Ok folks – this is it – what you’ve all been waiting for, the week of Valentine’s day! I know, I know. All the other bloggers posted their V-Day tutorials three weeks ago. Thing is, we are not the types to decorate for every little holiday. Christmas, of course. Halloween, I have to. But otherwise? You won’t see seasonal wreaths or garlands or centerpieces here. Maybe one day (far, far in the future) when I have a house with a mantle or kids or host a lot of parties. Until then, I am not interested and I frankly don’t have anywhere to store a bunch of holiday décor. Anyways, Sean & I thought long and hard over what to do for this holiday and what we could share with our blog readers. And then it hit me – how do we show love? To our friends, to our family, to our pets, to each other? Food, baby! The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomachs! Some of our best memories are cooking together or meeting friends at a great restaurant or discovering an awesome new menu item at Taco Bell. Plus, food doesn’t take up precious drawer space in our 900 square foot condo. We’re going to be sharing recipes and experiences all week that share the love. As an added bonus, check in every afternoon for a post from the archives that we think would be great for Valentine’s day.
If you’re in Charleston & looking for a romantic restaurant to take someone special and don’t want to break the bank – here are a few of our favorites!
Our favorite is and will always be Lowcountry Bistro. Request to sit on the porch upstairs and split the shrimp & grits AND the chicken and waffles – any southern girl will be swept off her feet.
As far as Italian goes – it doesn’t get any more romantic than Trattoria Lucca. Candle light, lots of wine, and amazing, delicious food. Monday nights family style are great for the adventurous!
If you’re steering clear of downtown, Wild Olive is a great date night spot. The casual atmosphere will keep it relaxed, but the food is anything but plain.
Mercato is right on the market and has a very romantic vibe. Stay after dinner to listen to live jazz and sip red wine – and split a delicious desert!
For a really casual, but fun, date night, Five Loaves is a must. It’s a bit like a hole in the wall with a small menu, but everything there is spot on.
What’s your favorite date night spot?