After our breakfast feast made by our host Saturday morning, it was obviously time to talk about where to get some brewskis. Hey, we’re on vacation, right? We headed over to Decatur to check out one of Pat’s favorite bars, Brick Store. This place was awesome. When you walk inside you feel like you are in a Belgian tavern and the beer menu resembles a phone book. It is gigantic. And I was in love as soon as I realized they had my current favorite beer:
I had this on New Year’s Eve Eve and have been dreaming of it ever since. In addition to the gazillion beers they have in bottles, Brick Store also brews their own wonderful Belgian beers. Our table had quite the variety of drinks:
While we were there we snacked on sour dough pretzels and perogies and they were both wonderful. I wish that we weren’t so full from breakfast/stouts because the menu looked incredible.
After Brick Store we headed down the street to Twain’s to play some table shuffle board
After our mini pub crawl we headed to Dekalb Farmer’s Market to pick up some food for our BBQ. When Pat said we were going to a farmer’s market I was expecting a few local farmers selling some tomatoes. I was way, way wrong. This market has everything you could ever want. Tons of specialty ethnic foods, seafood, meat, spices, etc.
We picked up ribs and chicken sausage, veggies for salad, fruit for sangria and the most delicious parmesan crusted bread that I have ever had. I am officially in love with the Dekalb Farmer’s Market.
We invited some friends over, ate some good food, and played some games. After a very intense game of Apples to Apples, we decided to pretend that we were in college and played Ring of Fire (aka King’s Cup, Circle of Death, etc)
Saturday was quite possibly the absolute worst pre race day, but also a total blast. After the last glass of sangria was finished and the beer was gone, everyone went to bed for a few hours before our 5am alarm went off to get ready for the Hot Chocolate Run. Needless to say, everyone was a little slow moving.
What do you usually do the day before a race?
Do your vacations center around what you will be eating/drinking?
90% of our vacation planning is about where/what we will be eating.