Monday, February 20, 2012

Doughnuts, Omelets and Pizza!

Wow. What a weekend. It started off with a quiet Friday night in with a Subway grilled chicken salad for dinner. The excitement really picked up on Saturday morning with these beauties...





After a long morning run, I headed downtown with Greg for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. His company exhibits at the event and he had to work, so I figured I would tag along to explore my "wild" side, but more importantly do some shopping while I was down there (of course). 

I wasn't about to miss out on breakfast from Glazed while I was in the area. You may remember my sister and I made our inaugural visit a few months ago and I have been looking forward to going back to try some different flavors. 




I was more than pleasantly surprised by the Strawberry Champagne. I figured it would be good, but didn't expect it to be GREAT.




Don't mind me. I'll just be here expressing my love to the doughnut. Very normal.




Just look at that strawberry filling. It tasted so real and authentic. Glazed only uses natural ingredients and this doughnut is testimony to that. 

I also tried the Sweet Potato doughnut, which was delicious in its own right. I made sure to get some simple doughnut holes for Greg since he doesn't get into any of the more exciting flavors. (Shhh don't tell him they are actually called "Chinese 5 Spice" holes. The name might scare him off).

Glazed Gourmet on Urbanspoon

As if a breakfast like this wasn't good enough for the weekend, Sunday started off just as great. 

After church Greg and I stopped by Triangle Char & Bar for their famous brunch. Locals talk about this place all the time, but we had never been. I knew it was popular, but I was shocked to see the restaurant already more than half-full by the time we arrived at 10:55am, five minutes before they are even scheduled to open!




You really can't beat $1 mimosas. 




You all know how much I love pancakes, and it was definitely difficult to pass up the Toasted Pecan or Blueberry Pancakes. But I managed to convince myself a more healthful option would be just as good and opted for a vegetable omelet on the specials menu made with asparagus, red pepper, artichoke hearts and goat cheese. I loved that it came with fruit on the side by default; usually fruit is something extra you have to ask for. Greg ate most of the hash browns along with his main dish of Biscuits and Gravy.

The main reason we went to Triangle was because I had a gift card to use, but we will be back to spend money of our own too. The food was good, the mimosas were great and the atmosphere was fun. 


Triangle Char and Bar on Urbanspoon


I'm glad I made a healthy choice for brunch, because dinner was a different story.




The boy and I shared a large pepperoni, pineapple and onion pizza from Mellow Mushroom to make a great end to the weekend. 


Mellow Mushroom (Mt. Pleasant) on Urbanspoon


Now it's time to get on with the workweek...

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