January 27, 2012

A Few Things...

1. Last night we got a chance to eat at a new RVA dinner spot we've been wanting to try, The Magpie. It's located just a few blocks away from us and has been generating a lot of local buzz for it's amazing food — and creative decor.

After one look at the menu, we knew we had to try the lobster tail corn dog (yes, you read that right). We also shared a few other small plates — braised pork cheeks, Ahi tuna with the biggest slab of smoked bacon we've ever seen, and house made fettuccine with sausage.

The space is super small and cozy — great for a date night or taking people unfamiliar with the area. If you're visiting from out of town, definitely put this place on your lists of eats!

2. In other food news, have you ever heard of or tried the famous signature cupcakes of Magnolia Bakery in New York? If you're a fan, you may be interested to know they have plans to expand into other areas, globally. Mary has been following this news like a hawk.

3. On another note...

Feeling worn out from his morning yoga session (downward dog anyone?), Basil has decided to take it easy the rest of this rainy day...


Here's wishing you a happy weekend.

P.S. There's still time to enter our Bag Balm giveaway, which is great for softening those furry friends' paws in this winter weather.


  1. I do believe that Basil is ready to give his dissertation on how to effectively curb canine rabies in third world countries now. He's such a looker!


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