Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Wrap Up

J and I had a very fun weekend! So much fun that nary a pic was taken. :(

On Friday, we headed to Orlando and had dinner with my sister and her boyfriend at Seasons 52. Seasons 52 is a great, seasonally inspired restaurant. Two biggest surprises? (1) Everything on the menu is under 475 calories and (2) It is owned by Darden Restaurants, which also runs Olive Garden, Red Lobster etc. Personally, I tend to stay away from chain restaurants because I like to support local business. However I was intrigued by their concept. This restaurant did not disappoint! The menu was fun with good variety. The menu is changed 4 times a year to reflect seasonal changes in food availability. Also they have a section of the menu that changes weekly to reflect items that are more limited in availability. Everything was delicious!! There are locations in a couple of states, including one at the King of Prussia mall, for my blogging friend Lola!

On Saturday, we drove to St. Petersburg and happened upon St. Pete's revitalizing downtown area. There were some really interesting and cute restaurant selections. We selected a delicious tapas place called Ceviche. They have a few locations in the Central/Suncoast Florida area. We took advantage of the perfect weather and enjoyed a lovely lunch, al fresco. That evening, we headed to Tropicana Field for the Rays/White Sox game. Our seats were amazing! Even though the Sox lost, it was a great time.

On Sunday, we left St. Pete early so we could have brunch in one of my favorite towns, Winter Park. We had brunch at BriarPatch, which is a favorite of mine from my college days. Again, we scored with the outdoor dining, which made for fun people watching, while we sipped on our brunch cocktails (bloody mary for J; peach bellini for me). After a delicious brunch, we stopped by Croissant Gourmet to purchase some french pastries to enjoy when we got home.

It was a great weekend! For our Memorial Day, we have been lazying around and watching the new Cooking Channel! Back to reality tomorrow. Hope you all had a nice weekend!


  1. So funny you should mention Seasons 52! They just finished building the one here, and I just mentioned to GG that we should check it out sometime. Now knowing what kind of place it is, it definitely sounds like a place we'd enjoy!

  2. Briarpatch is my favorite brunch spot in Central Florida! The crabcake benedict is TDF!