I hope everyone had a nice and enjoyable holiday weekend. We had a nice time with some friends in town.
On the 4th we hit the new pool in the subdivision and then grilled out with our visitors and some local family & friends. There was definitely a lot of food (what can I say, the Greek in me likes feeding people), and there may have been some drinking and Mario Kart. We had smores around the fire for dessert. Yum! Here is everyone playing Mario Kart.
We need some more controllers for our Wii U, the old school Wii controllers just do not cut it on this game heh. Here’s the screen while they played.
Then on the 5th we visited downtown Charleston, did some shopping – Pepper Palace and Spice and Tea Exchange are always on the list – and then headed for some slushies at Wet Willie’s. I got the “Call a Cab”, the Chadwicks had “Attitude Adjustments”, and Jesse had a “Bahama Mama”. The drinks were yummy and strong!
Then Amanda and Nick picked us up and we headed to check out the Bay Street Biergarten for dinner – a restaurant I’ve been hearing about for a while that has taps at the table and all around the bar. They allow you to make reservations via Open Table, and I was really glad we made one – it was packed (maybe a little bit because of the World Cup game that was going on?).
Their whole menu is pretty good if you ask me, but I was most excited by the appetizer section. I think each couple ordered an appetizer and we shared them all. Soooo good. On my plate above you’ll find parts of the charcuterie and cheese plate, a pig wing, and a piece of homemade beef jerky. I think there was also a hot pretzel around.
The appetizers and the food appeared REALLY quickly at the table. I ordered one of the specials for my meal – ‘Murica! A hot dog, wrapped in cheese, sriracha, more meat, bacon, fried, placed on some buttery Texas toast. I had the freaky tater tots as my side – they came with a sauce of balsamic reduction and cheese…delicious!
We did sample a few beers Nick brought back to the table, and we drank from the three taps on the table. Honestly, the tapped beer didn’t seem badly priced at all when the bill came. I drank a lot of the Sweet Josie Brown Ale, some of the others were enjoying the Sam Adam’s Summer.
Before we went out downtown on Saturday, I took a few minutes to make a new pair of Wibbley Wobbley Leggings. I loved the print on that fabric, but the fabric itself did not hold up in the washing machine – sad pandas. I purchased a different Doctor Who print with Tardises and Gallifreyan writing, on a knit fabric (Performance Pique) that was supposed to be a bit stretchier than the Performance Knit I bought last time. I had cut the fabric into leggings using my pattern from before, during my recent cutting extravaganza. Then in the span of about an hour, I stitched them together for wear that evening with my Timey Wimey Tunic (and my awesome Chuck Taylors, of course).
And one more close up of the leggings. This fabric is also a little saggy in the knee area, but all around, this worked MUCH better for leggings.
In other news this weekend, my replacement el wire came for my Hades costume this weekend. Fred and I spent some quality time ripping the seams on the sleeve that needs the replacement, and I attached the new wire to the battery pack. I suspect I will get that mistake corrected very soon, and we’ll move on to the next Hades thing. It would be lovely to get the Hades costume done before Orkfest next week!