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Treat Yourself Tuesday: A Weekend with My Dad

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treat yourself tuesdayAfter a couple of weeks of reading other bloggers’ posts, I am finally linking up with Becky’s Treat Yourself Tuesday link-up today!  I spent a wonderful weekend with my dad this past weekend, and we both definitely treated ourselves…mostly to some really good food!  Let’s take a look, shall we?

For lunch on Saturday, my dad and I headed to a downtown Omaha restaurant called Block 16.  Block 16’s motto is that they have “farm to table street food.”  I checked out the menu ahead of time and noticed that they had both meat-eater and vegetarian/vegan-friendly food, so I was pumped to try it out!  The restaurant was small and quaint and packed with plenty of customers.  That is usually a good sign, right?

My dad ordered the Block 16 burger with a side of french fries.

dad weekend block 16He ate it all and said that it was very good.  Messy, but good.  Usually the best food is messy, right? 😉

I ordered the vegan version of the Philly Steak Sandwich.  It was made with a lentil-based “meat” and a tofu-based “cheese”…all topped off with mushrooms, peppers, and onions.

dad weekend block 16 2I really enjoyed this sandwich.  She asked if I wanted it “spicy” and I said no because I was a little afraid ;).  Next time, though, I think that I will order the spicy version.  And yes, there will be a next time!  It was good…and the fries were great!  I dipped them in their special fry sauce (amazing!) and ate up every last bite.

On Saturday evening my dad needed to carb-load for his big Omaha Marathon race on Sunday morning.  We ate dinner at Vivace Contemporary Italian Restaurant in downtown Omaha.

dad weekend vivace 2My dad ordered pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs.

dad weekend vivace 3I ordered the Grilled Vegetable Salad.  It included hearts of Romaine lettuce, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, ricotta stuffed tomatoes, pesto sauce, and quinoa salad.  I really enjoyed this meal…oh, and I treated myself to several servings from the bread basket, too!

On Sunday morning we woke up bright and early so my dad could run the Omaha Marathon.

I met him on the course at about mile 22, and then caught back up with him at the finish.

dad weekend marathonAlmost done!

dad weekend marathon 2He finished the 26.2 miles in 3 hours and 40.07 minutes.  Very impressive!!

After he rested up a bit, we drove out to Wheatfield’s, one of my favorite brunch restaurants.

My dad ordered the hot roast beef sandwich (sorry no picture!) and I stuck with breakfast food (even though it was nearly 2 in the afternoon ;)).

dad weekend wheatfields 2I enjoyed 2 over-easy eggs (yay for runny yolks!), hashbrowns with ketchup,

dad weekend wheatfieldsand five-grain toast with their amazingly delicious bumbleberry jam.  It definitely hit the spot.

My dad and I ended the weekend with one final treat (and it’s a good one!): Chipotle.  My dad had never eaten there, so I knew that I had to introduce him to the goodness of it.

He ordered the chicken burrito bowl and I got the vegetarian salad.

dad weekend chipotleLook at all of that guac!  Oh, and I have some exciting news for the vegetarians out there.  The pinto beans are no longer cooked with bacon!  I was just a wee bit excited about this news.

All and all it was a very successful weekend!  My dad ran an awesome time and we ate some delicious food.  I most definitely treated myself :).  Did you?

