Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crepe Cellar in Charlotte, NC

Last week for the Thanksgiving holiday, both my mom and one of my brothers came into town! Chris was getting here Wednesday and with mom and I cooking literally all day long, we wanted to go out to eat for sure. I had actually bought a deal a few months back with plans to take my mom and brother out that night..I had never been to The Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub, so figured it could be a good spot to check out.
Fortunately we did not have to wait too long for a table as we were starving. The place is super cute, low key and not a ton of tables. We started off with a glass of wine as they have great wine deals and could not pass that up! I ended up getting two apps for dinner, the Brie, pesto fries, which were to die for...
And then the mussels, which were in a Thai Chili Sauce and it was actually quite tasty, not too spicy at all and actually ended up being a little sweet, so it was perfect!

My brother started off with the French Onion soup, which he said was very good, full of onions and lots of cheese!
He was actually the only one to get a crepe- this one was stuffed with chicken, bacon and tomato and again quite tasty. The picture is not as good as I would like, but at least shows you how big the portions are;)

And lastly, my mom got the fish and chips and it looked and tasted KILLER! When I go back, I just may have to get it...along with the brie fries again..oink oink!
So overall I would say this was a good first experience at Crepe Cellar and I would definitely recommend it! Enjoy-

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jake's Good Eats in Charlotte, NC

A few weeks back after spending the afternoon with a few girlfriends at Dennis Vineyards in Albemarle, NC. Great little vineyard, definitely worth checking out if you are looking for something random and fun to do! On our way we ended up passing by Jake's Good Eats. I had heard about Jake's a while back on Diners, Drive In's and Dives and had been dying to check it out. So we decided on the way back we would stop for lunch! I am so glad we did! The place has such cute character, a farm, horses, lots of cool antiques and I would for sure go back!
We started off with some down home southern apps of pimento cheese on celery and deviled eggs topped with yummy bacon! It was delish and we polished it off in no time;)
For lunch, I got a fried FRESH fish sandwich- OMG, it was heavenly! The batter was perfect, light with a lot of flavor, the tomatoes were super juicy and the homemade chips were delish, especially dipped in honey mustard!
My two friends, Jenny and Tina both got the same thing...the BBQ Platter and they to, really enjoyed it!

So overall Jake's was a great dining experience and I am looking forward to going back to try their famous pork chops for dinner:) Enjoy!!