I know someone who LOVES the tail ends of shrimp. She says it’s the best part. I can’t get there. I do love crispy fried fish tails! So, maybe I can relate.
The tail end of vacation week was certainly the best part. I drove to Charleston to meet Husby and the family. There’s nothing like being greeted at the door by two little ewoks.
Artie & Meadow
The plan was to have dinner at EVO. It was AMAZING! The Pistachio Pesto Pizza was out of this world…flavor was like no other. The Specials board featured a House Mac & Cheese. Ungodly good! They also featured a fig appetizer. I am not big on figs; but this salad was unforgettable. The figs were barely ripe, so they were a little on the tart side; but the olive oil and finely shaved cheese made it all meld together. The beer menu was killer! I had the Holy City “Washout” whitbier and RJ Rockers “Son of A Peach”. Both were great summer seasonals. I can’t wait to find them up here.
Pistachio Pesto Pie
Mac & Cheese
Excuse the shoddy photo quality…
Saturday was birthday lunch date at the Tattooed Moose. It’s a divey-ish, bar with a “too cool for you” hipster vibe. Whatevs! The Duck comfit club was a show stopper. Yeah, I know it sounds super rich; but really wasn’t! Their fries are also fried in duck fat…uh-huh. They also have their interpretation of my beloved Banh Mi sandwich. Good effort; but once you’ve had an authentic banh mi, interpretations are feeble. Since it was my “official” birthday, I had to have a pre-nooner beverage. It was super cold and super yummy!
The day ended with two more sweet surprises. This birthday basket was waiting for me on Friday…filled with Asian goodies! My family knows me soooo well.
I found this in the bottom of it on Saturday.
The Sweetest Gift Ever
Then came the waterworks. This bracelet is a piece of Husby’s family history. I’m honored to own it. I’m terrified to wear it.
We followed the waterworks with this.
Vanilla cake with whipped frosting. Seriously, they know me! I’m flattered.
Turning 37 ain’t so bad when you have tons of love in your life.
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on July 18, 2012
Finals are done! I’m on Winter break for the next 4 weeks. Yippee!!!! It’s not all fun and games though. I will be hitting the pavement in more ways than one.
One way will be in these puppies:
My goal is to train for the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K in Charleston, next Spring. I did it 2 years ago, and it was a blast! I’m not going to lie, I did not run the WHOLE way; but I did run across the finish line. Next year, I vow to run the whole distance. Maybe I’ll finish with these guys…
The other way I’ll be hitting the pavement is like this:
I’ll be looking for a part-time job. Unless, this little writing thing picks up…
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on December 9, 2011
Many Summers ago, I took the Fast Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. I got really sick, and barely got through it! Fast forward to our last visit to Charleston. We rented a tiny boat…I fell in LOVE! I was nervous for like two seconds, and next thing you know, I was driving that mutha. I swear we are gonna buy one as soon as I graduate!
I threw together a mood board for the next time we get out on the water. I plan to pack my picnic basket with little sandwiches, a bottle (or two) of Sauvignon, and maybe some an antipasto or seafood crudo type munchies.
And of course, I’ll need these shoes.
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on August 21, 2011
Charleston is one of my favorite cities. I love the salty air, the old sleepy beach town feel, and the food! My in-laws live down that way, and frequent visits are a must. In some ways, it feels like a second home.
Morgan Creek Grill is the best place for brunch. Anyone that knows me, knows that breakfast/brunch is a big deal to me. Anyhoo, this place is on the intercoastal waterway, and the view is amazing. I love to watch the boats go by, and maybe catch a glimpse of dolphins. The grill has a killer bloody mary bar on Sundays-with all the proper fixin’s! They had me with the pickled okra.
The menu is great…she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, seafood omellettes, and several different takes on Eggs Benedict. I love the Kansas City Benedict:
Kansas City Benedict = Yum!
Posted by twentyhappyfeet on August 20, 2011