PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through Charleston


My Top 5 Bites in Charleston, South Carolina (described in 3 words)!

My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this year by road tripping around Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. With only one night in Savannah, we didn’t have too many opportunities to eat, but our favorite was dinner at the historic Olde Pink House. Along backroads we found local breweries, beach shacks serving Lowcountry cuisine, and much more. This list is dedicated to all the rich, sumptuous Southern food we savored in the lovely city of Charleston — and trust me, it was difficult narrowing it down to only five dishes!



#5 — Frogmore Stew: Steamy. Succulent. Hands-on.
at Bowens Island Restaurant




#4 — Local Clams Stuffed with Deviled Crab: Creamy. Juicy. Spicy.
at McCrady’s Tavern




#3 — Chopped Brisket Sandwich: Tender. Smoky. Vinegary.
at Home Team BBQ




#2 — Ricotta Gnocchi alla Bolognese: Pillowy. Meaty. Saucy.
at FIG




#1 — Sunrise Shrimp & Grits: Packed. With. Flavor.
at Poogan’s Porch


PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through Jazz Fest


My Top 4 Bites at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
(described in 3 words)!

We let the good times roll at our first New Orleans Jazz Fest experience in May 2017. Live tunes, authentic Nola eats, festive parades — we loved it all!



#4 — Crawfish Bread: Crispy. Cheesy. Carbs.




#3 — Muffuletta: Meaty. Tangy. Fresh.




#2 — Red Beans & Rice: Spicy. Tender. Filling.




#1 — Crawfish Monica: Quintessential. Creamy. Pasta.

PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through The Pacific Northwest

My Top 5 Bites in the Pacific Northwest
(described in 3 words)!

We spent 10 days in November 2016 traveling along the west coast of the U.S. We started in southern California by celebrating the wedding of good friends then spent time hiking through Los Angeles with family before wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and enjoying a few fun days in Seattle.


#5 — Copper Creek Dip: Homemade. Hot. Comforting.
at Copper Creek Inn in Ashford, WA


#4 — Dungeness Crab Cocktail: Fresh. Delicate. Succulent.
at Shuckers Oyster Bar in Seattle, WA


#3 — Oysters Cabarian: Creamy. Briny. Sumptuous.
at Blueacre Seafood in Seattle, WA


#2 — House Smoked Salmon Toast: Pure. Whipped. Crusty.
at Red Hills Market in Dundee, OR


#1 — Dungeness Crab & Iberico Ham Benedict: Velvety. Crabby. Indulgent.
at The Georgian Restaurant in Seattle, WA