I was at my parent’s house last night making them a lovely dinner (Grilled NY Strip, Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette ((3 tbsp White Wine Vinegar, 3 Tbsp EVOO, 3/4 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles)) with Caramelized Onions, Walnuts, Bacon and Pears, then Chocolate Covered Strawberries for dessert) and my Body-Builder younger brother walked in. When he eats it is more of a feeding than a meal, purely for energy and not for taste which I can not relate too. I’ve seen him do some strange eating, like drinking raw eggs and whole days of just sweet potatoes, but last night takes the cake. He grills up a burger, which seems normal enough, then throws on the Walnuts from my salad and the Chocolate Chips from my dessert…blech.And there you have a burger that is almost as disturbing as the speedos he wears in his competitions haha!
Just to add to the randomness of this post, a picture of my dog in sunglasses, he loves them:
Cypress has been one of my favorite fine-dining restaurants in Charleston. Everything they have is delicious, from the Caesar Salad (Made and served table-side) to the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. Their Chef, Greg Deihl, was a James Beard Award nominee this year for good reason! Unfortunately with my budget I can’t afford the whole dining experience too often, which makes Monday Burger Night awesome. At $5 for a variety of burgers and $3 for the sides (Fried Mac and Cheese or Steak Fries), it can’t be beat. With the entire 2nd Floor Bar and Dining Room open for seating, there is plenty of room for all to enjoy! So on Monday nights I’m able to get a little dressed up, enjoy a nice glass of Rose Wine and a delicious gourmet burger for a great experience and very little damage to my bank roll!
Wood Grilled Burger (bacon jam, pimiento cheese, butter lettuce, yeast roll), Fried Mac and Cheese, House Made Pickle