Last Saturday was reserved for doing all things Birmingham.
It didn’t really start out being planned that way, but it just sort of happened. I have always wanted to go to Pepper Place Market, and in the five years I’ve lived here, I have never gone. I don’t even know if it was a thing back when I first moved here.
Anyway, it wasn’t was I expected it to be! It was humongous! There were so many stands and so much stuff! I didn’t know where to start. We walked around the first time, just kind of in a daze, trying to take it all in. We walked through the food, then through the craft section and back through the food again. We settled on a shaker of spices from Dak’s Spices, some Chilton County peaches, and this guy:
Meet my cute ass succulent, Antoine.
After wading our way through a million people, we had gathered quite an appetite. I’ve wanted to go to Urban Standard for so long, sooo of course I won that battle and that’s where we went.
I got the iced coffee and biscuit with sausage. It was so simple, but so good! It was so awesome that I decided to recreate it for Sunday breakfast.
Theirs was better. I will be going back. Next time, most likely for dessert.
Then after much cleaning, shopping, other weekend chores, I was starving. And the only thing that came to mind was Rojo.
I loooove Rojo, but very rarely go, because of how popular it is and how packed it normally is. But, I put on my thinking cap, and was like, “hey, it’s Memorial Day weekend, maybe no one will be there.” And I was correct.
I had the enormous chipotle pork and mushroom burrito and pretty much died right afterwards. I don’t remember being that full in a long while. We also thought it was a brilliant idea to order a pitcher of PBR. We were reminded that that is almost never a brilliant idea.
Afterwards, we treated ourselves to a few beautiful Birmingham only photos:
I can’t wait to have another only Birmingham day!
There is so much to explore in the city!