post down South

January 8th, 2008

Filed under: food,travel — nics @ 8:42 pm


This is an image from Fatz, a restaurant I experienced with lots of fried southern cooking (appropriate name, I guess). Their specialty seemed to be anything fried placed on top of cheese grits. Who could resist that?! I took a roadtrip with some friends (we rented a van – that was exciting!) to South Carolina last weekend for a wedding. The wedding and the cabin we stayed in was at Table Rock State Park. It was beautiful but it was very bittersweet because we didn’t end up with enough time to do any hiking or exploring. On the drive home we stopped in Asheville for some brunch at Tupelo Honey… mmmm, so good. I highly recommend the pesto grit cakes and the homemade honey frozen custard. Of course we had to stop for the obligatory (and always delicious) boiled peanuts at a roadside stand. And lastly, I had to take advantage of the now rare opportunity to guzzle down as much sweet tea (REAL sweet tea, thank you) as possible in two days.

post A New blog for a New year!

January 1st, 2008

Filed under: thoughts — nics @ 11:08 pm

My blog has moved and I am starting over. We’ll see if I can keep up (at least somewhat frequently) this time. Here’s my favorite gift I received of the holiday season.