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Big Daddy’s really does make the very best bar food in all of Charlotte.  Yum, yum.


I met up with Katy and Jen for a girls’ night out.  I really looked forward to our date all day – it’s nice to have something fun planned for right after work, isn’t it?

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I got the black bean burger (with extra pickles).  I’ve tried for so long to figure out the secret to Big Daddy’s amazing veggie burgers – beyond, you know, the fact that they are helluva fried – and I think they put sour cream in the mix.  Yum.


Sweet potato fries:


Everyone wants a picture with the pregnant lady!

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A few weeks ago, Jen, baby, and I did a race together.  I feel kind of bad now because I called the baby a girl the entire race – turns out Lucy is actually a BOY.  Whoops!


Sorry, baby boy!  I’ll make it up to you at the next race.



  • Amara@GirlinaWhirl July 28, 2011, 9:45 pm

    I like to see Jen pregnant –makes me so happy for her!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 28, 2011, 9:55 pm

    Love your dress and Jen’s shirt, both very cute 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 28, 2011, 9:55 pm

    Those fries look so good!

    Jen is the cutest pregnant lady.

  • Laura July 28, 2011, 10:01 pm

    Oh my gosh, since my back has been out I’ve been having horrible cravings for bar food. I made my husband go get me Red Robin tonight.

  • Stephanie C July 28, 2011, 10:01 pm

    So funny! Before reading your last part about the sex of the baby, I thought to myself, “Hmm.. the baby looks low. I wonder if it’s a boy!” That’s something my mom always told me, which is probably not even true. My mom always said girls sit high, and boys sit low when you’re pregnant. Anyone else heard this?

    • Amy July 29, 2011, 12:52 am

      Yes, I’ve heard that! I was actually thinking the same thing when I saw the photo of Jen – of course, I too, have no idea if that’s true or just another saying…

      • Caitlin July 29, 2011, 10:31 am

        We talked about this at dinner! Jen says it has more to do with the length of your torso.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 28, 2011, 10:02 pm

    I looove pickles. Jen is super cute with her belly!

  • Sam July 28, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Aw these photos are too cute! I want your burger…with the pickles…mmmm.

  • Baking N Books July 28, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Ahhh – you guys look great.

    Wait – is Lucy still the name of the baby though?

    Holy crapola – I want Big Daddy’s!! 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB July 28, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I love going out after work- I feel so important going to a bar or restaurant in my dressy work clothes and badge. So lame, but it’s the little things, haha.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 28, 2011, 10:36 pm

    Haha!! Cute 🙂

    Looks like an amazing burger! I <3 black bean burgers and sweet potato fries, yUMM!

  • Shayla @ The Good Life July 28, 2011, 10:36 pm

    Jen is such a cute pregnant lady, she’s glowing! 🙂

    And I wish we had a Big Daddy’s here in CA, those burgers look ridiculous!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 28, 2011, 10:40 pm

    Awww what a great meetup! So happy you two had this time!! 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 28, 2011, 10:41 pm

    I think the baby will get over it! 🙂 I think it’s so funny that jen did not buy anything gender related “just in case” – turns out she has great maternal instincts!

    • Caitlin July 29, 2011, 10:31 am

      Yup! She’s gonna be a great mama.

  • ashley@ cooking for john July 28, 2011, 10:42 pm

    a few weeks ago i was going crazy on potatoes, but finally sweet potato fries sound great again. yummmmmmmmm! awesome job on your double workout this morning!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) July 28, 2011, 10:50 pm

    extra pickles — good call.

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 28, 2011, 11:17 pm

    How adorable is that belly?! 🙂

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) July 28, 2011, 11:24 pm

    I did the same with my cat for a year! The vet confirmed that “she” is a HE… no wonder he kept swiping at us!

  • Dani July 28, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Thats alright Lucy will never know ; ) I love sweet potato fries way more than the normal potato kind-but for some reason it’s hard to get non-foodies to try them : /

  • megan July 29, 2011, 12:04 am

    that burger looks so delish!!

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 29, 2011, 12:25 am

    I had the BEST black bean burger at a restaurant called Altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona. Their fries are also amazing! I need the recipe for sure. It was my first black bean burger so now I’m obsessed

  • Candice July 29, 2011, 1:04 am

    That burger looks so good! extra pickles? touche.. love.
    & sweet potato fries!? drooooool..

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 29, 2011, 2:41 am

    Ooooh that burger does look good. The pickles alone convinced me. 🙂

  • Shelley July 29, 2011, 3:19 am

    Oh love that cute bump!! and seriously i totally would dominate that burger and fries, get in my belly!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf July 29, 2011, 3:51 am

    That veggie burger does look awesome, nom nom nom!

  • Khushboo July 29, 2011, 4:59 am

    Big Daddy sounds so delicious…Big Macs, you are going downnn!

  • Ami@dashofcurry.com July 29, 2011, 6:15 am

    It is so hard to find a fantastic veggie burger around where I live– that burger looks incredible. Makes me want one tonight!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 29, 2011, 7:23 am

    Meh, he started out as a girl.

    • Caitlin July 29, 2011, 10:31 am

      Don’t we all? 🙂

  • Ali @ Ali Runs July 29, 2011, 7:31 am

    OMG-the black bean burger seriously looks delicious!! And how cute is Jen! 🙂

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION July 29, 2011, 8:24 am

    I love it when a restaurant knows how to make a mean black bean burger! Looks delicious!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 29, 2011, 8:31 am

    I love your dress, Caitlin!

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 29, 2011, 8:31 am

    That black bean burger looks delicious! I wish I could find a place in Rochester Mn that had a great black bean burger!

  • Becky @ cityrunnergirl July 29, 2011, 8:37 am

    you’ve just inspired me to get a veggie burger for lunch! I still can’t believe she ran a race pregnant – that’s amazing!

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa July 29, 2011, 9:09 am

    A good girls night out is always fun to look forward too! I am excited to have 4 days to spend with my best girls friends next week for my best friend’s wedding!

  • Bee @ B*tchy Bee July 29, 2011, 9:12 am

    Baby Bumps are the best!
    And your dinner looks amazinggggg. Sweet potato fries are the bomb dot com.

  • Rachel W July 29, 2011, 9:55 am

    Big Daddy’s was the first restaurant I visited after moving to Charlotte. The food was AMAZING! We indulged in fried pickles…so bad for me, but one delicious treat!

  • Amber K July 29, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Veggie burgers and baby bumps, fun!

  • Anne Weber-Falk July 29, 2011, 4:19 pm

    That burger looks so good. And it stays together instead of falling apart. I wish we could get the recipe from them.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 30, 2011, 4:20 pm

    Awwwwwwe – she looks so great with that little baby belly!!!

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