The Wine Room

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OK – so newbies to my blog might think that I normally drink a LOT based on the last four days — but I swear this is just a fluke!  I’m pretty much alcohol-ed out by this point. 🙂


Tonight was really fun though — a group of us went to my favorite place — The Wine Room!


Before leaving, I made myself a cheese, turkey pepperoni, and cracker plate:


Plus, 1 cup of tomato basil soup:


And a melon slice:


As mentioned, The Wine Room was loads of fun!  If you recall, The Wine Room is the sweet wine bar where you can use re-loadable cards to buy 1 0z. or 3 oz. pours of over 150 wines!


My hubby bailed because of a headache 🙁 but Lisette and Danny came:


As did Melissa and her new boy, Brad (who’s very nice; I give him two thumbs up).


And Meghann:


And her boy, Derek.


Good times!  I think I had about 6 oz. of wine in total.


I had a bunch of whites (Reislings, etc) and a few reds.  I also tried a Petite Shiraz Port and a chocolate dessert wine, both of which were amazing!  The boys ordered a great cheese, cracker, and fruit plate:


Here’s my plate (plus a little more):


And guess what?  Melissa brought me a yummy dessert to try later, and Derek brought me a jumbo pretzel all the way from Tampa!


Yay for good friends!


Oh, I’m skipping my 13.0 mile training run tomorrow because my knees are ALL SORTS OF HURTING.   They are terrible for some reason.  So, I think my last long run would do more harm than good before my big race.  Maybe I’ll hit up the gym or pool instead?



  • glidingcalm April 4, 2009, 9:15 pm

    ahh so fun!! and yay for Melissa and her new boo!

    can’t go wrong with fruit and cheese platters. seriously one of my most fav. things ever!

    sounds like a fun night!

    and I vote for pool! (im freezing here!)

  • Megan April 4, 2009, 9:22 pm

    omg, soooo much fun!!! i dream of the day I turn 21 and can enjoy such experiences….. 🙂

    def go for the pool! I love doing pool exercise when I’m sore or my joints are hurting. I used to feel so old lady, but whatev… it works!

  • Tyler April 4, 2009, 9:50 pm

    ooh that wine room sounds fun! no need to defend your alcohol consumption 🙂

    swimming is a great cross training workout when your joints or muscles are sore!!! i’m a runner at heart, but swimming a couple times a week makes me feel so good! and something about moving through the water is so soothing even if you are doing a hard workout!

  • runsarah April 4, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Definitely go to the pool! It can be a great relief for joint pain. You, Melissa and Meghann all look SO good…pretty Floridians! Sounds like a fun evening.

  • Michelle April 4, 2009, 10:03 pm

    Looks amazing. sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  • eatingbender April 4, 2009, 11:08 pm

    What a great night! Ahh my face lit up when I saw Melissa and her “B” :o) Too cute!

    Definitely hit up the pool and I’ll try to avoid being green with envy!

  • therunningaddict April 5, 2009, 1:14 am

    Nice it looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

  • Jenna April 5, 2009, 3:20 am

    Wait a minute…….something is missing here….you have the pretzel that I made but you don’t have ME!!!! I would kill for a night at the wine room! 🙁

  • Nicole ( April 5, 2009, 3:38 am

    Go with the pool!

    It looks like a super fun night. That pretzel looks amazing!

  • Emily April 5, 2009, 4:16 am

    Looks like a fun night…you girls all look so cute!

    My knee has been hurting, too, so I’m definitely taking the day off today! 🙂

  • runnerskitchen April 5, 2009, 4:47 am

    I vote for the pool! I was super jealous of your pool side afternoon yesterday. It was 48 degrees, cloudy, and windy in NYC…

  • VeggieGirl April 5, 2009, 4:55 am

    Sooooo fun that you were there with Meghann and Melissa (and Melissa’s new boy – nice)!!

    Hit up the pool!!

  • Amanda April 5, 2009, 5:17 am

    That wine bar looks like so much fun. Hope your knees feel better!

  • jenngirl April 5, 2009, 5:50 am

    Such a fun night!! 🙂

  • K April 5, 2009, 6:44 am

    Aw everyone looks great!! What a fun night – wine and cheese 🙂

  • livelovelaugheatlearn April 5, 2009, 7:12 am

    That wine bar sounds like so much fun!!!

    chocolate dessert wine would be very interesting!

  • eatingRD April 5, 2009, 7:30 am

    Those kind of places are soo much fun! We went to a place like that in Reno called vintage and there is one in the new M resort here in Vegas I want to try. Hope your knees get to feeling better 🙂


  • Lisa D. April 5, 2009, 7:32 am

    You and Meghann look so purty in that pic! The wine room sounds like a delicious place! I vote for pool to ease the knees! That’s the one thing I am allowed to do now(5 weeks after knee surgery) and I don’t have access to one! UGH

  • Sharon April 5, 2009, 7:41 am

    Oh wow, what a super fun time!!!!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks April 5, 2009, 8:15 am

    Looks like such a fun night!!

    Sorry your knees are hurting! Hope they feel better soon!

  • Matt April 5, 2009, 8:43 am

    Sounds like a fun night with friends!

    Hope your knees feel better by the big race!

  • RunToFinish April 5, 2009, 8:58 am

    yeah what fun!!

    good call on listening to your body!

  • Haleigh April 5, 2009, 9:08 am

    Sorry to hear about your knees, I hope they start to feel better soon!

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