Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend of Eats! Grill 225 & Charleston's Cafe

We have been having a blast spending time with Josh's parents. We have spent a lot of time out and about and have enjoyed some very good meals. First, up Grill 225.

As I have mentioned previously, this restaurant is a super classy steak restaurant in downtown Charleston. Josh's parents:

Me & Josh:


We started off with some incredible bread:


And salads (this is Josh's Mom's tomato and mozzarella salad):


Josh's Caesar:


Josh's Dad with his calamari:


I ordered my favorite, six year old inspired dinner. The Yonges Island green salad (greens with chipped pecans, tomatoes, ginger soy dressing):


and steak fries ;)


Everyone else stuck with steak and creamed spinach (sorry for the dark picture):


A fabulous dinner!


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And of course, you know we went to brunch this morning:


Charleston's Cafe!! I got my usual apple parfait. Josh tried one of the specials, Peanut butter, chocolate chip multigrain pancakes topped with pecans, bananas and whipped cream:



The rest of the day was been spent running errands and doing things around the house.
This morning, I taught my usual pump class. I have the day off of work as Josh is having surgery on his elbow today. Please send good vibes his way :)
What are you looking forward to this week?

51 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Mmm I just love calamari! I am looking forward to a long weekend this week!

TiffersRunsTX said...

You have influenced a new inspiration for me: To take more pictures of the world around me! I know, that's what blogging is all about, but I really don't take many pictures at all.

Your recipes/adaptations are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to blog it all!

Heatha said...

Wow, what a great weekend! Those pancakes look a-ma-zing!
Good luck to Josh today - I'm sending good vibes your way. Hugs!

thedallasceliac.com said...

That tomato and mozzarella salad looks fabulous, as it usually is at good restaurants.

Cute black and white dress!

I'm looking forward to this week being over and a 3 day weekend :)

Lauren said...

It seems like you guys have some of the best restaurants in Charleston. Glad you had a wonderful weekend girl! :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I hope his surgery is going okay! Your eats look really good from this weekend! Why is he having surgery on his elbow? sorry if you are repeating that. :)

Have a great week!!

lee@In My Tummy said...

Sending good vibes to Josh!

To answer your question, we always say we're going to go to Charleston to visit Jason's brother and his wife, but we've been so busy. Maybe this fall? I will definitely let you know!

I'm looking forward to closing on my house!! Well, not the actual closing part, which I heard is a ton of paperwork.

Megan D said...

Tell Josh good luck with his surgery! And all of that food looks amazing, especially that bread with the tomato in it! I can't believe you have already taught a body pump class today and I just got out of bed. I think I might do pump tomorrow though!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo I have always wanted to try calamari--the first restaurant looks really good and so does all the food! Don't you just love fun weekends!?

Anne Marie said...

The bread looks amazing! My best friend is getting married this weekend-I'm so excited for her!

Holly said...

your weekends always make me so happy - filled with josh, frank, family and good eats. just how it should be :)

this week, i am actually looking forward to the weekend (sue me). i've got a 1/2 marathon to run!

happy monday lady :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Sending all of my energy to you and Josh today! Tell him we're thinking about him. I want to reach through my screen and grab Josh's mom's salad, but I bet your fries were the winner of the table ;)

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Nothing wrong with eating fries and a salad at a restaurant, I have done it many times! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Sending good vibes your way for Josh! :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Ahhh caprese salad just screams summer time, I love it!

I hope everything goes smoothly with the surgery today dear :)

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

Those steak fries are dream-worthy. As in I'll probably dream about them until I eat something very similar.

Hopefully things go well with Josh's surgery!

ktbwood said...

girl WOW what a great restaurant! you have convinced me to go there sometime! haha :)

RhodeyGirl said...

That restaurant looks amazing!!!!!

Bridget said...

Hope Josh's surgery goes well!! Your food looks delish...mmm tomato mozzarella!!
I am looking forward to the Sex and the City movies :)

Christina said...

hahah your dinner isn't toooo 6 yr old! i'm jealous of the fries. the tomato mozz salad looks so good. i was SO close to getting brunch at charleston's but decided to just eat at home instead. i need to go back soon!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Josh's Peanut butter, chocolate chip multigrain pancakes sound AMAZING!! I would have been all over those :). Glad you enjoyed the weekend with your in-laws. Good food and good company is always the best way to spend days off!

Dawn (healthySDLiving) said...

Hope everything is going well for Josh!
Looks like you had a wonderful weekend--great pictures!
This week I am looking forward to going to NYC!

