Monday, May 22, 2023

Where we ate this weekend

The Bad Luck Bar and Sake Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

Many Japanese restaurants have white cats with one paw raised to bring good luck
The Bad Luck Bar has black cats: a great place for a post-graduation dinner.
Coincidence: I just read about the cats and sake last week.

A glass of premium sake.

At Graduation Parties

Friday afternoon: a party at Miriam’s friends’ special rooms on the lawn at UVa.
We went to several other parties, but didn’t take photos.
In the background you can see the vast number of chairs set up for the weekend’s graduation ceremonies.

Carter Mountain, Charlottesville

Apple pie, donuts, cider, and strawberry lemonade with a view.

Sunday Brunch at Guajiros Miami Eatery, Charlottesville

Avocado toast with cream cheese, cucumbers, pickled onions, and an egg.
Delicious! Also very good orange juice and coffee.


Sunday Afternoon: Driving through Shenandoah, National Park

I didn’t take a photo this year when we stopped for blackberry cobbler 
in Shenandoah National Park, but here’s the photo from 2019.
(This year it came in a cardboard dish, not a nice little oven dish.)

Dinner: Takeout in Fairfax

“Sassy Shrimp”

Blog post and photos © 2023 mae sander


eileeninmd said...

Looks like some delicious meals and fun times. I am hoping to visit Shenandoah soon, their cobbler is yummy. Have a great new week!

Cloudia said...

What a wonderful series of photos! Kanpai Mae!

Kate Yetter said...

Looks like a delicious weekend, especially the sushi!
Happy Tea Day,

My name is Erika. said...

You had a lot of yummy food Mae. And did some fun things. I hope your Granddaughter had a wonderful graduation, and you had a wonderful visit. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

Iris Flavia said...

Fun restaurant´s name and moving story.
And ohhhh, so much yummy food!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Great name for a ramen bar. Slurp indeed. Enjoyed reading the sign, too.

How nice you got to attend your granddaughter's graduation ceremonies.

WOW, you gave is a plethora of drinks and delicious looking food, too. Those eggs and rice look delicious. It's how I like my eggs, too.

I'll eat shrimp any day, any way. Your Sassy Shrimp looks delicious. Thanks for sharing all that food and all the wonderful drinks you shared with us for T this Tuesday, dear Mae.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Let me just say that you do eat well! All the best - David

nwilliams6 said...

Mae! I so wish I had been with you as all that food looks and sounds awesome. Fun names and atmospheres too. Yum!!! Happy T-day. Hugz

J said...

Mae you certainly had some tasty looking meals, italllooks wonderful
Happy TDay. Jan S

thecuecard said...

Shenandoah Park looks gorgeous. And Carter Mountain. You are visiting Virginia I gather. What a great visit.

Jeanie said...

Looks like you have been eating your way through VA and celebrating too. Love the Bad Luck Bar. I have a collection of white cats but never seen the black ones -- I like that!

Jackie McGuinness said...

I have been craving avocado toast!

jinxxxygirl said...

A foodie trip! It all looks delish Mae! A road trip is so much fun.. I was reminded of that on our little road trip last month.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Lisca said...

mmm this is making me hungry. Such delicious looking food!
I love the story about the cat. I didn't know that.
Happy T-Day,

Carola Bartz said...

The picnic at Carter Mountain looks wonderful to me! And I bet the avocado toast was delicious. What is "sassy shrimp"? That sounds like something I would order.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looks like a great weekend- Brunch looks especially delicious! Happy T Day, Chrisx

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You always find the most excellent food, Mae. Oh, that cobbler.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a cute restaurant! All your food looks delicious, and you had such pretty scenic views. Happy T Tuesday

DVArtist said...

Wow this looks like a great place. The food really looks good. Thank you for shring it.

Sherry's Pickings said...

We drove thru shenandoah nat park years ago. saw our first deer and drove thru snow - also a first! Love the black cat - had to laugh at the bad luck to come :=)

Caty said...

Ooh it looks like you had so lovely days! Congrats for the graduation of your daughter ! This picnic was great. The Bad Luck Bar may be a good place to stay. All your meals looks delicious, specially the avocado toast, and I´m sure you had a magnifique T-day.
Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photographs, they are wonderful.
Wish you a great Friday and weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

Empire of the Cat said...

Well that all looks delicious Mae! I would love that black cat, I only have a small one in that colour. I did a post about them a while back for AJJ, all the colours mean different things, black is to ward off evil.
Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx