Saturday, September 14, 2013

Atlantic Grill - Middletown, RI

Really?  In New England?
But it's okay, for a $2 up charge you can get maple syrup from Oxnard, CA.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Husk for Thanksgiving - Charleston, SC

Pumpkin soup sweet and nutty
Risotto, tomato, fresh, poached egg
Bibb Salad with fried oysters and onion vinagrette
Pork Osso Bucco, super tender, on the bone, tons of flavor
Turkey, cornbread stuffing cake that was kind of smoky, potatoes and veggies
Wagyu flat iron stea.  Buttery, tender, perfectly cooked, flavorful.  Broccoli and mushrooms.
Husk plus pig equals awesome.
Spiced cheesecake with cream cheese ice cream
Sweet potato pie with bacon ice cream.  Maybe everything isn't better withbacon.  Though it meshed well with the pie and marshmellow cream
Pumpkin panna cotta wiith pumpkin seed brittle

Pottery Grill - Cottendale, AL

We pulled our usual travel messup and waited too long to find a restaurant, so we ended u meandering around two exits looking for something, anything that wasn't fast food.  I was getting frustrated and about to give up when we stumbled upon this place.  For a minute we thought it might be closed, but it was open!

Lots of pottery in the front and a very unassuming decor.  This is a good sign for a barbecue place.  Now I just need to try the food.
The smelll in the parking lot and throughout the diining room was smoky and delicious

Kiefers - Jackson, MS

This is a casual, fast service Greek restaurant that has all the traditional salads and gyros, but then provides an extensive list of unique wraps.  If you can't find something you like here, you don't like food.
We had Suvlaki, Grilled Chicken, Falafel, and a BLT wrap (four different wraps). All were delicious, Suvlaki 5.0, Falafel 4.5, BLT 4.25, Grilled Chicken 4.5.  The pita's were super fresh.
We also had Hummus which was excellent and Cottage Fries - whole slices of potato fried until golden brown.  Order them extra crispy and get them with the Feta Sauce which is awesome!
Get here early and bring some friends so you can try a variety.  Or come everyday if you live here.

Justin Blabaer

So I'm at Stan's, a beer store in Athol, MA, and the first thing I see is a huge display of Evil Twin, which gets me started talking about Jeppe, CBX and Meat Beer Fire, which of course leads to a discussion of Westbrook Brewing. Ed and Morgan.  I spend about twenty minutes talking about the Charleston Beer scene until suddenly I find this bottle of beer - it's got pictures of Rich, Ed and Morgan, and I'm pretty sure that's Scott at the bottom right.  I'm not sure what you guys were thinking with Justin Blabaer (I'll let you know what I think later tonight after I drink some) but it was really cool to find 3 of the biggest names in Charleston Beer on a bottle in a beer store in North Central Massachusetts!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roots - Rutland, VT

They've made it up to number one on Trip Advisor, and the last time we were here they were pretty good, though maybe not our #1.  We'll have to see.

Went seafood this time, lemon basil shrimp appetizer, fish tacos and fish and chips.

The decor is nice with a wide open feel and cool vegetable pictures on the wall.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mt. Pisgah Diner - Winchester, NH

This is our third time here, but the first blog post.

They have great down home good and awesome prices with friendly service (and friendly customers.)

We've had grilled cheese, BLT's and Fish Chowder.  All have been excellent.

Fast service too.  Perfect for a driving stop.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Armsby Abbey - Worcester, MA

What a beer selection!!  Lots of great, unique beers with a very knowledgeable staff.  The cheese selection is also great.  Local meats prepared very right make up a large part of the menu.  Pizza's are excellent.  Yes, that is a picture of Pork Belly Pizza and Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black!

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Ordinary - Charleston, SC

Get the oysters, then get the Barbecue Shrimp.  Seriously.

Wescott Plantation - Summerville, SC

If you read this blog you've probably noticed we don't post as often as we used to.  T was overwhelming my food enjoyment to post every meal out.

This post had to be made to say that after a half a dozen Thursday night meals and just as many wine dinners at Wescott that the chef has it all figured out!

She knows seafood, from scallops to lobster, to snapper, to shrimp, we've been blown away by the outstanding meals.  Well above and beyond what you might expect from a golf course restaurant.

Make it a point to come on a Thursday or Friday for dinner!

Nigel's - North Charleston, SC

Had 1554 from New Belgiium, so at least one excellent beer.  Friendly service.  Lots of nteresting menu items, southern and soul mostly, but well thought out and unique as well.  I saw raviolis with bacon and collards on the menu!

Chicken and Biscuits: On the submarine, we wouls have called this exploded chicken, except it wouldn't be this good.  Holy crap the peas, carrots and potatoes were perfectly portioned and the gravy and biscuits were great!

Shrimp and Grits: Brown gravy was excellent.  Generous portion, great grits and beautiful slices of sausage.  A real winner!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Toast - Charleston, SC

Stopped in for a pre cruise breakfast.  The girls had the classic breakfast and really enjoyed the buttery and delicious eggs.  The biscuits were awesome.

I had the eggs benedict which was excellent, and I can be pretty picky. 

The bloody marys - with BACON - were close to the best I've had.

Service, from David, was fast, friendly and very helpful

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Caficultura, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan.  

What a delight to get a coffee artistically prepared just for ME:

For breakfast:
"Pancakes" con Guineos Flameados:
buttermilk pancakes with bananas sauteed in sugar, butter, and rum.  

Tostadas Francesas de Leche de Coco en Pan Brioche con Mermelada de Pina y Coco rallado:
brioche bread coconut milk french toasts with pineapple marmalade and fresh coconut shavings. 
(this one was so delicious I can't wait to try it at home)

Everything was delicious.  
We decided to become temporary regulars and ate at the same place the next morning.  

The next day we had: 
Crepes de Batata Dulce rellena de Longaniza de Pollo y Queso de Cabra:
sweet potato crepes with crumlbed chicken sausage and goat cheese.  


Revoltillo de Vegetables frescos rostizados:
pimientos, tomato, cebollas y zetas con queso de papa o suizo

We drank coffee, of course, and ordered the Flaming June coffee which the waiter probably swore under his breath at us for ordering and struggled to light...but we enjoyed it anyway.  
And no, we didn't get a chance to see the museum where the Flaming June is hanging.  

Because this is SO worth a stop, here's a picture so you know what to look for.