Low Key is the Key

After a long, strenuous week there’s nothing like a low key weekend with your favorite gal pals.

Friday I was uber tired and didn’t want to do too much. The Chef had gone home for the weekend and I needed dinner so my friend and I decided to meet up. We decided on Three Birds Tavern, which is a regular place for us. One of the few restaurants in St. Pete that is consistently good.

We started off with sharing the veggie egg rolls, which was a special that night. They were chock full of avocado and had a nice bit of spice to them.

For my entree, out waitress had me at “diver sea scallops” when reciting the specials.

Partnered with bacon brittle and paired with mashed potatoes and their signature garlic spinach this was a perfect Friday night dinner. Kendra was our waitress and was so nice and conversational. We had a little problem with receiving the happy hour special…we arrived before 7 but by the time someone came to our table it was after 7…but she fixed it right away.

After dinner we were in need of a sweet treat. Gelato! It took awhile since it was a Friday night, but we eventually found a spot close enough to Paciugo.

Extra dark chocolate and creme caramel…marriage made in heaven.

Accompanied with a walk through the park.

We rounded off the night with a glass of champagne in my friend’s courtyard.

Saturday I had to wait on a plumber…luckily he came early so I didn’t have to wait around most of the day. I worked on a present for a friend’s bridal shower (details will be in an upcoming crafts post). Then I headed to my friend’s place again so we and another good friend of ours could lounge by the pool while sipping on margaritas. We took a trip to Taco Bus as well…you would have thought it was Cinco de Mayo rather than Labor Day weekend 😉 It was a perfect not too hot, not too sunny type of day and was oh so chill.

We took a stroll downtown and stopped for a drink at Mandarin Hide. I can’t really take most bars on a weekend because they get so crowded and obnoxious. Luckily we found our own little corner and had fun people watching, which included a group of sailors and a bachelorette party haha.

Today I had a bridal shower to go to at Parkshore Grill. I normally don’t like the food there, but today it was really good! I had the Parkshore Burger that was topped with maytag bleu cheese, bacon and caramelized onions. Served with a side of vegetable salad, which was broccoli and cauliflower in a light dressing with a little cheese. The bride used to work there so she was able to tell me that they make most of their stuff in house and nothing is frozen.  All meat and seafood is fresh and some of it’s local. It was a small party with a few girls I’ve never met so it was low key and fun. They had done the bachelorette party the night before so it was fun to hear about all the shenanigans 🙂

The Chef just got home from work…we have a game night to attend tonight. So glad I have off work tomorrow! I love 3 day holiday weekends!

Conversation Starter: What’s on your agenda this weekend? Do you prefer low key nights or nights out on the town?