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A fun filled weekend- Part 2

Let's continue with the recap of the 4th of July weekend fun. Last time we checked in with Skip and her companion they hosted a small get together on the 4th. On Saturday, they had the day to themselves and couldn't think of anything to do, but knew they wanted to enjoy the good weather. Finally, Skip had an idea! Grounds for Sculpture! Oh my, genius idea! It's right here in Mercer County and it's not expensive ($15 per person to get in) and we can enjoy the outdoors!

It turned out to be a wonderful afternoon! Skip had been to the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) a couple of times, however her companion had not. It didn't quite matter that I had been there before as there was new stuff and they've also adjusted the layout too. If you've been there you may recall pulling up to the booth in the driveway and paying there, well on this day they directed us to pull in and park behind the "Welcome Center" which I believe is new and pay inside. You get a wri…

A fun filled weekend- Part 1

Skip had a great 4th of July weekend. There were visits to some old standbys and a lovely afternoon with family. The focus of this post is LOCAL!

Let's start with the precursor to the weekend, Thursday night. My companion was coming home late from a golf outing and so we decided to hit our favorite local spot for quick bite and a drink, Centro Grille. This is often are go to place when we don't want to eat at home but don't want to go to far. Now, there are a lot of great choices in Robbinsville, but we love to sit at the bar at Centro! We arrived and found ourselves a high top table in the bar area, we actually prefer to sit "at the bar" but it was packed, probably due to the upcoming holiday weekend. So, for this night, the little high top table suited us just fine. I started with a drink from the specialty drink menu, it was called the Centro Splash and it was passion fruit vodka, muddled strawberries, mint, lime and cane sugar. While the menu said just strawb…

Mistral- Princeton

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to make sure that my companion and I made plans with some very dear friends of ours that we had not been out with in AGES! So, on a cold winters night we found ourselves in route to Princeton to check out Mistral, with Ike and Tina.

The restaurant is very narrow and feels a bit crowded, but the modern decor and large glass windows makes it feel a little more spacious.

Mistral is all about small plates, they encourage ordering multiple dishes and sharing. Our waiter was pleasant, a little soft spoken which made him somewhat difficult to understand in the loud setting of this restaurant, he had an accent, but it was more that he spoke softly that made him hard to understand. Mistral is also BYOB, so we came armed with 3 bottles. Two red and 1 white, my companion always likes to bring a variety when he doesn't know what everyone will be eating. And it worked out well since we tired so many small plates.

To start we each ordered an appetizer- I…

Beer Authority NYC

Once upon a time Skip and her companion were in NYC wondering around after an event with nothing to do, when all of the sudden Skip looked up and saw a sign- not a metaphorical sign but an actual sign- that read "Beer Authority"- and then she thought- "It must be a sign (the metaphorical kind)". To her surprise her companion agreed it was worth checking out, but alas to their surprise and disappointment the establishment appeared to be closed, so they left... with the hope of returning one day....

Well, that day arrived my friends. Skip did not forget about this magical place that needed exploring. She even consulted an expert, our friend over at Geeky Beer Gal who assured Skip it was worth a visit.

When my companion and I returned to NYC for a leisurely trip, we took at break from shopping and walking to have a few beers and a bite to eat. I will inform you that the reason this place is named, Beer Authority is that it is in very close proximity to the Port Author…

Agricola, Princeton

With the holiday season behind us, Skip can now re-focus on the task at hand. I had high hopes of being able to maintain this blog and many other things (like my workout schedule) during the holiday season, but I did not succeed. However, the beauty of a New Year is a fresh start. And I'd like you all to remember that each day is a chance to start over, so don't let a bad day or a off moment put you in a downward slump, look at each morning as a chance to start fresh. Ok, enough of the motivational speech, after all you came here to read about my food adventures, right? Of course you did!

So, just because Skip hasn't had time to write doesn't mean she hasn't been filling her days with lots of food adventures, so let me try to catch you up.

First on the list, Skip finally made it to Agricola in Princeton. I had been salivating over the idea of eating there since I read the first article announcing they would open in the space that was once Lahiere.

A new eatery in o…