Sunday, June 30, 2019
Moonlight Cookies is a late-night cookie shop that satisfies your sweet tooth - even at midnight.
This shop is located in Huntington's Heritage Station.
The space is relaxing and even has a cute book section.
They have a variety of standard cookies and specialty ones depending on the day.
They have "The OG" which is the original chocolate chip cookie made with house dough and semi and milk chocolate chips.
They have the "Salty Blonde" which is caramel and sea salt with caramel chips and caramel bits.
And they have the "P.B." which is a peanut butter cookie with peanut butter chips and swirled with crunchy peanut butter.
And then I got a few specialty ones - a mint and chocolate chip one, a chocolate and peanut butter one and more.
And what is better than pairing that with hot chocolate? Nothing.
The campfire hot chocolate comes with toasted marshmallows on top. What's your favorite cookie here?
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
I've heard about Riverside Anchor for quite some time.
Why? Because of its legendary "Tomato Pie."
The restaurant has gone through some leadership changes, but the pie remains.
It is fresh dough with garlic, olive oil glaze, and "secret spices."
It's topped with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes and whatever toppings you'd like to add.
So I got one of those original pies to try.
And, I also got a sandwich - a "squeak" here.
It's served on fresh baked dough, topped with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. This is the "Pip Squeak," and it has ham, turkey, bacon and mozzarella cheese.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Healthy Vibes Cafe & Juice Bar is a small oasis in Summersville that serves up healthy items and great drinks.
They'll be closing soon, so I wanted to get in to check them out.
And I ordered the "berry buzz," which has cranberry, pomegranate, acai, strawberry, blueberry, yogurt and agave.
Yum! Had you tried any?
Tin Box BBQ Pub & Grub is a new restaurant at Eagle View Luxury Apartments.
This spot is neat because it literally overlooks the whole city.
The restaurant focuses on BBQ, of course, and I visited for my birthday earlier this year.
It also happened to be their opening weekend.
I ordered pulled pork sliders with a side of Mac n Cheese.
That allowed me to try all the different BBQ sauces - Mimi's Original BBQ Sauce, Screaming Mimi's, Jonny J's Jacked Up, and Big E's Carolina Sauce.
We had some homemade chips to start with.
Three sliders with pickles.
And the mac is: "Our homemade mac is creamy and stringy using 5 cheese blend and topped with crumbs and more parmesan baked to golden brown"
Have you been here yet?
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Curate is a well-known authentic Spanish tapas restaurant led by Chef Katie Button in Asheville, North Carolina.
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country's best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.This restaurant was my first stop when I made it to Asheville, because I had heard so much about it. It's been recommended by Zagat and Lonely Planet, among others.
We had reservations for the restaurant, so we were whisked to our table to look over the menu.
There were a few things that caught my eye, but at the top of my list was "Pan de cristal con tomate."
That's bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic and salt - pretty simple. But simply delicious.
And, I got a side of manchego cheese to go with it. Honestly, I could live off this type of food.
The dishes are served tapas style - which means small plates - so I ordered a few different things to try.
I also ordered "Pulpo a la Gallega," which is galician style octopus served warm w/sea salt, olive oil, spanish paprika, and yukon gold potato purée.