Saturday, May 2, 2009

Restaurant Review: Dog & Duck, Mount Pleasant, SC

Hello! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! It has been a nice one so far around here. I had to teach Body Attack last night and then enjoyed some relaxing time at home. Today, I taught Body Step, ran some errands, took Franky to the vet, got my hair done (!), and then went to dinner with Josh.

For dinner, we decided to go to Dog & Duck. We've been there one time before and it was fabulous! They have mostly pub food but its pretty GOOD pub food. We sat outside and the weather was just perfect. It was about 80 degrees with a sweet breeze.

For dinner, I order the Trojan Horse. "Grilled seasonal veggies tossed in a honey garlic sauce and topped with mixed cheeses- served in a grilled garlic herb tortilla." On the side I had the pea pods and a pickle.

Josh got the Golf Club. "2 layers of roasted turkey, Bavarian honey cured ham, and apple wood smoked bacon topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo-served on three slices of white toast." Josh got it without the tomato or mayo and had waffle fries and a pickle.

My Review:

The Dog and Duck on Longpoint Road has a great, intimate outdoor eating area. The servers have been VERY pleasant both times we've eaten there(although a little slow). I love that they have a tasty/healthy vegetarian option at a pub! I actually requested that we eat there tonight. Afterwards, Josh and I went for a nice walk around the shopping plaza. All and all a great experience

Josh's Review:

Rating: 7 out of 8

This being our second trip to D&D, I knew what I was getting myself into from the get-go: sub-par parking, relatively slow service, but worth the wait for a solid sandwich. The biggest highlight for the evening (selling point for D&D, if you ask me) is the outdoor atmosphere - you could have a menu chock-full of dog food, a 5-mile walk from a long-term airport parking lot, rude waitstaff, and overpriced beers; but if the bar is open, and you've got outdoor seating in Mt. Pleasant.... I'll end up coming back time and time again. No to mention the outdoor seating is dog-friendly (with a name like Dog & Duck, how can you not be dog-friendly?).

The weather tonight was a breezy 80 degrees with just the perfect amount of sun to keep a childish grin on my face while donning my $4.95 pair of Belk sunglasses. Only downside of the night was a few customers were annoying and weird - two that must have smoked a pack of cigarettes during "dinner" (please note the quotes, I actually did not see them eat, only smoke and order food to be put on the table in front of them), also another two that were relatively heavy who spent an exorbitant amount of time determining what dessert to order (which only bothers me because they didn't order any dinner and probably could have done without the dessert)

In closing, I'd like to apologize to Dog & Duck because I think my negative tone this evening is not due to our night out (which was great), but moreso due to having to watch Joakim Noah (with his adorably lame ponytail) and Paul Pierce (with his poor wittle bwoody nose, awwww, and completely played out style of knee-high socks which haven't served for a good purpose, even back in the 70's for NBA basketball) on TNT. Between the two of them, I think they give Jim Carey a run for his consistency in overacting. The only shining spot for Boston is they actually play a white guy with red hair and a cheesy headband (albeit equally useless when you don't get enough minutes of playing time in a game to actually break a sweat) - it's about time they took note of Michael Rappaport's swagger and let someone like Scalabrine on the court.

So there ya have it ;) Any Sunday plans? We're going to hit up the IoP beach and I am hoping to meet up with Kath!

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Pearl said...

ooh Erica - your top is so pretty! and what a cute restaurant name :)

lesley said...

Your meal looks delicious ... love that they serve pea pods for as a side!

That's a great picture of you, Erica, very cute! : )

Have a great time at the beach!! (Jealous!!) haha.

lilveggiepatch said...

Ooh your dinner looks so good!

I know I have to have seen a pic of Josh before, but I didn't remember. You both look so happy!

Kerstin said...

I love that you both gave us reviews - very cute! Finding a pub with healthy options is very exciting!

Sharon said...

Hahaha, love this post! Mmmm, waffle fries. I want some! Glad you had a tasty time!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

oh...meeting Kath!!! so excited for you! :)
fun restaurant review, as usual!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Haha - loved the He Said She Said Review. CD is actually downstairs watching some basketball...loves his Bulls. I'm not allowed to disturb him. :)

You're gorgeous, and your hair looks beautiful! So glad you and your hubby enjoyed a lovely evening out. Have a good Sunday, and enjoy some beach time for me!

Megan said...

aw, you guys are so cute! I love when places have vegetarian options, especially pubs! that's so rare.

sunday plans for me=SLEEPING :)

glidingcalm said...

you are so gorgeous Erica!! and I agree with Pearl- your top is super cute!!!

hurray for seeing Kath (possibly!)- that is so neat!

Esi said...

Sounds like you're having a great weekend so far :) Yay for your warm weather. Think it's warmer there than in La La. Have fun at the beach tomorrow!

Nabeela said...

The veggies in the wrap sound amazing

Krista said...

Dinner looks great and I love that photo of you!!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Healthy vegetarian option at a pub?! That's almost unheard of! What a great restaurant!! By the way I LOVE your top!

I hope you get to meet up with Kath! That would be a blast!! I've got a family party today, should be interesting. Have a good one :)

emilydh211 said...

Thanks for the review. I will be at mount pleasant soooo soon!! I can't wait :)

Lori said...

The grilled veggie wrap looks so good! I love pub food and it sounds like it was a really nice evening.

I'm headed back to the US for a visit and I will be overdosing on wraps and summer grilled goodness! :)

elise said...

hey pretty lady!! you are a hottie (in a non-creepy way) the healthy restaurant choices. the food looks great. happy weekend!

Maria said...

Glad you enjoyed a night out. Love the photos! I am so jealous you can go to the beach all of the time. I really need some sun in my life! My dad is in town for a week so we are having the family over for dinner-my sis's family and Josh's brother. Should be fun. First time I have cooked in a weeks!

thresholdofgreatness said...

You look so cute in that picture! I also love your top!

Have fun at the beach! I'm so jealous!

Dawn said...

I had a club sandwich at our local pub too on friday night. It was good, but I miss my mayo in there (trying to be good and not eat mayo).
I hope we get to 80 degrees someday....:::sigh:::

Bridget said...

That place sounds awesome! Gotta love eating outside with perfect weather...and your sandwich sounds delish!

Can't remember if I told you but we bought in Woburn! :)

MizFit said...

how much do I love you and josh!
he's such a great sport (can you lend me him to train the Ren Man?)

Id love a dual guest post for miz from you two should you ever wanna!

Aggie said...

I'm really laughing at Josh's review...not of the restaurant but of the basketball game! ;) Sounds like my Saturday night out with Larry!

That restaurant sound great! I love what your ordered! What great veggie options! yum!

ttfn300 said...

you and your beach :P that places looks great!

Maris said...

Mmm love your dinner - at least, your pictures of dinner! Looks like such a good, healthy balanced meal!

Pearl said...

p.s. - i've never tried purple/orange cauliflower, although i'd like to!

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