Saturday afternoon found me lunching with my sis and our friend MJ at Hundred Acres where I promptly ordered their classic bloody mary with a full sour pickle spear. Ummm, yeah, this is going to be my kind of place.
I took a culinary journey back to Charleston by ordering the shrimp and grits. Shrimp and grits is not often seen on menus here in the Northeast and even if I do see it, I am somewhat wary to order it since it never compares to the plate of heaven I eat at Hominy Grill at each trip to Charleston. While this version was a bit different, it was equally as delicious and the gravy that surrounded it was quickly sopped up by my sister's piece of bread.
My sister ordered the chilaquiles which are crispy corn torillas topped with fried eggs, cliantro and tomatillo sauce. It was mouth watering.
MJ ordered the juicy red summer tomatoes and...
the meatballs with queso fresco and grilled bread. Now that we had sated our appetites, we hit SoHo for a wee bit of shopping.
I had initially brought a different top to wear with these bright pink Current/Elliott jeans but it was a bit warmer than I had planned for so my sis was kind enough to loan me a top. And since I like color, color, color, I wore this green Zara top.
One of my favorite things about shopping in SoHo is all of the street vendors. I especially love all the tables with loads of baubles and I often find myself going from table to table to find the best deal since there can be lots of the same stuff from one to the next. But what I like the most is when you find those people selling their own designs, often handmade locally which is what we found when we happened upon Marc Bernstein. I love the mix of the leather and different metals (gold, silver, two kinds of rose gold).