Sunday, July 15, 2012


I can definitely say I had my fill of oysters this weekend! 

I really love seafood but I don't tend to cook with it as often as I should which means, I order fish or seafood EVERY time I go out to eat. This weekend was nice and relaxing, which was much needed after last weekend in La Crosse! On saturday afternoon, Damian and I meandered over to The Galleria in Edina so I could get some jewelry cleaned, browse furniture and to check out what what stores were there. I did a little research on food because I have heard they have some pretty good restaurants. We tried Pittsburgh Blue, which is a steakhouse also located in Maple Grove. The food was phenomenal but beware, VERY PRICEY. 

Tip: If you want to go to a nice restaurant to try out there food but can't afford to, either go
1. During lunch -same menu always cheaper
2. During Happy Hour- Bar menu with smaller portions

Pittsburgh Blue has Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm daily with drink and food specials. We arrived right at 3 and dug into there menu. We started with Oyster shooters (raw oyster in a shot glass mixed with bloody mary mix) and four oysters on the half shell.

It was hard to choose a main dish but after a recommendation from the waitress, I had the Sea Scallop benedict while Damian enjoyed the half steak with fries. Let me tell you, I have had the privilege to eat at a lot of really nice restaurants with top chefs and this benedict sits high on the list. 

400 couches later and we were ready to rest up before a night of fun! 


Ever since I was a little girl we always had a tradition of making brunch on the weekends with BLT's! Today was no different. I ran to the store and headed over to Damian's for the prep work. You can't really go wrong with a BLT and well they are pretty delicious. 

We also had avocados on the half shell and poured in a little green salsa!

I sipped on a sparkling pomegranate Izze's soda that was delish!

After lunch we headed to Hidden Beach (best beach ever!) with Dan and Sarah and proceeded to try The Lowry in uptown to conclude our afternoon. What did I order? Oysters on the half shell!! Damian and I shared 6 of those babies and the tuna tar tar appetizer. 

Check out that bacon cheddar burger Dan got! 

Doesn't Sarah's Caesar salad look amazing? It even has a deviled egg!

All-in-all it was a great summer weekend! Too bad tomorrow is monday...