Sunday, January 16, 2011

E: Weekend- Grill 225 & Ladles Soup

Hello All! Hope your weekend is fantastic! Sorry I have been a little MIA- it was a hectic week! On Friday, Josh and I went on an awesome date to Grill 225 to celebrate Charleston’s restaurant week.


I LOVE the bread basket at Grill 225. It is filled with a variety of breads made in-house. My favorite is the focaccia with tomato:


I ordered off the regular menu and got a mesculen salad & their side pasta (with roasted garlic, fresh basil and olive oil). It is MASSIVE and always results in lots of leftovers ;).  The whole chunks of roasted garlic are amazing.


Josh ordered off the restaurant week menu and got a chopped Caesar salad, a 7-oz filet with onion straws:


And the banana bread pudding. We shared the banana bread pudding- SO good.


Saturday morning, I was up early and at the gym. After I got cleaned up, my Mom came down for shopping & lunch. We tried a new spot in Mount Pleasant, Ladles Soups.


The restaurant was SUPER busy (especially for being brand new). They have tons of soups, salads & sandwiches on their menu. AND, if you want one of their soup recipes- you just have to email them!


My Mom and I both got the garden vegetable soup which came with a sunflower seed roll (mmm):



We also split a garden salad. Ladles is an awesome spot! I love that they indicate which of their soups are vegetarian and which are gluten free. I can’t wait to return.

Ladles on Urbanspoon


When I got back home, I cleaned up around the house and baked up a batch of my vegan double chocolate pumpkin muffins to bring as a hostess gift for our Group Fitness Holiday party.



Josh and I attended the party Saturday night and had an absolute blast!

What did you do this weekend? Tune in tomorrow for the big announcement!


Lauren said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend so far. I just love date nights that include an unforgettable dinner.
And that new lunch spot sounds like a great find! I wish more places would specialize in soups. There are NOT enough good soups around here.

Have a great Sunday hun!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome weekend so far!!!!!!!
Both of those restaurants sound soooo yummy!!!
Happy Sunday! =D

Heather said...

For some reason I kept thinking that said Ladies soup! I finally got a clue, though.... :)
Glad you had fun and good food on your date!
I'm about to head out for my 10 mile run and then relax the rest of the day. Have a nice Sunday!

Sarah said...

Your muffins look so good! I need to bake some pumpkin and chocolate together. And love the foccacia- I don't touch the bread basket unless there is something really special like that.

Can't wait for tomorrow's post :)

Simply Life said...

wow sounds like a great weekend with some successful baking!!!

Julie said...

share the big announcementtttt!!!!!! hahaha :)

what an awesome weekend! i love restaurant week and really wish i took advantage of it more! i love your game plan of you non rest week menu and josh rest week menu because the end result of the dessert looks a-may-zing!

i feel like you should email Ladies your soup recipes haha

Holly said...

I cannot wait to see what the big announcement is!!

Mmmm....that meals looks perfect. I've never had banana bread pudding before...but I'm SURE I would love it. What's not to like?!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Erica!

janetha @ meals & moves said...

i feel like i am extra privileged! haha

that restaurant look like something i would LOVE.. wow, delicious. and the vegan muffins look tasty, too. i have an itch to bake...

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Ladles looks like a wonderful restaurant! YUM! Sounds like you are having a great weekend so far!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Mmm that pasta and bread pudding looks awesome! Yesterday was a busy one with a long run, blogger meet up, and dinner with friends. But today will be a little more laid back with yoga, errands, and football watching :) Looking forward to your and Mandi's announcement!!

Unknown said...

what a great weekend :) i'm dog-sitting, so it's pretty awesome for me as well!!!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Vegan pumpkin muffins sound amazing! Love baking with pumpkin!

Amanda said...

I love soup restaurants. We don't have enough places with good soup around here. Lame!

Can't wait for the big announcement!

vanillasugarblog said...

don't you just love weekends that are filled with going out, over and over? lol I do.

Faith said...

What a great weekend! Ladles Soups sounds like a really fantastic place and I love how they give out their recipes! So few restaurants are willing to do that!

Faith said...

What a great weekend! Ladles Soups sounds like a really fantastic place and I love how they give out their recipes! So few restaurants are willing to do that!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

the vegan double chocolate pumpkin muffins look awesome!

and what a perfect nite out!


teresa said...

i love the look of that ladles, what a fun restaurant! your weekend sounds like a lot of fun. we did a whole lotta relaxing and spent time with friends, it was a nice weekend!

MaryBeth said...

WOW..sounds like a wonderful date night, all of the food looks amazing. The bread pudding is outstanding!

fittingbackin said...

That bread looks awesome! And there is NOTHING better than chunky roasted garlic - awesome. Hop you guys had a blast at the party and are having a great Sunday!

Anonymous said...

A soup place is such a good idea! The perfect spot for lunch.
We had an awesome meal last night and will be watching football and hanging out with Gus tonight.s

Lisa said...

Mmmmm...your food looks great! I love date nights :)

The muffins look really good too.
I've been doing lots of eating and drinking out this weekend on a girls' trip in Fla...I think I'll be happy when I get home and eat in again!

Anonymous said...

Delicious eats!! Focaccia is one of my most favorite breads too! Esp with fresh tomatoes on top!! looks soo good!

And that soup looks wonderful! I need to make more soups- esp. with tomato style bases!!

hugs and have a great rest of your day!!

Renee Paj said...

I must try Grill 225 next time I am in the Charleston area! I would love to have a restaurant like ladles it a chain? have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

I love that you guys do restaurant week! Sounds like a pretty good weekend :)
Excited to hear what you have in store!!

erica said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! That sunflower seed roll looks crazy amazing. I might have to figure out a recipe for that bad boy!


Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I'm in love with your pumpkin muffins, as I mentioned. I made a batch of those and a batch of yogurt blueberry muffins this weekend to go to my in-laws' cabin. My daughter ate like 5 muffins. She's 14 months.

BroccoliHut said...

I think I need to visit Ladles for that sunflower roll alone--SO yummy!

MizFit said...

GIRL it's today.

wheres my announce? :)

excited for you whatever it is.


CaSaundraLeigh said...

I love the idea of a place that serves tons of soup..especially this time of year in MN when it's freeeeezing! A Ladles would do super business here haha :-)

Krista said...

Mmmmm...roasted garlic! And a plce that gives out soup recipes? What a great idea!