Porkin’ Out

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 23, 2009

in beef, dinner out, grilling, pork

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Today was a big day on the wedding front! We met with our venue coordinator to set our wedding menu! This is a HUGE step in planning, and I can’t believe that it’s here already. About a year ago when we booked our venue, and the coordinator said “we’ll meet two months out to finalize a menu”, it seemed like FOREVER. I’m so excited! I’ll post our final menu once we have more of an idea of numbers…

After our meeting and all the talk about food, Adam and I were ravenous. We headed back towards home and Adam decided where we were going.

Any guesses?

No. Not sushi… I know you thought that’s where I was going with this.

Here’s a hint:

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Yes, that’s me with a 12-foot tall red Weber grill.

We went to the Weber Grill Restaurant! It’s this great place where they cook everything (well, the proteins and some veggies) on well-ventilated indoor Weber charcoal grills! It’s a favorite of ours that we tend to forget about. They have some truly excellent food, as well as one of my favorite side dishes ANYWHERE. More on that in a minute.

First of all, this place has pretzel rolls and cheddar butter. Need I say more?
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There were two of those rolls eaten… then our appetizers came. Neither of us could make up our mind as to what we wanted, so we got an appetizer combo. We each got one beef skewer, one rib, one grilled chicken skewer, and one BBQ shrimp skewer…oh, and some onion strings.

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I decided on something a bit healthy for my entree so that I could enjoy my favorite side without guilt. I got the grilled cajun catfish with all butter and sauce on the side, sauteed spinach, and…wait for it… maple whipped sweet potatoes.

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Adam got a BBQ combo of Midwest-style BBQ pork and brisket… hence the title of the post. Check out all that BBQ pork!

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I may have helped polish that off as well. It was just SO good, and much better than any BBQ pork I could’ve made!

We sat in gluttonous blarginess after we finished eating for a few minutes…this really is a true Tale of Expansion… and then went to Best Buy to pick up a replacement remote for our upstairs TV. I’m going to attempt to stay up for Top Chef tonight, but I have a feeling my night will be interrupted by sleep. Can you believe tomorrow is already Thursday!?!

Some Bloggy News:
Check out Allijag at Green Dog Wine’s Blogiversary Giveaway!
Congrats to Jenn at Eating Bender, Miss Gliding Calm, and Kath at KathEats on being named one of Fitness Magazine’s Favorite Health Blogs!

That’s about all I’ve got for now! I’m quite beat…
Happy Thursday!


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Lindsey (Mrs. LC) September 23, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Pretzel rolls? Seriously? That sounds awesome!

YAY Jenn! And Gliding Clam! and Kath! And everyone else!!! Congrats to those lovely ladies. :)
.-= Lindsey (Mrs. LC)´s last blog ..Some Days You Need a Good Laugh =-.

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Lindsey (Mrs. LC) September 23, 2009 at 9:59 PM

ahaha I put Gliding Clam instead of Gliding Calm. Bedtime!
.-= Lindsey (Mrs. LC)´s last blog ..Some Days You Need a Good Laugh =-.

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glidingcalm September 23, 2009 at 10:18 PM

that’s a huge _____(swear word) GRILL! dang!!

And oh my gosh. that looksssssssss soo good!! the appetizers, cheddar butter, maple sweet potatoes. gosh. FABULOUS!

thanks for the shout out Mara!! you are so sweeeeeeeeeT!! i miss you lady and think of you all the time!!!

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Christina September 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Phew what a busy day! :) I always see the bilboards for the Weber restaurant! I need to go try it out!
.-= Christina´s last blog ..Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies =-.

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Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) September 24, 2009 at 1:54 AM

Mmm…I think maple whipped sweet potatoes need to be on the wedding menu, don’t you? I’m so excited and happy for you that your big day is coming so close to becoming a reality!
.-= Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)´s last blog ..Crazy Relatives Need Not Apply =-.

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VeggieGirl September 24, 2009 at 6:26 AM

I FREAKING love that BBQ grill photo – priceless :-D

Maple Sweet potatoes & pretzel rolls = oh yes.
.-= VeggieGirl´s last blog ..Three Blondes, Some Lucky Ducks, and A Squash =-.

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 24, 2009 at 7:48 AM

pretzel rolls?

gahhhhhh

so jealous! the ceddar butter would do me in, for sure!

Congrats to Jenn, Kath and Miss GC! ;)
.-= Shannon (The Daily Balance)´s last blog ..Thankful Thursday – Start up the theme songs! =-.

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 24, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Pretzel bread and cheddar butter? OMG that sounds unbelieveably good.
.-= Jessica @ How Sweet It Is´s last blog ..Whole Wheat, Buttery Crab Cakes. =-.

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allijag September 24, 2009 at 8:24 AM

I’m sorry – CHEDDAR BUTTER AND PRETZEL ROLL? You’ve ruined my whole day, because now that is the ONLY thing I want to eat! ;)

Cute pic of you in front of the grill – I LOVE that shirt! :)

Thanks for the link lovin’!
.-= allijag´s last blog ..Fall Premieres =-.

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brandi September 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM

that’s exciting that the wedding is getting so close!!!

Weber Grill has a restaurant? Yum. I love pretzel rolls.

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Rose September 24, 2009 at 9:29 AM

This all looks delicious!

Congrats to the ladies in Fitness – I didn’t know about that! How cool.

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Biz September 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

You had me at pretzel rolls with cheddar butter! I’ve never been to Weber Grill – that pulled pork Adam got looks amazing! :D
.-= Biz´s last blog ..Morning! =-.

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Runeatrepeat September 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I want one of those pretzel rolls and cheddar butter! Please :)
.-= Runeatrepeat´s last blog ..Keep Smiling! =-.

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Rebecca_C September 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Hey there! FINALLY getting caught up on my reader after meeting you a MONTH ago at Tru! Congrats on getting your wedding menu set. Such a huge part of the event (and a fun part too!)

We have a Weber Grill downtown and I NEVER think to go there. You’ve just reminded me that I should. Yum!!!
.-= Rebecca_C´s last blog .."She’s Getting Hooked!" Bridal Shower =-.

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MizFit September 24, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I think Id love love love it there.
(Ive never even heard of the restaurant. it’s a chain? who knew!)

now Im even more disappointed thanksgiving is in AUSTIN and, in keeping with my crazy fam, the parents arent coming :)
.-= MizFit´s last blog ..Girly Jock (guest post). =-.

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Stephanie (Surviving Chicago) September 24, 2009 at 9:26 PM

I love those rolls! They have a Weber Grill downtown and the rolls are my favorite part!
.-= Stephanie (Surviving Chicago)´s last blog ..Gorilla eating ain’t cheap =-.

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