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  • Caitlyn September 24, 2013, 7:39 am
    congrats to your dad!! that is an impressive time. it has been SO long since i've had chipotle and it must change soon.
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health September 24, 2013, 8:52 am
    what a big achievement - congrats to the Dad :) and yay for chipotle for not using bacon in pinto beans. Have a wonderful day.
  • Jackie September 24, 2013, 8:53 am
    I love chipotle!!!
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner September 24, 2013, 8:57 am
    All that food looks bomb! Your dad is speedy! Glad you treated yourself, I would say I treated myself yesterday with dinner to tucanas:)
  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures September 24, 2013, 9:02 am
    That is some awesome treating yourself indeed! All that good out makes me jealous because I know how yummy it is to eat out!! :) AHH! Dude your dad is a rock star that is an amazing time!!
  • katielookingforward September 24, 2013, 9:13 am
    They aren't!?! I got the vegetarian burrito the other day and they said that there was meat in them. Maybe it is by location? I would keep asking when you order just to be sure!
  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 24, 2013, 10:25 am
    Congrats to your dad! What an amazing time! I LOVE Chipotle. I always get the vegetarian bowl, but I haven't tried it with pinto beans yet!
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey September 24, 2013, 10:46 am
    Sounds like a great weekend with your dad! The french fries you two good at the first place look AMAZING.
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog September 24, 2013, 11:14 am
    Everything looks delicious and congrats to your dad on an amazing marathon finish! I love Chipotle - they are my go-to place when I need a quick meal and I'm not cooking.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 1:06 pm
      Chipotle is definitely one of my favorite "fast food" restaurants...so easy and relatively healthy..can't beat that :).
  • Her Happy Balance September 24, 2013, 11:42 am
    Go dad! That time IS awesome! And I love the vegetarian Philly cheese steak. I'd be interested in trying it to see how it compares ;) Very fun idea.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 1:07 pm
      I absolutely adore when I find vegan versions of "meaty" foods at restaurants..it makes me smile :).
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 24, 2013, 12:09 pm
    Wow.... your dad did great!!!! It must have been all of that great food that y'all were eating!
  • lizziefit September 24, 2013, 12:51 pm
    I totally treated myself on the weekend... the juice cleanse called for a last hurrah of nachos, bugers & fries... eek ;) Super impressed with your dad! I have a lot of respect for people who stay active as they get older. My parents were never really into fitness or sports so I'm not sure where I got it but thankfully I found it on my own :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 1:07 pm
      The funny thing is..my dad didn't start running until about a year and a half ago...crazy, huh?
  • Runner Girl Eats September 24, 2013, 12:52 pm
    I want to eat everything in this post! Yummmm! Looks like a great weekend :)
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 24, 2013, 2:13 pm
    Woo! Huge congrats to your dad! That's pretty awesome that he's still running marathons :D And Chipotle... ohhh I'm already missing it. Canada seriously needs to get with the program.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 4:07 pm
      Yes, I do happen to think that he is pretty awesome! And yes, Canada most definitely needs to get with it!!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine September 24, 2013, 2:16 pm
    Wow - Your dad's marathon time is super impressive! Have him do a guest post and make him reveal his skilz and secrets, haha! So, this is random, but I think I have been to Vivace in downtown Omaha. I'm not 100% sure but the name sounds super familiar!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 4:08 pm
      Haha that is an awesome idea. I don't know if he has any awesome skills or secrets, but it'd be interesting to read. And how funny about Vivace. It is pretty tasty and since you said you have family in Omaha it wouldn't surprise me if you had!
  • Katie (@runs4cupcakes) September 24, 2013, 2:53 pm
    What a super fun weekend. How awesome that you could spend time with your Dad and cheer him on! I treated myself a lot in Vegas this weekend. ;)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 4:08 pm
      Yes, it was a great weekend! I am sure you definitely treated yourself in Vegas...which is pretty much a requirement!
  • Laura Likes Design September 24, 2013, 3:03 pm
    I love the idea of a grilled salad--that sounds so good! Especially in the fall/winter season!
  • Kim @ Fabulous Fit Foodie September 24, 2013, 3:36 pm
    You can't beat a weekend with your dad! That's an awesome way to treat yourself. How had he never had Chipotle before?? That is a travesty!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 4:10 pm
      It really was a great weekend! :) And I know, right? Unfortunately he doesn't live near a Chipotle :(.
  • carlyjg September 24, 2013, 5:10 pm
    Whoaaaa... Your dad is BAD ASS. Go him! And that Chipotle is making me hungryyyy. Although the food in Italy was fab, I definitely missed Mexican!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 24, 2013, 7:17 pm
      He IS pretty bad ass, huh?? ;) And I can only imagine how AWESOMELY delicious all of the food in Italy was...jealous!
  • Miss Polkadot September 24, 2013, 7:12 pm
    Aww, spending a weekend with your dad is an awesome way of treating yourself. Congrats on his impressive marathon time! Maybe it's genetical and you should run a marathon, too ;)?!
  • jessiebearwhat September 24, 2013, 8:14 pm
    Chipotle and brunch = always perfect.
  • Jeremy DeHague September 24, 2013, 8:43 pm
    Looks like you treated yourself very well! Tell your dad congrats on running a awesome time!!
  • Sarah @ Chocolate and Pavement September 24, 2013, 8:45 pm
    Your Dad is a rockstar! That's awesome. I love that you guys spent the weekend together and bonding over food - sounds a lot like the relationship my Dad and I have together. :) Hooray especially for Chipotle, and that grilled veggie salad looks amazing!
  • Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme September 24, 2013, 9:32 pm
    It's great that you had a wonderful day with you dad. He sounds like a great dad to have. I am drooling over your grilled vegetable platter. I want it
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables September 25, 2013, 6:48 am
    Congrats to your dad! That's awesome! And that restaurant sounds sooo good. Farm to table street food? Yes PLEASE!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 25, 2013, 12:34 pm
      I know, right? When I first heard of the restaurant I thought..."now THAT is my kind of restaurant!"

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