Ben and I spent this past weekend in Charleston, SC and had a wonderful time! Highlights included:
our weekend kick off meal from five loaves

Five Loaves
Wear your blue jeans and have a yummy stacked sandwich or tasty cup of soup. We tried the peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert and it was amazing!

Ben took me here for my birthday dinner. We both got fancied up and had a great time. The food was similar to my Savannah favorite, Local 11 Ten. Highly recommended for a special occasion dinner.

Hominy Grill
We didn’t have hangovers, but if we did, this would be the perfect breakfast for it. The shrimp and grits were average (a surprising disappointment since it was the most expensive thing on the menu!) but the big nasty chicken biscuit was so unique and tasty that it made up for it.

Sugar Bakeshop
On vacation you are allowed to have dessert after breakfast (ha!). We went to Sugar Bakeshop and had some great cupcakes. They didn’t have any inside seating however and it was raining so plan wisely if you visit!

Ben and I had an awkward eating schedule on this trip. We didn’t have a proper lunch so we stopped over at Sermet for an evening snack before our evening plans. It did the trick!

Eye Level Art
After a little research I found that artist Brian Bustos was having an opening at Eye Level Art. We scurried our way over to the gallery and enjoyed his work so much we took a piece home. Thanks Brian and Eye Level Art!

Ben and I always go to the J. Crew in Charleston since we don’t have one here is Savannah. There is a GREAT employee name Billy who works there and he is a treasure trove of information. He recommend a few places for dinner. We took his advice and went to Basil which had great Pad Thai. We split it though since at this point in the trip I was about to burst from all the yummy food.

Another Billy recommendation was Joseph’s. They had beignets! We both had a fancy version of eggs benedict before we did our last bit of strolling around in Charleston.

This coffee shop is a little bit off the main strip. I don’t think we would have found it if it wasn’t for Design Sponge’s Charleston Review.­ Anyway, well worth the trip. We had excellent drip coffee and hung out in the spacious courtyard for some relaxation.

Ye Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Sandwich Cafe
For our last indulgent meal in Charleston we stopped here. We always drive by it on the way in and this time we stopped on the way out. We both had hot dogs and ice cream. If that’s not a great way to wrap up a trip, I don’t know what is!

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