Charleston, SC


Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – don’t judge me because I got the pulled pork nachos. They were delicious! The White Thai on draft was refreshing and tasted much better than the can.

Edmund’s Oast – they make their own beer and charcuterie! None of their beers were quite what I was feeling that evening, so I went with something else (note: the peanut butter and jelly beer was unique). Oh and they have punch on draft! The charcuterie and cheese plates were nothing but fantastic. The farm lettuce salad was refreshing and a perfect fit for the warm weather. The pickled shrimp wasn’t exactly what I expected and the thick layer of aioli ruined it for me. Overall, the meal was lovely and the space was beautiful, I’d go back for sure!

Tattooed Moose – yep, the place from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives…great dive bar! Maybe next time I’ll try the duck pastrami.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer – feels like a college haunt, in a good way. Great coffee (lacking in pastry options though), lots of beers on draft to take out into the courtyard (Evil Twin Hop Flood!), super cute and relaxing.

Two Boroughs Larder – reminds me of Philadelphia (I don’ really have justification for that, it just does). Local, seasonal, simple, and kitschy – we had the hot dog and a scrapple sandwich, both were yummy! I left with a tote bag, that dog Walter is too cute to pass up!

Closed for Business – lots of draft options, retro kitschy decor, pork rinds – you get the drift.


B.T.’s Smokehouse – Sturbridge

photo (6)I don’t often visit Sturbridge, MA, but after eating at B.T.’s I might be back every weekend! Good barbecue is tough to come by in Massachusetts so I consider this place a true gem. Two more things that make B.T.’s great are the service (fast and friendly) and it’s b.y.o.b. (note to beer snobs: pack the cooler, the gas station next door has zero selection of brews).

photo (7)Brisket Reuben – cooked to perfection!



photo (9)Bison Burger – amazing, the kind of burger you refuse to put down until it’s gone