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Busy Bees Birthday, Day 1

Another birthday is nearly upon me, and this year it's a mini-milestone. Yesterday I kicked off a weekend of celebration, first with the Triple D Divas. And as is our customer with naming our foodie adventures, this year's celebration will hereafter be known as the "Busy Bees Birthday". 

Day 1: Now, I don't eat a lot of meat anymore, but I had a craving for a really good garlic burger and milkshake. As much as I enjoy being a foodie, I have to say that a really good burger, fries and shake will get me just about every time. So the girls and I met up for a late lunch of Garlic Burgers at the Busy Bee Bar and Grill. It's a dive bar on State Street, but well-known for it's garlic burgers. And I have to say that we were not disappointed. We ordered garlic burgers and fries all around, and washed it down with what had to be a liter of Diet Coke. We had a great time, and our server/owner/manager Marci was fabulous. Totally made our afternoon, and the fun was only beginning. We definitely will have to go back and try everything else on the menu.

(We sat on the patio under the awning - a little brighter and less smoke-filled than being inside.)

(Inge snapped this photo of the garlic burger and fries combo. 
I deviated a little bit by having spicy cajun fries instead.)

After our late lunch, it was off to Century Theater to see "X-Men: Days of Future Past". We're all big Hugh Jackman fans, and the movie was awesome. I'm not much into super hero movies anymore, but this one was really good. And we had plenty of opportunities to sigh over Hugh.

After the movie, we stopped off at the original location of Iceberg Drive Inn, a longtime local favorite for milkshakes. Iceberg is known for their shakes being above the rim, to the point where they start the shake in one cup, but then have to put it in another one so it doesn't fall over.

(I ordered a chocolate-coconut shake. Word to the wise - order the mini.)

The girls also gifted me with some goodies from Trader Joe's. A ginormous basil plant, and some dark chocolate sweet treats. Word is that I now need to make them something yummy using the basil. Pesto anyone?

Tomorrow the celebration continues with the family at a Salt Lake Bees game. Stay tuned!


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