Fried food. Check.
Bowel problems now? Check.
You can go to other blogs if you want to read about how to have a balanced trip, how to be healthy when traveling. Don’t get me wrong, when Glenn and I go on vacations we walk EVERYWHERE (free cardio) or take advantage of the hotel gym. But when it comes to food, bring on the Rolaid cause you HAVE to try what the city offers.
Behold southern dining:
Made reservations at Poogan’s Porch for our first dinner in Charleston.
Fried green tomatoes with pecan encrusted goat cheese and peach chutney.
First time having fried green tomatoes and I wasn’t that impressed! The only thing I kept going back for was that ball of goat cheese.
Shrimp & grits: tri-colored peppers, vidalia onions, spicy sausage, tasso ham & blue crab gravy
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Grits are cheesy and creamy and that salty gravy on top was just…perfect. The shrimp were huge too!
Mocha bread pudding with vanilla ice-cream.
Delicious. After that pound of gravy and grits, Glenn and I still had room to finish this dessert.
Poogan’s Porch was the best restaurant we dined at while in Charleston. The service was good, the portions were generous, and I honestly have no complaints about the place. Oh and apparently there is a ghost that lives in the restaurant.
We woke up at 11:30 the next morning (damn you hotel curtains! such a peaceful slumber!) and had no lunch plans so we walked into Blossom Restaurant with no expectations.
Crab cake. It was a meh crab cake but the middle was cold. WTF. They sent us another crab cake to apologize thank gawd. Wasn’t a fan of all that cream sauce on the bottom. Can’t I eat a crab cake without all that jazz?
Sh*tty salmon salad. Isn’t this the most pathetic thing you’ve ever seen? I make this sh*t at home. Glenn told me that’s “what I get” for ordering salmon at a restaurant since we can make it at home but seriously…at least give me a cherry tomato!
Blossom is actually one of the top rated restaurants in Charleston but honestly, their lunch experience was meh.
Our farewell to Charleston brunch was at Magnolia’s .
Blue crab bisque. It tasted good but who doesn’t like a bisque soup? It’s all creamy!
Blue crab benedict.
Shellfish over grits: sautéed shrimp, sea scallops, & lobster on creamy white grits smothered in lobster butter sauce and fried spinach. Okay, I was impressed by the thick pieces of lobster on this dish but the grits weren’t as tasty as my entrée at Poogan’s porch.
Magnolia’s is a beautiful, high end restaurant to dine at but the food was average. I swear I’m not THAT picky!
Glenn has been obsessed with this show called “Drinking Made Easy”. It’s a travel series that focuses on bars and local drinks instead of just FOOD. So when he saw Grill 225, we “had” to make a stop here.
Grill 225 serves Nitrotini cocktails, drinks cooled to –320 degrees Fahrenheit using liquid nitrogen.
Because I wanted to be obnoxious and attract attention at the bar, I ordered the COTTON CANDY: Pinnacle cotton candy vodka, X-rated Fusion
liqueur, pink lemonade, a splash of grenadine with
a sugar rim and a cloud of cotton candy.
Glenn ordered a NITROMELLOW: Stoli vanilla, Baileys, Frangelico and butterscotch schnapps with essence of chocolate, graham cracker rim and Nitromellows.
See the pictures of us? TOURIST ALERT. The drinks were a gay man’s dream but VERY sugary (duh) and cost $20 each. Someone stamp SUCKER on our foreheads cause that’s what we are…
But it was still fun to hold them.
Charleston is such cute town to visit!
Now I’m off to pop a few fiber pills to get my stomach back to its regular schedule.