My parents wanted to take me out to lunch for my birthday, so we headed to the Historic West End of town.
I wanted to go to this place called Pomegranate – a Persian cuisine restaurant. Unfortunately, they were closed on Sundays, though. 🙁
We wandered around the downtown area and finally settled on trying Smoke.
Smoke is located in the Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza. I used to hang out in this area before it got all trendy.
The menu was really good – a Southern fusion.
Corn bread with whipped butter
I split this Caesar salad w/ hubby.
My dad got Brunswick stew to start.
Four sauces to choose from!
I got the Beer-Butt Chicken with Bowl of Greens and cole slaw. I’ve always wanted to try beer butt chicken. It didn’t really taste that different to me than regular roasted chicken, but I was still glad to try it. The collards were my FAVE part of the plate.
Dad got grilled salmon, squash casserole, and cole slaw.
Hubby got a beer brisket sandwich and baked beans.
Hubby split a mac and cheese with me. It was sooooo good!
Mom and sis took off to go home.
The Army & Navy Store – a landmark.
We headed over to the Falls Park on the Reedy.
We made a stop on the now-famous Liberty Bridge.
Dan and I took a photo on the bridge.
Chatting it up on the bridge.
Reedy River Falls.
The Reedy River park area has come a long way. I used to clean the river out in this park when I was part of the Earth Love Club in high school
The park is a great area for picnics, walks, and playing with your dog (see the dog swimming out to get a toy?)
Though I had fun in this area before it got its makeover, I’m glad to see how far it’s come along. Besides, I still get to enjoy it when I visit home.