Impressive Breakfast, Unimpressive Lunch….
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SWE Conference, continued
This morning was our big presentation for the Team Tech competition. We worked on finding a “green” use for the charcoal and berries left over from vodka and gin production, respectively. Holly did a great job at the presentation, and we find out tomorrow night how we did!
Way to go team! (the part we could afford to bring!)
No, we didn’t plan to all match. It just happened!
We stopped at a little place called “La Caffia” on our way to the presentations for breakfast. I was kind of impressed by their healthy and natural options! They had the typical goodies, like muffins and bagels, but they also had:
Odwalla smoothies — I chose Chocolate Protein Monster and
Heart Thrive Vegan Energy Bars — I chose Chocolate Chip.
I liked both of my breakfast items. The Odwalla reminded me of something I can’t quite place my finger on, but it provided me with lots of delicious, filling protein! I think I would rather make my own smoothies, but when you’re traveling, that’s not really an option. 🙂
I really liked the Heart Thrive hearts. I ate one of the two (expect to see #2 in tomorrow’s breakfast!). It was perfectly chewy and just a tiny bit sweet, and didn’t have the typical protein bar “chalky” feel. The chocolate chips added a nice crunch, too. Yum!
Traditionally, the Friday lunch at the career fair has been highly unimpressive. Last year, in fact, I didn’t eat any of it, since I didn’t think I could eat gluten. That was probably a good thing…
Here is my veggie sandwich on slightly-dry “wheat” bread. The sandwich contained tomatoes, sprouts, and lettuce, and nothing else. I only ate about half of it. Unfortunately, that left me with the chips to eat. Bummer.
Luckily, I had a good snack waiting for me back at the hotel. A pluot (unpictured) and a new bar:
An Oskri Turkish Delight bar, which we got for free at the bike ride a few weeks back. It was good, and reminded me of BumbleBars, but I don’t know that I would pay for it.
An Island Dinner
We met the rest of the Wisconsin SWE conference attendees for dinner at a restaurant called Island’s. I decided to splurge a little and get the Kilauea burger. From the menu:
“Jalapeno & black pepper crusted burger w/ pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato & seasoned red onion strings.”
I ordered it with a veggie patty instead of the beef. It was AMAZING!
I paired it with a glass of Pinot Grigio. It was so good, but went straight to my head; I’m a major light-weight!
After dinner, we were all stuffed, so we decided to walk along the pier for a bit. It was such a gorgeous night!
I am so tired, so I am off to bed. Come back in the morning for a guest post!