Today I will be posting about two of our top 3 BBQ restaurants!
First up will be Wiley's Championship BBQ in Savannah Georgia
Second will be Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hills SC
They are completely different from one another but both outstand and worth the drive!
Our latest road trip was mainly about experiencing food from New England to Savannah. When we were walking around Savannah we did stop at some of our favorite shops! Here are some of our can't miss places:
The Salt Table - Offering salts, seasonings, tea, sugars, oil, and vinegars. We purchased Mediterranean Green Tea with Pomegranates, Black Tea with Cherries, and Ginger Sugar. The store offers tastings of each item (which they are tons). Naturally, Greg tried the Ghost Pepper Salt. Although it was hot he says it had good flavor.
Savannah Bee Company - Offering honey, gifts, dog treats, beauty products, snacks, and beverages. Savannah Bee Company also has a tasting bar to try out the many varieties of honey offered. On this trip our favorites were the Raw Tupelo, Black Sage, and the Winter White Honey.
The Paris Market - Offering home goods, gifts, jewelry, kids clothing, beauty products, and also has a small cafe. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything I just had to have this time but I love looking around and taking in the atmosphere of this store.
Terra Cotta - A boutique offering women's clothing, shoes, and accessories.
The Grateful Hound - Offering pet accessories, food, and treats.
River Street Sweets - Candy, Candy, and more Candy! This store is my favorite for Southern Pralines!
On our next visit to Savannah I will be sure to find out some more fabulous shops!
In a few minutes I will be posting 3 reviews from out Southern Food Road Trip!
Up first are:
Carlo's Bakery - Hoboken NJ
Holt Lake Bar-B-Que and Seafood Smithfield NC
Holiday Inn Express Florence SC
Driving from Savannah GA to Springfield VA
Day 3 was a busy day for us. We knew we wanted to make a lot of stops So that meant a long day of driving. Add on to that the fact that places didn't open until 11:30 so we missed a lot of early morning easy driving. Here's what we did:
Lunch at Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hills SC
Shopping at the South Carolina Cider Company, Pee Dee State Farmers Market, McLeod's Farm, and an unnecessary stop for fresh Krispy Kreme Donuts.
Dinner or breakfast at Cracker Barrel
Stopped for the night at Residence Inn Springfield VA
Full reviews coming soon!!
We were having such a good and busy time I was never able to blog again on the trip. Here are some of the highlights from Day 2:
Driving from Florence SC to Savannah GA
Checking in to the Homewood Suites Savannah
Lunch at Belfords
Shopping at the Savannah Bee Company, The Paris Market, The Salt Table, and River Street Sweets
Drinks at Rocks on the Roof at The Bohemian
Dinner at Wiley's Championship BBQ
Full reviews and pictures coming soon!
We left this morning at 4 am. Headed through NYC, past the USS Intrepid and Empire State Building to Carlos's Bakery in Hoboken NJ.
After that stopping for lunch, and then dinner at Holt Lake in Smithfield NC, finally settling in for the night in Florence SC.
All in all we have traveled through 9 states. I'll post full reviews next week!
I am currently reading Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr and I'll have a full review later. I just read a paragraph that I completely disagree with and just had to share it. Anthony Doerr wrote:
"To live is to make leavings. Hair, dust, trash, children, love letters, old shoes, bones. We are all possessed by terrible hungers. When they were less than an hour old, already Henry and Own knew how to attach themselves to their mother. Rome itself sits on calcareous rocks, the calcite made from the skeletons of trillions of tiny sea animals, their own bodies broken and stacked, literally sprinkled with lime, a primordial cemetery, a pelagic ooze. We are born, we consume, we die. Our landscapes are grave-yards and what is a graveyard if not a landfill?"
This thought process and those who agree with it is the route of so many problems we are faced with today. To live is to explore, cherish, and learn. When one sees the history and waste from the past it is best to ask why and figure out how not to repeat any mistakes.
Porscha has decided to go home early so our road trip plans have changed a bit. I personally am lactose intolerant but Porscha was the one with the severe allergy. I am hoping to eat at some local restaurants and pray that lactaid pills help me. Here's what we are thinking of doing now:
The Bistro at Market and Grove
Residence Inn Springfield
Bill Ellis BBQ, or Holt Lake BBQ, or Moore's BBQ
Lone Star BBQ or Sweatmans BBQ, or Poogan's Porch
Holiday Inn Express Florence
Pee Dee State Farmers Market - Sweet Potatoes, Peaches, Boiled Peanuts - YUM
Crystal Beer Parlor
Olde Pink House (replace Paula Deen - since we have eaten there before)
Homewood Suites by Hilton (if we knew it would have been just us we would have stayed in the Historic District).
I am so proud of my sister today! This morning my sister competed at the Yankee Classic Competition. She danced in the following categories:American Waltz Newcomers Bronze
American Tango Newcomers Bronze
American Waltz Pre-Bronze
American Tango Pre-Bronze
American Waltz Bronze I
American Tango Bronze I
She was awarded 4 1st place finishes and 2 2nd place finishes. Yay!
Pictures coming soon!