Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grand Opening and a WINNER!

There are many rules about blogging when you work in the corporate world. Because of those rules, I wasn't allowed to post about the opening of the first Market District in Ohio until after it opened. Well, it's October 16th, and the newest Market District has now been open to the public since Thursday!

I can't show you pictures from the inside, but I will show you my dietitian sign;

This is displayed right over my head so that all customers know where to find me. And look, it's spelled correctly! Not that I would expect anything less from Market District. If you want to go on a virtual tour of the Market District in Pittsburgh, which is very similar to the one in Ohio, check out their website.

Here are some pictures from outside;

Most of these pictures were taken while construction was still underway.

Did I mention that I am now neighbors with Nick? Yep, he opened a new restaurant right next door!

Yes, the dietitian is dating the manager of Burgers, Dogs, and Fries. But don't fret. They also sell locally made veggie burgers, which are apparently amazing. Why don't I know firsthand? They contain onion and garlic, which as you all know causes me mad bloating and gas. I think I'll pass. They also sell turkey dogs and turkey burgers, and may even start selling whole wheat buns soon!

Nick and I both happen to work less than a mile from our home. We both plan on riding our bikes to work on most days, but as of now we only have one bike, so he's been riding it and I've been driving. I hope to buy him a bike of his own for Christmas.

On opening day the place was PACKED! I made about 700 of these....

I called it a pumpkin and yogurt parfait:

- 1 layer pumpkin (pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg)

- 1 layer Stonyfield Banilla yogurt (banana and vanilla!)

- Sprinkling of walnuts

- Squirt of whipped cream

At home you could make this parfait in a pretty parfait dish. This was a HUGE hit!!

I'm loving my job so far, and everyone with whom I work. Yes, it's a TON of work (even on my days off...) but overall it's a job I hope to have for a very long time. Please come visit soon!

And by the way....the winner of my giveaway is...... KIMMY J!!! Please e-mail me your address at

Now I'm off to get ready for the big OSU game tonight against Wisconsin. Nick and I are planning on watching the game in the privacy of our own home, while sipping on some Oktoberfest beer :) Have a fatastic and healthy weekend everyone!


  1. The parfait sounds great!

    Enjoy the game and the beer! :-)

  2. Oh I can hear your excitement through the post - so happy you love your job and that's so fun that you work next door to each other!

  3. I agree with Simply Life - your happiness comes through, which is AWESOME :D

  4. I loved this post! Nick, firstly, is adorable on that bike! I am so jealous you guys live so close to work. I think about all the HOURS, miles on my car, money, and just quality of life I would gain being that close to work. SOMEDAY!!

    CONGRATS on Market District! I'm excited to go next week with you!!! I've been hearing and seeing so much about it!! And I"m excited for the greasy food, too! Hahah!!!

    P.S. Is Nick coming next week, or is it a girls night and I should tell Mark to hit the road? ;)

  5. Gina- looks awesome- that is so cool that Nick is right next door!!

    I am so happy for you- it sounds like your job is perfect for you!

    Did Adam Richman from Man vs. Food come to your store opening? I love him!!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. That's so great you can ride your bike to work! And that you're located so close to Nick.

    And I need to get some more pumpkin puree pronto!

  7. the new store looks great, and i love your sign. so glad they spelled dietitian right, too. :)

    i am watching the osu game, and it's not going so well! aahhhh!

  8. I've never seen BaNilla. Sounds delicious and your parfaits look great. The Market also looks fantastic! Congrats on the opening!

  9. Wow, that's so cool that you guys are work neighbors, too! Hee hee, kind of romantic in a way. And hahaha, love that your husband owns Burgers, Dogs, and Fries.

    Congrats on your workplace's opening! :-)

  10. Congrats on the Grand Opening! It must be so exciting to have seen it being built and opened before your very eyes - and that dietitian sign is really snazzy! I predict fun and fulfilling times ahead for you :)

    That's so cool that you and Nick can both bike to work (well, after you get another bike). There's nothing like a short commute :)

    Have a great weekend, Gina!

  11. Gorgeous store and a great job! Gotta love it!

  12. I can't wait to come and visit!!!! Once I get a break from midterms and studying I'll take a bus over to check it out. And I'm for real so bummed about Ohio State right now.... :( we were all screaming at the TV last night. Hopefully they show up in the first half next week.

  13. What a beautiful store!

    I love pumpkin mixed with yogurt and banana - my husband loves banilla yogurt!

    Enjoy the football game!

  14. ahhhh i can't BELIEVE you guys are neighbors!!!!! how cute will the two of you be riding your bikes to work :) i love it so much! i'm so excited to hear more about it :)

    hope you enjoyed your weekend girl!!

  15. Congrats on the job! What a wonderful opportunity and coool sign :)

  16. Okay....this is a and Nick in the hood together, biking to work, making money from your strengths and passions. I think this is just a GREAT season for you.
    I am happy to share it with you.

  17. I really love that you guys work so close to each other and can potentially bike to work. Working close to home makes work so much more enjoyable (no matter how much you love your job).

    I also still love that Giant Eagle has a dietitian on site. I really think it's an amazing resource for people.

  18. congrats!!! Gina, I just wrote about job and it seems that you found your ideal job. So happy for you!!!
    and it's great that you and Nick work so close from each other and so close to home! I want a job like that too! :D

  19. That recipe looks very delicious and easy! Congrats on such a wonderful new office space.

  20. Those parfaits look delish! I just tried adding in pumpkin to my yogurt..such an amazing combination.
    I love your dietitian official!

  21. It's a good thing that RD's don't have paparazzi following them. You wouldn't want anyone catching you going into Nick's place, innocent as it might be. LOL!