Saturday, May 30, 2009

mediterranean deli & tutto gelato

for lunch ryan and i decided to head downtown and eat at the mediterranean deli. we really enjoy eating outside when the weather permits. the mediterranean deli has the best gyros in town. we each had one, split a side of greek pasta salad and washed it all down with a san pellegrino aranciata.

and now for some lame pics of me and ryan while enjoying our food on the sidewalk at the mediterranean deli:

me looking like a dork

the action shot as ryan calls it...
ryan and his aviators

after lunch we followed it up by going to tutto gelato. i had a bambino of blood orange and mango. it was delish!!

photos mostly by moi (except ones of moi by ryan)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

vegetarian dreams

tonight's dinner was courtesy of new day bakery. ryan and i were in the mood for pizza this evening and didn't want your run of the mill pizza from the regular pizza joints in town. we wanted something more exciting. and that is exactly what we got!! we went to the new day bakery and ordered their "vegetarian dreams." it is a green pizza (basil pesto with parmesan and mozzarella) with spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, roma tomatoes and ricotta cheese. it was delish!!

the vegetarian dreams is their weekend pizza special. stop by and pick one up, you won't regret it!!

photos by moi

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

mother india

it was a little chilly in motown this evening due to all the rain (this is seattle east you know?!). after i got back from yoga class ryan was talking about soup for dinner. at the same time we were figuring out what to have for dinner i saw a tweet from michael wendell talking about how hot the vindaloo was at mother india. i immediately thought indian food would warm us up!

i am a huge fan of indian food but i am a wuss when it comes to spicy food. i always ask for mind to be on the mild side so that i can actually taste what's going in my mouth rather than the burning sensation. ryan, on the other hand, loves hot food. the hotter the better for him.

i ordered chana masala, had some of ryan's garlic nan, and of course some masala chai tea!! oh how i adore masala chai tea...

the restaurant is spacious and a painted in a soothing yellow color. if you haven't been to mother india i highly recommend going.

photos by moi

Monday, May 25, 2009

the blue moose

if you live in morgantown then you surely know about the blue moose cafe. it's the hangout spot for locals and college kids alike. with excellent hours chances are that most times you are driving or walking by they will be open.

there are great things to drink, eat and sometimes live entertainment. and with works of local artists adorning their walls what's not to love?!

i made a recent trip to the blue moose before heading over to my hair appointment at the beauty college to get some pink added to my tresses. i ordered a cup of joe and my favorite sandwich, the lox bagel. i highly recommend it.

if a slower paced blue moose experience is what you are looking for, now is the time to go since the students are gone for the summer.

photo by moi

Friday, May 22, 2009

bliss bliss bliss

i've been going to yoga classes at bliss bliss bliss for a while now, but last week was my first massage there. it was heavenly!

lauren, my massage therapist, was very professional and paid attention to detail. with a foot massage as the finale, i was over the moon.

your budget is something you need to keep in mind when booking a massage and bliss bliss bliss offers membership massage packages to suit your needs. you absolutely can't go wrong (or find a better price) than their 12 one hour treatments. a membership with $10 new client intake fee lowers the cost to one massage a month for $40, who can't afford that?! what happens if you decide 12 massages per year isn't enough? after the 12th the price drops to $35 per massage.

in case a membership isn't exactly what you are looking for they offer hour or 1/2 hour massages at comparable prices to other local spas without all the fuss.

there is nothing pretentious about bliss bliss bliss or the wonderful people who work there. they make you feel immediately welcome, as if you have known these people all along. want some water or a cup of hot tea while you wait or afterwords, no problem. don't be surprised if you don't have to ask.

if you haven't been to bliss bliss bliss, you must go! isn't your bliss worth it?!

logo used with permission of bliss bliss bliss

Sunday, May 10, 2009

morgantown street art

i've been collecting pics of morgantown's street art. here are some of my most recent findings.

photos by moi and ryan

farmers market part deux

the second week of the farmers market pics for you to enjoy. there are more vendors which is great. we are still missing the new day bakery but as per serafina they should be back next week. sure hope so.

photos by moi

Sunday, May 3, 2009

i love the farmers market

saturday was the first day of this years farmers market. i love the farmers market and wish that it was more than 3 1/2 hours on ONE day of the week. you have to get there early, otherwise, you'll miss out. while i was perusing the usual stands there seemed to be one missing, the new day bakery. a fellow local blogger who works at the new day bakery explains this much better in her blog, edgehill house. i hope this matter is resolved soon because the new day bakery stand is a fantastic one.

some beautiful bibb lettuce

lots of rhubarb (love these guys strawberry rhubarb jelly - it is the best)

red barn farm's stand

the best local soap around (made from this adorable jersey cow's milk & local honey)

potent ramps (a wv delicacy) click here to see my favorite ramp dish

easter egg & french breakfast radishes

hand spun yarn

photos by moi