Sunday, June 24, 2012

From Casual to Fancy

Casual: Friday night dinner from the cafe at Whole Foods.

Just me, a slice of cheese pizza and some steamed vegetables.

Greg was going out with friends, while I felt like being the homebody that I am and spending the evening by myself. I decided I wanted pizza for dinner, but didn't want to order a whole pizza just for myself. Even when I split a whole pizza with Greg, I'll end up eating more than I should. So I needed a place where I could get a single slice. Whole Foods is really the only place in Mt. Pleasant that I know of where you can get pizza by the slice at dinnertime. 

Fellow Charlestonians- do you know of any others?? A lot of places will do it at lunch, but not dinner.

Anyway, this slice was huge! The picture doesn't quite do it justice, but it was really more like two slices in one. Fine by me :) The steamed veggies were perfect on the side to balance everything out.

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Even before I finished my dinner, I knew where I would be getting dessert. Menchie's

I did part Dulce de Leche and part Cake Batter yogurt, then topped it off with marshmallow sauce, caramel sauce, cherries, sprinkles and a couple of the frosted animal crackers (<--LOVE those things). This was one of the best mixes I've made in awhile. 

Fancy: Saturday night dinner downtown at Leaf.  

We had plans to go out to dinner for a friend's birthday. Greg felt like dressing up and told his friends he was going to wear a suit. They all agreed to do the same. 

We watched a beautiful sunset as we drove over the Cooper River Bridge. It's awfully easy to live in a place like this.

I had never been to Leaf before, so naturally I had looked up reviews beforehand. The reviews weren't outstanding, especially regarding the service. I was trying to keep an open mind anyway. 

Greg and I split a bottle of Malbec and munched on a few Frickles (fried pickles) that our friend ordered as an appetizer. Off to a good start!

The service was pretty dang slow though. We probably waited at least ten minutes to get our wine after it was ordered, and another twenty minutes until our server came back to take our food order.

Greg had the Leaf Burger and added pimento cheese and bacon. For his side, he chose the Parmesan Truffle Fries (a favorite ever since CPH entered our lives).

I ordered a large Greek Salad. 

The food was good and we had a great time with our friends. Although our server was very friendly, the speed of service could definitely use some work. 

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Today is back to the casual life with cereal for breakfast, homemade sandwiches for lunch, and probably some kind of pasta for dinner. 

What's on your menu today?


  1. Let me know if you get any feedback on single slices at dinner! I wish more places would do it at dinner! BTW- have you been to la pizzeria? If you like pizza- you must go there (if you haven't already). I haven't been to Leaf yet but have heard mixed reviews for sure. You looked so pretty :). I was actually on DI this AM! Josh and I went to honeycomb for breakfast. They have such a yummy egg white omelet.

    1. Hope you had a good breakfast in my neck of the woods this morning ;) I have not tried La Pizzeria, haven't even heard of it actually. I will check it out!!

  2. D'Allesandro's downtown used to have slices at dinner, but now I think they do the "small pie" type thing. But Amalifis in Belle Hall has slices at dinner! :)

    1. Yeah, downtown has a ton of pizza options but I don't make it down that way too often :( I have been wanting to try Amalifis. I work off Long Point so spend a lot of lunch hours in Belle Hall. I'll try it! Thanks so much for the recommendation Sarah!


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