Posts tagged food
Hot New Restaurants in Charleston this Spring

At the beginning of this month we had the opportunity to go on a mini babymoon to Charleston. It was probably our first and last real vacation before baby bee arrives in August. We managed to fit in quite a bit of eating between our preparations for A Charleston Affair, the College of Charleston’s signature Spring alumni event, and a day at the beach. Here are a few new-to-us restaurants we were able to try out over our quick weekend getaway!

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Foodie Guide to Athens

We visited Athens, Georgia for the first time earlier this month and were able to sample some of the local flavors thanks to the great recommendations of friends! Here's our guide of where to eat in Athens if you're visiting! Since we always try to travel as cheaply as possible while also supporting local businesses, these restaurant recommendations won't break the bank!

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Brunch at Hammond's Ferry Larder

Tucked away at the entrance of Hammond's Ferry, a new urbanist community in North Augusta, SC, you'll find a project from Manuel Verney-Carron called Hammond's Ferry Larder. Hammond's Ferry Larder, or HF Larder, as it's affectionately known, offers lunch and dinner options with brunch on Saturday mornings.

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Welcome Back Brunch

My sister returned home from her Freshman year of college this past weekend so we celebrated by getting together Sunday morning for brunch. My mom pulled out all the stops with the menu. We had mini egg and spinach frittatas, skillet potatoes, fruit salad, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake french toast (which is just as decadent as it sounds). And because brunch would be complete without mimosas, we were sure to bring out the cheapest grocery store bottle of champagne we could find as a nod to Alex's college days as a resident assistant. Brunch is always a good idea. 

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24 Hours in Atlanta

Seeing Radiohead in concert isn't something I ever even imagined being able to do during my lifetime so it just exceeded all my hopes and dreams. Right up there with Beyoncé. There are just moments in your life where you feel incredibly lucky. This was one of them. It was magical and I'm still pinching myself that we had this opportunity.

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Isle of Palms

We drove straight over the Ravenel Bridge to Isle of Palms and paid $10 for public parking. There was hardly any traffic on the island despite it being one way in and one way out. We decided on a whim about 30 miles outside of Charleston to head to the beach. While we were dressed for the cool, breezy weather in our jeans, tees, and sunnies, our lack of bathing suits restricted us to a walk on the beach. It was incredibly crowded but we were still able to soak up some sun while admiring all the cute puppies and babies.  

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The Battery

After brunch we headed down to The Battery to feel the ocean breeze. The water was as blue as the sky. We didn't see any dolphins but there were plenty of boats zooming by us. It was decided that Corey needs to make good friends with someone who owns a boat when she starts school. We took a little walk to see some of the houses and even ran into someone walking their Welsh Terrier (a little version of our Airedale). It was unbearably hot and we all had sweat rolling down our backs so we decided it would just be best to go for now. 

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Charleston Checklist

Later in the evening we headed over to Mt. Pleasant so I could give my family a taste of the Old Village. Actually, we parked right in front of the same house on Hibben Street that Julia of Gal Meets Glam posed in front of a day later! It was like kitten heaven on Hibben. Every yard had at least one cat chillin' in the driveway. We walked over to RB's Seafood Restaurant for dinner because we wanted to eat somewhere on the water. We were really disappointed when we got there and realized that you can't access the boardwalk from the back side of the restaurant. By the time we finished our meal it was too dark to look for dolphins, anyways. Next time we'll just plan a trip for brunch and then make our way to the park.

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Wicked Weed

This time we stopped by Wicked Weed. I absolutely loved the decor. Everything is based on King Henry VIII who said hops are “A wicked and pernicious weed” destined to ruin beer. The men’s bathroom had his portrait and the women’s bathroom had portraits of his three wives. We sat at the bar downstairs in the tasting room which was open to an outdoor courtyard with corn hole and various table arrangements.

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