On a recent sunny Saturday, we had lunch in Jonesborough at the Cuban-inspired restaurant, The Dining Room.
The Dining Room is moving eight miles west to downtown Johnson City later this year. Planning for a November grand opening, the menu will remain the same as The Dining Room, but the name of the restaurant will change to “Sabores,” which is “flavor” in Spanish.
Many times, I have been asked how I keep my weight the same while eating out so often. I also get questions about what I order when we dine out. At this particular restaurant, I order the grilled portobello mushroom sandwich with a side salad.
Most places will be happy to prepare a meatless dish for you. I always stress that I do not want potatoes, rice or pasta. I often tell them no bread. Vegetarian does not mean pasta with oil, cheese, butter, and cream.
If I am dining with a group and everyone is ordering three or four courses, I won't hesitate to order three different small salads with dressing on the side. Many nicer restaurants offer more than one type of salad. I always order the ones without meat. I rarely finish everything on my plate.
We don't eat at fast food places.
When I am traveling, I carry raw almonds or walnuts or some organic trail mix and a piece of fruit. I buy a bottle of water after I get through security. I never get the food and snacks offered on the plane.
This comfortable casual Saturday afternoon look includes a super lightweight white shirt with pockets by Focus via ShopMyFairLady.com. The shirt is almost sheer, so I am wearing a camisole under it so that the Jag Jeans are not showing through. I bought the Jag Jeans from The Fig Leaf in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
The platform shoes are by Rampage via Belk last year.
The fun clutch bag is from one of my other favorite shops, Carriage Trade Antiques also in Blowing Rock. When I bought this bag, Mr. Mickey questioned my choice because he knows I rarely buy anything so memorable. After seeing it paired with many of the solid separates I love to wear, he gets it.
I saw the attractive lady shown below as she was going into a store and asked if I could take her picture for the blog. She had a great asymmetric hairstyle that was very short in the back.
Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee. Jonesborough was established seventeen years before Tennessee was granted statehood in 1779.
I hope your weekend adventures take you to beautiful places with excellent food!
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