Chocolate Souffle’ at Aix en Provence in Charlotte
Creme Brulee at Baron’s Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach
Roasted Apple Galette at Kindred in Davidson
Chocolate Layer Cake at Twisted Oak Bar and Grill in Statesville, NC
Rolled Ice Cream at Below Zero in Savannah, GA
Apple Pie Wontons at The Cowfish in Charlotte, NC
S’Mores Trifle at 5 Church in Charlotte, NC
Brownie Sundae at Carolina Cones in Davidson, NC
Crepe Suzette from Crepe Cellar
Milk Chocolate Liquid Truffle from French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, NC
Pecan Pie a la mode at Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Cornelius, NC
Coconut Cake from Chillfire in Denver, NC
Nutella and Strawberry Crepe from The Crispy Crepe in Charlotte
Appetizers are my very favorite part of the meal. Not a big commitment, you can be adventurous and not break the bank. Here is a list of my favorites:
Spinach and Artichoke Crostini from Crafted Southern Speakeasy in Lincolnton, NC
Caramelized Gnocchi from Aria Tuscan Grill
Fried Green Tomatoes at Huey’s Southern Eats in Isle of Palms
Mert’s Soul Rolls at Mert’s Heart and Soul in Charlotte
Homemade Lime Tortilla Chips served with Pineapple Mango Salsa from Caterer extraordinaire Food Junkie
Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Food Junkie
Filipino-style Pork Eggrolls with Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce from Food Junkie
Funghi Repieni at Caruso’s in Mooresville
Peirogies from Twisted Oak Bar and Grill in Statesville, NC
Manchego Skillet at Tybee Island Social Club in Tybee Island, GA
Warm Pimento Cheese & Jumbo Lump Crab Cake from Tupelo Honey in Charlotte, NC
Oysters Rockefeller at the Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, SC
Shrimp Flatbread from 5 Church in Charlotte, NC
Stuffed Portabello Mushroom at Chillfire Grill in Denver, NC
Beggar’s Purse with Cream Cheese and Salmon, Rock Shrimp & Fried Calamari with Vegetables from Wasabi in Asheville
Smoked Tuna Dip from Louisiana Lagniappe
Prime Rib Stuffed Mushrooms from Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Cornelius, NC
Escargot with Lemon and Sweet Pea Risotto from Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse in Davidson
Crispy Pork Rinds with Pimiento Cheese and Valentina Hot Sauce from Root +Vine in Morganton
I’ve been dying to visit Savannah forever. I’d always heard it was a charming city, and Paula Deen being there didn’t hurt either. What I found surpassed my high expectations.
Wormsloe Historic Site: The famous tree lined with gorgeous oaks leads to the ruins of a former plantation owned by Noble Jones in the 1700’s, who arrived with the first settlers from England. It is the oldest standing structure in Georgia.
Laurel Grove Cemetery South: I loved driving through this old graveyard and looking at beautiful, historic grave sites. Weirdly enough, this was probably my favorite part of this trip.
Bonaventure Cemetery: Hauntingly beautiful cemetery located on the Wilmington River. Featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Gingerbread House: This gorgeous home was built in 1899 and is used primarily as a venue for weddings and bridal parties. It’s a great example of the Gingerbread style from Germany’s Black Forest region. Largest of the cities municipal cemeteries at 160 acres…and you can drive through. My VERY favorite stop in Savannah.
Tybee Island Social Club: We visited on Easter so they only had a specific brunch menu, but it was delicious and flavored well. The best part about this experience was the patio seating and the live music. Really cool place!
Vic’s on the River: This was our favorite restaurant in Savannah. The food was amazing, the view was even better, and on the wall is a map of Sherman’s march from Tennessee to Georgia hand drawn by Union soldiers. Tons of history, a must visit!
Below Zero. Tucked in the Savannah Seafood Shack on Broughton, you can watch them make your ice cream as you wait in line! Rolled ice cream originated in Thailand and can only be found in a handful of cities: New York, Atlanta and now Savannah!