On Saturday we planned a Family Fun Day, and knocked off not one, but two items from my Fall Bucket List.
Then we jumped in the car and drove to Flat Rock, NC to check out an apple orchard recommended on The Chic Life.
Tupelo Honey Cafe, a restaurant we have been meaning to try for a very long time. Every time we go it is always so busy, but this time the wait was just 30 minutes (despite being 4pm in the afternoon!) I was so excited to finally try it out!
Alex is on a never ending quest to find the best Black Bean Burger. His is pictured lower right in the collage above and by his description, it is one of the best ever! He really enjoyed his meal and ate every last bite.
I finally gave into my biggest pregnancy craving and ordered fried chicken. Chicken makes me nervous, but their menu listed it as local and hormone- and antibiotic-free so I decided to go for it. I ordered the BLT with fried chicken and I subbed the tomato out for a fried green tomato--this I highly recommend! Even the server said it was the best idea she had ever heard. My sandwich was served with a mug of house-made tomato soup and the whole meal was just perfect. Southern, tasty and indulgent.
Of course, since this was our "fancy dinner out" we opted to go all out and ordered the Browned Butter Pecan Pie for dessert. Oh.My.Goodness. Pecan pie is Alex's favorite and I certainly enjoy it when we have it on occasion. But this was the best pie ever! I love this restaurant, and despite my inability to eat vegan these days, you could certainly have a full vegan meal here. This restaurant could please everyone!
So 2 down...6 to go on my bucket list! This was the perfect day with Alex, although I can't wait to repeat it next year with Alex and Eleanor!