Magnolia’s

Not sure if you’re excited or disappointed, but we’ve hit our final stop on our Charleston food tour. I’m just beginning to figure it how four pounds are gained in three days, despite gratuitous walking. So. Brunch at Magnolia’s. I’ve been here before and this visit did not disappoint just as the last. But, first,…

Carmella’s & The Spectator Bar

After our less than amusing dinner at McCrady’s Tavern, we opted for dessert elsewhere and found Carmella’s dessert bar. Dessert and Bar are two words that should always be friends and more often than not, seem to be in the south. We split three desserts among three ladies. There was a cannoli, not pictured, that…

Grille 225 & McCrady’s Tavern

Are you sick of hearing about Charleston restaurants? Hope not; there’s a few left to go. Our final night in Charleston, we had perhaps my favorite drink of the trip, “Nitrotinis” from Grille 225. We arrived just after 6PM for a pre-dinner drink and scored a seat by the bar as the jazz band was…

It’s Friday, I’m in Love…

It’s Saturday morning….shhh. I was going to share my finds of the week last night, but fell asleep gearing up for the Oscar’s watching Manchester-by-the-Sea. It was that good. Or I was just that tired. Without further ado…. Girl Scout Cookie Macarons from Lucette Grace. Clockwise from 12 o’clock: Tag along- Nommm Lemonade- very fresh….

Black Tap and Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

The next morning we awakened early for another long walk because we knew that walk would be resulting in biscuits. But, first…coffeee.. We wandered over to Black Tap coffee which was over in the University of Charleston neighborhood. A very hipster vibe, we felt a little out-of-place, but the iced coffee was just delicious. Straight…

Peninsula Grill

That evening we dined at the beautiful, Peninsula Grill in The Planter’s Inn. I’d been here numerous times before, but just for the coconut cake. Real food seemed unnecessary here. That is, until I read the menu and started salivating over the scallops. I had to have them. The restaurant is small, but warm and…

Husk

The next stop on our food tour was the venerable, and personal favorite, Husk. Sean Brock is a Southern-food god and I couldn’t wait to get some of his fried chicken all up in here. These hips were starting to lie and they needed checked. But before that could happen, there would first be a…

Hall’s Chop House

The first night my friends arrived in¬†town, we tried Hall’s Chop House. Of course, you can find a good steakhouse about anywhere, but this one claims to be one of the top two in America. Just ask their website. We had a late reservation and the vibe was VERY lively with several tables seated after…

Belmond Charleston

Two of my best foodie friends met me for a debaucherous girls’ weekend in Charleston. I don’t mean dranks or shopping debaucherous…I mean purely food…so much fooddddd. In fact, I’m still in a food coma from this weekend. Most of it was so tasty, I’m going to share all of my restaurant reviews so you…

Love Sweet, Love, Take 2

We heard from Chef Jaime and her Valentine’s Day plans. I thought you might be curious to hear what I’m preparing. I’m such a cheeseball, I do kind of love this holiday. Not in a fancy dinner and gifts sort of way, but more in a 5th grade arts and crafts sort of way. I’m…

Love, Sweet Love

  Hello, loving readers! We are prepping for Valentine’s Day with a little inspo from Chef Jaime today. Yours truly will share her similar thoughts soon and we can decide together who’s version of love and baking is the grossest…or at least the ooey-ist, gooey-ist. What are you baking for your hubs for Valentine’s Day?…

Super Model Project: Pan-Seared Scallops

Chrissy Teigan dragged this recipe off straight off of a Sports Illustrated ¬†photo shoot. She told me herself. Spearfishing for scallops in designer swimwear is tough, but it sure does burn calories – which comes in real handy as this recipe features both butter AND oil. Lucky arteries. Actually, it was really delicious and stupidly…