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Monday, January 30, 2012

Locals Only

Happy Monday!  I've been wanting to do something different for a while.  Kinda like a "stay-cation".  So, Fred and I decided that we would take a challenge to only eat at local businesses over the weekend.  

We kicked off our "local only dining" weekend with my mom's birthday dinner at Flight.  The concept of a "flight", meaning 3 small choices, was pretty cool.  And let me say, the food was absolutely delicious.  

my wine flight
our salad flight
my mom and I split the seafood flight complete with lobster and biscuits, scallops and shrimp and grits
my mom blowing out her birthday candle
my grandfather, mom and I
Fred and I 
my mom and dad
our dessert flights...yum! 
Flight Memphis
Since we usually don't get up and eat breakfast on Saturdays, we headed out to Swanky's Taco Shop, our usual Saturday lunch spot.  As usual, it did not disappoint.   Fred had the tacos and I had a burrito bowl.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a pic. 

Saturday night, we tried Le Chardonnay in Overton Square.  I had a pizza while Fred had sliders.  We both really enjoyed the food and we will be back.  
my pizza
 Fred's sliders
 And we ended the night with a trip to our favorite local fro yo place, YoLo.  

Sunday after church, we headed to Owen Brennan's for brunch.  We went to Owen Brennan's for NYE, but we'd never tried their brunch buffet.  Let me tell you, it was simply amazing! 

And we finished up our "local's only" weekend with a birthday dinner at Fred's parents.  His mom ordered BBQ from one of Memphis' top BBQ restaurant, Corky's, and we had a yummy dinner to celebrate her birthday.

showing off her new sunglasses
 Fred and his mom
 our family

We had a busy, but great weekend.  And it was a little challenging to eat all local, but it was fun.  We tried a few new places and indulged on some of our favorites. 

What did you do this weekend?

25 comments:

KRISTIN said...

I LOVE this idea! There are so many little restaurants we'll drive by and I say I want to try...then when it comes down to it we go to the same few places. What a fun and YUMMY weekend!

Michelle (michabella) said...

FUN!!!! Flight looks awesome!!!

Jessica said...

I love this idea!

Carolyn said...

This is such a genius idea! So cool!!! :) And yummy food too!!

Natasha said...

i am JEALOUS of all your yummy eatings this past weekend!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

Love this! I need to go to Flight! I love Swankys & Yolo :) YUM!

Valerie Griffin said...

Love this! I need to go to Flight! I love Swankys & Yolo :) YUM!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Sounds like you had a fun & yummy weekend! I'm jealous of all of the good eats-I try to eat local too, sometimes it's hard to pick a local place when you're out with a bunch of people (which is usually the case when we go out to eat).

P.s. Where did you get the coral/tan shirt? I love it!

Jessica said...

that is such a goood idea! there are tons of local restaurants around that I dont really ever even think of when choosing places to go to eat! I want a Flight here- that sounds like a really neat place!!

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

Great idea, I'm a huge supporter of "eating & buying local" as well :-) Flight looks amazing!

Neely said...

Looks like you had a lot of great food this weekend :)

J and A said...

Such a great idea! Flight looks amazing! So fun. :)

Ashley said...

Such a fun idea! All of your food looks wonderful!

Nicole said...

I wanted to get reservations to flight for V-Day but they were already booked!! I'm dying to try it!!

Jax @ JaxandMarbles said...

Flight looks amazing!! So much food though, did you guys split everything??

Emily said...

Don is taking me to Flight for my birthday Friday! I can't wait...it looks delicious!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

LOVE all these places but Flight has to be my fav!!! That place is so, so delish!!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

OMG THAT FLIGHT RESTAURANT LOOKED LIKE FUN! now do you have 3 salads and 3 meals that you split between everyone? as for the 3 wine glasses i'd be drunk after 1...how does it work?

the pizza you had looked fab..

our weekend sucked ....babies were sick and me too! blah!

Mrs in Training said...

Flight looks so neat, I'll definitely have to try that the next time I am in Memphis!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Flight sounds like a really fun place! I love being able to try a lot of little things.

Meredith said...

I've always wanted to try Flight just never did, must try it. I love swanky's and Owen Brennan's is just awesome for brunch.

Natalie said...

Owen Brennan's is AMAZING for brunch. It's known for it.

I've wanted to try Flight for awhile, but haven't made it yet.

Interesting tidbit about Le Charddonay? When it was located across the street, it was part of The Palm Court & where our wedding reception was held. We went back for our 5th anniversary & the food was still just as yummy

Shari said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend and that restaurant Flight looks awesome. Totally my kind of place. If I ever make my way to Memphis..you will HAVE to take me there! :)

Wiz said...

Flight looks fantastic! And I LOVE Swanky's! The garlic sauce...heaven!

Beth Wilson said...

How fun!! This is such a great idea. Need to plan a staycation for us very soon. Thanks for the tips!