Sunday, August 8, 2010

BBQ, Brunch & Blogger Meet Up

Hello! How has your weekend been? Mine has been busy,  but mostly good! Josh’s Parents and  Brother have been in town and we’ve been spending a lot of time with them. They took Josh back to the doctors on Saturday and he has some more issues going on with his ankle, so we’ve been laying a bit low to give him time to rest.

Saturday morning, I taught Body Step and Pump and both Lindsay and Shannon came to class. So fun to have them both there! A little while ago I won a Jay Robb giveaway on Lindsay’s blog and should brought me the goods. Look at all that protein (wahoo!). The prize pack also came with bars, a shaker and mixer ball and a hot Jay Robb tank. Lindsay and I have plans to rock our tanks together sometime soon. Thank you Lindsay and Jay Robb!!

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Saturday also involved a trip to Charleston’s Cafe and Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island. Since Josh’s Brother and Dad had to hit the road pretty early (Josh’s Mom is hanging around for a bit to help take care of Josh), the two meals took place a little close together for me…so I ended up mostly just being a spectator.

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The gang at the restaurant:

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  The inside of the restaurant has very cool decor. It looks like a great combination of an Island-y Grill and an old school BBQ joint. Josh ordered the pulled pork platter with macaroni and cheese, cucumber and tomato salad (for me) and a corn muffin:

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The restaurant also provides multiple sauces to choose from:

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Everyone really enjoyed their meals.

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This morning, I met the other Charleston Bloggers for a meet up at Fat Hen on Johns Island.

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I was excited for another great Sunday morning brunch out.

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The restaurant serves water in jars, which I absolutely love:

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And they have great old school diner coffee mugs:

 Weeeekend 015 We all took our time sorting through the menu options and specials. Christina had a tough time deciding what to order:

Weeeekend 016 I was really in the mood for scrambled eggs, so I got some (and they were creamy and fantastic) with a side of fruit and a million cups of coffee :)

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Amelia’s husband was nice enough to serve as our professional photographer outside the restaurant. The ladies: Blair, Lindsay, Amelia, Christina & Myself:

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Love these ladies! I think this picture captures a little more of our true personalities haha

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What was the highlight of your weekend?

50 comments:

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

I had so much fun and the food was delish!!
Love the candid picture...the tree was attacking me..haha!

tam said...

I love your dress, looks like a fun day indeed x x

Jenna said...

A restaurant with multiple sauces to choose from gets two thumbs up from me, being the queen of condiments. :)

The highlight of my weekend was going out with friends in our new neighborhood on Friday.

homecookedem said...

We went out for BBQ this weekend too! Soooooo good!! :) What a fun weekend!!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I love that you bloggers are lined up from short to tall :) I would be on your end. Shorties unite!!

I've been craving some creamy scrambled eggs lately. I better get on it.

Amanda said...

i was reading pancakes and pajamas blog and thought to myself fat hen looks good, then i come to yours...and there it is again. i think it's telling me something!

Julie said...

i love that you are the brunch queen! i wish i did brunch more often! i think i'm gonna get on that next weekend. well i lied bc i'm only gonna get on it if deej funds the trip.

glad you had such a great time with josh's family! how nice mama-in-law is sticking around to help out :) hopefully she can take care of him during the optimal bravo hours haha

this weekend was fun for me just a lot of sun! now i'm beat from the sun and sad i have work tomorrow!

teresa said...

how fun! it would be so great to meet fellow bloggers. i love the restaurant, the sauces sound like a lot of fun!

BroccoliHut said...

haha, Fat Hen is such a great name for a restaurant!

madeleine said...

Cute brunch dress!! Hope to see you all next time!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

aw looks like you had SO much fun! you deserve it, girl

have a great night!
becca
http://fromheretothereinpurple.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

LOVE the name Fat Hen :-) that is so perfect for a breakfast spot.
Yay for eggs! one of the yummiest proteins, I think.

the actor's diet said...

i had a wonderful blogger meetup, plus an amazing facial this morning and a terrific peruvian dinner. too many wonderful things! i'm glad you had a great time this weekend too - i love a restaurant with bottles of sauces, and glasses of water in jars too!!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl loving the pics of all the ladies!!! you all look awesome...next time i need to be there too!!

great score on the jay robb. I have never actually even seen a give away for that..unlike CSN stores or tofuxpress which are everywhere..but that's a good thing :) except for you who didnt like her tofuxpress/home tofu action. i wish i could come over and help you!

have a great week sweetie!

Miz said...

ok that JAY ROBB sparkly tank is perhaps the best thing ever.

classic.

