Icing On The Cake

Wow! Yesterday was a busy day and involved a lot of driving but it was worth it!

After lunch, our first stop was the 1st Annual Kitsap County Oktoberfest!

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(Sorry all these pictures are so bright, obvs I didn’t check white balance. Grrr.)

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It was actually a pretty good turn out for the first year! There was a beer tent, music, food.

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And Harley’s! Don’t drink and drive!

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We were blessed with a gorgeous day today!

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Naturally, beer was involved!

I got Spocktoberfest by Grove Street Brewery. (Pretty tasty!)

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The boy started with Der Blocken Brown Ale. (Meh…)

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Then PT Brewery Hop Diggity. (Ew.)

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Then Silver City’s Oktoberfest. (The best!)

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We buzzed through the fest in just under an hour – places to go and people to see! And those places and people required a ferry ride!

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On the ferry, I got word that my Happy Hour date had to bail on us. Major bummer. I had the sads. So we changed our plans a little bit, and just the two of us headed to the Taphouse for our own Happy Hour special.

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We opted for outdoor seating. Must take advantage of the few (and far between) sunny days!

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I started with a Tiramisu martini – pure delight!

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The boy got a Dick’s Brewing IPA – I didn’t try it, most of the time I don’t bother trying IPA’s any more – the boy did not like this beer at all.

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We split two starter plates.

Popcorn Shrimp

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I dominated this plate.

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Chicken Tequila Skewers

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These were really delicious and tender. I had one and ate a decent amount of the slaw.

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After we wrapped up Happy Hour, majorly bummed that my friend bailed, we ran an errand and then head to our final destination.

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One of Jodus’ former coworkers and now good friend, Brett, has been living in Hong Kong for over a year and came home for a week – it also happened to fall right around his 30th birthday! His girlfriend, Emily, threw a surprise party for him and invited a bunch of his closest friends!

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The party was at Emily’s parents house – it was gorgeous, close to Lake Washington, and had an amazing view!

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Emily was a terrific hostess – she had a great food spread and entertainment planned!

Tomato Curry Chilled Soup

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Chips and salsas

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Fruit and cheese and crackers

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Sausages

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The lighting was pretty poor and resulted in some crap photos but there was also grilled asparagus, a green asian-fusion salad, potato salad, sweet potato fries, wine and beer for all!

I was really good about not munching and saving myself for the dinner.

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I had a chicken dog, and a little bit of everything else – all was delicious!

I also enjoyed 2 glasses of wine over the course of the evening.

The cake was phenomenal!

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Emily really out-did herself on this one!

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Happy Birthday, Brett!

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This was the moistest, most decadent cake I think I’ve ever had! The ganache on top was amazing and the sea salt was perfection.

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It’s a good thing I really suck at baking.

When the karaoke came out, we scooted out – it was after 10 and even though they offered us a room to stay, I wanted to go home. I was nervous about leaving Pippin alone for an overnighter.

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We ended up driving around instead of taking the ferry so it was a long drive but we were home and passed out by 1am. Late night for us!

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2 Responses

  1. The hubby looks great on a Harley….maybe someday?

  2. Wow, what a busy but fun day it looks like you had. The cake looks delicious.

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