meal subscription services: blue apron

Chances are, if you’ve been around the internet in the past year, you’ve probably been inundated with ads for easy meal planning services: “6 meals for $20!” “Farm fresh meals without the hassle of shopping!” “Get your first box ON US!”…you know the deal. I can wholeheartedly admit that I’m the perfect candidate for these meal boxes.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Blue Apron, Plated, Greenchef or the like, consider these questions:

  1. Do you hate never having enough time to cook great meals?
  2. Do you loathe going to the grocery store?
  3. Do you want to learn to make new things?

If you answered yes to these questions, congrats: I think you’d love meal subscription and should definitely try it out!

I’ve experimented with a few, but my favorite has consistently been Blue Apron for a few reasons: the price point fits well into what I can reasonably justify for a week’s worth of meals, the meals are well thought-out and teach me new things and the website/app are super easy to use.

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Pricing:

Blue Apron’s cost comes to $60/week for the 2-person plan – 3 meals, 2 servings apiece each week. That comes out to $10 a meal. Now, I know what you’re thinking: I could just go to the grocery store and make something in the crock pot for less! Yes – I won’t argue against that. However, if you’re comparing it to going out to eat, which we do a fair bit on the weekends, then it’s definitely saving some cash.

Meals:

The real pro for me with these meals is that I’m learning to make new things. I’ve made everything from chicken khao soi soup to black garlic ramen to spicy hoisin turkey meatballs. I would consider myself an average cook, but definitely steer away from the adventurous side – until now! One of my 2016 goals was to learn to cook more fish and Blue Apron is definitely helping me meet that. I’d suggest it for someone looking to expand their horizons – but that also likes to cook. There is a fair amount of prep involved, so if you’re not looking to spend time in the kitchen, a pre-prepared option like Freshly may be better for you.

Website/app:

The membership is super easy to understand on Blue Apron’s website and accompanying smartphone app. You’re not left wondering if you’re going to get charged for certain weeks or when your delivery will arrive – it’s all laid out on a neat calendar for you so you can plan ahead of time. There’s no commitment, either – I usually only do one box a month and it’s totally fine.

What to expect:

So what exactly does it entail when you get a box? For starters, I get the box delivered to work – that way, I don’t have to worry about getting it from my leasing office before they close for the night. There are a bunch of ice packs inside, so it’ll stay cool all day at your doorstep, but I always err on the side of getting it refrigerated as soon as possible! Inside, you’ll find ingredients for all three recipes, as well as three bags of “knick knacks” – the smaller things like garlic and seasonings that you’ll need for your meals. They’re labeled per recipe. You’ll also find the recipe cards, but you can also find the recipes online – I usually pull them up via my iPad app!

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The ingredients that I’ve received have all been pretty high quality – I know some people have issues, but I can’t say I’ve ever gotten anything like that. The meats are put in extra ice in the bottom for freshness.

As far as the recipes go, they’re always easy to follow. Most begin by chopping up the fresh ingredients, followed by cooking the meat or creating a broth then adding the veggies or other fresh ingredients. Like I said, the biggest advantage I gain from these boxes is learning to cook new things like fish or soups with Asian flare. They also make for great date nights without having to plan too much! 🙂

A few of my favorite meals are below – the app even contains an overlay you can use to put the recipe name on, which is helpful for those of us who are all about #doingitfortheinsta.

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If any of you have ever tried Blue Apron, what do you think? If you’re interested in trying it, we’re giving away a full box worth of meals (three meals, two servings apiece) to one reader! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and let us know your thoughts! (Giveaway is open to new Blue Apron customers only.)

xo, H+R

P.S. This post is in no way sponsored by Blue Apron. I just legit love them.

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taste of atlanta 2015

In all honesty, this post would probably be more accurately titled “ALL THE FOOD”, but for the sake of propriety, we’ll keep it like it is. This past weekend brought with it Taste of Atlanta, one of Atlanta’s favorite events for culinary lovers and casual snackers alike. The festival, now in its 14th year, is held in the heart of Midtown and serves food, beer, wine, cocktails and more to thousands of festival-goers.

Despite living in Atlanta for 14 years (and loving food for 24), I had never been to ToA, so when a few coworkers of mine suggesting getting tickets, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out! We got general admission tix for Saturday – VIP is a whole different story, with an entire separate tent, but ya girl’s living on a budget. The great thing about the tickets is that while you pay $25 for admission, you start with 10 “points” to try, so that’s $10 of tastings included with your admission. This year, they used a cashless wristband system – THIS. WAS. THE. BEST. Props to whoever thought of this, because it was a game changer. To sample items, all you had to do was scan your RFID wristband on a reader – no cash, no cards and most importantly, no messing around worrying how much you’ve spent on tiny fried mac and cheese balls.

We started our day with our pre-loaded 10 points, as you can re-up your points inside the festival if need be. There were tents with food as far as the eye could see – little bites from some of Atlanta’s favorite and best-known restaurants. Because a. we were starving and b. we have very short attention spans, we stopped at the first tent we saw…but were not disappointed! The Barrelhouse was serving up Buffalo Mac & Cheese Bites with Avocado Ranch – as our friend Kevin so perfectly put it, “that’s basically just a bunch of buzzwords of things that I love” – and it was! They were super yummy and a great start to the day. Let’s put avocado ranch on everything from now until forever…k?

To get our bearings, we wanted to see more of the festival before making any more decisions. We wandered up and down, stopped at a few more places (Woody’s Cheesesteaks – one of my favorites in Atlanta!) and played in the Coke SocialBox for a little while. Another great thing at ToA were the free samples – though the smaller plates from restaurants cost points, there were lots of vendors sharing free takeaways which added to the fun: Whole Foods, Barefoot Wine, Sabra and many more. We even walked away with a block of Havarti cheese (hellooo, happiness)!

The rest of the day was filled with a bunch of awesome choices, including:

Oh, and gratuitous pic of these “Gangster Fries” from Bellwoods Social House because our friends ordered them and they were too good not to share.

Overall, even in the pouring rain, it was a great event full of too many great choices to try. I’ve definitely added a few new places to my radar and will be putting this event on my list for next year. What were some of y’alls favorite dishes?

do, eat, see: Santa Barbara

I recently visited Santa Barbara for a weekend getaway (my Christmas present courtesy of the boy) and instantly fell in love with the charm, architecture and feel of this California staple. Just a short two hours north of LA up the Pacific Coast Highway makes Santa Barbara the perfect escape from hustle and bustle of the city. Our visit wasn’t long enough (what vacation ever is?), but we managed to pack a lot into the weekend and I’ve made a list of my favorite things to do, eat and see while in Santa Barbara.

– do –

Wine Tasting Rooms

Santa Barbara = the epitome of wine country. While there are many vineyards in the surrounding mountains and valleys, look no further than the numerous wine tasting rooms in the heart of town. Similar to a brewery, you taste flights of local wine and enjoy the quaint open-air tasting rooms with friendly bartenders + people to meet. My three favorites were Municipal Winemakers (pictured above), Oreana Winery and Corks n’ Crowns. The best part? Most of the wine tasting rooms are all within the same few blocks of each other which makes for a fun afternoon stumble stroll.

State Street

State Street is runs through the heart of Santa Barbara and a good place to reference when you’re looking for a place to stay – the closer to State Street and the water, the better. It’s a great place to start your day and shop, eat, peek in galleries, people watch and just enjoy the pretty Spanish architecture and palm tree lined street.  

– eat –

The Lark

Santa Barbara, California; The Lark

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Our first meal in Santa Barbara set the bar high. The Lark is located in the same part of the city as the wine tasting rooms and is beautifully designed with the perfect ambience. Our meal went as follows: Pimento Cheese Fritters with schrimshaw beer aioli + pickled chiles, Grilled Spanish Octopus with Israeli​ couscous, guajillo chile + avocado and Crispy Lamb Papardelle with butternut squash puree, goat cheese + rosemary. Need I say more?

Santa Barbara Public Market 

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A mix between Chelsea Market and Krog Street Market, the Santa Barbara Public Market combines the wonders of a food hall and a supermarket complete with a bakery, an artisanal ice cream shop, a ramen bar and more. It was the perfect place to have a meal or pack a picnic which is exactly what we did for the next stop on our list which brings me to…

– see – 

Douglas Family Preserve 

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I don’t know about you, but before I moved to California I envisioned all of the beaches with cliffs, breaking waves and surfers, which is exactly the picturesque scene you get at the Douglas Family Preserve. Seventy acres of undeveloped land, trails and views make this a must-see when you visit Santa Barbara.

