Birthday Eats

Oh hey, so I’m 24 now. That’s cool. Nothing significant happens when you turn 24. Not really. Thankfully, I had plenty of friends to make Tuesday a very significant day!

Days like this make me realize (even more than I already know) how much I absolutely love Richmond, my job, my friends, my co-workers, and all the little things that made yesterday a fantastic birthday.

So here’s some of the summer staples I’ve been eating, on my birthday, and otherwise 🙂


I treated myself to a birthday cake shake, so I could celebrate in a healthy but protein packed way!


I went out with my brother and a few co-workers, which is always a good time. We went to Chipotle, because I love it. This is a recycled picture, but it’s pretty, so I’m using it.

This was eaten with chips, because it’s my birthday. So hah. I do what I want.


A few friends and I went to Sticky Rice for dinner, which obviously has to include tater tots… because sushi + tater tots = best combo ever.

You think I’m kidding. I’m not. Tater tots and an avocado rolls make for a happy birthday girl.

After dinner, we met up with a bunch of people in the fan, sipping cocktails, and pretending like I was as local celebrity. (The best part of my night might have been when someone recognized me in the bar from my blog.) Don’t be jealous. Just join in the fun.

Something tells me 24 is going to be a fun age…


  1. Happy Birthday!!!

  2. You can NEVER go wrong with tater tots. 😉
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Yay! So glad you had an awesome birthday 🙂

  4. Yay! Welcome the 24-year-old club! I have only been 24 for a week now but if you need any guidance, let me know 🙂

  5. Alexia @ NamasteYoga says:

    What a fabulous day!! happy bday! friends sushi and drinks make the perfect birthday dinner! looks like you really enjoyed!

  6. Happy birthday!! I didn’t realize we were so close in age!! I have six months until my 24th! Sticky rice sounds awesome 🙂

  7. Happy birthday!!! Love the idea of birthday cake shake, 😉 Oh chipotle chips..those lime flavored salts…out of this world! And tater tots and sushi? Sounds like a crazy idea, but have no doubt that they were an amazing duo ;). And how cool that someone recognized you from your blog! You’re a celebrity hehe..And yes..24 is def going to be a fun year!

  8. Happy birthday!! I chose sushi on my birthday this year, too. 🙂

  9. Happy belated birthday–I hope you had a great day! Sometimes the most seemingly insignificant ages turn out to be the best!

  10. Happy Belated, Sweet Girl! Sorry I missed out on the Birthday cocktails! Lets catch up soon 🙂 <3

  11. Happy (Belated) Birthday! I’m going to tell myself that since I said Happy Birthday early AND late, it evens out? 😉

    LEt’s celebrate our mutual “getting old”-ness together soon….

  12. I hope you had an incredible birthday, and that 24 is filled with adventure and joy for you!!
    BTW I had Chipotle the other day and couldnt even finish half of that bowl. I couldnt believe my hubby FINISHED his burrito.

  13. Whaaaaa? You have a restaurant that serves sushi AND tater tots? Why can’t EVERY restaurant serve tater tots like that? What food don’t they compliment? What meal don’t they make amazing? Oh yeaaah, I want to find this restaurant now.

    AND, of course, a very happy day-late birthday wish! 24 was a pretty kick-ass age, it does come with my recommendation.

  14. Happy Birthday, lady!

    And yes- whoever decided to serve tots with sushi is an absolute genius. They deserve a medal.

  15. Happy birthday! And sushi and tater tots? Ingenius. 😉

  16. First off happy belated birthday. Second, we need to go out to eat together because this is my dream birthday buffet. Third, you’re adorable and I’m glad you let yourself splurge because you deserve it.

  17. Happy Birthday girl! Do you know I’m a whole 8 years older than you? Dang I’m old.

    Tator tots at a sushi place? Freakin’ genius!

    Have a lovely day 🙂

  18. I’m apparently very computer illiterate because I cannot find the birthday cake shake recipe? I would love to get it! Thanks!

  19. Happy Birthday!!!!!! xoxo

  20. Happy Birthday Girl! What a yummy day of meals. especially the birthday cake shake 🙂

  21. Happy birthday! Enjoy being 24 – I’m turning 25 next month, and somehow that seems so much older than 24! Eek!! Also – Tater tots and sushi are seriously my two favorite things in the world. I am literally drooling at my desk.

  22. Happy belated birthday! Your eats for your birthday looked so good! Enjoy being 24, 25 wasn’t too exciting for me and I am not looking forward to 28 this year 😉

  23. Happy Birthday to you!!! 😀

  24. Happy belated birthday. Looks like you had a delicious day 🙂

  25. Happy birthday!!! <3


  27. Happy birthday, Liz! Welcome to the 24 club 🙂 I just joined it myself in April, and I can assure you it’s been a fun five months. Although I did realize that we now must refer to ourselves as in our “mid-twenties” and not “early twenties” anymore. No matter! And that cake shake looks YUM.

  28. Happy Birthday! And tater tots? Oh hell yes.

  29. Ah, Happy birthday!!

  30. Happy freaking birthday!! 24 was SUCH a fun year for me. And 25!!! Enjoy it! 🙂

  31. Happy Birthday – all your eats look so yum! The birthday cake shake sounds really cool 🙂
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  32. Happy Birthday!! tater tots and sushi sounds pretty perfect to me.

  33. Happy (belated) birthday – looks like you had a fun day! 🙂 Don’t think I’ve ever seen sushi and tater tots on the same menu but seems like a reasonable combo to me 😉

  34. happy belated!

  35. Happy Birthday!

  36. Happy birthday! That birthday cake shake looks delicious and I love that the name rhymes 🙂

  37. Tots!!! Yummm. Ohhh to be 24 again 😉 Great age, you’re definitely gonna have an awesome year!!!

  38. Happy Birthday! it sounds like you had a great day! i just turned 24 too — on the sixth! So were you born on 8/8/88?? That’s so cool! gotta love the tots:)

  39. Happy belated Birthday Lady! Ahhh 24 was such an awesome age, after 25 it goes alllll down hill 🙂

  40. Happy 24th Birthday, Gorgeous!!! 😀 I always love Chipotle on my birthday — it is definitely a favorite of mine. 🙂

  41. Aw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It sounds like you had a fantastic day spent with great food and friends. that’s so cool that you were recognised from your blog!!! WOOHOO!!

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