We were trying to decide where to go when we stumbled upon the Beard in Baldwin Food and Wine Festival. It was on the day we had a babysitter for E and many of the restaurants we wanted to try were going to be there (Double win). Tickets were purchased pretty much immediately.
The festival started at 7 p.m., so of course, like parents out without a toddler, we got there about 6:15. We checked in and got our wristbands. Then we headed down to sit by the water and chat for a bit. The weather was beautiful and it was nice to have an uninterrupted conversation. (Of course every toddler that walked by made me go awww. I don't understand how you can miss some one and desperately need a break from them at the same time.)
|Getting there early gave us plenty of time for photos|
At 7 the eating and drinking began. There was so much yummy food and some very nice adult beverages. The funny thing is that while it was a food and wine festival, I didn't have much wine. I like wine, but when there is good beer and bourbon around, it definitely takes third place.
|A tasty Tripple from Copperhead Brewery|
|There is a reason I am not really a food blogger. |
(I always forget to take pictures of the food before I start eating.)
|This is the plate from Se7en Bites and it was amazing|
|Highball & Harvest was one of my favorites|
We also hung out and enjoyed the live music and some time sitting by the water and enjoying the view. Yay for adult conversation.
The festival was a lot of fun. It was well organized and even though it got busy, you never really had to wait to get food or drinks.
Sadly parenting on Sunday was not a whole lot of fun because I was super tired, but it was worth it. The best part was E took a nap with us on Sunday afternoon. Since naps are typically a fight, this was a huge win.
Now it is back to our regularly schedule life of toddler friendly dining options.