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

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

Tomato Pie at the Kitchen Sync
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Tomato Pie at the Kitchen Sync

Tomato Pie is about as southern as it gets.  Only thing that might be more southern – grits.  You can get both at Kitchen Sync in my hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Kitchen Sync has become one of our go-to spots for dinner for my mom and me.  We’ve eaten there probably 4-5 times and each … Continue reading

Lobster Crostini
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Lobster Crostini

It’s the appetizer that is an absolute must at Gessner in Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colorado.  The three crostini bites look like a culinary work of art.  As good as they look, they taste even better with loads of lobster, avocado, tomato, and roasted corn drizzled with lemon terragon crème fraîche on a crostini. On … Continue reading