Wednesday, 1 April 2015

foodie chat .........

Before I begin to share some vacation memories 
 a quick disclaimer - to all Francophones following Normandy Life
 for every reason you love to visit France I probably have a similar one for Hilton Head Island!
The grass is always greener - so the saying goes.
We're just back from our twenty something visit to the Low Country and over the years we've developed certain tastes and habits.
anchors away @ Hudson's
As self confessed foodies some of our long time favourite restaurants include ......
Hudson's on the Docks for their fish and chips
 and Gruby's New York Deli where we like to split a NY Reuben.

We both love to cook and are always 
overwhelmed by the vast array of produce available at The Fresh Market.
Choosing which coffee to buy can sometimes take a while as there are so many blends to savour.
I mentioned in the previous blog post that my fave one this time was 
This trip we also experienced Whole Foods Market
which has replaced dear old Piggly Wiggly in Shelter Cove since our last visit. 

Searching out where the locals like to eat is a favourite thing of ours to do.
A Lowcountry Backyard
The Low Country Backyard serves up great food. 
We liked the flatbread sandwiches:
 Charleston fried green tomato; crab cake; and meatloaf (the SP's personal favourite).
 The homemade mushroom soup was also delicious.
(We weren't greedy, we dined there twice!)

Another HHI institution, but a new to us restaurant, is Annie O's serving "southern" food.
I tried the tomato pie which was so good.
 I've been all over Pinterest to find a recipe to replicate it. 
I think I've found one that comes close and plan on fixing it at the weekend.

The final place we discovered is a real hidden gem of a place.
which really should remain a closely guarded secret.
The only problem is that last week I wrote a tripadvisor review for it 
and it's already received 256 views!

just looking for another new restaurant to try!

Linking to Foodie Friday and Everything Else with Michael Lee @ Rattlebridge Farm


  1. Hello Maggie! Wow! It looks like you guys had FUN! That is a very cute photo of you! I will keep you updated about Mr. Badger. Right now, he has paused and I'm not sure if he's still in Ireland or England. Yikes!

  2. Pooh that is my kind of holiday! I hope you share your version of the tomato pie!

  3. You did have a good time. It is always nice to get away, and it looks like you chose a wonderful place to relax.

  4. Trying out local eateries is one of the best parts of visiting someplace new. Looks like you found some delicious food!

  5. Well, first of all, welcome home! It looks like you had just a fabulous trip. I love finding where the locals eat and absolutely refuse to eat at chains unless we're on the run and on the road. (Maybe a chain we didn't have locally, I'd consider, but why eat where you can eat at home when you are away!). It always helps to ask the people who work in the area where they really like to go and not just hotel folk! I'd love to try each and every one of those!

  6. Glad you found some good places to eat and are now safely home again Maggie dear.
    Still enjoying my mags. - thanks again - have gleaned some inspiration for decor from them but unfortunately that will have to wait a while as we'll be heading across the pond soon!

    Have a blessed Easter.
    Hugs - Mary

  7. Maggie, you look terrific! I think the southern food agrees with you. '-)
    Glad to know you had a safe return. Look forward to more photos from your vacation.
    Wishing you and the senior partner a splendid Easter weekend! ~


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