August 09, 2010

Vacation Recap by way of food.

Sorry friends for being so MIA last month!  I went on vacation, had visitors in BK, and moved halfway across the country to Kansas City.  I promise to return in full force now that we've settled in here. And I'll catch you up on the past month bit by bit. Here goes..

I've decided to share the Southern road trip we took in July by illustrating our many local food destinations.

First, in Virginia Beach, we found a lovely fish taco spot called Pelon's Baja Grill. If you ever find yourself in the VA Beach/Norfolk area, you must hit up this little surfer joint just off the boardwalk!  The fish tacos were to die for - as were the shrimp tacos, the homemade salsa, and the guacamole.  G and I also got to share this lovely dining experience with my old NYC friend, Lauren, who know lives in the area.  She's also 20 weeks pregnant with a precious baby girl!  But, of course, you can't even tell in this photo...

Next, we made a pit stop on the road at the famed COOK OUT! Garrett had told me stories of this place.  He told me about how everything you order here tastes just like your dad just pulled it off the grill.  And man, oh man, was he right.  Not only can you get a made-to-order burger, you can also get a pretty damn good shake.  Just choose from the 40 umpteen million flavors!  Sadly Cook Out can only be found in North Carolina - good thing we are going back there for Alex and Barry's wedding in August!

When we finally reached Asheville, NC - which is gorgeous, btw - we found a lovely Mexican/Caribbean place called Salsa's.  Have you ever had a curry sauce with your guacamole?  Well, let me just assure you that it's pretty delish.  Also, the pineapple margaritas weren't so bad either!

The following morning, we happened upon a wonderful brunch spot in Asheville called Mayfel's.  Crab Benedict with about a pound of butter in it? Yes, please.

I think that about sums up the highlights of our vacation food.  We were pretty successful!

Stay tuned to hear about wedding dress shopping in NYC!!!!

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