Any one of my friends will attest to the fact that I love anything fancy. However, I don’t always have a “fancy” budget. I love that Echo at the King and Prince Resort is able to provide fancy atmosphere and fancy food for only a semi-fancy price.
My parents, boyfriend, and I ended my parents visit with a nice dinner at this wonderful restaurant. I love the ambiance of this restaurant in the evening as you watch the sunset fall into the ocean out the giant windows overlooking the beach and pool area. Also, they often have bands playing live music in the bar area where couples often dance.
On to the important part, the food! As an appetizer we all shared some delicious mussels in white wine sauce with crusty bread. This is one of my favorite appetizers and it lived up to my expectations while involving a spin on the original with saffron in the sauce. As you can see below, we LOVED them. (Also, we dug into them so fast I didn’t get a picture of their beautiful presentation haha).
Next up was our fabulous entrees. I chose the Coastal Catch with Striped Bass and it was AMAZING. I loved the tender, flavorful fish and mashed potatoes. Look at all the beautiful food that we ordered!!
It was altogether a wonderful evening and I can’t wait to go back to enjoy the food and the view!
Thanks for reading, lovelies!
I’m going to admit something to you, lovelies. My parents came to visit me this weekend and the only things I planned was where we would eat 🙈. Ya gurl likes to eat, what can I say??
One of the big things on my list for my parents visit was The Farmer and The Larder. I’ve been wanting to visit this place since I moved to Brunswick. I’ve heard great things about the food and I was really excited about taking my parents here.
While the menu is small, it all looked AMAZING. I ordered the Steak and Eggs but also got a couple bites of my mom’s French toast with jam. Both were so so so delicious!! I also loved the community atmosphere that the family style tables created. I can’t wait to go back and take JT with me!
Dress: SheIn – $13
Shoes: Target – $25
What’s the most important thing when you’re traveling? No, not seeing new things. No, not relaxing or shopping or wearing cute clothes. It’s EATING! 😋 Or at least it is for me haha. This is why I’ve decided to start my NYC Girls Trip series with some of the AMAZING food we ate.
In no particular order, here we go!
Shake Shack: As a strong proponent of In-n-out (a must when you grew up in SoCal), I was equal measures intrigued and suspicious of this place. I am going to preface this by saying that I will not be choosing a favorite because I feel like these are very different burgers and fries and it would depend on your personal preference. With all the being said, this was an amazing meal!! I went for a classic Shack burger, fries, and a vanilla shake and it definitely lived up to the hype. 10/10 would eat again.
Parm: This was a pretty casual Italian eatery with a love for sandwiches. I ate a meatball parm hero and it spoke to my Italian heritage so loud I think it was audible to everyone in the restaurant. In all seriousness, this was a darn good sandwich. I had to stop myself from finishing it because if I had finished I would have had to be rolled out of the restaurant. In case sandwiches aren’t your thing, our waitress recommended the baked ziti which sounded delicious as well.
Le Moulin a Cafe: Brunch is a must while on vacation with your best friends. On our last morning in New York we strolled to this little French cafe for brunch and it was almost as if we had strolled right in to Paris. I had a steak and eggs breakfast and it was amazing. It took a lot of self restraint not to lick the plate. Two of my friends ordered French toast and I was equally impressed by this dish as well (stolen bites taste better and I won’t be swayed!).
I know what you’re thinking, “Kim, you didn’t talk about bagels or pizza!”. You’re right I didn’t and it was purposeful. I strongly believe that pretty much any bagel or slice you eat in NYC will be delicious (I know mine was) and that’s why I didn’t want to talk about those places because they are so quintessentially NYC that you know their going to be good no matter where you go.
Tell me places that you loved when you were in NYC in the comments!
Last weekend, the boyfriend and I went on a little daycation to Savannah and it was wonderful. We had a sinful dinner at Moon River Brewing Company where we shared a flight (which are definitely enough for two people) and had burgers in the beer garden because the weather was so beautiful. It definitely didn’t feel too touristy which are the kinds of places that I look for when I travel. I was in love with the atmosphere and the fact that there were a dozen dogs scattered around the garden. Savannah seemed like such a dog-friendly town, I was swooning all over the city 😍. Afterwards, we did a little rooftop bar hopping on the river to again take advantage of the pleasant spring night.
The next morning we were treated to breakfast burritos and conversation at our Airbnb before we truly started our day with donuts from Rise Biscuits & Donuts 🍩. They were delicious and classic and gave us the perfect little sugar high for a walking tour of downtown with Joe from Free Savannah Walking Tours. We began at Johnson square and visited 5 more learning about the history and lore surrounding the city. I’m a sucker for activities where I feel like I’m learning something and getting a little exercise in the process! We ended in Forsyth Park at the beautiful iconic fountain at noon with tired feet and a plan to see some of the city’s historic homes.
After walking for two hours, we were ready to sit in a temperature controlled restaurant and cool off with an adult beverage. We chose Sorry Charlie’s where we rested our feet and I indulged in some of their house oysters and a mimosa while we made plans for our next move.
The boyfriend is obsessed with anything fish related and has recently gotten into fly fishing so we went to do a little shopping at Rivers & Glen that specializes in fly fishing accoutrements. I thought that I would be bored out of my mind but I thought it was adorable to see his eyes light up with child-like wonder at all the flies and rods and fishing gear. It didn’t hurt that I also found an adorable pair of Patagonia fishing shorts that I had to have. (I immediately wore them the next day on our boat trip back home 😊)
From our little shopping trip we went to have a late lunch at Treylor Park. This restaurant had a cute glamping feel on the back deck, like you had just dropped by Grandpa & Gramma’s fancy camper and were having dinner with cousins on picnic tables. I was feeling healthy with a seared ahi salad with wasabi dressing while the boyfriend had a 77 Monte Carlo sandwich. He drank a delicious Georgia Mule and I drank a Scofflaw Basement IPA (one of my favorite right now).
After our lunch. we walked along the river spotting boats and multi million dollar yachts and made us wish for trust funds 🛳. We then made our way to the truck to head home for an early bedtime. As this was the boyfriend and my first trip together, I think it went very well. I had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to for our next trip!