The Friday Five, 4/28/23: 5 things I've been up to this week

I'm taking the day off work today and my boyfriend and I are headed to Frankenmuth—I have a one-night blogger stay (hosted stay) at Bavarian Inn, which I'm excited about. I've been to their restaurant but never the hotel. We will be back to Frankenmuth in three weeks for the beer festival, too, but we are staying in Birch Run for that trip, I booked the Hampton Inn with some Hilton points.

AYCE (all-you-can-eat) Korean BBQ at KPot, Novi
AYCE (all-you-can-eat) Korean BBQ at KPOT, Novi

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Eating out. Probably a little too much, but that's okay. On my Crohn's infusion days, I usually get takeout, but instead I got bubble tea from Kung Fu Tea, which was tasty. Last Friday I was supposed to meet a friend at Condado in Troy but it didn't work out, for lunch, so I got delivery from them—hot tip, it's actually cheaper to order delivery DIRECTLY from their website, versus DoorDash, even if you have DashPass like I do; it was surprisingly about $3 cheaper. Saturday night, my parents and I got takeout from Hungry Howie's, and on Sunday for lunch, my boyfriend and I went to Culvers. For dinner that night, my boyfriend, two of his friends, her parents, myself, and their baby went to the new KPOT, in Novi, which I had been looking forward to—it's Metro Detroit's newest AYCE KBBQ place (All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ). We had one AYCE KBBQ place here before, Dae Jang Keum, which is still around, but they no longer serve AYCE; when I travel to Vegas and other bigger cities, I always do AYCE, and it's always amazing. KPOT was great as well, and it's $29.99 per person for dinner (or $19.99 for lunch, M-Fri), which is a pretty good deal IMO based on all the food we ate.
    Also, yesterday, I went to Maggiano's in Troy with my parents, to celebrate my mom's birthday, which is always a good time—check out my tiramisu picture here at the bottom of the post. I always get the chicken piccata, and usually bring home like half, because it's huge, and my parents do the "Marco's Meal," which is an appetizer, two meals, and a dessert—we always split the stuffed mushrooms for the appetizer, and the tiramisu for dessert.
  2. Watching TV shows. Some good new ones this week, and also some good returning ones. Yesterday I started Love and Death, on HBO—if you watched Candy, on Hulu, I recommend it, because it's the same story, that of the ax murderer (literally) Candy Montgomery (and if you haven't heard of her, I recommend Googling her, it's a pretty crazy story). Workin' Moms, the final season, I believe, is back on Netflix, and I've been continuing to watch Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies on Paramount+. Indian Matchmaking on Netflix is back for a new season, too, and I started Saint X on Hulu, which was also very good. Yesterday I also watched Married at First Sight's new episode, and I've been continuing to watch Ted Lasso (AppleTV+) and Barry (HBO Max), which is back for its final season.
  3. Seeing Annie at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit. I had seen Annie only once before, I think back in 2014 when I won tickets from a newspaper, and it was cute; this version was as well, and they even have a real dog for the scenes he's in. It will be at the Fisher until this Sunday, April 30th, and you can find more info here at my blog post.
  4. Cooking. I had Dinnerly this past week, and I have HelloFresh this week; weirdly, HelloFresh emailed me Monday saying that my credit card payment didn't go through, and they tried it a few times, so they were canceling my box. However, I was able to pivot and get them to send it to me on Thursday instead, so we have it for cooking for this weekend and early next week; I believe I have a Marley Spoon box coming on Tuesday, as well. I haven't had HF in a while and its packaging is always super nice—they put each meal in its own bag, with the meats being packaged separately, so it's super easy to pull out a bag and start cooking. 
  5. Having a sleep doctor appointment. If you follow me on my personal Facebook, you may know that I started a CPAP mask in February for mild sleep apnea. It's been a pretty tough journey so far and I did a sleep study last week—my third sleep study, and second in-clinic—so that they could adjust my titration levels and figure out what mask works best for me. Because I have such mild sleep apnea, it's been really difficult to adjust to wearing a mask, but I'm going to give it one more month to see if the new settings work for me or not.
Tiramisu from Maggiano's, Troy
Tiramisu from Maggiano's, Troy

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