Hope you had a fantastic Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo weekend- another holiday double whammy! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be jam packing 4 new adventures in — Master’s Graduation Ceremony, Asian Supermarket road-trip, Farmhouse Pizza, and a day at the Greenville Drive game!
Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you had a fantastic weekend! We spent a ton of time outside and I got to bake for friends, which I love. In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be talking about The Taco Crawl, Cupcakes, and Brunch galore!
Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 So sorry for the delay, we had our annual sales meeting this week at work and we were entertaining almost every night this week! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be talking about The Gravy Train for Food Truck Thursday, baking with mom, and brunch goodies!
Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 Let’s get right to it! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be jam packing 5 new adventures in — Opening Day at the ballpark, Food with family, Shalom Fest, Automatic Taco Truck Thursday, and a sneak peak of my next blog coming out this week!
Hello Hello again Foodie Friends 🙂 Hope you had an awesome sunny weekend! In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be talking about the 5 year Anniversary for Swamp Rabbit Brewing Company and Mo & Joe’s BBQ.
Pictures above from the view around the hotel attached, patio, and vineyard adjacent. Someone could get used to waking up to a view like this ❤
The hotel and restaurant are nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by gorgeous views and a small vineyard across the road. Hotel Domestique, a quaint, Old World Style building next door, lends a great backdrop and atmosphere as you look out from the bar of Restaurant 17.
The three menus above change seasonally and also by the variety of amazing local ingredients contributed by the farmers and suppliers listed. Check marks on the menus (added post-dinner, of course) detail what we ordered for my friends birthday celebration!
Click on each picture for a description of the items!
In business for 18 years, this little Jewish bakery is a gem and the best place around to get bagels, sandwiches, homemade cookies and baked goods, and some great lox too!
We got a black and white cookie, baked fresh on Sunday (which got inhaled so quickly I couldn’t even take a picture 😂), a Brown Sugar Blueberry bagel (pictured right with cream cheese), a cinnamon raisin, and honey wheat bagel, only three of their 20+ flavors on the menu. A must try for breakfast, lunch, and a Sunday morning with family!
How was your weekend? I’d love to hear your foodie adventures from this weekend too! As always, feel free to like, comment, and share, and look out for another post coming up later on this week 🤗
There’s nothing that I love more than sharing food with the people I love. 💜 Whether it’s cooking for them, experimenting with new recipes, or taking them out to a new restaurant, I love making memories over a great bite – which is exactly what we did this weekend!
Tonkotsu Ramen and Spicy Soba noodles from Menkoi, Downtown Greenville, SC
The first stop on our foodie tour was to Menkoi, one of the two really great ramen places in the Greenville, SC area. There’s a great place in nearby Spartanburg, SC too called Monsoon, which makes a great Pho, but that’s a picture and story for another day. I got the Tonkotsu Ramen, a pork based broth ramen, and my friend got the Spicy Soba noodles bowl, with a yummy seafood broth.
Ropa Vieja with yuca and yellow rice at Havana Kitchen, Greenville, SC
Our next stop was a new restaurant in Greenville called Havana Kitchen.
I had never had Cuban food before so I was excited to try this one! Upon the recommendation of two of my Cuban buddies, I got the Ropa Vieja, a marinated beef dish. It surprisingly tasted a lot like a Portuguese meal that I grew up with called Cacolia (pronounced like ka-sir-la), which is a stewed beef dish with a tomato-based spicy sauce.
The Ropa Vieja here was paired with a Spanish yellow rice and garlic drizzled yucca, which was absolutely delicious. They even have salsa dancing on the weekends, will definitely have to come back for that one! 💃
Last but not least on our trip was a Greenville hot spot, Mello Mushroom, in honor of National Pizza Day (Feb. 9th)!
Their pizzas are a feast for not only the mouth but the eyes, and their presentation was great!
The “Kosmic Karma” pizza included feta cheese, sun-dried and Roma tomatoes, spinach, and was drizzled with a pesto swirl. The pesto was probably my favorite part, that sauce is one of my go-to’s!
The Pacific Rim was a play on the controversial (to some) ham and pineapple pizza – but with a kick – adding bacon, caramelized onions, and jalapenos to the pie most of us know and love.
So there you have it, another foodie weekend in the books. Tune in next weekend for a food truck pile up I’ve been waiting for for two weeks! 🙂