Friday, April 10, 2009

I Promise I Don't Eat All The Time

However, if you ask some of my friends they think I'm at some fancy, schmancy restaurant every night.  Tell that to the gourmet bowl of cereal I've eaten twice in the last week made from emptying 2-4 almost empty boxes of cereal into to create a concoction only I would eat.  And yes, I always add at least 1 teaspoon of sugar to the top just to mask the odd flavors make it taste even more wonderful.

If given the opportunity I would move back to my Hometown, USA in a heartbeat.  But when it comes to the food I belong to this city and this city is mine.  I can take my new hammock with me if I move but the cuisine of Charleston would stay here and I would miss it.  So with that being said here is my latest restaurant review.

Work BFF and I knew we wanted to go somewhere fun last night where we could sit outside because the other wonderful thing about being here right now is the weather is perfect.  And sitting outside.  Also perfect.  So we decided on Chai's.  Chai's is a tapas restaurant that is next to Basil (another fave that I cannot believe I have not blogged about.  What have I been thinking?)

Anywho, we are focused on Chai's tonight because it was great food and a fun atmosphere.  There was a band playing on the patio but they were not too loud so you could enjoy their music and also enjoy the conversation at the table.  Work BFF and I dined on the following:
  • Crispy Salmon
  • Vegetable Pita
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Veal Flank Steak
The great thing about this restaurant is you can get several mini plates to share and so you get to try a lot of food in small portions.  I would eat of these items again but am glad I have documented them here so I can know to order different things next time so I can enjoy even more goodness.  Then work BFF had the nerve to tell me this place used to have risotto balls.  Yeah, balls of risotto breaded and deep fried.  Be still my beating heart?  Why is this no longer on the menu?  I am going to have to stalk this place until they go back on the menu.  So I am places Chais among my top restaraunts in this city and looking forward to my next venture there.  Hopefully sooner rather than later.  

So, after all the goodness that was dinner at Chais we decided dessert was in order so we walked over one block to Paolo's Gelato.  Yes, I had a cup of gelato.  But we walked there.  So it doesn't count.  HA.  


Shanle said...

I love gelato! I am sooo jealous. If you could bring that back with you, that's what I would want. They say one is coming to Gay St but I don't think they really know when! I can't wait!

Katie said...

Thanks for the heads up about Chai's, I'll give it a try soon.