This weekend, Meghan and I, along with our boyfriends and another wonderful couple, headed to Charleston for one last hoorah of summer.
It was a perfectly beautiful weekend; there was not a cloud in the sky 🙂 Sounds awesome right? Well, it was also hot as balls and we were drenched in sweat almost the entire weekend. Yummy. I’m not complaining though. It was great beach weather and there wasn’t a site of rain all weekend. We got to hang out with some awesome people (one of my boyfriend’s best friends lives up there), eat at some delicious local spots, and bar hop around downtown Charleston.
Looking over my pictures from the weekend, I realize that I only took pictures of the food we ate and where we ate it. I guess it all makes sense when you consider that I gained a solid 5 lbs this weekend. Anywhooooo…
Photo dump commencing.
Five Loaves Cafe:
This was a cute little homey cafe that had a slightly eclectic feel to it with its specials written on the wall and its Mason jar glasses.
I had the spicy zucchini and cheddar soup with half of a Cobb salad and white balsamic dressing. Some of the best soup and salad I’ve ever had.
Every review for this place was nothing short of stellar. It definitely lived up to it!
We visited this popular spot for brunch on Sunday.
Everyone got the Big Nasty Biscuit (except me), and true to it’s name, it was big, nasty, and biscuit-y?? You know what I mean.
I was trying to get something healthier but they pre make their omelet fillings (<— I don’t understand that) and I LOATHE onions so I couldn’t get a veggie omelet. I opted for poached eggs, bacon, cheese grits, and sunflower toast instead. Not a bad trade 🙂
After going to the beach at Sullivan’s Island, we decided to stop in and get a burger at this busy landmark. Poe’s Tavern is (obviously) named after Edgar Allan Poe, who was stationed at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island in 1827. All their burgers are named after different Poe stories and the bathroom walls are lined with the pages of these stories.
I had the Tell-Tale Heart – fried egg, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
One of our friends in Charleston works at this adorable coffee shop. It’s not a touristy spot, creating regulars out of most of its patrons.
I love that almost the entire shop is covered in ivy.
Hand-written chalkboard menu and baked goods made fresh every morning.
We split a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon roll.
I also got a Honey Latte that was basically heaven in a cup.
Butcher & Bee:
If you every come to Charleston, you HAVE to visit this place. No questions asked. This gem is tucked away from the rest of downtown on the north end of King street. They use only local ingredients and their menu changes daily. They’re also open late night on weekends for all the drunkies who get hangry around 2 am.
I thought this beehive art was really cool. And there are little bees hanging from it! Ah, the little things…
I got the Chinese pork belly sandwich with hoisin, pork belly, cabbage, and peanuts. So good!
Does anyone else feel like my food got progressively more unhealthy as the weekend went on?? Maybe that’s why I gained 5 lbs. At least it’s not a mystery.
I hope everyone else had an awesome Labor Day weekend!!!
Yay for fall weather and recipes 🙂
What did you do this weekend?
Any good eats?
Did you gain 5 lbs, too?