Morning!!!!! Do extra exclamation points help you get more excited about Wednesday? It’s sort of working for me…Anyways, rewind to Tuesday. Tuesday at the track.I did one long and incredibly difficult three-mile rep. The goal pace was 6:55 per mile — which I achieved for mile 1, and missed a little in miles 2 and 3. Oh well! I gave myself an A for… Almost made it?Hopefully the workout helped me get race-ready for my 5k this weekend!
Although my run might have been a little less successful than I’d hoped for, dinner rocked my socks off. (Does anyone still use that phrase?) I joined the Nashville Food Bloggers at Sunset Grill for a feast!I started the evening off strong. This Belle Meade cocktail (bourbon, muddled cherries, balsamic vinegar (?!), orange bitters, and simple syrup) was pretty serious on the bourbon front.Not that I had trouble finishing it of course.
The FOOD! After the Sunset Grill owner Randy Rayburn spoke with his head chef about all the local and regional foods Sunset sources, I decided to try the cheese plate — which featured bleu cheese from Thomasville GA, nickajack cheese from Chattanooga TN, and gouda from Lexington KY. The cheese was delicious, but real star of the pre-dinner show, was these cheddar corn biscuits! Served with apple butter (literally, apple pieces mixed in creamy butter.)My neighbors — Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil, and Phillip from Southern Fatty — and I shared and swapped to get a little taste of everything.
Then it was time for the main event!Our knowledgeable waiter recommended I go for the corvina. I’d never tried this fish before, but was glad I gave it a shot! It was buttery, meaty, and perfectly grilled.
Topped with a spicy-sweet peach barbecue sauce, paired with a nutty cabbage slaw, and served over herby rice/chive pancakes. I was more than stuffed and happy by this point.
But I have an extra stomach for dessert. Everyone shared this sweet lineup!Bread pudding stole my heart, though the smoky bacon cookies were a close second Thanks for organizing this, Nashville Food Bloggers + Sunset Grill!
If the plate of dessert didn’t make you happy, here are some extra exclamation points to get your day going. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Strangest dish you’ve ever put bacon in?
- Longest track rep you’ve ever ran?
- If you had to eat one type of cheese for the rest of your life, what would it be?