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Customshop Celebration

Happy weekend! I am breathing a big sigh of relief about being done with the week and trying to relax in between teaching a gazillion yoga classes. (No really, I’m teaching six classes in three days. And I love it.)

I’m here to share with you a very fun celebration dinner that we had on Friday night. Details about the celebration to come in the next post. (Oh…the suspense…for the record, I am not pregnant!)

We had 8:30 reservations at Customshop. This restaurant has been on our “must try” list since we moved to Charlotte. I can’t believe it took us two years to finally get there!

Customshop offered a great wine list and we were lucky that our server was the “wine guy” (his words!) for the restaurant. I love it when there are a lot of interesting and affordable selections on the wine list. After sampling a couple wines we went with the Barrel 27 Rock and a Hard Place Grenache. This wine was everything we love in a red…big, bold, flavorful with plenty of fruit and spice. Cheers!

We started with a meat and cheese plate. We selected a hot Italian soprasetta as our meat and a cow manchego and goat brie.

Oh the bread…fresh housemade foccacia drizzled in olive oil with fresh cracked pepper. So amazing. I am never one to pass up bread with dinner.

I chose the grilled scallops with summer vegetable succotash for my dinner entree. I have a serious weak spot for sea scallops when I got out for nice dinners. They are my favorite thing to order.

Of course there was dessert.

Chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream. In addition to not being able to resist the bread basket, I also cannot resist ordering dessert when out for a nice dinner.

It was a wonderful celebration dinner! I’ve been smiling all weekend!

And finally, the winners of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar giveaway. Thank you so much for your responses on how to unwind when you’re stressed. I’m going to do a recap post with all of your amazing suggestions!

The two winners, selected by random.org

#114 – Tara, who said her favorite way to stress less is, “Laughing with friends and running!!!!”

#80 – Ash, who said, “Here lately I have found the best way to deal with stress is going outside and breathing in the fresh air as well as finding gratitude after a great yoga practice!”

Email me at peanutbutterrunner@gmail.com and let me know where to ship! I’ll send the goodies out on Wednesday!

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  • Fit Chick Britt August 20, 2011, 10:53 pm

    I’m with you, that bread and souffle looks so good. I don’t think I’d be able to resist either.

  • Sana August 20, 2011, 11:25 pm

    Ohhh that dessert, you look like you are heavennn!

  • Alaina August 21, 2011, 8:38 am

    That whole dinner looks amazing! I’m the same way about red wines. I love it when they have a bit of spice to them. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear the good news!!

  • Carly August 21, 2011, 10:03 am

    Those scallops look delicious…so jealous!

  • Holly @ Pink Runner August 21, 2011, 1:06 pm

    Kristy @ Run The Long Road and I were talking about how much we love you at HLS this weekend and predicting what your big news is! hmmmmm…

    • Jen August 22, 2011, 10:13 am

      oh i am so sad that i couldn’t attend HLS. i would have loved to have met all of my blogger friends and hung out with you ladies!

  • Megan@eatmybeets August 21, 2011, 1:41 pm

    mmm everything look so delicious! Can’t wait to here what the good news is!

  • Tracy August 22, 2011, 8:00 am

    I’m dying to find out what the news is!!! Come ON! 🙂

    Have a good Monday!

  • Sam August 22, 2011, 8:06 am

    Excited to hear your good news…..I have this crazy feeling you’re becoming a full time yoga instructor…..

  • ashley August 22, 2011, 9:00 am

    So anxious to hear the good news! Glad you had a great weekend to celebrate! And topping it off w/ MMJ? WOW!

  • Marli August 22, 2011, 5:31 pm

    The suspense is killing me! New job? Book deal? Blog of the year?

  • Kelly @foodiefresh September 1, 2011, 3:20 pm

    I’m so glad you finally got to try Customshop! Did you love it? 🙂

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