Top 5 Tuesday: Restaurants

March 7, 2012
Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.
If you didn’t see on Twitter, my entire weekend was basically spent in the kitchen. I don’t know what came over me, I just was in a cooking mood!
I made homemade baked potato soup. 
(I don’t mean to brag, but the hubs said it was the best potato soup he’s ever had….)
I also made brownies for brownie sundaes.
(I’ve never been a huge whipped cream fan.)
(This weekend, that was changed.)
Since I love talking about food so much, I knew that this week’s Top 5 Tuesday link up was meant for me!

**Just a disclaimer… I’m not posting any restaurants from Disney World since they were all amazing and let’s face it… it just wouldn’t be fair. Should I do a post about our honeymoon at Disney?**

Just Peachy

(These are in no particular order)
1. The White Horse

I’m all about local restaurants, especially those that have sentimental value. As a freshman, I could see this restaurant from my dorm room (you can see my room in the background of the photo). Every Thursday, a group of us from my Model United Nations class would go after class and eat. (It’s how I got to know my hubby!) 
Not only is it special to me, but the food is great! They have what I call the “fat kid basket,” actually called the “Custom Combo Basket” where you can choose up to four different items, mostly fried. My usual four are jalapeno poppers, chicken fingers, fried pickles, and onion rings. To. die. for.
OMG. I almost forgot to mention.
Hop, Skip, and Go Naked.
No, I’m not telling you to do this.
This alcoholic concotion is essential to ANY Winthrop student/Rock Hillian. I have no idea what’s in it, but wow… it’s amazing. Their sangria is amazing too! It has strawberries in it. I mean… what’s better than that?
2. Pappasitos Cantina

To all of my friends back in the Carolinas… no offense, but you have no idea what REAL Tex-Mex is.
(No, it is not what you get at Chili’s.)
You have never experienced fajitas like these. The beef melts in your mouth.
The tortillas are so fresh that they were probably in the fields that morning.
When Nick and I first went to Pappasitos, we may or may not have spent almost $100.
Don’t worry, it’s not THAT expensive, but it really is worth every penny.
(To the Texans who are thinking, “this girl has no idea what she’s talking about,” I will gladly take suggestions for restaurants! I’ve only been here for two months. I have a limited repertoire. 
3. Zaxbys

I worked here for a year and a half when I was in high school and during that time, I tried (almost) everything on the menu.

And it’s all delicious.

Seriously, if you have never had Zaxbys, I feel sorry for you. You have no idea what you’re missing.

I change up my order every time I go. The salads, the sandwiches, the fingers. It’s all good.

4. Red Bowl Asian Bistro

 There are a few of these around the Carolinas, and yes, I’m biased because I worked there too.
But it’s seriously some of the best Asian food I’ve ever had.

The Hot and Sour soup…. I have yet to find it any where else that is even close to the amazing-ness of here. Same goes for the Shrimp Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Chicken.

I didn’t eat sushi until I tried two rolls here: Ron Roll (crab, cucumber, and cream cheese) and the Red Bowl Roll (shrimp tempura, avocado, and some other things that I can’t remember at the moment…).

Sure, some people (sushi snobs… you know who you are…) may snub their noses at this stuff, but I love it.

5. Barnaby’s

  Uh… is it okay to put down a place I’ve only been once?

I was so impressed by everything here. The food was AMAZING. The atmosphere was great. The prices were so wonderful.

I had a club sandwich. Do you know what made it over the top? Honey mustard.
So good.

If you ever find yourself in Houston, you should definitely check it out!

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