Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stacks Coastal Kitchen (Mt. Pleasant)

Nope, I had never heard about this place, and I can't believe I haven't. If you are looking for a casual, fresh lunch, this is the place to go.
The menu consists of a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches, but the restaurant sells wines, beers, snacks, and dessert. 
In deciding my lunch, I had to go with something not so exciting (to restrict calories, oh it was one of those days), so I ordered a the seared tuna salad with soy vinaigrette. The ingredients were simple and fresh as hoped for. 
The bad: I could have had more meat on the salad. That’s just my personal preference.
The good: The freshness and the variety of the menu will make me come back for more. Watch out for the beautiful cupcakes next to the register.
In conclusion: Stacks Coastal Kitchen is a lunch eatery that will not disappoint anyone. It will satisfy all kinds of eaters with it’s variety of menu items. 
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wildflour Pastry (Spring Street, downtown)

So, my staying away from sweets didn’t work out too well when I went into Wildflour bakery. 

I almost had a chance to leave until a customer told me about the chocolate cookie she was about to have. Among her describers were: mind-blowing, out-of-control, amazing, best, life-altering. I realized I was not leaving without one.

If I were to try to describe this, it was crispy/crunchy on the outside, with a chewy/melt in your mouth consistency on the inside. It was like a child born from a cookie and a brownie. I don’t know how Chef Lauren Mitterer did that.
I will certainly go back for more, and try other pastry delights!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dell’z Deli (Cannon Street, downtown)

This is an outstanding little hole in the wall restaurant specializing in humongous and heavy, good for you, wraps. When you discover this place, you feel like you’ve found treasure. The entire place only spans about from the door to the edge of the window, roughly 300 square feet.

I choose the “Hummer” today, with black bean hummus, cilantro, sprouts, salsa, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, avocado, fresh field greens, drizzled with lime.

I consumed this, without a word. Every bite had a different taste (dependent on where you are biting into). I also had a side of hot sauce, which made it creamy with a kick.
The good: Hearty, huge, heavy portions of fresh food suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores like me. The affordably is noteworthy too.
The bad: Of course it will take time to create these wonderful works of art, you can taste the love and effort.
In conclusion: The wrap was so good, it’s memorable. I could have one every day. Dell’z is a MUST!

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