The Bird Watch: Eat, Watch & Read

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Aperol Spritz at Bread & Butterfly

Aperol Spritz at Bread & Butterfly

EAT

Christina: I think I’ve mentioned my love for Bread & Butterfly before, but it’s worth mentioning now that summer is here and they make the most perfect summer cocktail: the Aperol Spritz. The perfect afternoon cocktail. 

Tatum: I’ve only recently become a fan of sushi, so this is a big deal. After work, I went to Happy Sumo with a few friends to enjoy a killer tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll. We sat at the bar where the sushi chefs prepare your meal right in front of you. This sushi beginner says it’s a win! 

Jessi: It shouldn't be a secret to anyone that I prefer to eat anything with a delicious cocktail. SOS Tiki Bar is the jam - delicious snacks, ambiance for days and the potential to have a cocktail set on fire. Score.

Sara: I had a hankering for pho, so I rolled on up Buford Highway to Pho Dai Loi 2. Their pho is insanely delicious. Get a small, if you want to barely finish the bowl, a medium, if you want left overs, and a large, if you want three days’ worth of left overs. *Hint* Go for the large. 

Ami: BLT’s! When Summer hits, that’s what I’m making. In a wrap, on a sammie, or even just a salad. I’m making bacon, lettuce, and tomato my meal.

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WATCH

Sara: I’ve been binging Broad City like it is my job. The show follows Ilana and Abbi, two broke twenty somethings in New York City. If you feel like you’ve seen this kind of show 100 times before, I promise you their take on this typical setup is as refreshing as it is hilarious.

Tatum: I’m one episode away from finishing season two of Master of None, and I cannot tell you how badly I wanted to play hookie this morning to watch it. Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Original series is one of the funniest, genuine, and well-written shows I have seen in a while. 10 out of 10 would recommend. 

Christina: Isn’t June just a big countdown until Game of Thrones, really? So, while I wait for that to start in July, I’ve been watching VEEP and Silicon Valley to hold me over. 

Jessi: Three words: Alaskan Bush People. Three more words: WHAT. THE. WHAT. (did I just watch?)

Ami: My friends and I started The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. Any story about a revolution will rope me in. I think it is a great drama. I like how the society has a mystery to it that keeps you questioning and interested. It’s a must watch!

READ

Ami: American Folklore and Legend has been occupying my time. You get great tales about creatures, curses, and ghost stories from American history. It is interesting to think how people believed in these stories to cope with bizarre happenings. Thankfully we have the internet now!

Sara: If you like your books about architecture with a side of murder, then The Devil in the White City is the book for you. It bounces between Chicago preparing for the 1893 World’s Fair and the infamous serial killer H.H. Holmes. It’s not exactly beach reading material, but it’s a fascinating story. 

Tatum: My Audible “read” for this month has to be You’re a Badass by Jen Sincero. This truly is a self-help book for the modern age. I listen to it on my dreary days, and Jen’s witty commentary plus hilarious life experiences turn my attitude right around. It’s a #1 New York Times Bestseller for a reason.

Christina: Patti Smith’s M Train was on my reading list for a while, and it does not disappoint! If you read Just Kids and adored her storytelling as much as I did, you’ll really enjoy this intimate look at her life.

Jessi: I just dove into The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. While I think it is important to care and to be a considerate person, sometimes you just have to dust your shoulders and keep it moving.