It’s Nice to See you Birmingham

A few months back we had an amazing weekend getaway in Birmingham, Alabama. Easily lured by some longtime friends to attend a Martin Sexton concert on Saturday evening, we decided to head up on Friday night and make a weekend out of it. During the day on Friday, I got a notification that one of our friends was attending a show at Iron City in … Continue reading It’s Nice to See you Birmingham

Bow & Arrow

We had the exciting experience last night of getting to be some of the first few diners at Auburn’s newest culinary addition, Bow & Arrow. Upon pulling into the parking lot you could smell the aromatic wonders of the smokers cooking a variety of meats. The design of the restaurant is warm and inviting. The ambiance is that of a hunting lodge, with a woman’s … Continue reading Bow & Arrow

Lucy’s

For our last date during the month of June, we returned to the place where we met. June for us is a month of celebrations. We met on June 8, 2013, and had our first date together at what was Maestro 2300. Three years to the day we married in a wine vineyard in Oregon. My birthday is the following week and it’s the beginning … Continue reading Lucy’s

A SpringHouse Birthday

“We literally ordered one of everything on the menu.” For my birthday this year, we spent the weekend at a little slice of heaven on earth, Lake Martin, Alabama. We arrived late Friday evening and promptly went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, SpringHouse. We arrived early in hopes of having time for cocktails and to also catch sunset off the upstairs porch. … Continue reading A SpringHouse Birthday

Arricia Trattoria

Saturday evening we had the luxury of trying out the new menu at Arricia Trattoria in The Hotel at Auburn University located on College Street in Auburn, Alabama. Several things that I really like about Arricia Trattoria is that they serve dinner seven nights a week. I like not having to plan around a restaurant’s own schedule to accommodate my own dinners and events. Also, … Continue reading Arricia Trattoria

Playa in Orange Beach, Alabama

We had the pleasure this past weekend of checking out the newest restaurant in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Playa at Sportsman Marina is located at 27842 Canal Road just a short distance down the road from the legendary Doc’s Seafood Shack. I had been following the restaurant’s opening progress on their social media outlets and was just as thrilled to check out the interior design as I was to … Continue reading Playa in Orange Beach, Alabama

Blackberry Farm Dinner At SpringHouse

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the first beer dinner held at SpringHouse on Lake Martin. The beers featured for this special event were from Blackberry Farm out of Walland, Tennessee, about thirty minutes south of Knoxville. Blackberry Farm has been on my dream destination list for a while, so I was excited to at least get a little taste of their experience … Continue reading Blackberry Farm Dinner At SpringHouse

Chicken Piccata

Here is my simple recipe for chicken piccata: 1-2 boneless chicken breast (I like to cut mine in half and make thinner slices of chicken, so sometimes one breast is enough to feed two people) Salt and peppers 2-3 Fresh squeezed lemons 1 small jar of capers Stick of butter Olive oil Flour Egg Parmesan (if desired) Butterfly the chicken breast reducing the thickness of … Continue reading Chicken Piccata