Charming Charleston Part Deux

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A belated Happy New Year!  As some of you may recall, I celebrated the New Year in style in Charleston with my best friends.  It was an impulse trip, because to me, it’s perfectly acceptable to buy a plane ticket on my friend’s iPhone.  Let’s just say I’m very susceptible to peer-pressure, and had too much fun last time I was in town to turn down a repeat trip.  Here’s a look at my meals last weekend.

Saturday morning at Lost Dog Cafe:  Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Cheese Grits , a Cinnamon Roll and a Pimosa.

I’m linking you back to my last post of the creamy sausage gravy and grits.  The pimosa was a pomegranate mimosa and perfectly tart.  The cinnamon roll, which we split, was awesome.  Not your traditional ooey gooey cinnamon syrup but still sweet and with lick the plate good frosting.

Great motto, great food, lots of cute puppies.  Solid winner in my book!

Most of Saturday was spent driving around and hanging out in the gorgeous 73 degree weather.  I was beat for my early morning flight and squeezed in a nap right before dinner and our New Year’s festivities.

Saturday dinner:  NY Style Pepperoni and Supreme Pizza from Andolini’s Pizza.  

Ohhhh yeah!  Think jumbo slice sizes but with the good greasy taste you’d expect from a NYC joint.  I put away a piece-and-a-half, and managed to stay full all night while we played at Roost.  I was also very glad to have my half piece leftover when we got home.  First bite of 2012!

Sunday brunch:  Fleet Landing with Peel & Eat Shrimp, Fried Green Tomato & Crab Salad Appetizer, and Poached Eggs with a Crab Cake over Grits and topped with Red Pepper Hollandaise.

Brunch was a delight!  Great food, good company and beautiful scenery.  My friends really talked to me, I swear. 

After brunch we spent the day at Red’s and then back for another nap!  We’re not old, we just really enjoyed ourselves on New Year’s Eve. 😉

Dinner:  Triangle with Avocado Spring Rolls and a Pork Belly topped Cheese Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and Apple Butter.

Mmm delicious fried and gloriously greasy food!  If you think my burger looks insane, check out my friend Mike’s meal.  He ordered a burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches.

Another successful culinary journey through Charleston!  I think my friends and I did a great job of making the most of our meals (read over-indulging) considering the trip was just two days.

I’ll finally be back this week with some recipes.   Also here’s your reminder to book your reservations for Restaurant Week Jan. 9-15th.  I’ll be checking out the new Italian place Elisir.  Check out my post at http://www.pamelaspunch.com/elisir-ristorante-cocktail-primary/ for more info on their specialty cocktails and creative menu!