Simply Life said...

oh looks like such a fun time!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh yeah! Twin day is coming my friend. We need to do out Jay Robb shirts up big. The second picture looks like you're saying " Don't you know I'm awesome!" Funny stuff.

Heatha said...

I can't wait to see you two rock those shirts! Awesome. :)
The highlight of my weekend was the blogger meetup we had and spending time with my BFF yesterday. It was so nice!

stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

what a fun meetup! glad you had a nice weekend girl :) highlight of mine was def our beach day yesterday and that fab lunch!

Anne Marie said...

Looks like a great time! The highlight of my weekend was spending time with the hubby :)

Amelia said...

Home Team BBQ is one of our favorite BBQ places in Charleston.

I really like the last picture. It's really cool that he was able to snag that picture AND it came out clear!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! My highlight was being able to finally spend time around the house instead of having a million plans!

Angharad said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Sorry to hear Josh needs more low time :( hopefully he'll be on the mend soon!

I tried to stay cool all weekend! Did manage to spend some time at the beach though and some time out with friends.

Kerr said...

I am jealous of all the yummy food you had this weekend. Looking forward to the next meet up!

SheFit said...

WOW! You won a great giveaway! You will have to let us all know how you like them.

Yum Yucky said...

this must be a sign. I keep thinking, "pulled pork", and now you blog about it. I better just go ahead and eat some. (but notice I didn't say, MAKE some)

Christina said...

i love us!! i always have so much fun with you ladies. the highlight of my weekend was definitely trying a new restaurant and lots of friend time :)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

One thing I never did in Charleston was try some BBQ! Looks pretty delish and now I'm seriously regretting it!

*Naomi* said...

you are the queen of meet ups!! i want you to come back to boston! haha!! awesome Jay Robb package! you know I am a HUGE fan!! have youever tried his egg whites protein?? I haven't ever but interested in trying it!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish we had more diners here. Everything is Mexican food or burgers.

elise said...

you all look so cute! i love blogger meet ups!

amanda said...

i wish i lived in charleston! i would have joined in on the fat hen action.

i'd also take your body step class. and probably look like a fool. but i'd do it! :o)

Paige @Running Around Normal said...

I love that last picture - candid pictures are always so much more fun!

Krista said...

I love that you guys do brunch once a week. That's just so awesome!

Fave thing this weekend? Def the BBQ we hosted to "officially open" the new deck!

Hope you've had a great Monday!!!

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

I have never met a blogger in real life, I really want to know how it feels like to meet a blogger :)

I agree with one of the comments, love your dress.

Megan D said...

The Fat Hen sounds awesome! I love reading about you lovely Charleston ladies and your blogger meetups :)

Stacey said...

What a fun get together with some blogger ladies. You ladies look so cute.

Bridget said...

YUM! I looooove bbq and haven't had it in so long it feels! Good to spend time with fam, hope Josh is feeling better!
What a kick ass giveaway to win!!

You've had a lot of fun blogger meet ups lately! Cute pics!

Esi said...

The highlight of my weekend was seeing Rent at the Hollywood Bowl last night (I'm so tired though). Glad you had a great time!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, sounds like a great restaurant - glad you had a good weekend!

fittingbackin said...

I love all of your blogger meet ups! Looks like you ladies a had a great time, heart that they use mason jars - CUTE!!

fittingbackin said...

Oh I forgot - the highlight of my weekend was productivity! i know that seems high level but I REALLY enjoyed being in town and getting stuff done at the house with my husband!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Last weekend we went kayaking! So fun. I gotta wonder why there aren't more Boston blogger meetups? Less friendly up here I suppose :-(

GF Gidget said...

Weekend Highlight: Meeting the new baby of my bff from high school!

Katie said...

Sorry Josh is having so much ankle trouble... but so nice his family was in town to take his mind off it.

Looks like a fun meetup! I love that lime green dress.

Highlight of the weekend was taking a mini-vay with Ari!

megan said...

how fun to hang out with all those bloggers! The highlight of my weekend was camping with my family! :)

Pam said...

Wow! what fun times you have been having girlie! Love, love, love Jay Robb!...you lucky lil duck you! Enjoy Sweetie! xo

P.S. more healing to Josh!

Holly said...

Mmmm I love me some Jay Robb!

What a fun meet up! And I love the "candid" shot. Those are always more fun!

That is a bummer you couldn't make it to Hilton Head. :-( You should definitely do a weekend trip! I really hope Josh's ankle is feeling better, too!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

haha I have one of those Jay Robb tanks also. So awesome!

I love the bottom picture of you guys not posing. Very cute!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Your blogger meet-ups always look so fun--wish you woulda been at the HLS!!