The days are getting shorter and the summer months are slowly coming to an end (although the heat isn’t). I have been trying to soak up these dog days of summer and enjoy them to the fullest. The weather in the evenings has been perfect lately, so I’ve been taking advantage and enjoying some time outside as much as possible. Friday evening was spent at home indulging in a little happy hour on our gazebo, accompanied by some casual fishing.
On Saturday, Whit and I joined Megan, her husband and some other friends for an afternoon on the water. The weather was gorgeous.
Saturday evening I caught up with my friend Cayce over some cocktails and sushi at one of my favorite spots, Zen Asian Fusion. This place is a hidden gem. You may recall me mentioning it before in this post. The sushi is delicious and the presentation is on point. If you haven’t dined there before, I highly recommend it.
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I was finally able to check off another restaurant that has been on my list for quite some time. Whit and I had Sunday brunch at The Park Cafe. I’m not sure if it was the countless number of pretty Instagram photos I’ve seen, or the rave over the avocado toast I’ve heard about, but I’ve been dying to check it out. I have to admit, this bright and trendy, downtown cafe lived up to all its hype.
I started off with the Siddhartha, a delicious ice cold coffee with almond milk and caramel. I’m not even exaggerating when I tell you this was gone in about two minutes. For brunch I had the house omelet, topped with brie and beech mushrooms. I couldn’t eat there without ordering a side of their famous avocado toast. Let me tell you, it was dangerously good.
Whit ordered the veggie mess with a side of almond toast. The veggie mess was pretty much a sophisticated version of scrambled eggs with vegetable curry, white cheddar cheese and avocado.
And to accompany this savory dish, he ordered a side of almond toast for a hint of sweetness.
Boating, brunch and beautiful weather, my idea of a well spent, summer weekend in Charleston!