Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Okay, so I know the donut shop was the first place I really found in Charleston, here is the first real-food place I discovered on my own. One day on my lunch break, I searched far and wide [read: in the plaza across the street from my office] for something to eat and stumbled upon Cory's Grilled Cheese. They started out as a food truck but opened their first location recently on James Island. They have some pretty creative sandwiches and delicious sides. My favorite, by far, is Cory's Famous: Muenster cheese, crispy bacon, and honey Dijon on cinnamon swirl and raisin toast. Trust me, don't knock it until you've tried it! I've since brought everyone I can think of there! They even have open mic on Tuesdays and acoustic music on Sundays. So, after you go out on Friday night for Halloween, head over the Cory's on Saturday for a nice, greasy and carb-y grilled cheese!
And yes, it's located in the back corner of a strip mall, next to a Dollar General - makes it even better!
My Cory's Famous and Mike's "Build Your Own" with bacon and BBQ sauce
You have to try their Summer Slaw, too!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hornsby's Crisp Hard Cider: Now that we've jumped into fall, let's take a step back to summer. Hornsby's was the very first new cider I tried down here in SC in August. It's fairly sweet and more refreshing than typical tart ciders. It was definitely a perfect poolside drink,
Harpoon Pumpkin Cider: And now we're completely back to fall. Last year, I tried Woodchuck's Pumpkin cider, and it left something to be desired, so I was a littler nervous with this one and only bought one in a Mix Six pack this month. Big mistake. My love for Harpoon runs deep. It was the first cider I ever tried, and this guy didn't disappoint. Even though it says it's made with real pumpkin, what I really taste is the pumpkin pie spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and it's very tasty. With all of these spices, it isn't too tart and definitely a good cider to enjoy around Thanksgiving.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Legit. It happened.... read on down.
Friday night I had a Girls' Night Out for my ladies at work (much like last year's but all outside and without any pic the coats). The girls looked so cute playing golf on their Halloween costumes. You can check it all out on my organization's blog!
After playing golf Saturday morning, we decided to go to the Mac Off in Mount Pleasant. We got there early, so we walked the bridge and burned off enough calories to try like half of the different macs at Patriots Point.
Oh my gosh, the macs were so good. My personal favorites were buffalo chicken mac and burnt ends mac with bbq pork and cornbread topping. The ONE thing I did learn is that bacon+gouda is definitely the most overused combo in mac land. AT LEAST half of the 25 mac and cheese vendors had both of these. Yes, they were very good, but I like some variety.
Obviously the rest of the day was spent relaxing by the pool and shopping online for Christmas presents. Yes, we're nuts, but there's a method. My parents will be down for Thanksgiving, and since they're driving back (and we're flying in December), we're trying to get and wrap as many presents before December 1st, as possible.
Sunday we woke up super early to drive to Sea Island, GA to go to the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic. What a beautiful course and place! We spent the day there and got back just in time to watch some Sunday Night Football.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Yaayy, happy Friday! We did it! Tonight I'm hosting a Girls' Night Out Halloween Party for my girls at work and Saturday we're going to a "Mac Off." Here's what we were up to this week...
1. Amanda was here until Tuesday, so Monday night we decided to drink away our sadness [that she was about to leave], and we attempted to find something "Halloweeny" on Netflix. We failed and watched an episode of Babysitters Club and a Halloween Barney special... hence the drinking game.
2. Fall arrived in Charleston like midweek. Coincidentally, it was the day after I bought candy corn and Honeycrisp apples at the store. You're welcome, South Carolina.
3. I got the cutest belated birthday present in the mail from a friend and her daughter Evie even counted out 26 stickers for me.
4. I ordered myself cookies... again.
5. There's something fun on the horizon with Alex and me!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
strawberry glaze with Oreo, lemon glaze, chocolate glaze, and maple glaze
Hellooooo, donut heaven!
Glazin' our donuts
My favorite is definitely that strawberry with Oreo... don't knock it until you try it!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Il Vagabondo in NYC, so I needed to go and try it. Mike got the manicotti, and since it was 2:30 [we spent 5 hours walking through the park], we were the only ones in the restaurant. Everything was SO GOOD.
some type of car trouble. On Sunday when we arrived, we learned that our hotel had four parking spots for what they called "secure parking." Yes, four. Well, I was not going to let that little car sit in a surface lot with our wedding gifts in it for 2 nights. So, they let us pull into the alley where the secure spots were to unload. After unpacking everything and bringing it up to our hotel room, we came back down to move the car and found it smoking, sitting in a puddle of its own coolant. Great. A radiator hose split, so there was no way we were going to be able to move it. Luckily for us, there was a repair shop across the street, but because it was 9 pm, it was obviously closed. They let us keep the car parked on the side of the secure parking overnight, then in the morning, Mike rolled it across the street to the auto mechanic. Luckily, it was done by Tuesday morning when we had to leave, but seriously, could anything else go wrong?
Oh, and in case you were wondering, something else did go wrong and we got a flat in Virginia... And they lived happily ever after.