Fun Weekend

During this month I had a really fun weekend in Carbondale. I know, you’ve probably never heard about it, but let me tell you something regarding this town in the Southern Illinois and how I spent my time here.

As soon as I came to Carbondale, my gf and I met with her friends and mum for lunch. We ate at this Italian restaurant called Cummare’s. The owner is Italian, from Sicily. I had the pleasure to have a chat with him, he asked me if I wanted to try something “Italian” because here, in the USA, most of the restaurants are American-Italian. I got pasta with ham and cheese, it was good but unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it because I was too hungry!

Moving on,  we rest at home before enjoying our nice day out. I kept playing with Victoria, my gf’s cat. She has big blue eyes, a raccoon tail  and she meows all the time, I love her.

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Victoria

In the afternoon we went out for pie. Rule of Pie is a little boutique cake shop where the magic happens. They serve scratch made food and locally roasted coffee but it’s well known in town for their pies.

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“All I can see is pie”  Quote.
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Raspberry white chocolate cheesecake

I had a raspberry white chocolate cheesecake served with whipped cream and it was delicious! It was not too sweet which I liked even more. I wish I had another slice now!

I went to a local farm market where you could find fresh fruit and vegetables, wood handcraft souvenirs, homemade infusions, tea and more.

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local farm market

During this weekend, I played boomerang for the first time!

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It looks easy to throw it but it is NOT. It gets even more difficult if you’re left handed like me. After failing pretty bad at boomerang I had a better experience with football.

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On Sunday before leaving, I had biscuits and gravy made by my gf’s mum. It’s a popular breakfast dish in the South.

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biscuits and gravy

It was my first time trying this breakfast. I liked the sauce that was a little spicy.
Biscuits and gravy is not a meal you should make all the time, but as a treat every once in a while. People eat it on holiday or for a special occasion. Thanks again to the chef for making it!

Before leaving Carbondale we ate lunch at Alongi’s, another Italian restaurant. We seated outside in the courtyard. It was a sunny day so it was perfect. The decoration of the inside&outside of the restaurant is very pretty. When you walk in, you can look at the pictures taken by the owner’s wife during their many trips to Italy. I had mozzarella fried sticks as starter and tortellini with marina sauce.

In conclusion, it was an amazing weekend. I had so much fun, meeting people, trying good food, playing new sports, tasting good wine at a local winery with friends and lots more.

Hope you liked the post and see you to the next one!

Ciao!

Cummare’s
http://www.cummares.com
1023 Chestnut St. Murphysboro
Illinois

Rule of Pie
http://www.ruleofpie.com
1308 Walnut St. Murphysboro
IL 62966

Alongi’s
http://www.alongis.com
18 W. Main Street
DuQuoin, llinois

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