yesterday i started the morning with a grande starbucks coffee.
it was brain fuel to work on my research proposal presentation. i’ve got a pretty good draft going – still not satisfied with it though. i’ll be working hard today!
jilly’s cupcake bar
for lunch, brad and i ventured to one of my favorite places ever! jilly’s cupcake bar on delmar has some of the most beautiful and delicious cupcakes i have ever seen. there was a living social deal for $10 for $20 of food and cupcakes a while ago, so i snapped it up without question!
first of all, the shop is so cute. i love pink and bright colors, and this place delivers those goods for sure! it was crazy packed yesterday, so i didn’t snap any photos of the decor. i did, however, get these shots of their cupcakes!
they have 6 permanent “favorite” cupcake flavors that they have every day, and then they have about 6 monthly specials, and each day they serve 3 or 4 of those 6 as well.
it’s not only cupcakes at jilly’s, though! they’ve got a pretty delicious lunch menu too! i ordered an “omg roasted veggie sandwich” which came with a side of chips.
and brad ordered the brisket quesadilla and a side of brisket chilli topped with cheese, sour cream, and onions. he ate it too quickly for me to take a picture though!
we couldn’t come to jilly’s and not get cupcakes though! we ordered two. first, a reeces cupcake topped with lots of peanut butter cup chunks.
we had that one as dessert after lunch.
and i ordered a bee sting cupcake!
this one was lemon flavored. mmmm. we at it for dessert after dinner!
jilly’s has never left me disappointed. if you love cupcakes, definitely stop there if you’re ever in the st. louis area! it is by far the best cupcake shop i’ve ever visited!
30 day challenge: day 27
meet my uncle mark! he’s my mom’s younger brother and my godfather. he also lives in st. louis with my aunt and two little cousins, so i got to see them a lot when i was in undergrad and brad and i have dinner with them often when i visit! i actually lived with them for 3 months during the summer of 2008, after i graduated but before i started grad school!
he also graduated from the same undergrad as me – just about 20 years earlier! he’s a pretty cool guy.
i’m headed back to madison pretty early this morning. usually i stay as late as i can push it – 2 or 3pm – but my plan is to head straight to my office and stay there until i finish polishing my proposal. then i can go home and practice it a couple times!
what’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
i love lemon baked goods!