Saturday we lazed around for most of the morning and then enjoyed a delicious brunch at Tupelo Honey in South End. We'd been in Asheville in the fall for a late lunch and were looking forward to trying the new location in Charlotte. My husband got a gift card for Christmas that sweetened the deal a little bit. Everyone is right when they say it's packed - we arrived around 11 and waited 20-25 minutes for a table for 2. The brunch food was even better than what we'd had in Asheville. Of course the biscuits and jam were delicious. I got the crab scramble and A. had the fried chicken with biscuits & gravy. There were huge chunks of crab meat throughout my scramble and the biscuits and fried chicken were amazing as well. We'll be back for sure, but it won't become our regular place - the parking lot is a disaster and there are plenty of other places you can have brunch without the wait. Next up on my brunch list is either Nan & Byron's brunch buffet, or Queen City Q - if for no other reason than their epic Bloody Mary which comes topped with pulled pork and shrimp.
We also watched a bunch of Olympic events, including my cousin's first race on Sunday morning. She finished in the top 60 and qualified for a race Tuesday morning, while I'll be streaming live. We picked up some copper(plated) mugs recently for the full effect for our Moscow Mules, which we put to use for the Opening Ceremonies.
When we went by our house on Sunday afternoon but the garage door was down and the doors were locked, so we did a lot of peeking in windows. I'm excited that the doors are locked - it means that they're on to things that they don't want stolen! 16 days to closing.
|Only a few exterior changes since last week - downspouts, garage door, lighting fixture/outlets etc.|
And now for our meals for this week:
Oven Fried Pork Chops, Garlic Pasta, Salad
Chicken Gyros with Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with Green Beans
Penne A la Betsy (Shrimp Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce) and salad
Make sure you stock up on all the necessities for possible snow day(s) - at our house that means plenty of movies, snacks, and spiked hot chocolate. Never understood the milk, bread & eggs craze - I usually only buy those every few weeks...maybe most people make french toast on snow days?