Dinner by Ice on Main:  Our Christmas Eve Tradition
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Dinner by Ice on Main: Our Christmas Eve Tradition

My mom and I unknowingly started a tradition several years ago. We started going to dinner at Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood. It’s been voted the best seafood in South Carolina. Yes, the food and service are always outstanding, but the real reason we go is to catch folks skating at Ice on Main in Greenville, … Continue reading

Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)
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Hotel Talisa’s Matterhorn Cocktail (Recipe included)

Opening this year, Hotel Talisa is the new kid on the block in Vail, Colorado.  You may not know Vail was modeled after the alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland.  In Hotel Talisa’s restaurant Gessner, you get to enjoy a blend of the Colorado Rockies and the Alps in the cuisine. My cocktail of choice while … Continue reading

Anchorage of Southern Cuisine in Greenville
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Anchorage of Southern Cuisine in Greenville

Anchorage means a place where vessels anchor.  But, it also has another meaning of securing or a source of reassurance.  Traditional southern cuisine from the land definitely has a firm anchor in one of the hottest restaurants in the Southeast – The Anchorage in Greenville, South Carolina.  Traditional southern staples of peas, corn, and even … Continue reading

Crater Lake Lodge’s Grilled Pimento Cheese
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Crater Lake Lodge’s Grilled Pimento Cheese

Crater Lake is legendary for its awe-inspiring views.  In this pimento-cheese-loving southern gal’s book, Crater Lake Lodge is legendary for its grilled pimento cheese.  The perfect pimento cheese should be gooey and chunky with a bit of a tangy bite to it.  It’s even better oozing out of a grilled sandwich. While visiting Crater Lake … Continue reading

Prospector’s Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Prospector’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Small mining towns often offer big surprises.  Prospectors struck it rich in the mining boomtown of Rico in Southwest Colorado in the 1800s and early 1900s.  If you’re looking to strike it rich with an unforgettable meal, head to the Prospector along the San Juan Skyway, just 28 miles from Telluride. I wasn’t expecting to find … Continue reading