Charleston, 7/23: Folly + Taco Boy = Awesomeness

After seeing the roach Saturday morning, I busted through my hangover with the help of a 1hr 15min hot yoga class at Charleston Power Yoga.  I can’t believe I actually got up for a 9:00 hot yoga class, but I did, and it was glorious. 

When I got back, we packed up and headed out to Folly Beach for the afternoon.  We chose Folly over Sullivan’s because we wanted to take a cooler and have a few beers without being paranoid about getting a ticket for drinking on the beach.  What a stupid rule – I think you should be able to enjoy a cold beverage on any beach as long as you throw away your trash.  Anyway, we saw some fantastic FUPAs, fatties and frat stars…not to mention some pretty sweet tatoos.  Gotta love Folly.

We headed to Taco Boy for dinner straight off the beach.

Taco Boy Folly - inside

We enjoyed some Skinny Pineapple Infused Margaritas – the lighter version of their infused margarita.  It’s made without sour mix, which upsets my stomach, so I think the skinny is 10x better.

special house concoction of pineapple, cinnamon, vanilla infused Souza Gold Tequila, and agave nectar served on the rocks...please sir, may I have some more?

We got the appetizer trio to start.

roasted jalapeno tomato salsa, chili con queso and guacamole

Had to ask for a second helping of guac because it was so good (possibly might have had something to do with beer munchies, but that’s neither here nor there…)

fresh mashed avocado, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, salt and lime

 I got 2 tacos – the Grilled Fish Taco in a bibb lettuce wrap (instead of corn tortilla)

chipotle marinated mahi mahi with cilantro, field greens and salsa cruda - yum

 and the Portobello Mushroom Taco in a bibb lettuce wrap.

cumin seasoned portobello mushroom, black beans, poblano rajas, queso fresco and cilantro - yummier

I seriously loved both, but the mushroom taco hit the spot.  I managed to snag a pic of Caroline’s Carne Asada Quesadilla too.  It looked amazing…

carne asada, Monterey jack and salsa cruda

We also made a trip to Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream specifically to get mint chocolate chip, but they were out.  I was mad, but not mad enough to forgo the cream…I chose strawberry instead.  That was our last move before going to bed at 10:00 on a Saturday night.  We’re cool.

Sunday we got up early and went with my aunt, uncle and cousins to church at St. Phillips and I got to meet the Rector that’s marrying John and I! 

Had a Five Guys cheeseburger for lunch, Macaroni Grill for dinner, spent time with John, watched some HBO and that’s the end of the weekend…PHEW!  I’m all caught up.

Charleston, 7/22

I have got to figure out a way to catch up on my weekend posts before the end of the next week.  I’m working on it.  Anyway, I had such a good time in Charleston last weekend!  I’ll start with Friday.

Friday

A big decison was made on the wedding front on Friday morning.  We went on a tour of the Spirit of the Lowcountry, a boat that we will have our rehearsal dinner on!  We got the low down on how it will work – cocktail hour on the outside top deck and the upper inside deck, then dinner on the lower deck – while it cruises around the Charleston Harbor.  I think it’s going to be so much fun and I cannot WAIT for April 20th to hurry up at get here.

            Lunch

After seeing the boat, Caroline and I went to eat lunch at Blossom on East Bay.  I LOVE Blossom, but our meal was even better than usual because it was FREE.  Yes, free…they lost our order, so they said our meal was on them – should have gotten those apps we wanted…oh well.  We both got frozen peach bellinis to cool us off – it felt like it was 115 degrees outside and we were both dripping sweat from our walk to the restaurant.

Blossom Frozen Peach Bellini

They were SO good…I wanted way more than one.  I got the Bar-B-Cuban and it was out of this world good.  A combo between a bbq sandwich and a cuban – genius.

pulled pork, mustard Q, sliced pickles, Amish Swiss

Caroline got the Grilled Chicken Wrap and it was amazing too.  I don’t know what they marinated the chicken in, but it was tasty.

chopped romaine, tomatoes, smoked gouda

Afternoon Stroll

We did some walking around after lunch and went to see St. Philips Episcopal, the church John and I will be married in on April 21st!!

Side entrance

front view with steeplefront view

It’s such a pretty church and it’s where my parents got married, so I am so thankful that we can have the ceremony there – makes things even more special.

Of course, I had to stop by Market Street Sweets to pick up some goodies for my dad.

Pralines…yum.

I usually just get him the original kind, but they had samples of the chocolate when we went in the store and I fell in love.  I hadn’t ever tasted chocolate pralines before Friday – I didn’t know what I was missing out on.  If you haven’t ever tasted them, swing by and snag a sample….it has the texture of a praline, but tastes like a fudge brownie.  Whoa.

That night, Lytle and I went on a complimentary dinner cruise on the Spirit of Carolina to see what dinner on a boat would be like.  It was awesome and the food was surprisingly REALLY good.  I don’t have any good pics though…bummer.

We then met up with Caroline and Susanne to go out downtown!

Lytle, Susanne, myself, Caroline

We hit up Trio, Silver Dollar, and Omally’s…yes in that order.  When we got home at 2:30am I ordered pizza and cheesy bread, tried to cancel it when I realized that we were going to hit the hay before it arrived, sat on the front steps to wait for it, gave up, went inside and fell asleep.  Woke up Saturday morning to a pizza on the front porch that was being thoroughly enjoyed by a friendly roach.