So tonight this girl is snacking on Jalapeno Poppers and Chardonnay and Ritz Crackers and Pimento Cheese. Oh, and Halloween candy. High class, right? I’m on a cheese kick, can you tell? It’s the perfect ending to a perfect first half of my weekend. We ate at Umi in Hendersonville again last night. It’s our new favorite sushi place. We sat at the sushi bar and watched the chefs whip and roll these beautiful plates of sushi. It was incredible.
It’s one of those places I’ve been to for events, but never to actually sit down and eat. I had duck perched on a pile of red peas with crisp green beans. Beautiful duck. I love ordering it out because I just can’t bring myself to cooking it at home. It’s a duck for goodness sake. They are just way too cute. Like I’d never be able to cook a guinea pig. Never. Anyway, it was so heavenly.
We hit a few artist studios for Open Studios too. I just love Emily Clarke‘s paper dolls paintings. Her studio is right on the river and I have to pop in to see what she’s working on any time I am close by. I also stopped by to see J.J. Ohlinger’s Subway series: Portraits of the F Train. I contributed to the project on Kickstarter, so you could say I have a vested interest. The paintings are mesmerizing. His attention to detail is crazy!
- Stuffed By Volk, Patricia (Google Affiliate Ad) (I MUST get this one). The author writes about growing up in her family’s popular steak restaurant in NYC.
- The House on Mango Street
- The Raw and the Cooked
- The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher (Ashley Warlick’s fav which I am running out to snag right away)