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This is sort of a given seeing as you drive this scenic highway when you come and go from Santa Barbara. I’m not saying I played California by Phantom Planet while we drove down this highway, but I’m not going to say I didn’t.

Have any of you ever taken a trip here? What were your favorite spots? Let us know in the comments!

super bowl recipe roundup

Friday, Friday, Friday!!! Happiest of Fridays to you all and here’s to hoping your weeks felt much shorter than ours did (yuck).

Super Bowl Party Recipes

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and we’ve been prepping for quite a while. It seems like all we pin these days are fun dips and bites, but never have a chance to make any (because it’s not socially acceptable to make a dip for yourself then eat it all for dinner…right? Right?), so when the time rolls around fro the big game, we’re knee-deep in recipes that we’re dying to try. Luckily for you, we’ve collaborated on some of our favorites that we’ll be making this weekend to watch the Puppy Bowl Super Bowl and cheer on the Seahawks/Patriots.

1. Roasted Garlic & Pickled Jalapeno Guacamole

Roasted Garlic and Pickled Jalapeño Guacamole

If something has “garlic” and “jalapeno” in the title, there’s a pretty good chance that we’re going to go crazy over it. This recipe from Foodie Crush is all of the best things: simple, healthy (if you don’t eat the whole bowl) and tasty. Cold dips are always few and far between at Super Bowl get-togethers, so this is a perfect alternative if you’ve got to travel to a party and don’t want to carry around a hot dish.

2. Ham & Swiss Poppyseed Sliders

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Speaking from experience, these are on our top 10 list of what you should always bring to every function you attend that requires food forever. My (Kristen) coworker who writes in an amazing food blog that you all should check out, Cody Uncorked, whipped these up for a football game earlier this year and we all had to restrain ourselves from eating five apiece – yep, they’re that good. Best of all, they’re easy to make in bulk and good for even the pickiest of eaters. Check out the recipe here.

3. Sweet Corn Cake & Chorizo Poppers

SWEET CORN CAKE & CHORIZO POPPERS

So, yes, we realize this makes two recipes with jalapenos…but if you don’t like that, then you’re probably looking in the wrong spot in the first place. It’s easy to find tons and tons of dips and salsas at Super Bowl parties, but finger foods often get overlooked – they’re so easy and convenient to eat on the go without having to heat up every 15 minutes. The sweet corn cake (similar to cornbread) helps to balance out the spiciness of the jalapenos, making for the perfect mix  – recipe can be found on The Wicked Noodle here.

4. Homemade Potato Chips with Sriracha Bbq Sauce & Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese

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I don’t even think these need an explanation as they speak for themselves. These chips are next. level. Sure, we’re all about a good nacho, but if you’re looking to change it up a little, these chips from How Sweet Eats are the perfect thing – did we mention that they go well with just about any beer on the planet?

5. Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This one’s for the procrastinators – I know you’re out there, people who wait until noon on the day of the big game to frantically run to the grocery store and try to decide what to make. No worries. This dip’s got you covered. Throw spinach, artichokes, cheese and a few other ingredients in the crockpot, leave on low for 2 hours and you’ve got a classic dip that will be gone faster than Marshawn Lynch tunes out at an interview. It’s from one of our favorite bloggers, Damn Delicious, and we’re definitely going to be throwing this one in on Sunday afternoon. Recipe here.

6. Meyer Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

You didn’t think we were going to forget about dessert, did you? While it’s not typically one of the main things we focus on at Super Bowl Sunday, it’s crucial to have something to satisfy that sweet tooth after so much savory snacking. We’re going with these classic lemon bars (again from Foodie Crush) to finish up our recipe roundup because you can’t go wrong with a classic. This recipe makes about 3 dozen, so you’ll have enough for the whole gang – or you can hoard them in a back room. No judgement.

There you have it, party people – what we’ll be making come Super Bowl Sunday. Got any other suggestions? Leave your favorites below or tweet them at us and we’ll be sure to share! Happy eating!

meal-planning for rookies

Another thing I’ve really wanted to get better at in 2015 is planning my meals. Emily is a planning master: I know she makes all her menus ahead of time, grocery shops and always makes sure to make the most of her space in her LA kitchen.

