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Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Recap // Road Trip

Well this weekend sure did go by fast. It seemed like most of our time was spent in the car.  Saturday we took a quick road trip to Greenville, SC and met up with some friends for the Tracy Lawrence concert.  If you can't recall who he is, he's the man behind songs such as Paint Me A Birmingham, Time Marches On, and Sticks And Stones.

We had dinner at an excellent restaurant a called Bacon Bros Public House before the concert. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect when we pulled into the parking lot because it's located in a shopping center type area. We found this hidden gem on yelp and aside from the great reviews, the name had us convinced. Bacon...enough said.  Walking in the door was like being transported to a warm, rustic and chic downtown restaurant. We were told there was 2 hour wait, but fortunately for us we ended up with a table within 5 minutes.

I can't say enough about this charming spot. I loved the recycled pallet wood used throughout the dining room as well as the accent walls.  The environment was warm and inviting and the service was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and happily shared his recommendations. Chef Anothy Gray was whipping up some superb southern style fare in the kitchen. After getting the scoop of the menu, we decided to order the pimento cheese jar and cornmeal fried pickles to start.

The pimento cheese was delicious, topped with bacon jam and served with a side of house made "saltine" crackers.  The savory, sweet pimento cheese really paired well with the cheese crisp like crackers.

The cornmeal fried pickles were just as appetizing. It was a pleasant surprise to have fried pickles with cornmeal breading versus the typical flour breading.

I had the pulled pork grilled cheese for my entrée. This sandwich had a ridiculous amount of flavor and was filled with smoky pork, pepper jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and pickled jalapenos adding a little bite.

Whit had the pulled pork shoulder with a side of crispy brussels sprouts and glazed hakurei turnips and mushrooms. The way the brussels sprouts were prepared would make anyone gladly eat their veggies. I don't know what it is but I can never seem to master brussels sprouts at home the way they are served in restaurants.

Obviously none of us left hungry.
 If you are ever in the Greenville area, I highly recommend making a stop at Bacon Bros.!
After over indulging at dinner, we headed to the concert, which was great by the way. Tracy Lawrence put on a good, old fashion concert complete with all of his greatest hits. By the end of the show we had managed to squeeze are way up to the front of the stage.

Such a fun night!
I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. All your food looks so delicious! Cornmeal fried pickles Yumm!!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  2. The resturant was so so good! Enjoyed the weekend with you! We always eat good and laugh a lot.....what more could we ask for♥️

    1. We enjoyed the weekend with ya'll as well! Always a great time! :)


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