Saturday night, we went to dinner with friends at Long Point Grill, which is owned by the Dine With Sal Restaurant Group. The atmosphere is wonderful, very homey. The servers are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The kitchen is open to the restaurant so you can see your food being prepared. They also have a ridiculous dessert menu, which is filled with treats from their sister restaurant Village Bakery. Although they do not have a wide variety of vegetarian selections on the menu, they were willing to make me up something special if I wanted it. Instead I choose to go with the soup of the day (which is going to be added to their regular menu), butternut squash topped with candied walnuts. It was even more amazing than it sounds. I ate about half (very rich!) and had to share it with the rest of the table:
I also got the Long Point Grill house salad:


And a side of grilled asparagus


Josh got the pistachio crusted chicken with asparagus and mashed potatoes. He loved it.


All in all, a great dinner!

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I also tried a great little treat this weekend as recommended by HEAB. I heated up a cup of unsweetened almond milk:



and added just a touch of sweetener- totally delicious!

Today, I am going to focus on learning the new Body Attack Choreography. I also am taking CPR training to get re-certified and may meet a friend for some coffee. What are you up to?

57 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

I love the chocolate almond milk. So good. I use that for hot chocolate for the girls.

I went to Zumba and also ran. Need to get to the grocery store today.

lesley lifting life said...

Looks a restaurant we would love!

You know, I LOVE almond milk and have it all the time but I don't think I've ever even tried chocolate almond milk! I think I kind of forget it's there simply because I always pick up vanilla. One of these days I'll have to try it as well!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love that chocolate almond milk too! Such a treat.
I can't imagine learning the Attack choreography. I think we are getting Attack in a few months. Not sure if I want to get certified in it or not!!

Are you having any trouble learned 3 systems? I've heard that we shouldn't teach more than 3 at once because it is so much to learn. What do you think girl??

Deirdre said...

Thanks for the workout tip on my blog. Such a good suggestion. Also, I never get sick of pictures of Frank. I think I'm gonna read a lot and cook today. Oh and spend the day getting psyched for the Golden Globes!

homecookedem said...

Awwwwwwwww, Frank! So adorable!! :)

That soup looks amazing!! Mmmmmmmm!!

Great idea to use that choc. almond milk for hot chocolate. May have to try that out sometime.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! :)

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

I love almond milk!! YUM!! I've never tried the chocolate flavor though.

All your food looks so good... That soup looks to die for!!

Dawn said...

I love Frank! Why are they always so damn cute when they sleep?
Pistachio-crusted chicken? Oh heavens yes.

K from ksgoodeats said...

FRANK!!! I feel like I haven't seen his cute mug in ages - love him!

Too bad about the movie, I can't stand when they drag on and on. What a fantastic dinner!! Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves :)

I've had the vanilla Almond Breeze and loved it. I'll have to try the chocolate variety! Enjoy your day!!

Trying To Heal said...

i love that chocolate almond milk! i'm guilty...i use it in my breakfast cereals! and baking recipes!

Molly said...

I've got to try chocolate almond milk!
I also love love love asparagus (But I do get asparagus pee without fail haha).

inmytummy said...

Aww, Frank is the cutest. He looks so content.

Katie said...

I had the same ideas about Funny People... too long! Ari thought it was one of the best movies he's ever seen, though.

That looks like a great, comforting soup!

Never tried chocolate Almond Breeze, but it sounds delicious!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Any place you can get a side of asparagus is okay in my book!! YUM :)

Ive never had choc. almond milk but Im def craving something sweet so I might have to pick some up!!!

Happy weekend.. :)

Kerstin said...

Sounds like you're having a great weekend! The chocolate almond milk looks delicious.

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

I LOVE chocolate almond breeze, it is so good. Try making hot chocolate with it, so delicious. :)

lizzy said...

LOVE your PUP...bulldogs are ridiculously adorable! I realllyyy like this AMilk, it makes yummy hot chocolate without all the sugar! I hope your enjoying your sunday! I really want to take a BODY PUMP class at my gym, but I'm so nervous of not knowing the ROUTINE and messing everyone up...so i'm off to SPIN instead.

Julie said...

hey girl! love your date night with josh. i haven't seen funny people but i heard it wasn't thaaat funny. i most definitely need to see the hangover which i haven't even seen yet! anywayyys

that restaurant sounds so fresh and delicious and the color of the soup makes it even better (woo hoo for yellow haha)

hope you enjoy coffee today! i'm attempting to recover from a nasty hangover of which i have not had in a very long time and will be of couuurse watching the jets and the red carpet!

Anonymous said...

Long Point Grill is my FAVORITE casual dining restaurant in Charleston! Don't know if you've eaten at Sal's other restaurants, but they're all amazing as well. (I eat at Boulevard Diner on Maybank at least twice/month!)

Fresh Local and Best said...

The dinner at Long Point Grill looks incredible! I love that photo of your dog nestled in bed, just so perfect for the weekend.

Esi said...

Sounds like you're having a good weekend. Hope the rest of your day is great!

M said...

I've only had the vanilla flavor. Now I really want to try the chocolate!

Erica said...

Anon- we have not yet tried any of the other Sals restaurants- we do have sette, mustard seed and Boulevard Diner on the list!!!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Frank is so cute! I love snapping pics of my dog and cat all snuggled up :)

I've never had or heard of a bad butternut squash soup. I think it's the ultimate squash for soup, so yummy!

Today I've got to hit up the grocery store and work on this week's move of the day exercises using a stability ball.

Glad you got some relaxation time in on Saturday!

lauradishes said...

I felt the same way about Funny People! It was so serious and way too long!

