tuesday, may 29 2012 austin & lindsay’s wedding – san jose, ca

AB and I were lucky enough to make a trip out to San Jose over Memorial Day weekend. We visited my folks and attended my good friends Austin and Lindsay’s wedding. As always, our time spent traveling felt like a blur as we tried to pack in as much as possible, but here are some quick glimpses in our adventures and some of the tasty treats we consumed along the way.

A new favorite that we have visited the past few times we are in the Bay area is Hay Market, in Willow Glen. Their menu changes daily (even during the day as items sell out), and the atmosphere is an intimate, contemporary ranch feel. More importantly, though, their food is incredible. They offer several gluten free options, keeping even the strictest paleo boy or girl happy. So, Friday night we grabbed some dinner with Matt’s folks!

Blackened broccolini

Spicy chicken quarter

Bone-in pork chop, cooked to perfection

Big-Dave (Matt’s Dad) figuring out the iPad billing system…awesome!

On Saturday, AB and I spent the morning crafting some pottery with my Mom as a belated birthday present in Willow Glen. Then we headed out to Santana Row to check out their fun/food options and to find a much needed replacement iMac for my Mom. We landed smack dab in burger heaven when we found The Counter.

AB and my Mom built their own paleo-friendly adult beverages. One had some serious kick with the added jalepeno, bam!

Yes, you saw it correctly: their burger weights are measured AFTER cooking. And you better believe we tested our digestive abilities with the 1 pound option!

Sunday was the wedding day for Austin & Lindsay. We cruised out to Livermore to Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. THe ceremony and reception were UNBELIEVABLE! They had great food, music and entertainment. The night was an absolute blast and it is great to see two people so happy together. Congratulations, guys!

Before we headed out of town, AB, my sister Jill and I took a nice hike up in the quicksilver hills behind the house. It was a great way to wrap up a great trip!

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