Brunch, City Eats, & Broadway Tunes

Brunch, City Eats, & Broadway Tunes


Today I wanted to do a quick recap post of my weekend which was so great! Saturday morning I woke up, had breakfast, and decided to head to the food store before it got too busy. I tend to try and hit the grocery store before noon on Saturdays so that there are less people. It makes a huge difference!

After putting away the groceries, I headed to a local favorite for lunch with two friends I hadn’t seen in a while. They had a Saturday brunch menu in addition to a gluten free menu, so it was hard to decide. I decided on a coffee which I enjoyed black, a veggie omelette, fruit salad, and the BEST breakfast potatoes! 


I enjoyed catching up with them and enjoying the food. I was too full for any dessert, which was surprising as I usually have a separate dessert stomach. haha! The rest of the afternoon I cleaned, blogged, and relaxed with Daniel. We had my niece, brother-in-law, and sister over for dinner around 6:30. I made tacos and we hung out and my niece provided her usual entertainment.

Cool Shades


For Mother’s Day I bought my mom tickets to see a show that was coming to the city and made up a voucher saying I would also take her to dinner that day. So, the day finally arrived! I quick did some food prep in the morning, and then we took the train in to the city. 

We had an early dinner before the show at Bellini GrillMy mom said the bread was good in the bread basket which sadly I can no longer enjoy.


We did get some wine and I was so so excited that they offer a GF pasta for any of their pasta dishes. I went for the dairy free gluten free selection; and enjoyed some pasta with crab, zucchini, and pepper in a garlic wine sauce. So good!

GF Bellini Dinner

Their gluten free pasta was definitely some of the best I’ve had so far. The texture was very similar to regular pasta and the sauce was to die for! I would definitely go back again in the future. Thanks, Bellini for a GF friendly menu! My mom ordered veggie pasta in a tomato sauce which she said was really delicious.

Moms Pasta

There was nothing much I could eat for dessert, so we walked to Wawa (a convenience store) and I got a decaf coffee and some dark chocolate almonds. It definitely satisfied the sweet tooth! We then headed to the theater and waited about 15 minutes for doors to open.

Theatre selfie

We found our seats quickly and really enjoyed the show. The show was If/Then, a newer show about a woman exploring the what if’s of life. The story line switches back and forth depending on what choice she decides to follow. Overall, it was a great cast and I enjoyed the songs and dancing. I may or may not have been crying and clapping like a seal at the end…and my glasses fogged up. 

Playbill IfThen

We got home pretty late and then I was up for work at 5:30 am, but it was totally worth it. I love buying gifts like this for loved ones because it creates a whole memory for the two of you to share. In my opinion something like this lasts longer than a watch or a random item. Although, sometimes items are just what we need too! 

Have a great Tuesday, I’ll see you tomorrow for some chatting on “adulting”!

Favorite musical? Do you like buying experiences for loved ones?

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11 thoughts on “Brunch, City Eats, & Broadway Tunes

    • That’s awesome!! I try to catch as many shows as I cna swing. Theyre so awesome! Im also an easy bus ride away from NYC so ive been there quite a bit for shows.

    • I know i was so impressed by their gf pasta! hahah yes i had to mention Wawa! I havent had their iced tea! Ill be sure to get some!

  1. Sounds like a great weekend! I haven’t been to a musical in a while but I love them 🙂 Brunch looks great too- same with that pasta!! Glad you got to spend some time with your mom too!

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