Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Good Eats

Before we rush headlong into the Christmas season after the turkey leftovers are put away in a couple days I have to share a delightful dinner Hubs and I had one fall evening at a great little place called Grits and Groceries.

First, take a look at this menu:
Starters:
Butternut Squash Soup
Stuffed Oysters
Roasted Pears with Prosciutto
Celery Root and Beet Salad


Main:
Pumpkin Muffins
Cornbread
Broccoli
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Stuffed Pork Loin
Beef Ribs


Dessert:
Pear Walnut Cake with whipped cream and caramel sauce



Welcome to Grits and Groceries, a little restaurant in the middle of NOWHERE. Seriously. And so worth the drive.


Oh, the memories...of food so ridiculously good. There's the celery root salad in the back on the left, the stuffed oysters in the back on the right and right up front there are some luscious roasted pears with some luscious prosciutto...luscious, I tell you.


Just one more look...


I went back for seconds on this soup, and that's a big deal because I was rationing myself big time so I'd have room for dessert. It sounded so simple, but it was so warm and fragrant and comforting...yummmmm



I think this was called something much more fun than "Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples", but I can't remember...all I remember is that it was GOOD. There are some raisins in there, too. So simple and lightly sweet.




The ribs, oh the ribs. I even skipped the pork loin because those ribs demanded my attention. They were lightly spicy and tangy and tender.




This is Tephanie! She waited on me the very first time I went to Grits and Groceries almost 2 years ago, so she is my favorite of all the great waitstaff. She's so sweet, doesn't meet a stranger and is not shy with the menu recommendations. (There is a bit of a funny shadow on the right side of her face because the sun was setting off the left side of the frame when I took this picture.)

And here is Six Chickens and A Beer "THE Upstate Band for Celtic, American, Honky-Tonk and Swing"! They were GREAT and added so much to the evening. The music was easy to listen, too and you couldn't help but tap your toes or bounce your leg or something. At some point during dinner I looked around at my sweet hubs, my plate full of delicious food, my ears full of music and was so glad to be alive.
You can listen to a little bit of the great music and see me chowing down in this video and this one, too (which is a little dark as the sun was almost gone).
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I am so grateful to Grits and Groceries for creating such a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. They don't just feed us full of yummy stuff; they make the soul feel nice.

6 comments:

Gabby said...

Yummy, I want directions. I so want directions.

Fun!

Enjoy your holidays! If you talk to your mom, tell her hello for me! I miss her!

Donnamo said...

Okay, so where is this jewel....we may have to make a run for it!

Tell your fabulous Mom hello for me too. Did I ever tell you she brought me breakfast in bed my first birthday after my mom died? Irish coffee and other wondrous labor intensive go withs. Now that is a friend for life!

Jenny S said...

Okay!!!! I am hungry now!! Hey, what color is your winter coat?? or what is your favorite color? Do you like vintage or new???

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Kimberly said...

This little slice of heaven is approximately 20 minutes from Abbeville, SC. So first come to my house and hang out and then we'll take you to Grits and Groceries :)

Gabby said...

I am all in!