Why? Weekends!

Aside from the deliciousness of Saturday night, I had a wonderful time ringing in my birthday in style! On Wednesday evening, I enjoyed dinner with some of my very favorite ladies. I am so lucky to have such warm, funny, smart, strong, and caring women in my life!

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We had dinner at Chinato. Not only was the meal delicious, but the service was great, especially considering how swamped they were with the pre-concert crowd. I enjoyed the ravioli with pork, veal, zucchini, and a light cream sauce.

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My favorite part of this dish was the chilled vegetables in the center. They complimented the delicate sauce perfectly.

From there, it was on to the Michael Buble concert. I just love his voice!

Thursday, I met up with Matthew for a quick birthday lunch in the middle of the work day. We went to Dynomite Burgers, Zack Bruell’s new burger joint at Playhouse Square. I felt like I was on a mini “Tour de Bruell!”

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I had the L’Albatros burger with grilled onions and peppers and Béarnaise mayo. And because I was in birthday indulgence mode, I also enjoyed a side of fries and a salted caramel milkshake.

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Dynomite Burgers is well worth the 3pm food coma it induces!

Saturday morning, Matthew and I met up with friends Claire and Jennifer for The Color Run. I hadn’t run in a long time, but The Color Run isn’t really about running, it’s about having a good time!

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Despite the rainy weather, everyone was in great spirits and had a really good time! As you go through the 5K course, there are four color stations at which to get colorful.

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Plus all the runners have individual color packets used for color tosses at the end of the race.

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We ended up very rainbow-hued and it was just a lot of pure fun!

On Sunday, we had dinner with my family. I got to choose whatever I wanted and my long-standing favorite of roast beef and mashed potatoes won the day. There is just something about Mom’s comfort food!

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The meal finished off with a sinfully good (and beautifully decorated) cassata cake from Michael Angelo’s Bakery.

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I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and to have so many ways to celebrate my birthday! Thanks to all who made me feel so special!

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