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Pedicures, Zombies and Shaun’s….

Written by Patti on October 5th, 2009

Oy, so I’m a zombie!

I love the weekends. Mostly, Mr. Eric and I try to spend it together, but sometimes you need time with your buddies. Sunday was one such day. Eric spent the day with Teague and I got to spend the day with Crystal. I think our girls’ day was the winner.

We started out with pedicures at Cure, with Kim and Cheryl. Although our appointment was at 1:30 p.m., we got started a little late and didn’t finish up until 4 p.m. We were supposed to meet Miss DeVore at Oakland Cemetery to shoot zombies for real (with the camera!), but the zombie walk started at 3 p.m., so we didn’t think we could catch them (which, in retrospect, is funny, since zombies are notoriously slow walkers – or lumberers, as Crystal put it..). After our tootsies were done, we dashed to the car and drove to Oakland Cemetery and saw a few zombies. Finally, we met a zombie who was very helpful and told us to drive to Underground Atlanta, where they were all headed. We were richly rewarded with tons of zombies taking to the streets of downtown Atlanta. God bless Crystal, who has a morbid fear of zombies, hanging out of my car window and snapping shots of the undead. She only screamed when they stuck their ghoulish heads in the car. I was so proud of her! Here’s a couple of our favorite shots from the day.

Crystal and I both reasoned that it was fine to post the zombie pictures here because they were looking for something to eat and this is a dining blog. So there’s my rationalization for steering off course. To see some killer professional shots, click here for photos shot by Josh D. Weiss, an amazing talent who works with Crystal.

Chasing zombies in the car works up an appetite, so Crystal and I headed over to Shaun’s to wrap up the evening in style. Chef Doty has a $12 menu on Sunday with salad, pasta and dessert. It was wonderful.

Because I thought I was starving, we opted to start with an appetizer of chopped chicken liver – it was gigantic! And one of the tastiest things ever! Funny, that we started with a body part after chasing zombies – seemed appropos to me.

That was followed by a lovely salad with buttermilk dressing and then the pastas. Rigatoni with a chicken bolognese for me and the lemon ricotta ravioli with pesto, green beans and fingerling potatoes for Miss Crystal.

Dessert was rich, chocolate ice cream, which I am embarrassed to say I gobbled up before realizing I had forgotten to get the shot. Oops…

I hope your weekend was as zombirific as mine was!

Happy Monday!

xoxo, Patti


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Clint says:

    Anyone who can combine zombies adn fine dining gets my vote! A vote for what… I am not sure! Great post!