We’re here!! The drive was quick – all of a sudden there was marsh, and then beach! My friend actually had an Indian ceremony this morning that we just missed having to go to Winthrop for my exam presentation. Guf. So sad to have missed that, but I couldn’t get out of it. Tomorrow is the American wedding, and tonight is a big party.
My smoothie + bun breakfast actually held me 6 hours with just a small snack. Hard to believe. I had a few cranberry pecans (www.ohnuts.com) and a few tbsp of Kelsey’s granola at about 11.
We had lunch in Mt. Pleasant on our way to Isle of Palms where we’re staying in a beach house with a bunch of other wedding guests.
Upon the recommendation of Jenna and reader Meghann, we went to Five Loaves Cafe for lunch. What a nice place! The menu was just up my ally. We ate outside in the warm air where boards told us the daily specials. My referrers said the soups are amazing, but I decided on salad + sandwich due to the warm weather. And just as I placed my order they changed one to a Mandarin Coconut Chilled soup!! Too bad.
I ordered a half sandwich of the Smoked Tofu Baguette with Grilled Zucchini, Dijon and Sprouts and a half salad of a spring special. (Note, this plate was rather small. The sandwich was about 3-4”? Everything looks bigger in this photo!)
The sandwich was great – the smoked tofu was quite interesting! VERY smoky, but I liked it. I ate all but 3 shared bites with Matt.
My salad was greens, asparagus, goat cheese, a sweet basil + honey dressing and eggplant fritters.
What is an eggplant fritter? It was like an eggplant pancake and was one of the coolest vegetable forms I have ever had! SO GOOD!
Matt got a whole Grilled Salmon Greek Salad with beans, olives, sundried tomatoes and the tahini dressing. The salmon was great!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this yet, but Matt and I are actually seriously considering moving to Charleston in 2010-11 to open a bakery – hopefully a Great Harvest! We love the marsh, the beach, seafood, the history, the culture, the foodie atmosphere, the farmer’s market, the warm weather – and isn’t it a sign that I-26 directs me right here!?
So after lunch we drove through some neighborhoods in the area, basically drooling over these fancy homes in a new community and not really looking in the range that we’d be able to afford But we did go through some other areas too for fun.
When we passed this, I knew we had to stop:
ANOTHER SIGN!!! I had a cheese sample in there and we picked up some bananas, an Oikos and an apple for breakfasty foods (I also brought some instant oats and bars).
This afternoon’s plan is a run around the beachy neighborhood and then a Low Country Lounge Party at 7pm!
See ya later!