cornflake dreams.: weekend good things.

9.22.2014

weekend good things.

We had our first visitor this weekend and we had a great time playing tourist in our new city. The weekend was full of so many good things (and good eats!)

My father-in-law landed in Charleston on Friday night and we went straight to Hominy Grill for dinner. I've been wanting to go here foreeeever so I was excited to finally visit. We shared some jalapeno hushpuppies (delicious!) and I ordered the Fried Green Tomato B.L.T. and cheesy grits -- the sandwich was pretty good but I wasn't a huge fan of the hamburger bun (seems like a weird choice for that sandwich). Thankfully grits were really tasty-- hello cheese + butter! I'd love to go back to Hominy Grill for brunch someday.
On Saturday we started the day at the Farmer's Market at Marion Square and bought some local pecans (sweet + spicy), and then walked over to the Historic City Market. My father-in-law loved the market -- he did some souvenir shopping and bought lots of goodies: cheesy grits, Charleston red beans, dried okra and apple spice walnuts from our favorite nut shop

We stopped at Queology for lunch. I liked h's BBQ chicken sandwich but I wasn't a huge fan of my BBQ pork tacos -- they were cold! This is the second time I've had cold BBQ tacos in Charleston (they serve cold tacos at Home Team BBQ). The flavor was good but it just felt WEIRD to eat cold meat.
After lunch we walked to Waterfront Park where we spent some quality time on the swings. Next we ventured over to Battery Park and wandered around the park. The forecast predicted rain all day but thankfully it was just cloudy.

Later that night we made Kotlet-- a Persian patty made out of potatoes, onions, beef, and turmeric for dinner. It was nice to take a break from the restaurant food and get a cooking lesson. We went out one more time to visit the Night Market downtown and ended up at Ben & Jerry's afterwards (I'm not complaining!) 
On Sunday the sun was out (yahh!), so we took advantage of the warm weather and headed over to Sullivan's Island. Can you believe it's taken us three months to finally make it to the beach?! It was worth the wait, the weather was perfect -- it was breezy and not too hot. After a long walk on the beach, we stopped at Poe's Tavern for lunch. It's a cute, quirky place with tons of Edgar Allen Poe photos and drawings everywhere. They serve REALLY good burgers (I indulged in the Amontillado burger with guacamole, jalapeno jack cheese, pico de gallo and chipotle sour cream). It's my new favorite place for burgers.
We ended the day at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. It's such a peaceful place to visit and see the wetlands up close. We took our time walking along the boardwalk and looking at little crabs and snails along the way.

How was your weekend?
-xo-
Jillian

p.s. There's one day left to enter the $150 Tieks Giveaway
I'm excited to announce the winner AND another giveaway tomorrow.


33 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I'm glad that you had a nice weekend. It is always fun to have visitors! :-)

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  2. I've always wanted to visit Charleston! I've heard the food there is amazing! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  3. I love Poe's! We don't get out there much but its delish. Definitely get the Charleston Nasty at Hominy Grill for brunch! Maybe that'll be next on our restaurant list with the girls. Sounds like you guys fit a lot of the best spots in over the weekend, glad y'all had fun!

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  4. Totally jealous of all of your pictures! You always have the prettiest locations! And that burger sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious! YUM!!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. Hominy Grill and Poe's Tavern are some of my favorites! You definitely need to go to Hominy Grill for breakfast/brunch and have the Big Nasty Chicken Biscuit ( I still cling on to the old name) it's SOOO good, yet so bad.

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  6. Looks like a fun weekend. You're such a fabulous host!

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  7. I like your food choices! Fried Green Tomato BLT and Grits are always my go to at restaurants. But being on a hamburger bun is a little strange. I've never heard of Queology before. I'll have to check it out. Yesterday the weather was awesome. Glad y'all were able to finally go to the beach!

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  8. OMG what a perfect fun filled foodie weekend!!!

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  9. Wow! So many good things!! Except the cold tacos. I can't.

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  10. How fun - such a beautiful area. And you're seriously tempting me yet again with these Charleston food selections!

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  11. Wow! Y'all have a fuller weekend than I saw on IG. Looks like a ton of fun!

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  12. Poe's has the best burgers, hands-down, so glad you got to try one! I've never been a fan of Hominy Grill - not sure why, but that hamburger bun on your sandwich does not surprise me. And no, pork tacos should be hot hah what are they thinking? Glad you got to show your father-in-law some great spots!

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  13. Love Poe's- I always get the Amontillado too! Have a great week!

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  14. all the food looks amazing - cold meat though, ew! looks like you had a seriously busy & fun weekend!

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  15. Ooh I so want to go to Poe's Tavern! What a fun weekend!! Charleston is so pretty!!

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  16. How are you so skinny? You always post about the most delicious sounding food! :)

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  17. Loveee Poe’s! The have the best burgers. Go back to Hominey Grill for brunch and get the huevos rancheros. Oh.my.yum

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  18. I LOVE okra! I was in Charleston earlier this month and wanted to visit Battery Park, but it was burning up hot and our doggies was getting hot and tired too so we missed it. We do want to go back to Charleston though, but next time in the fall!

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  19. We just had our first visitors since moving to San Francisco and it was so much fun to take them around our new city. Looks like you had fun!

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  20. Mmm all of this food is making me hungry! And wanting to return to Charleston :) So glad you guys had a fun weekend! The beach looks especially amazing!

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  21. What a fun weekend! Love all of your pictures! I am dying to visit Charleston!

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  22. Perfect weekend! Your pictures are just so pretty!!

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  23. What a fabulous (and delicious) weekend–but cold tacos? No go.

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  24. I'm so glad I found your blog! I moved here a couple months ago and have been blogging about my new city as well. Poe's is hands down the best burger joint, isn't it!? I go back and forth between the Amontillado and the Tell-Tale Heart. You MUST get the cole slaw next time as your side. Trust me.

    Great blog, I'll be visiting regularly now that I've found you!

    http://mitchellgonetocarolina.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh wow, it looks like you had such a great weekend! I love all of these great shots. It looks like you ate well, too.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  26. World famous pralines? YUM!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  27. YES to Poe's burgers! Yum! They have homemade pimento cheese burgers that are to die for. I like brunch at Hominy Grill much better than their dinner!

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  28. Your pictures are so pretty, and that food sounds so delicious! I could use a weekend like this!

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  29. So much yummy food (and I would be the same way, cold meat is just not that appealing to me!) xo

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  30. yuuummmm cheesy grits. i think i would move to charleston for the shrimp and grits alone and oh maybe she crab soup!

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  31. oh, i love poe's tavern! sounds like such a great weekend!

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  32. I've been wanting to visit Charleston and haven't had a chance to get there yet. Your photos make me want to go even more!

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  33. i don't like the cold bbq either!! boo!
    looks like a great weekend! the poe tavern sounds cool!

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