First day of cooler temps + all-day rain = very tempted to repeat this double queso feast for dinner. #mondaymotivation #queenofqueso #comfortfood #eater
This week in a nutshell — an impromptu trip, daily dumplings, brilliant people, and a solo early morning spent in self reflection over this kouign-amann and cold brew. 💜 Something they don’t tell you about grief is that sometimes you lose a lot more than the significant person in your life. Entire family dynamics change. Expectations are forced to shift. All of a sudden you notice less who shows up and notice more who else has gone away. Being purposely left out of plans sucks. People who disappear because you’re “too much” sucks. Especially when it’s family or people you considered close friends. Doubly so when said people are aware of the trauma you’ve lived. Unfortunately, I can’t control the behaviors of other people — only my reaction to those behaviors. Does it still hurt? Yes. But once you realize it’s not about you, it’s about them, the sting is a little less. It’s easy to feel forgotten, lost, and left behind after a dear loved one leaves and your entire life changes. And as my therapist told me last week — in these times, my homework is to be a good mother to myself. No one else can be, now. And sometimes, yes, that looks like flaky carbs and a cold brew while reminding myself — all I can control in this world is me in this current moment. Nothing else is guaranteed. Everything else will fall short of expectations. Except, probably, queso. Happy Saturday, friends. Take care of you today. 💜👸🏼🧀
So okay my feed is all fried chicken now. 🤷🏼♀️Maybe that’s what 2 years of living in Nashville again will do to a girl. From Nashville to New York City, my life is filled with insane, unbelievable stories, as of late. Here’s to everything slowing down soon, and living to tell the stories over great meals with friends. 📷crispy chicken @wuswontonking #eaternyc #eaterny #eater
🔥 🐓 Insert: 1 glass of French rosé and a stack of napkins. Head out to Mt Juliet to the city’s best hidden spot for hot chicken and fish — @hurtshotchicken camps out in a dollar general parking lot at 3288 S Mt Juliet Road. #nashvillehotchicken #eater #eaternashville
Kudos @pablo_bonacic for taking me to find some real tacos de trompo in Nashville. If you haven’t visited the hybrid taco truck/restaurant Taqueria el Tacontento on Nolensville, you should make it a priority soon. #eater #eaternashville #tacosdetrompo
Me + queso + tacos = forever. And maybe that’s all I need. Well besides this cookie and @jasperragdollcat. 💳 🍪 💵 Some purchases are musts — my Mom always taught me that. 👸🏼🧀 🌮 Thanks @bakedon8th for brightening this girl’s day.