This past weekend was pretty low key and for that I was thankful. It was nice to be in town for a change. There was not a whole lot of the agenda which was great. I started my Saturday morning off with a bikini boot camp at the gym...probably not the best idea after having gone out the night before. It was a great work out though and I was really glad I did it.
Saturday evening my girlfriends and I headed downtown for dinner and drinks. I finally made it to The Ordinary. I'm not sure what took me so long to check this place out. I suppose it could be the fact that a new restaurant opens every week in Charleston, making it hard to keep up.
Our table was upstairs, which in my opinion is one of the best seats in the house. We had a nice view of everything going on down below.
For dinner I had the arugula salad which consisted of radicchio, apples, walnuts and parmesan.
I also had the oyster sliders. These lightly breaded fried oysters were accompanied by pickled carrots, cabbage, and Sriracha mayo all sandwiched between a Hawaiian Roll from Brown's Court Bakery. They were so delicious!
I also had a sampling of a few other dishes that were ordered at our table. The fennel soup was creamy and full of flavor. I'm actually not a big fan of fennel, but the taste wasn't overwhelming.
|Fennel Soup, Root Vegetable, & Arugula Pesto|
The crab toast was very fresh and the lemon and basil added a nice touch.
I caught a glimpse of a few of their seafood towers which also looked amazing. If your an oyster fan, check out the oyster shooters at the bar. These aren't your typical oysters soaked in vodka and cocktail sauce. These shooters are served on the half shell and placed on top of an orange juice and rum filled shot glass.
I will definitely be back for dinner again, but next time it will be for their prix fixe menu on a Tuesday for their Lobster Roll & Frites!
After dinner we decided to check out a dive bar off the beaten path called the Palace Hotel. Don't be fooled, it's neither a palace nor a hotel. It's more like an eclectic locals spot with funky décor along with TV's for watching the games. We spotted a few things coming out of the kitchen that looked like good bar food. However, we however opted to end our evening with some "mini" bottles.
It was nice to check out some new places this past weekend and mark them off my ever growing list.
I hope everyone had a enjoyable weekend!