On Friday, I headed to Charleston to celebrate May Lo's birthday. We kicked the weekend off with a champagne toast before heading to Xiao Bao Biscuit for dinner with some friends.
Xiao Bao Biscuit is located in an old gas station and serves Asian soul food. They don't take reservations and the restaurant is pretty small. We ended up grabbing a drink at the bar while we waited. Anna and I tried the Sun Wukong - spicy sweet tequila, chili honey, ginger beer, and fresh pressed apple juice. It definitely had a kick to it. Once we were seated, it didn't take us long to decide what we wanted to eat - Jiao Zi (dumplings), Ribs, Yu Xiang (brussel sprouts), Okonomiyaki (cabbage pancake), Sticky Rice, and Boa Ji (chicken). This is definitely a place where you want to try a little bit of everything so it worked well going with a small group. It was all delicious but the favorite dishes of the night were the brussel sprouts and cabbage pancake with bacon and eggs. I could go back there tomorrow.
Saturday morning, we used Lash's breakfast sandwich maker and gave McDonald's a run for its money. I went the English muffin, Canadian bacon, egg white, Havarti, and fig jam route. It hit the spot.
When we got back to the house, we got into the Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars that I made for her birthday. You can't beat red velvet and cream cheese frosting.
Saturday afternoon, I headed to Beaufort for the Valentine Ball. We went to a dinner party at a friend's house before heading to the dance. I had to laugh when we walked in and I saw that Second Nature was the band. We seem to be on the same circuit this year (they also played at the Hibernian). It was such a fun night and I loved getting to see everyone.
Sunday, we went to brunch with Charlotte and Tyler at Lowcountry Produce. I've had their granola but had never eaten there. You can't beat homemade and they do a great job with everything including donuts and biscuits. I decided that I want to work there especially when they started playing Taylor Swift.