Saturday, January 12, 2013

Launch Day & Restaurant Week

Happy weekend!! How has yours been so far? Good stuff around here. Friday was a chill night in.

Saturday started with a bang. I taught in our Body Step:

IMG_2916 and Pump launches. We had a blast:


The rooms were totally packed. Love launch days.

After class, I got a few things done around the house and then peanut and I went for a walk. I couldn’t believe it was 75 degrees!


To celebrate restaurant week, we went out to a new-to-me restaurant, Stars:IMG_2926

This restaurant is super swanky:IMG_2927


My favorite thing about this restaurant? According to their website:

Chef Thurston and his culinary team are dedicated to serving locally sourced foods provided by the farmers, fishermen, gatherers and purveyors of our beautiful Lowcountry. Star’s menu is accented with unique culinary techniques using a custom designed live fire grill and rotisserie, hearth oven and rolled steel plancha.”

Awesomeness. I ordered off of the regular menu and got the winter squash:


It was an awesome mix of flavors;


Josh ordered off of the restaurant week menu and got the wood-grilled blue crab soup (I nabbed some- so good, not heavy at all):


Wood-grilled beef shoulder tenderloin:


and smoked chocolate s’mores pie (which we all helped with- the crust was the best part nom nom nom):IMG_2934

Kaylin was awesome during dinner! She barely got fussy (so grateful). As per usual, she wouldn’t get off her cell ;)IMG_2935

Overall, we all enjoyed dinner. The quality of the food was very good and it was cooked well. The restaurant week portions were a little on the small side. We plan to return to Stars.

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room on Urbanspoon

What have you been up to??


Simply life said...

oh those pictures of Kaylin are so cute! Looks like a great restaurant to try!

Kelly said...

Fun! The place looks great - awesome they're so focused on local. "wouldn't get off her cell" haha TOO CUTE!

valsocal said...

Baby girl on the phone is adorable. Good, yummy food!!!!

Michelle Pfennighaus, CHC said...

Yes! I'm looking forward to the new Body Pump release! I'll find out Monday what's in store :-)

Lauren Podolsky said...

I adore restaurant weeks! Looks fantastic too! Local food is always the way to go when it comes to eating out and I gladly support any place that advertises that way. So glad you are enjoying your weekend! Happy Sunday!

julie said...

hahah Kay on her cell phone is so freaking cute I can't even handle it! That restaurant sounds super delicious and the winter squash bowl looks amazing - I bet you could recreate it :) - I would be ALL over crab soup. I'm so jealous of your nice weather! It's so crappy here - except tomorrow it's supposed to hit like 50 which is pretty high. xoxo!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Dinner looks awesome, that beef looks like it was cooked perfectly!! I love restaurant weeks so fun and yummy :) glad y'all had a nice time and Kay is just too adorable on her celly!

teresa said...

your little girl is SUCH a cutie! i miss step class, i need to go again soon.

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Singerinkitchen said...

Nice! Children and cell phones. What did they have before? Oh yes, rattles. So yesterday. :-)

Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life said...

Haha I love the picture of Kaylin on her phone - she's so cute! Glad she's so good for you when you dine out!

Paige said...

I seriously want to go take a LM class at your gym. The instructors (especially YOU!) seem like so much fun, and you guys have launches all. the. time!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

it sounds like the best week! Love some of the items on that menu and the pic of K holding the phone- priceless

On Anna's Plate said...

I love it that y'all take Kay to fancy restaurants like that-- I want to do that more with Lila!

Candice said...

All that food looks delicious! and I am SO SO jealous of your 75 degree weather!! Its been below ZERO here. ew.

Faith said...

What a fun weekend! The launch sounds like a blast and that restaurant looks delish - love their food philosophy too! Haha, it's so cute how Kay is a little phone chatter! :)

Renee@Mykitchenadventures said...

I can never look at too many pics of Kay...the little cutie! Jealous of your 75 degree weather!

Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine said...

You definitely had a great day! Love, love the farm to table food idea.

Blond Duck said...

They're doing the launch here this week! Stars looks good!