I, on the other hand, am not this person. I always start with such high expectations, but can’t carry them through for more than a meal or two. The biggest underlying issue here is how much I loathe going to the grocery store. It’s crowded, I can never find obscure ingredients and always end up spending way more than I had planned on. When you’re done with a long day of work, the last thing you want to have to do is go to the grocery store and meander around the aisles picking out a billion random things.

Sound like you? I’ve found the answer, me tested and approved.

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tastes to try: shake shack

If you live anywhere in the Atlanta area, chances are you’ve heard of the newest burger joint to come to town – the infamous Shake Shack, a descendant of its famous parent restaurant in New York. It started as a food cart outside Madison Square Park in 2000 and since then has grown to expand to 11 states (and counting).

The new Shake Shack is located in the heart of Buckhead on Peachtree – if you’ve driven by in the past couple weeks, you’ve definitely seen the giant lines out the door and down the block, even on chilly nights. When a friend was visiting from out of town, we finally got around to trying it to see if it would live up to the hype.

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Image via Eater ATL

First thing’s first: I’m the realest the line. I pass the location on my way home and there always seems to be at least 20 people waiting to meet their burger match – to be honest, this is what scared us away for the first few weeks after the grand opening. After getting up close, though, I can assure you the line’s nothing to be afraid of. The ordering counter is actually right inside the door, so if there are more than a few people lined up, the line is going to stretch out the door – it’s a bit of an illusion. It only took us about 15-20 minutes to get to the front of a pretty long line of people, which wasn’t bad at all when you’ve got friends to wait with you (and milkshake choices to make).

We (not for lack of a long debate) finally made our choices and ordered our food. We all tried the Shakeburger, their original, plain cheeseburger, complete with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce. They’ve also got a vegetarian Shroomburger I’m dying to try and an entire selection of hot dogs that I can’t go into because I’m hungry at work, but if you want to check out the whole menu, it’s here. Since we got to expense it to a business meal for a friend (yep), we also got two things of cheese fries, because, well, they’re cheese fries.

Since it wouldn’t be complete first trip without desserts, we committed to the Shack (Is this a thing? I’m making it a thing.) with different concretes and milkshakes to quench the sugar cravings. Two of us tried the Campfire S’mores Concrete (pictured), as 1. S’mores are everything and 2. 5% of sales are donated to a great local cause, Camp Twin Lakes. (If you’ve never heard of them, please check it out – an amazing program.)


Shake Shack Burger Shake Shack Fries

A few things I didn’t get to try that I’ll definitely be back for: the ShackMeister Ale and the upstairs open-air patio. The ale is brewed specifically for Shake Shack locations by Brooklyn Brewery. If there’s one thing I’m not missing, it’s an original craft beer. It was too cold for us to go up on the patio, but on a beautiful day in Atlanta, there’s nothing better than some rooftop dining.

The Verdict

I’m giving Shake Shack a 7.5/10 in my book. Burger: The burger was good – it’s no H&F burger, but definitely solid. I’m a big In-N-Out fan, but since we don’t have any nearby, I have confidence SS is going to deliver solid burgers quickly and not-too-expensively in my times of need. Dessert: The concrete was good, but a little too heavy for my taste – I think I’ll stick with a shake next time (as I probably should have done in the first place – hence the name)! Sides: However…if we’re giving the cheese fries a score, it would be 10 million/10, because y’all, if you go and don’t get them, you did it wrong. Overall, a great addition to the new Buckhead Atlanta shopping center and something I think will stick around in Atlanta for a while.

october mood board // welcoming fall

As much of a cliche it is, I just LOVE fall. And no it’s not all the Pumpkin Spice Lattes on every corner (fyi, how I feel about the coveted #PSL). This is my first fall on the west coast, and while the temperatures are slower to drop here and the palms trees are evergreen, there is still a crispness in the air that reminds me of the changing season. Bring on the seasonal eats (um, butternut squash everyday), sweaters and apple cider!

Here’s my mood board with some of the things I’m loving/dreaming of this month.

