How was everyone’s weekend?!
I had a really nice one. Spent a ton of time outside, got in a bunch of exercise, saw friends, and ate some awesome food. Saturday Karl and I went on a 7-8 mile bike ride around the neighborhood in Brooklyn and explored a bit. I also ran 2.5 miles and felt really good! Going to start training for the RTB Relay this week (ah!), I’ll post more on that later. Sunday we went biking 14 miles total to Queens for brunch with Karl’s family. Here’s some photos to recap.
On Saturday Karl and I explored the bike path at Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting from Pier 6 to Pier 1 and back. This was the first time I went to Pier 6 and its amazing! They have sand volleyball courts that are open for reservation and to just go play. Plus there’s a mini water park for kids which is adorable. Wish I was 5 so I could run in it without embarrassing myself!
After the park, we went to a place in Cobble Hill called The Nut Box. Its basically the mecca for nuts, dried fruit, and granola. Loved it! Karl really wanted corn nuts for some reason so we picked those up. I also FINALLY found almond meal and finally bought chia seeds. I put them in a smoothie this weekend and love them already. The yogurt nut mix I bought was also really good, I’m convinced. I’ll be going back to the Nut Box pretty soon I think, there’s so many cool things to try.
In the evening we went to Serafina restaurant in the meatpacking district with friends. The food was great and it was a perfect place for people watching since we sat outside and it was a super busy neighborhood. We got to witness some interesting outfits and people so obviously it was a great time!
Sunday Karl and I rode our bikes to Queens to visit Karl’s parents. We went to a restaurant called Bear Burger, which sells gourmet organic grass-fed burgers. The decor was really nice, the milkshakes were incredible (with real chunks of chocolate at the bottom), and the burgers were SO good. They rival Shake Shack in my book!
I highly recommend going to Bear Burger, you won’t regret it! After lunch we walked around the neighborhood and randomly headed into a super cool candy store. They sold candy from my childhood that I haven’t seen in YEARS. Yes, they had candy cigarettes and warheads!
Um, yeah. That’s some serious candy. I had to practice an insane amount of self-control in this store! They had chocolate covered everything in these jars so if you’ve read my blog enough you’ll know how hard that is for me!
Tell me about your weekend!
Did you run, bike, go to a class this weekend?
What is your favorite burger restaurant?