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An Eight Course Meal at Saugatuck Craft Butchery

Happy Monday friends! Boy do I have a great post for you today.

First things first though. The winner of the Strong and KIND bar giveaway is….

Becca! I used the Random Number Generator to pick the winner.  Congrats Becca!

Now on to the yummy, scrumptious, melt in your mouth stuff. Andy and I attended a Harvest Dinner last week at the Saugatuck Craft Butchery.

The Saugatuck Craft Butchery was founded three years ago in Westport, Connecticut by a husband and wife who were unsatisfied with food situation in the area.  It was way too hard to find good quality and local meat so they left their corporate jobs and opened up a food establishment to provide the community with grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free animal products. So cool.

Andy and I have been wanting to get to the butchery to check it out so when the opportunity arose to attend one of their eight course dinners, we jumped right on it!

This was such a cool experience and one of the best, most adventurous meals I have ever had!  We sat right up at the bar seats where we had an up close view of the chef, Emily, at work.  It was like a real live version of Top Chef!

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Labor Day Weekend Adventures in Connecticut

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!  I can’t believe summer is coming to an end.  Fall is my absolute favorite season but I’m just not quite ready to say farewell to summer yet.

I soaked up every bit of this weekend without having to travel very far.  It was one of those weekends that made me grow a little more of an appreciation for where I live here in Connecticut.  So often, especially those of us with a case of wanderlust, wish we could visit a new place every chance we get.  Over the past year I have definitely tried to take time to explore my home state and get to know it on a new, more appreciative level.  This weekend I did just that!

Also, the winner of the LARABAR RENOLA giveaway was Giselle from My Happy Healthy Home. Congrats Giselle!

Scenes from my Labor Day Weekend Adventures

We went kayaking off the shore of Milford with Scoot and Paddle.  They led a group of us out for about an hour.

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What I Ate Wednesday #3 – Weekend Eats

It’s hump day! I figured I’d stick with my What I Ate Wednesday posts because they’ve been fun to write.  Thanks Jenn for hosting!  This week I decided I’d give you something extra yummy to read about and post what Andy and I indulged in over the weekend.

Walrus and Carpenter is a southern inspired restaurant in the Black rock section of Bridgeport, CT.  It has a rustic feel inside the restaurant.  As soon as you step foot in the parking lot you can smell the smoker seeping into the air.

They have an eclectic variety of small plates and sides,  great craft beer, and unique cocktails.

For our first small plate we got something that we’ve eyed before.  A waffle grilled cheese with bacon.  So good! A little too big.  Good thing I had the cave man with me.

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