Holly said...

I'm glad you've had such a great time with Josh's parents! The food looks amazing - that bread! Be still my heart.

This week I'm looking forward to getting together with friends, shopping (and I don't even really like to shop?!) and next weekend!!

Holly said...

Oh! And sending good vibes to Josh today!

insideiamdancing said...

What a great weekend! I love your family pictures :) Those pancakes look delicious!

Good luck to Josh today!!!

I am looking forward to seeing friends tomorrow and my mom's birthday this weekend...

Katie said...

Josh's parents are so cute! Looks like a great weekend, and so nice you all got to spend time together.

I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends!

Have a great week :-)

Julie said...

gah! give josh my best for his elbow!! he can borrow mine if he wants in the meantime..

sounds like you'll be on super wife and surgery care taker duties for the next couple of days!

glad you had such a fun weekend with the rental-in laws :) dinner looks superrrr swanky!!

enjoy your day off girl!!

Juliana said...

Wow, Erica, everything looks fabulous...would love to try it one day :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES!! I know Josh will be cured if you get him some PB pancakes.

Or I'll eat them. Just saying.

*Naomi* said...

good luck to josh!!! all the eats look AMAZING! fresh mozz and tomato is one of my FAVORITE combinations...with fresh basil and balsamic...i could eat it everyday all day, no joke!!!

love the pics and gkad you had a great weekend!!

homecookedem said...

Oh my goodness that meal looks wonderful!! Calamari is one of my most favorite things to order as an app! Yummmm!! :)

I'm most looking forward to being done with work tomorrow until August!!!!!!! :)

Janetha said...

get out of here with these delicious eats! that tomato topped bread looks SO good!! and you & josh are adorable, as always.

Alison said...

I haven't done this in a while, but I used to order a side salad and onion rings at restaurants. That tomato/mozzarella salad looks so tasty.
I'm glad you had fun spending time with Josh's parents.
I hope his surgery goes well.

Krista said...

Sounds like a great weekend with family! Josh's pancakes look really, really good. Hope the surgery goes well...

whataboutsummer said...

you and josh look so cute together! I love that pic (his dad with the calamari is too funny too). looks like a great weekend!
Katherine

teresa said...

good luck to josh!

great dinner, i could eat that tomato salad alone and be a happy woman!

fittingbackin said...

Great pics! Love the food pics - his parents are adorable! And I want his mom's tomato/moz salad!!

This week i'm looking forward to finish up the redecorating i'm doing upstairs - eek!

simplyshaka said...

OMG what a wknd of eats! The pancakes look absolutely fabulous.

Hope Josh's elbow is all better now and he has a speedy recovery! Oh And Lost? OMG!

amanda said...

all of that food looks amazing. calamari is one of my favorites! as are pancakes.

Kelsey said...

love his mom's salad! that looks crazy good! and dont even get me started on those pancakes.. are u kidding!?! thats D-E-L-I-S-H <3

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Erica, what a great weekend you two had..I know how much fun y'all must have been having (that's my southern girl coming out for you :))

This week I am training for my show, packing my house, and getting ready to have my life change big time in 2 weeks w/ my show and the move back to CA!!!

woot!

Esi said...

You always seem to have fun weekends. I'm looking forward to the short week and long weekend!! :)

Jessica said...

The salads look amazing! I'm a meat eater, and I'd choose either of the 3 salads over the steak! YUMMY!!!
This week I'm looking forward to spending time in the garden every evening, as we're going to have fabulous weather. I'm looking forward to Saturday market again, and just having an over all good time.

GOOD LUCK JOSH!

Paige (running around normal) said...

That bread looks phenomenol! Love the tomato on top:)
I hope Josh's surgery goes/went well!! *sends good vibes*
Have a great day, hun!

Momgateway said...

looks like you had a real blast ... love the food!

whatkateate said...

That Caesar salad looks so interesting! The rest of the food looks divine, too.

vanillasugar said...

erica i demand you to step away from the parfait for just ONE weekend. OK? i know you can do it girl. Come on, we need to see you try something else LOL

Stacey said...

Those pancakes Josh got looked and sounded amazing.

lynn @ the actors diet said...

aw his folks are adorable! i love chocolate chip pancakes but have never had them with pb chips before! amazing.

Sarah said...

It's a little scary sometimes, you are a girl after my own heart- I would have ordered the salad and a nice basket of fries too!! If they had sweet potato fries, even better.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Erica how are you?

Looks like you had a great feast of a meal there, it all looks very delicious. :)

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