 

[1/Not Without Salt] [2/Cereal Magazine] [3/My Name is Yeh] [4/Style Me Pretty]

[5/My Ideal Home] [6/Pinterest] [7/The Fresh Exchange] [8/Pinterest]

 

That apple cider rum punch looks like the quintessential fall libation, am I right?  I’m thinking about taking a special trip to Big Sur in late November, but may be putting it on hold; I have been dreaming of driving that PCH route forever and am looking forward to it someday. Speaking of rum punch, that bar cart is perfectly styled for hosting a fall get together – I can’t wait to have a backyard to host outdoor dinner parties. A book and coffee in bed is exactly what I need to relax and fall style is all about staying comfortable – I’ll be rocking some combo of a big sweater, skinnies and booties all season long.

What are some things you’re loving this month?

tastes to try: creature comforts brewery

This weekend brought with it many things: the beginning of september, a wonderful extra day off and the best of the three, the start of college football. we (yes, we — the both of us, finally reunited!) headed up to our alma mater in Athens to enjoy the most perfect of days filled with drinking, eating, friends and more drinking/eating.

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finally reunited!

Emily & Drew flew in on Friday afternoon and unfortunately were a little late to our brewery party, but while waiting for our California friends to arrive, we headed over to the new brewery in town to check it out for ourselves. While most people in town know Athens’ beer scene for the popular Terrapin Beer Company, a new brewery opened last year in the middle of downtown that as a craft beer lover (#drinklocal), I had been dying to try.

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. opened this past April in downtown Athens, taking over the old Snow Tires building. Started by some beer pros who had been working across the state and country (read about them here), it’s great to see another brewery on the scene of the eclectic drink scene of the Classic City. Upon entering, I was surprised to find lots of space and an open tasting room filled with long tables for visitors and a sleek, modern but whimsy feel.

creature comforts breweryvia the creature comforts facebook page

The brewery currently has four beers on tap to try, their year-round choices (their website says they’ll be releasing seasonal flavors come winter): bibo, tropicalia, reclaimed rye and athena.

Bibo, a pilsner, had a nice, light flavor that wasn’t overwhelming. It was my favorite out of the four. Tropicalia was a close second, an IPA with fruity undertones. I had tried this one earlier at lunch at Trappeze (an Athens favorite of mine), so I knew it was worth the visit. Reclaimed Rye was definitely the heaviest of the four, with a darker color as it’s aged on french oak. Still – for how dark it was, I expected it to be much heavier and enjoyed the fact that it wasn’t too crazy. Athena, a German-style wheat beer was the most unusual – not your average wheat beer. It tasted almost like a beer and white wine mixed – different, but refreshing for the summer months!

Creature Comforts Brewery

Cheers!

Creature Comforts Brewery is definitely a lovely new addition to downtown and to the always-changing Athens beer scene and I hope it’ll be around for a while. (I did forget my glasses in Athens to add to my collection, though, so if anyone wants to send me some more…feel free!)

The only thing better than beer? A Dawgs victory. I won’t go into too much detail, as I know not all of our readers are dawg fans, but if you follow college football at all, you know there’s no feeling quite like being back in your home stadium with 90,000 of your best friends cheering and screaming (and sweating, because omg humidity) their way to victory. I managed to snap a nice panorama from our seats during the fourth quarter:

Sanford Stadium, Georgia vs. Clemson

Sanford Stadium, Georgia vs. Clemson

All in all, a perfect, wonderful weekend spent in the Classic City surrounded by good times and great friends. There are tons of new tastes we’re dying to try in Athens that have opened since we left, but those will have to wait…until next time. 🙂

in defense of tea drinkers.

I never thought it was a big deal. Comments in passing, here and there, but nothing crazy. Nothing, that is, until I got to the working world, where it seems I’ve committed a cardinal sin.

What’s my crime, you may ask?

I don’t like hate coffee. Not in an “oh, no, I’m okay” way – in a terrible, can’t sip, can’t smell, can’t-have-tiramisu-but-really-wish-I-could way.

(Get your gasps out of the way now.)

It’s not that I haven’t tried – trust me, I’ve tried. Starbucks, Keurigs, even mixing half hot chocolate and coffee, at the suggestion of some coworkers. It’s just not going to happen for me. So, here I am: forever cursed to be the outcast of the thousands of Pumpkin Spice Latte Instagrams come fall (OR NEXT WEEK NOW, WHAT), the pariah of trendy working millennials.

Or am I?

