Not going to lie, I think that I’m still in a bit of a food coma from Thanksgiving! I probably ate enough turkey and mashed potatoes to feed an entire family but as we all know, calories don’t count on Thanksgiving (or your birthday, Christmas, etc.) so it’s all good.
We also started Thanksgiving morning with a 5k run through downtown Charleston and although I was feeling a little slow after the wine I’d drunken the night before, the weather was just too gorgeous to be groggy for long.
This probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise but one of my favorite “dirty” eats of all time is Chinese food. I love indulging in some sesame chicken, and maybe a crab rangoon or two if I’ve been good about hitting the gym that week. Unfortunately, my body doesn’t seem to love Chinese food as much as my taste buds do and so I usually look like I’m a few months pregnant due to my MSG bloat/food baby. And so because of that I tend to be a little skittish about eating it when I’m on vacation.
Luckily though, I found one of my new favorite restaurants in Charleston the last time I visited down south that serves not only light Chinese fare but somehow manages to make it taste amazing too!!
Do you ever have one of those mornings when you wake up and desperately need something that’s greasy and will leave you feeling blissfully happy for the rest of the day? If so, I have the perfect restaurant for you–the Tattooed Moose in Charleston, SC.
One of my favorite things about Charleston, South Carolina is that the city has such an amazing foodie scene. There’s a restaurant on every corner (and in between!) so even though my parents have lived in the area for the past few years, I’m always discovering new menus and treats.
After getting my hair colored, which was a first for me and I’m loving how blonde I am now, I had some extra time to kill and so decided to walk up and down King Street to find something to eat for a late lunch. And because I’m an adult and can make my own decisions, I zeroed in on Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream which I had heard was amazing but had never actually tried for myself.
Now if you’ve ever been to the South before you know three things to be true:
- The Southern drink of choice is sweet tea.
- Impeccable manners are a must-have.
- And Southerners LOVE biscuits for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I feel a bit like a traitor because I personally will usually choose a bagel over a biscuit for breakfast but let me assure you that if the biscuit you’re offering me is coming from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, I will gladly throw my bagel obsession to the wind.
I love a good burger. I mean, who doesn’t??! Turkey, black bean, bison… I mean I’ve even had a reindeer burger before! So when my family and I ate at Triangle in West Ashley the other week, I knew exactly what my plan of action would be (mostly because I’m one of those people who just stares at the menu internally freaking out about what I’m going to order if I don’t look at the menu ahead of time).