If you read my post from yesterday you know that I spent this last weekend down in North and South Carolina. Instead of giving you one long overwhelming post I decided to split the trip into “what we did” and “what we ate,” because let’s face it, you can’t go to the south and NOT eat tons of amazing food.
First up, Bojangles. I had never even heard of Bojangles until we passed one on our way to Renee’s from the airport at 11pm. That settled it, we had to have Bojangles for breakfast then, and that we did before we set off for the beach. As far as fast food (which I’m not a huge fan of) is concerned it was quite delicious, you can never go wrong with a biscuit sandwich in my mind.
Our first night at the beach we ventured out to Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe, probably the second best decision we made on the whole trip (keep reading for the first!). We ordered the Steam Pot and a bunch of crab legs and they didn’t last long before we had inhaled all of it. It was so fabulous and the weather was perfect for sitting on the patio.
For breakfast the next day we went to Mammy’s Kitchen. This was a place Renee’s family had eaten at for years and it was the perfect southern breakfast. I even tried out grits for the first time, not bad!
Since we ate a big breakfast we just took snacks with us to the beach and then hit up River City Cafe for dinner. It was the greatest little place where they encourage you to write all over the walls, tables, etc. The food was absolutely fabulous, so much so that I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture. I ate one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, absolutely wonderful.
The next day before we left to head back to Charlotte we lunched at Lulu’s Cafe. It was the most adorable 50′s styled diner near our hotel. I had the chicken and waffles and it was delicious, though I’m still partial to the one’s here in Minneapolis at the Uptown Cafeteria.
On Monday we had the best meal and greatest decision of the entire trip at the King’s Kitchen in downtown Charlotte. Not only does the restaurant have the greatest mission as a non-profit to help feed the hungry in Charlotte but the food was incredible. As you can imagine it was an all around southern style meal, fried chicken, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes & gravy and corn, it was more delicious than it sounds. My diet didn’t exist for this trip let alone for this meal, I regret nothing.
Then before heading to the airport we stopped by Amelie’s French Bakery. It was the most adorable little place that’s open 24/7, if I lived in Charlotte I’d certainly stop by there frequently. I had the best little Vanilla and Strawberry cake-thingy, my mouth is watering just writing about it.
And of course, every meal was met with sweet tea, I miss it already.
If you’re planning to visit Myrtle Beach or Charlotte I certainly recommend that you stop by any of these places. They wont disappoint.
Where are you favorite places to eat?