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Burger BFF

My BFF is visiting from Austin for a few days, so of course that means a whole lot of talking, lounging, and eating extra-delicious food. We went out for my favorite local pizza (Cane Rosso) right after I got her from the airport, and tonight we went to Liberty Burger for The Nooner:


It has hashbrowns on it! And an egg! OMG it’s so good!

And tomorrow before she leaves we’re hitting the amazing BBQ place nearby (One90) and my favorite bakery (Haute Sweets Patisserie) that’s right next door.

After I drop her off at the airport tomorrow afternoon, I’ll try to remember what a vegetable is again. Promise. 😉

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Seattle Saturday

Day 1 of Geek Girl Con (#GGC15) is done. It was great, with some interesting sessions, and lots of cool cosplay. (I’ll share some specific thoughts/notes/resources on all of it later.) I’m really looking forward to a few of the panels tomorrow, and wandering around Seattle a bit more in the hopefully rain-free afternoon.

Also, anything that includes this sign is my kind of place:

Geek Girl Con's Introvert Alley

And we grabbed pizza for dinner at MOD on 6th. (Cheap, tasty, friendly service, and they also have milkshakes!)

Dinner at @modpizza tonight. Yum!

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Weekend Food

For the past several months, we’ve been really great at eating dinner at home during the work week. We’ve got our routine down: plan meals Saturday, shop at Central Market early Sunday Morning (it’s Hatch Chile Fest time right now!), Husband cooks us delicious, properly-portioned food all week (with help keeping track of it all using MyFitnessPal). The weekends, however, are another story. We hit the town for our faves & to try new places.

On Saturday, we tried Stackhouse Burgers in Dallas (near Deep Ellum). They’ve got the standard burger toppings, lots of cheese options, good bacon & buns, and delicious fries. Plus you can opt to have your burger a bit pink, instead of well-done. And the restaurant is in a cute old house!

Recommend! Great burgers & comfy surroundings.

And continuing our weekend food tradition, we met friends for our favorite pizza at Cane Rosso. If you’re ever in Dallas, don’t miss it! I love the Ella (the hot soppressata is amazing), and the Ladybird is our favorite dessert option — hello, nutella, cookie butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar! (See: here & here.)

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Reasons BFF Visits Are Great

My BFF (of 18 years!) flew to Dallas from Austin to visit me this weekend. (Virgin ran a deal a while back and we both got tickets for weekend visits for around $100.)

And here’s the thing that’s really great about when your best friend comes to stay at your house: You don’t have to DO anything special for it to be great. There’s no pressure to put on a whole production to entertain and/or impress. Your BFF is there to visit YOU, and so you can spend hours upon hours talking & talking & talking. And then you can watch about 12 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And you can go to a bakery and get a ton of sweets to eat when you’re not out grabbing your favorite pizza. It’s great & I highly recommend it. 😀

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Pizza & Sweets & lots of BFF Fun

My BFF is visiting me for the weekend & so I’ve taken her to my favorite pizza place in Dallas (or anywhere) and tried a new bakery:

Found a new favorite! SO GOOD.

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A Favorite Pizza Spot in Dallas

My sister drove to Dallas this morning to visit for the weekend, so of course we had to take her to the pizza place we’ve discovered since the her last trip up. It’s amazing.

Cane Rosso‘s four locations around DFW make up four of the five places in Texas certified by the American delegation of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana for serving authentic neapolitan pizza.

I’d never had neapolitan pizza before trying Cane Rosso and OHMYYYYYYY. It’s so good. Full of flavor, and on the light side (for pizza at least). They bake their pizzas for at around 900F for about 90 seconds in a red oven you can spot when you walk in the door.

I seriously can’t say enough good things about this pizza. (Also recommend their desserts!)