10/3 and 1/04 Weekend Happenings

And just like that it’s Monday. Somehow the weekends always fly by, without fail. But this was a good weekend. Let’s rewind.

THURSDAY

I know this wasn’t technically the weekend, but I couldn’t go without mentioning my indoor soccer team’s championship! We played 2 games on Thursday night and ended up winning our league’s championship. No matter that our league is only 4 teams 😉 I love playing with these ladies and relive my soccer heyday.

Soccer

FRIDAY

Friday night was spent with some Thai food takeout, catching up on DVR and in bed by 10:30. The perfect Friday night if you ask me.

SATURDAY

Saturday started with an Orangetheory workout followed by a Target run. This is how every Saturday should start! I was enticed by this shirt and decided I had to have it in my lounging wardrobe.

We had a packed day with a soccer game and some other errands that we had to run before heading to Oakland for our anniversary! Today is our actual anniversary, but we wanted to go out to a nice dinner (something we rarely do).

The late afternoon started at Drake’s Dealership. The brand new restaurant establishment from Drake’s Brewing Company. We have been wanting to go since it opened, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out. The place is great. There is a large outdoor beer garden with a smaller, indoor area. It was a bit chilly, so we opted to sit inside and had a couple of tasters.

Drakes

The beer was good and the company was even better 🙂

After we spent an hour or so here we ventured over to our favorite restaurant, Millennium. Millennium is a vegan restaurant that originally started in San Francisco in 1994. It consistently gets awards in the vegetarian and vegan restaurant categories. We have been here for every anniversary – it’s a bit of a tradition. This past year they moved locations due to building ownership changes, so this was our first time visiting their new location in Oakland. The verdict? I loved it!

Millennium_6

The menu is seasonal and everything was delicious (as always). We started with the complimentary bread and cashew butter. This “butter” was made with cashews, tofu, sage, garlic and a few other ingredients our waiter mentioned. It was so creamy and delicious.

A glass of rose brut for the lady and a nice Russian River beer for the handsome gent.

Millennium_1

We also split two appetizers:

PicMonkey Collage

On the left – Steamed Buns: smoked miso glazed grilled eggplant, edamame purée, house made sriracha, Asian pear, pickled celery root & carrot.

On the right – the salad I picked out isn’t on their online menu, but it consisted of arugula, pomegranate seeds, butternut squash and a balsamic vinaigrette. I am not doing the description justice, I’m sure.

For dinner we split two main courses:

PicMonkey Collage_2

On the left – Peanut Glazed Smoked Tempeh: West African spiced roasted pepper & peanut sauce, creamy millet grits, collard green & corn hash, black eyed pea chow chow

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