Let’s backtrack to the title a bit. While coffee may not be my cup of tea (get it?), I love, love tea. Most kinds, flavors and types of brewing are okay with me. A few months back, while on a binge-purchasing rampage (call it what it is, y’all), E and I wandered into Teavana after being coerced by the nice sample-people outside. I had never really understood what Teavana was – other than that place in the mall with samples no one really stops for because who wants hot tea while they’re shopping – but was feeling adventurous. As I know it’s a tea most places have, I asked them what about their best Chai. They proceeded to mix two flavors together, hand them over…and whoa.

My favorite tea & infuser

There is nothing like freshly-brewed loose leaf tea. Totally fresh-tasting, clean, naturally sweetened – I was in love. I ended up a few dollars poorer, but walked out with a new blend of tea to drink in the mornings while those coffee-drinkers enjoyed their K-Cups.

So, where do you start? It’s a little intimidating trying to drop in to the world of loose-leaf tea, but the associates at our local Teavana were so helpful. I wanted an infuser I could take on the go, so I use the Austin Glass Infuser Mug (pictured above). It’s glass, so it’s fragile, but a great mug that is easy to use. Put the right amount of tea in the infuser – it’s different for every kind, but the container should tell you how much to use, drop it in the water, wait a hot second (literally) then you’ve got yourself a great drink for morning…or 3:00 when you can’t stare at your computer screen anymore without gluing your eyes open.

Chai Tea Blend

If only scents could be sent through the internet.

If you’re looking to get into loose leaf (or just love tea), I highly suggest it. My current favorite is still that first batch of Maharaja Chai Oolong/Samurai Chai mix.

Any other tea suggestions I’m missing out on?

tastes to try: canoe

Birthdays are great, aren’t they? While I’m not one to make a big fuss over them, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family and do a lot of good eating (and drinking).

Mine was earlier this month, but let’s rewind a few weeks before. Cue the incessant “where do you want to eat?”s and the menu-searching for weeks, right? Isn’t that a quintessential part of the nice-dinner-search?

Thank me later: I’ve got the answer to your next date night/parents in town/#treatyoself meal (if you haven’t been already, since I realize I’m behind the crowd on this one) for my first “tastes to try” feature – Canoe. A lovely restaurant with great food is nice, but the atmosphere and gardens (yep) surrounding this place make it something else entirely.

Canoe

Does it not look absolutely perfect, y’all? This is a view of the back patio and it’s just as sweet as it appears (including a not-pictured river on the right side of this…and a riverside bar).

Back to me: I picked this place pretty easily for a birthday dinner after hearing rave reviews from many, many people (thanks, Erica!). We got a Friday reservation and we headed on over – to a perfect night. Our server was fabulous and so helpful, even among my nonexistent knowledge of game.

Since it was a birthday, we decided to try…well, everything.

We started with the caesar salad (boring, that wasn’t me) and crab cake appetizers, because if crab cakes are on the menu and you don’t order them, you’re doing it wrong. The salad was a salad, but the crab was perfect – not overloaded with breading and topped over some cabbage slaw.

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Photo cred to the other half of the table – thanks, Andy!

Now the real meat (pun intended) – the main course. I had promised myself (and my foodie friends) I would be adventurous and not waste a great meal on pasta, as I usually would. New year, new age and some new branching out: I ended up ordering the Slow Roasted Carolina Rabbit. Guys…it was fabulous. Rabbit & swiss chard over bacon ravioli (yes, you heard me correctly) and sweet potato with a candied garlic sauce. Our server told us they’ve been serving it for 19 years and I can see why. Andrew ordered the Roasted Springer Mountain Chicken over a grilled corn and basil risotto with (his favorite part) the spiced green tomato relish. Both awesome, wonderful and great portion sizes.

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Rabbit on left, chicken on right.

Now, you might think we’ve seen it all…but what kind of birthday meal would it be without dessert? These pictures need no explanation other than the most basic: popcorn sundae and peach crisp with honey ice cream (yes, they even included a special birthday note).

Popcorn SundaePeach Crisp

Needless to say, we couldn’t get close to finishing them both, but still so good.

Overall, a wonderful culinary experience for my taste buds and a great atmosphere for a sweet night. Already looking forward to my next visit — I hear they have a mean brunch, and you know I’m not missing out on that!