Grizzly Peak 7-Beer Sampler + Cheddar Ale Soup Swoon

Beer! I’ve been on a beer-kick lately. After work on Friday evening, a beer sampler seemed like the perfect start to the weekend. I ordered a 7 beer sampler at Grizzly Peak. (The front ones are mine, and the back ones are the huz’s, just to clarify!).

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In my line-up, Grizzly Peak’s beers, brewed on-site:

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Actually, the primary reason I wanted to go to Grizzly Peak was for the Cheddar & Ale Soup. While I was eating this bowl, I declared that it was the “best thing I’ve eaten in at least a month.” With bread dipped in it? I just go weak in the knees into a total swoon.

Last summer, while at the Traverse City version of Grizzly Peak – North Peak – I enjoyed a similar bowl of soup, a White Cheddar Ale topped with mustard pretzels which was just nearly as amazing.

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For dinner I ordered a Chopped Salad, consisting of Citrus Vinaigrette-tossed romaine topped with scallions, bacon, tomatoes, chicken, blue cheese, and avocado. It was very good. I could only eat half and brought the rest home!

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Last time we were at Grizzly Peak we ordered dessert and it was just amazing, so we couldn’t resist trying another dessert: Chocolate Truffle Cake, “Flourless chocolate cake studded with rich chocolate truffles and served warm with espresso ice cream.” It was just as incredible as the menu description sounds.

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After dinner we saw the new Natalie Portman movie, “Your Highness.” I wasn’t a huge fan. NatPort didn’t have a huge role and the movie just seemed to fall short for me. I’m still glad I saw it though – I can’t pass up a NatPort movie.

 

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Today (Sunday) it was SO warm! According to the Weather Channel, Ann Arbor reached a high of 83 degrees today! Unreal! I opened up the windows in my house (and they’re still open at 10:30 at night!) and a lovely breeze flew into the house all day. With the sun and warm weather, I had no excuse to not go running today.

Couch to 5K Update:

Today was the first time that I tried tackling a Week 2 workout in the C25K program that I am doing: “Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.” I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t challenging – it was! But I DID do it! After 5 minutes of walking, I did 20 minutes of run/walk intervals for 1.8 miles – which would be 11:07 mile pace. Hey, that’s better, right!

Note Currently listening to: In The Next Room – Neon Trees.

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