Photos From The Weekend

Eric and I started off the weekend by grabbing pizza at Blackbird, which is a new pizza shop that serves VEGAN PIZZA. We met up with my friend Alison, who I went to high school with, but sadly I forgot to take a photo from her. Probably because I was too busy stuffing my face and drinking wine.

We ordered half yukon gold and half sausage.

The yukon gold was made for me. I’ve mentioned before that I have never been a pizza person since I don’t like tomato sauce and have never eaten cheese. But put some slices of potato on and I am a happy person.
We both agreed that the pizza is some of the best we have ever had.

After a slightly late night, lots of pizza, and a few drinks, I woke up Saturday morning not feeling my best. Eric had to leave the city to help a friend move, and it was beyond tempting to go back to sleep. But I got my butt up and ran 10.5 miles. It wasn’t the best run, but wasn’t the worst, and I survived.
After a shower, some lounging, and maybe a nap, I, uh, headed back to Blackbird. Obsessed?

Back in August when Eric and I went to Chicago I got to meet up with one of my old internet friends. Well Ramsey was in town this weekend and some people were getting together to eat. I was surprised to arrive at Blackbird a few minutes before they opened and see that there was already a line! Once they opened the place just got busier and busier.

I got the yukon gold again, it was too delicious.

And some fries. Yep, it was a potato kind of day.

The inside is kind of small, so we took it outside.

I honestly can’t remember what I did the rest of Saturday. My legs really started to hurt so I am pretty sure I was on the couch the rest of the day.

Sunday morning Eric and I rode our bikes out to West Philly to have brunch with Juli and Megan. We met up at Local 44, which is where I ate after the last half marathon, but I was pretty delirious then and didn’t remember much, ha.

They have a pretty small, but good, brunch selection with plenty of vegan options.

Not vegan.

We hung out in West Philly for a bit, which is always a new experience, then headed back to our hood.

When Eric was out in the ‘burbs on Saturday he picked up a new Mexican mineral water for me to try. I am obsessed with Topo Chico, but can’t find it anywhere in the Northeast. I keep trying different brands, but nothing compares. Well ladies and gentlemen, we have a contender! This mineral water was pretty close!

Sunday night we watched the Phillies game then came home and crashed.

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14 Responses to Photos From The Weekend

  1. Kelly says:

    Blackbird is such a hit, I am so glad it is doing extremely well.

    I was reading the new Skinny Bitch cookbook over the weekend and there is a vegan kale and potato pizza in it that made me think of you. I scanned it and just emailed you.

    Pizza obsession.

  2. That Yukon gold pizza looks AMAZING! I have never have potatoes on pizza, but now I feel like I am totally missing out. I love when my cats act like humans and sleep under the covers like that. So cute! :)

  3. susan says:

    is blackbird by the slice and by the entire pie?

    love the last picture….those guys are getting silly over there

    • lauren says:

      They do by the slice and by the pie. When I went Friday night they didn’t have very many slices, but Saturday they had a lot more and I bought just a slice.

      I think it’s the changing weather, it makes the cats go crazy.

  4. jackie says:

    ha, we went to brunch at somnio’s and it was probably one of the worst dining experiences i’ve had in a long time. who would have thought that what i got at the veg place i could have easily gotten at the burger joint down the street.

  5. Beka says:

    yay, pizza! it was nice running into you on saturday!

  6. Amanda says:

    That pizza looks amazing – def. will need to check it out next time. Your cat in bed – that kills me – love it!

  7. pam chesnutt says:

    looks so yummy seems like your friends love the outdoors and food also loveyou have a great day

  8. Jenny says:

    potato pizza = <3

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