Seriously, if you don't want to see some really good food, I suggest you LOOK AWAY!
I'll give you a little info on the trip because I had a really great time. I am so blessed to have been able to take this trip with my dad too.
We left at 4am Wednesday morning and, including pit stops, it took about 13.5 hrs to get to Bluffton, SC, which I didn't think was bad at all. We got down there and my Aunt (dad's sister) took us to a great Mexican restaurant, Mi Tierra. My dad hates all food that isn't steak and potatoes, sooo... yah! Fortunately they also made pizza so that's what he had, weird right?!? I forgot to take a picture of any of it, but believe me, it was amazing!
Thursday it was 85 degrees and GORGEOUS! So we spent most of the day in Savannah, GA on River Street. So much fun! It's a street on the river with a ton of little shops and restaurants. We got to take the ferry across the river which was really nice and we didn't have to worry about the extremely limited parking. For lunch, we ate at "Huey's", which was home cooked Louisiana cuisine.
We were in the restaurant and the entire one side, was french style doors that opened to the street, it was really nice.
this was the pasta jambalaya that I had, mmmm...
this was my aunt's muffaletta with red beans and rice
My dad had a blacked chicken sandwich which he said was delicious. Then for dessert, we all had a bineight... yah, I don't know how to spell it, but it was the best misspelled dessert I've ever had!
*edit* a wonderful sparkfriend told me how to spell it - BEIGNET!
Friday we went to Beaufort, SC and went on a horse and buggy ride around the city. Our tour guide was fantastic and he gave a lot of great information. After we got back to town we went to "The Mellow Mushroom" for dinner. It was bar food in a really cool atmosphere. They had pizza, wings, etc, but the pizza was delicious! You all know how I feel about pizza. I ordered the house special which had 3 kinds of cheese, 3 kinds of meat, tomatoes, mushrooms of course, black olives, peppers and onions. I only ate half of the pizza, huge victory for me! It was a "personal" sized pizza, but it was still probably 10 inches across.
On Friday nights, my aunt's church opens it's doors to the Jewish community so they can have service. That night, they were also having a Holocaust Memorial service. It was very interesting, I've never been to a Jewish service. A lot of it was in Yiddish, but the pamphlets were written in Hebrew and English. I tried to follow along the best I could. It was a very touching memorial.
Saturday we went to Penn Center School. This was a school that was started by a plantation owners wife who wanted to educate slaves. It was a museum dedicated to the students of this school and the woman who ran it. There were a lot of photos, and really interesting artifacts. Then we went to see the remains of different buildings that had burnt down during the war.
For dinner, we went and had some REAL southern barbecue at "Jim and Nicks." Apparently, in the south, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. I'm pretty sure my daughter feels the same way, lol!
This is a "fat tire" beer. It's every where down there and they're SO yummy! That little muffin type goodie, is sweet, and cheddary and garlicky all at the same time. So good!
this is my pulled pork, fries and YEP, mac and cheese!
Dad had ribs, and what he called, the best baked beans he's had at any restaurant.
To end our 5 day food fest, I mean, vacation, ahem... we ended the meal with chocolate pie. This was not like any chocolate pie I'd ever had. The chocolate was so thick and rich is was like fudge. The topping may look like whip cream, but it was no where near it. It was a wonderful way to end food fest, UGH, I mean vacation ; )
We left Sunday morning, around 5:45am. I had a fantastic time and of course it all ended too quickly. While I was there, I didn't care about the calories, I didn't care about the consequences of eating what I did. I just had a very memorable vacation with my dad. Which just so happened to include some fantastic food, so who am I to say no?!?