Duuuuuuude.  Let’s talk about the massive food coma/illness I suffered all day yesterday.  Sunday night after work I joined some Rathbones family for dinner at Carmine’s.  If you don’t know of Carmine’s – it’s the best damn Italian food in the city.  I can remember going so many times growing up when we were in the city for dance.  The last time I had been there was for my 21st birthday, and I can remember the food coma/illness that followed that experience as well.

Everything there is served family style, so CLEAN was nowhere on my plate.  Caesar salad, calamari, garlic bread, penne all a vodka, rigatoni with sausage and broccoli, manicotti, and the BIGGEST bottle of wine they had to offer.  Two of those big wine’s actually.

Not surprisingly, everything was delicious.  I knew I was gonna be in for some trouble yesterday, but NOT to the extent that it was.  I seriously cannot eat fried or heavy food anymore.  My body just won’t allow it.  I was uncomfortably full, bloated and nauseous well into the next day – totally miserable! Ya know what though – it was worth it..Yes, Carmine’s is just THAT GOOD.

 

Saaaaambuca..not mine.

Me and Big Mike – the organizer of this dinner.  Love this dude! Best bartender duo right here.

Ashley throwing up gang sides.  West side Carmine’s.

The party continued on to – where else? Rathbones.  The most fun I’ve had in a looooooong friggin time.  I’m recovered now, and gonna hit the cardio hard this week to make up for all the cheats in that meal.

Lata!