Weekend Recap: SAV + CHS

This weekend was all about yummy food. So much goodness. I don't even know if that was the intention, but it ended up being that way and I am not one to complain about yumminess.

Friday night, Christopher took me to Driftaway Cafe in Sandfly, a historic neighborhood in Savannah. It was a cool evening, but we enjoyed sitting out on the covered deck and listening to a great band. But let me tell you about the food. We started with a tuna tartare appetizer that really should have just been our meal. Amazingly fresh and delicious tuna, homemade chips, sesame ginger sauce, crisp cucumbers, and creamy cucumber wasabi cream drizzled over everything. It was fantastic.

We finished off the meal with Korean BBQ tacos {his}, and the lamb shank special with creamy grits, spinach, and carrots {mine}. The piece of lamb was so big it was almost a joke! The tender meat with the creamy grits was perfect with the chill in the air. Christopher will have more than enough for leftovers today!

The best Lilly Pulitzer store. 

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Saturday we went to Charleston to celebrate my brother's 19th birthday that was last week. Even a rainy day in Charleston is wonderful, and we had a great time walking King Street too many times, shopping in the Market, and enjoying some gelato. Also, if you haven't ever stopped in an OOPS! Co. store while in Charleston or Columbia or Greenville/Spartanburg--go! They have great deals on name brand clothing that usually has small factory irregularities or is an overrun product or style, and Christopher was able to find some beautiful Cotton Brothers button downs for only $35 a piece that usually retail for $99!

My cute tiny mother with some giant gelato

A yummy Bloody Mary mix we found to try!

John picked our restaurant for his birthday dinner and of course we ended up at Shem Creek, which is a family favorite of ours. My mother and I both got the dirty shrimp and grits which is hands down one of the best shrimp and grits dishes I've ever had. It set the standard for me years ago, and didn't disappoint this weekend either! There was gumbo, low country boil, and plenty of hushpuppies to go around, finished off with a slice of homemade Key Lime pie.

Shrimp & Grits @ Shem Creek 

Sunday, Christopher and I ventured to Lucky's Market back in Savannah which is kind of like a Whole Foods or Fresh Market, but much cheaper. That's their thing: we all eat, but it shouldn't be so expensive. There is a lot of organic food, locally grown items, unique things you might have never thought about trying, and some old favorites. The atmosphere is fun and definitely catered towards trying something new. They had tuna steaks on sale, so we picked up two for dinner which Christopher seared up nicely and we served with two of Lucky's yummy salads from their salad bar.

While we were there, we also stocked up on a bunch of different pre-popped popcorn. I've become somewhat of a popcorn addict over the last few months, but I've never been a big lover of the pre-popped stuff. I love that movie theater/football game flavor, or any kettle corn, especially our locally popped Cork's Kettle corn.  Christopher had a bag of some aged white cheddar that was delicious, and Lucky's had so many flavors of Skinny Pop that was on sale, so we got some. Yum! I had no idea Skinny Pop was so good. I think I need a stash for my office, ASAP.

I'm really sad to see this weekend go, but can't wait for next weekend which is my first bridal shower! I absolutely can't wait to see all my friends and family and celebrate with them on Saturday. Happy Monday!

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