The alternative title to this post should be “In which I am reminded why I don’t go to festivals with free wine.”
At about 9pm on Friday night, I decided to join Laura in running the Run for the Park 5K the next morning. I’d done this race previously, two years ago, and remembered it to be a decent race. I got there around 7:15 and registered and found Laura.
The race was a little hillier than I remembered. As usual, I went out too fast and got tired after the first mile. There was a big hill in the middle which was difficult but the last part of the race had a nice downhill. I ended up finishing in 30:45. I’m okay with that. It’s not my best effort but it’s certainly not my worst either. I’m usually satisfied if I can do a race in less than a 10 minute mile and this was 9:55.
After the race, I went home to shower, took a short nap and headed back to Grant Park to go to the Corks & Forks festival. Corks & Forks is tasting event from several different Atlanta chefs and part of the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Ten different restaurants were participating. Because I don’t eat beef or chicken, I didn’t know how much of the food I would be able to sample.
Fortunately, a lot of the restaurants had fish. I sampled:
• tuna tartar from BLT Steak
• tuna and red snapper ceviche from Graveyard Tavern
• watermelon and tomato gazpacho from Murphy’s
• some sort of beet salad from Market
• seafood mousse from Legal Seafoods
• some sort of punch from Rosebud
• shrimp and grits from Wahoo
• key lime pie from Seasons 52
My favorite was the tuna tartar.
And there was wine.
I think part of the problem was that since they were tastings, I wasn’t sure how much I was drinking and drank way more than I normally would. Fortunately, my friends live walking distance from the festival, so I went to their house afterwards and promptly fell asleep on the couch.
Needless to say, I kind of feel like ass right now.