Weekend Eats {Charlottesville Edition} 9-3-13

This weekend Greg and I traveled to Charlottesville, VA for Greg’s best man’s wedding. Before all of that fun began, I got to spend Thursday evening with my brother Austin. Him and his college roommate Zach stopped in Charleston for a couple days before going to a wedding of one of their friend’s in Augusta.

Are you keeping up with all of this? I’m starting to confuse myself with all of these places and names so I’m sure it’s not easy for you either. Sorry.

Page’s Okra Grill has quickly become my new favorite place and it was all I could think about when dinnertime came along. I had originally told Austin and Zach I would cook for them, but my kitchen was a disaster and going out sounded much better.

dinner at pages
We had a great time, although one evening wasn’t nearly long enough to catch up with my boys. Come back soon!
I worked a half-day on Friday then Greg and I hit the road. The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were on Saturday. The groom’s uncle has a farm in Charlottesville that made a great setting for the casual dinner. A catered BBQ dinner complete with mac and cheese, collard greens and cole slaw. Yum!
bbq dinner
On Sunday afternoon, Greg, his parents and I grabbed lunch from Citizen Burger in downtown Charlottesville. Greg and I went to Citizen Burger day before for a drink and some appetizers with a few friends. The extensive beer list quickly caught Greg’s attention and the truffle fries were more than worth the splurge for me. We were excited to try a full lunch this time around. 
vegan burger
I had the Kinda Vegan burger: whole grain beet vegan patty, boursin cheese, sprouts, tomato, onion, avocado, cucumbers, tarragon vegenaise, on a multigrain bun. Most of the time I would sub veggies or a salad for fries, but I couldn’t resist those truffle fries. Love, love love. 
Later in the evening it was wedding time! The ceremony and reception were both at Trump Winery. It was absolutely gorgeous. Congrats Taylor and Courtney!
photo 5 (1)
We had a long drive ahead of us on Monday so didn’t spend anytime in the city. We were on the road within an hour of waking up and made it home around 4pm. The first thing on my mind was grocery shopping. Actually, I take that back. The first thing on my mind was a snack and I dove into some Publix fro yo in the freezer. Once snack time was out of the way, then it was time to stock up on groceries. 
I put together a snack tray for Greg and I to share for dinner. A little bit of everything is how I like it!
snack tray
Sliced baguette, olive oil/balsamic vinegar/spices for dipping, cucumber, hummus, pretzel crisps, grapes, cheese, pepperoni, corn, avocado. 
Done and done.
How was your Labor Day weekend?