Charleston: cupcakes, biscuits, tea and roses

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Poogan’s Porch

 

When you find a good reason to take a road trip, you go.  The short 4-hour drive to Charleston, touring the Charleston Tea Plantation and meeting a sweet animal-lover-turned-Airbnb-host made for an awesome weekend getaway. I spent 2 days in Charleston with one of my favorite foodie friends and we had a blast.
A few notable moments and places to check out on your next trip:
Charleston Tea Plantaimagetion– I sampled some alot of pretty awesome tea and for FREE and then for $10 you can take a trolley tour of the plantation. The trolley tour was educational and fun.  Did you know black and green tea come from the same plant?! The tea process changes its chemistry.

Poogan’s Porch – chicken and waffles. Biscuits and gravy. Need I say more? Go. there. Now.

Seriously, that was the best chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy deliciousness I’ve ever had.  I wish i had some right now…

Cupcakes! What’s a trip if I don’t taste test a local cupcake shop?  Check out Cupcakes DownSouth for some yummy sweet treats.  The best one I tried – Bourbon Pecan Pie <– 21 and older only please.

Stars Rooftop and Grill Room – Blood orange mimosas, brunch and Bachelor casting calls.  More on bachelor casting calls later, but the mimosas are on point and the rooftop is really cool… but hot if you go in the dog days of summer!  I didn’t have brunch but wish I did.  the brunch smelled amazing and many people raved about it.

imageEat biscuits from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits.  Yes, that’s the name of this store.  Hot Little Biscuits.  Very appropriate as the biscuits are made fresh and served hot.  They are slightly smaller than a normal sized biscuit so the name is fitting.  The biscuits come in different varieties, sweet and savory, and all are quite tasty. 🙂

What are some of your Charleston favs?

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