Southern Sweets and Treats

March 11, 2009

Last weekend, I went down to Murrell’s Inlet for a bachelorette party with some of my very best girlfriends from Charelston. Before moving to D.C., I lived in Charleston, SC for 4 years. I loved it there and I often miss the warm beachy air and the sweet southern fare. This weekend was a trip home for me. I flew into Charleston on Thursday night and the next day, me and all my ladies drove up Hwy 17 to Murrell’s Inlet, about 1 1/2 hours north of Charleston. We stayed in an adorable, cozy beach cottage that sat right on an intercoastal creek. Lazy mornings laying in the porch hammock turned into afternoons paddling down the creek which quickly faded into evenings eating, drinking and singing along to ABBA’s Dancing Queen. We had great food, tons of laughs and a wonderful weekend. I miss my ladies already!

Now, on to the food! On the way up to Murrell’s Inlet, our car screeched to a halt and pulled a swift u-turn when we drove past Kudzu Bakery. Kudzu is a charming little southern bakery in the heart of Georgetown, S.C. The bakery shelves are lined with jams, jellies, and woven baskets and the bakery case displays gorgeous pies and cakes- key lime, rum cake, red velvet and classic yellow cake with chocolate icing just to name a few! But, Kudzu boasts more than sweets. The shelves, refrigerators and freezers are stocked with cheezy biscuits, egg salad and all the fixins! We hungry girls sampled a bit of everything- cookies, cakes, salads- we nearly bought out the bakery! p3050098p3050102p3050111p3050116p3050121p3050124p3080253

Upon returning to Charleston to catch my flight back to D.C., I knew I just had to eat at one of my all time favorite restaurants downtown, Basil. Basil serves up fresh, light, tangy, hot thai food dishes and has yet to be topped by any other thai restaurant I’ve ever visited. Basil is located on King St. in the heart of downtown Charleston. If you are ever in town, you must stop in for their basil rolls, pad thai and numerous curry dishes. p3080258

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