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous food Erica and your dog is so cute!

thedallasceliac said...

I love grilled asparagus! Your dinner looked delicious.

Nothing exciting going on here today - been sitting on the couch working most of the day and am thinking about going to the gym tonight rather than tomorrow to save some time tomorrow.

Enjoy your night!

Jocelyn said...

I love chocolate almond breeze. nom!

Lauren said...

The restaurant sounds like a great place and that soup is drool worthy!

I need to find the chocolate almond milk. Wow, sounds soo good heated up although, I think I might add a tad more coco powder. ;)

Hope you are having the best weekend hun.

Pam said...

I luv almond breeze choc....so good!

Hey Frankster's looking good too!..he he!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs!

chrystad72 said...

Hey girl!! Chocolate almond milk is such a fav of mine. I love almond milk!! I totally agree with you about funny people. I thought it was just ok too. I thought it got kinda long in some parts. I dunno. Kinda doesnt have a replay value I dont think. aahh well! Your dinner looks absolutely delish though. My weekend was pretty chill. mY hub's family was in town so we were hanging with them all weekend. Have a wonderful Sunday sweetie!

Krista said...

The b-nut squash soup and asparagus look amazing!! And I love UVCAB!

Ada said...

I'm glad you and Josh had a nice date night! That restaurant looks great and it was really nice of them to be so accomodating:)

She-Fit said...

I always buy the vanilla almond milk but have yet to try the chocolate one... I think you just got me to try it. Thanks for the review :)

Tiffany said...

Hi! First time commenter here, but I've been reading for a while. :) I noticed that you teach Les Mills classes, and I am starting a 10-day free fitness pass at a local gym that has these classes. Seeing all of your pictures from the various classes and launches makes me very excited (and very nervous at the same time) to try all of them! We don't have Attack, but I think I'll be going to Pump, Combat, and Step this week.

I have to try the hot chocolate almond milk too, it sounds like such a decadent drink that's actually healthy for you! Thanks to you and HEAB for that haha

Janetha said...

i drink the unsweetened vanilla almond milk like there is no tomorrow. thanks for the thoughts on the chocolate one! i shall snag it!

Maria said...

I haven't tried almond milk yet. I will have to pick some up. I have tomorrow off-yahoo! First thing on my agenda-Body Pump, I am addicted:)
Have a great Sunday night!

Staci Dombroski said...

Such a cute puppy!!!

teresa said...

it's so funny, i felt the exact same way about funny people. they could have shaved off quite a bit of time off of that movie!

great looking meal! sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Heather @ (The Single Dish) said...

I went shopping, got a shirt and a dress and made soe apple crisp! Now, I am watching the golden globes. That steak looked great!

Holly said...

That soup sounds good AND looks delicious!! I still think the best soup I've had in my life is butternut squash soup. :-)

And I didn't know they made chocolate almond milk? I might have to check that out. I've only had the unsweetened in smoothies, but I'm sure it doesn't even compare!

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend!

The Paris Food Blague said...

squash soup is wonderful...!

ktbwood said...

never tried the chocolate almond milk! i bet its good in smoothes/pro ice cream!

hmm that restaurant sounds amazing!! have you ever heard of The Mustard Seed?1 its my fav!

i had sushi last night-that was awesome!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I hope you were able to meet a friend for some coffee.
The asparagus AND the choc almond milk are both excellent. YUM!

*Naomi* said...

i couldn't agree more on the movie funny ppl..it was ok, not great and could have been a bit shorter! YESSS for the chocolate almond breeze! it is SO good, my new fav drink, I totally agree a bit of sweetner and its just like chocolate milk! or heated up like hot cocoa :) i can only imagine it in a protein shake!!! your dinner look SO delicious! candied walnuts are crack, I could eat those all day long!

Holly said...

can you believe that i love chocolate but do NOT like chocolate milk? weird, i know.

i want to come cuddle with frank. he looks like the best thing ever to keep a girl company :)

Shannon said...

should've picked up some chocolate almond milk this weekend! sounds like a delicious treat :)

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

Sounds like one awesome weekend! Thanks for the Funny People review. Been wondering a little about it.
That butternut squash looks delicious!
Good luck with the coreography!

The Blonde Duck said...

Can't go wrong with chicken and mashed potatoes!

Lori said...

Looks like a nice place for a date night. I still haven't tried Almond Milk, but I may try that one. I like the fact that it is unsweetened and you can add your own.

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Almond Milk- Hot Chocolate STyle!? Schweeet! :D

I start a 6:30AM spin class tomorrow! eek... lol

Haleigh said...

It looks like you had a fabulous restaurant dinner.

I was CPR certified for several years, I need to take the training course again. It really looks impressive on the resume ;) and of course, it's always a good thing to be up to date on.

Bridget said...

That restaurant sounds awesome! Particularly the soup...mmm I LOVE squash soup!!

I need to get to Pump this week! I am planning to go Thursday :)

I really need to try the choc. almond milk...sounds amazing.

Have a great day:)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I probably would have picked the soup too--sounds delish and great way to warm up during the winter months! But Josh's meal looks pretty darn good too :-) Glad you had a nice weekend and everything is going well!

peanutbutterfingers said...

i <3 frank! what a cutie pie.

also, that almond milk is delicious. i actually prefer it to regular milk.

Anne Marie said...

I'm just working today...not much else going on.

I've never seen the chocolate almond milk, but I'm definitely keeping my eye out for it!

Therese said...

I've heard the same review from several people on "Funny People"--too long!

You always manage to eat so healthy at restaurants.

Sarah said...

The grilled asparagus looks so good, I think that's one of the best veggie side dishes in restaurants.