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Dinner with the girls

by Meghann on November 19, 2010

Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of meeting two of my favorite girls (Katy & Gina) at the Virgin Olive Market for dinner.

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I’ve driven by the Virgin Olive Market several times and have heard nothing but good things about it, but had never actually been before tonight. They had a $15 for $30 deal on Living Social the other week – and you know how big of a fan I am of deals – so it was a true sign that I finally had to check this place out.

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Inside the restaurant was adorable – full of so much character and warmth. You order at the counter from a select menu of sandwiches and salads and they bring your order to your table.

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I ordered the Platos Platter for dinner which came with an assortment of greens, olives, tomatoes, hummus, eggplant, mozzarella, and pita.

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The plate was delicious. So fresh and loved having little pieces of this and little bits of that piled high on the pita. πŸ™‚

For dessert we asked for the last remaining cupcakes on display to split among us.

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We thought they were Pumpkin Spice, but we were wrong. Very wrong.

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One bite in and I could instantly taste the banana – not good. I immediately (and politely) spit it back in my napkin.

Luckily themanager had been chatting with us the majority of the evening and kindly offered up a Red Velvet Cupcake in the back instead.

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Wowza. Now this cupcake was something I could sink my teeth into. The icing was sweet and creamy and the cupcake was moist with the perfect hint of chocolateness I love in red velvet. Much better than the banana. πŸ˜‰

Gina, Katy, and I closed the place down. It was great playing catch up. Hopefully we can do it again real soon. πŸ™‚

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I have a 20 mile training run in the morning. My gear is set out, my alarm is set for 5:00, and my mind is mentally preparing itself for 3+ hrs of running. Wish me luck!

1 AnneWF November 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm

It looks like you had such a good time. Too bad about the cupcake. Are you allergic or do you just not like bananas?

2 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

20 miles seem absolutely insane!! Good luck!

I was going to ask the same question as AnnWF about the bananas…
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3 Katie November 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Good luck…If anyone can do it, you can!
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4 melissa November 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Good luck, you can do it. I’m looking a cindserella’s castle right
now!

5 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

What a fun night! You girls are beautiful! πŸ™‚
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6 holly @ yepiatethat November 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Your dinner looks great!! I love meals like that too
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7 Lew (ashandlewplus2.com) November 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

20 Miles thats nothing.. you can do that running backwards. Have a great run.. And remember if you go to the porta potty make sure your pants tight before you run again.
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8 Erica November 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm

What a cool spot. I love platters that come with a little of this and a little of that. Good luck on the run tomorrow
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9 melissaroby November 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Goodluck!!! You can do it!!! Hubby and I are going for a 18 mile traing run tomorrow….I need to go to sleep soon!!
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10 Kiran November 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Good luck with your training πŸ™‚
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11 Katy (The Singing Runner) November 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Good luck with your run tomorrow! I’m doing half of that distance (10 miles) and I have my alarm set for 6am!

Let’s do it! πŸ™‚
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12 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

How nice of them to get you that tasty cupcake. Looks devine! Energy for your early AM run. Good luck on it.

13 movesnmunchies November 20, 2010 at 2:49 am

looks like so much fun! I would have gone with the Platos Platter too! that sounds soo yummy!
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14 Tab- Just Weighing In November 20, 2010 at 6:47 am

wow – three hour run – you’re amazing!
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15 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 20, 2010 at 7:38 am

Aw such a fun dinner!! Even if I’d hated the cupcake, I would have dominated the icing and left it bald. Come to think of it, that’s what I always do πŸ™‚ Good luck on the 20 miles!!
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16 gina (fitnessista) November 20, 2010 at 8:39 am

loved seeing you girls last night! thanks again for dinner πŸ™‚
have a great run! i’ll booty shake for ya πŸ˜‰
xoxo

17 Matt November 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

Enjoy your run tomorrow πŸ™‚
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18 Melissa @ TryingToHeal November 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

oh, bad news about the banana cupcake! glad you got the red velvet instead!

just read your run went well! awesome after having a hard week of not feeling well!
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19 Alexa November 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Banana attacks are the worst, I hate anything banana, and if there’s even a little bit of it in anything, I can taste it, YUCK!!!

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