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Rita’s Seaside Grille – Nacho Ordinary Beach Food

The South Carolina Lowcountry is renowned for many things, especially its cuisine. While enjoying the sun and surf on a recent writing trip, I happened upon Rita's Seaside Grille in Folly Beach where I found good food, friendly atmosphere and the most amazing nachos I've ever had. Nacho ordinary nachos I love nachos. It's not unusual for me to order nachos as a meal. So, naturally, trying Rita's Signature Nachos was a must. In a word, WOW. Piled high, covered with cheese, tasty red and yellow peppers, giant chunks of fresh tuna, spicy jalapeños, and a surprise to my taste [...]

Holy cow! It’s a butter museum!

In planning our visit to Cork, Ireland, I knew there were certain places I simply had to visit.  Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Street and the River Lee – these are sites that were known to me.  However, in doing my research, I found one destination that intrigued me.  The Cork Butter Museum. Granted, I like butter, but it’s not the be-all-end-all of my diet. But the idea of a museum dedicated to butter seemed right up my alley.  I love finding those unique, one-of-a-kind places most tourists bypass so I was all-in for this trip. Getting There Getting there [...]

Try Pop’s Diner for a taste of nostalgia at Carolina Beach

I go to the beach in the off-season because it’s the perfect time and place for a writer to write. However, I still like to explore and enjoy being a tourist as well. While spending a winter weekend working on my book at Carolina Beach, North Carolina,  I was directed to Pop’s Diner by a local. Pop’s is a delightful, old-time diner and proved to be the perfect spot for lunch. Fabulous, Fun Atmosphere Before I even walked inside, I could tell this is a fun place. The kitschy 1950's/1960's style décor is bright and cheerful. Old-time shiny red booths [...]

Tupelo Honey Café adds Southern flavor to Asheville’s dining scene

Asheville, North Carolina has a lot going for it. The city is home to the Biltmore Estate, oodles of craft breweries, breath taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a thriving artistic community. It’s also got an exciting restaurant scene serving an array of cuisines to satisfy virtually any appetite. While in Asheville for the holidays, we were looking for a good, downhome Southern dinner. We found just that at Tupelo Honey Café. Sweet Tea is often called the Southern House Wine, but you can get it without sugar too. Located on College Street in the heart of Asheville’s [...]

A visit to the Hinds Head in Bray; neighbour to the Fat Duck in iconic village

A guest post by Michael Hepworth of Perfect Travel Today The HINDS HEAD in the picturesque village of Bray in Berkshire, England, is one of three owned by superstar chef Heston Blumenthal (HB) of FAT DUCK fame, and the Michelin 1 Star pub is located right next to the Fat Duck sharing a parking lot. A visit there on a cold November day for lunch was quite memorable for several reasons, including of course the food. Even if you are in the area and not hungry, this is a great place just to have a drink at the bar. The [...]