It’s almost Labor Day weekend! Who’s excited? Who’s a little sad that summer’s (almost) over? Well, I certainly have mixed feelings! I’ve had an awesome summer this year, but it feels like it just started yesterday. I am still excited for this Labor Day weekend (and the whole fall season for that matter). This past weekend, I savored every last minute of one of the *last* weekends of summer. On Friday, my friends and I spent the majority of the night hanging out on my friend’s roof. Not a bad view, eh?
Here’s a shot of my friend Anna and I later in the night… somehow we ended up with a bouquet of flowers. It seemed like the perfect photo opp. 😉
Later in the weekend, my friends and I went to brunch at The Strand Smokehouse in Astoria. (This was my first-ever time visiting Astoria — surprisingly! I really liked the area.) The Strand serves all BBQ fare, along with an excellent selection of beers.
I got a kick out of the sign out front…!
There were tons of southern-style options for brunch — and do know: the portions sure are plentiful!
We started off with a pitcher of summer ale — the perfect choice for a hot summer day. The beer came served in a growler with mason jars for glasses. Everything was very southern-themed — it added a fun twist to the meal! Funnily enough, they also used empty Jack Daniel’s bottles as water pitchers (how did they even think of that? Haha).
For my entree, I ordered the surf or turf omelette with pulled pork. This was one of the largest omelettes I’ve ever seen! I must say, I did not finish this beast.
It was a great way to spend one of my last summer weekends. Up next: Labor Day weekend. My dad will be visiting, and we’re looking forward to going to both the U.S. Open and a Yankees game. Can’t wait!