this tradition is definitely becoming my favorite thing for each month.

it was my month to plan it, and i decided burnside street needed to be tackled.

hence the name: BURNSIDE BLAST

…the full name should be called BURNSIDE BLAST with BURGERS (2 out of the 3 places we got burgers)

first stop: burnside brewing.

here we;

had drinks

split a burger for our appetizer

played with the coasters

& admired the beams on the ceiling(avery was the only one that did that)

(some women have to worry about their guy watching sports the whole time they are at dinner, but i worry about my guy checking out beams the whole time)

second stop: noble rot

here we;

took the elevator

had another burger

& got to see the view of our beautiful city

we had no idea this restaurant was going to be so swanky and cool.


as we were progressively walking to our third and final stop we came across this store that was selling ornaments.

every year avery and i buy one ornament that reminds us of each other….and we were going to do that the next day.

so luck would have it the store was open and it had 2 very perfect ornaments for each of us.

i got avery a snowman made out of computer memory board….he loves recycled stuff

and avery got me a globe…i love globes.

third stop: alder street dessert and bakery

here we;

had a 1 inch thick cookie with really good gelato on top

& avery figured out the aperture setting on our camera


because the third stop was 20 blocks away from the second stop and it was near freezing outside i made the sideline call to drive.

avery said it was in the by laws of progressive dinners to walk to each place and i totally agree.

….but because i don’t do well with walking in harsh climates we drove.

and i don’t regret it.