Home Team BBQ

Y’all know how we are about our barbecue. Chris lived in Kansas City for a few years. We traveled all over Texas just to eat barbecue one summer vacation. Try Lockhart’s in Dallas. Anyway, our favorite local place is SBH BBQ. Of course, Henry’s is a respectable option. There are a few hipster BBQ places…

The Smith House (Dahlonega, GA)

The Smith House, located in the quaint Appalachian town of Dahlonega, Georgia, has had its doors opened to  visitors since 1899.  One things for sure, there’s no shortage of Southern Hospitality around here.  Come sit back  and enjoy our home-cooked country cooking in the family-style dining area and you’ll see what we’re talking  about.  Or…

Southern Grit (Knoxville,TN)

The Story We were traveling through Knoxville, Tennessee, on the way to Indiana when we decided to stay in the city for the night. The restaurant had a dark, stripped down aesthetic and was conveniently located on a corner spot lined with huge windows. There was a short wait but it wasn’t too bad.  The…

Clare’s Creamery

As we were taking our usual shortcut through #YeahThatGreenville, I saw this cute frozen treat spot among the trendy storefronts next to Fork and Plough. I mentally added it to our list of new places to try. The exterior looked promising. I confess I’m all about aesthetics…and good eats. I assumed it would be like…

The Dive on Augusta Street

This eatery is located next to Two Rooms, a home decor shop I occasionally like to peruse on the weekends. We were starving so we decided to take a chance since it was close. It lives up to its characterization as a dive. The interior is fairly small though there are a few full-size wooden…

Two-Tone Cabinet Adventures

Subconsciously I was influenced by Instagram posts highlighting two-tone cabinets. (I guess that is the point, though.) One weekend, I suggested to my husband we try the two-tone kitchen cabinet trend. It was time for a change but I wasn’t trying to spend a lot of money or effort. Painting seemed to fit the bill….

Rick Erwin’s Nantucket

It was Valentine’s Day and Chris had made reservations at the last Rick Erwin’s restaurant we had not tried. I loved Rick Erwin’s Level 10 in Spartanburg. Anyway, back to Nantucket…The upscale seafood restaurant is located on the first floor of a hotel overlooking the area where a temporary ice skating rink is set up…

Weekend Travels: North Carolina Arboretum

This arboretum and botanical garden is southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Admission is free but there is a nominal parking fee. In retrospect, we should have gone here in the spring. It was blazing hot but the gardens were worth it. There is a…

Eating Our Way Through Greenville: White Duck Taco

Taco shops are popping up all over Greenville. Over the holidays, my sisters were visiting from Arizona and brought us a few tacos from this spot. We immediately added it to our “must try” list. White Duck Taco Shop has two locations-one in Hampton Station and one near Haywood Mall. We decided to check out…