I love traveling and a good thing because I have been doing a lot of it lately. I just drove over 7 hours today to Greenville, SC. Our halfway point to our end destination of Williamsburg, VA for a family vacation. I am sad that I only have one night here. On first impression, Greenville has great shopping. I love the fact that there is a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. My parents and I ventured downtown after we checked into our hotel. I immediately fell in love with Greenville after driving through their downtown. It felt especially inviting with their Christmas decorations up.
We decided on their Fried Green Tomato Napoleon served with blackened haricot verts and pimento & cheese fondue for appetizer. This was the best fried green tomato I have ever had. The pimento and cheese fondue sauce was very good. After the appetizer, we were served warm biscuits.There is nothing better than a warm biscuit. It was a tough decision on choosing the entrees. My mom and I shared Soby's Meatloaf With Maple Creole Mustard Glaze- fresh ground beef tenderloin, exotic mushrooms, mashed potatoes, heirloom pumpkin succotash. It was brought to us already split on two separate plates. The portion size was more than enough. The meatloaf tasted as if I was eating a steak. It was flavorful and moist. Now to the Best Thing I Ever Ate- Mashed Potatoes. These were the best mashed potatoes I have ever eaten. They were rediculously good. The smooth texture was unreal. My dad ordered Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderlion served with mashed potatoes, broccolini,and habanero butter sauce. I am not a huge fan of pork except bacon but this dish made me a Pork Cheerleader! ha ha. The pork tenderloin was so tender you could almost cut it with your fork. It tasted almost like you were eating a steak. It was also served with their rediculously good mashed potatoes. My mom and I helped my dad clean his plate.
If you are in, around, or in driving distance of Greenville, SC, I encourage you to drive through their downtown and dine at Soby's.
Take the time to enjoy spending time with your family this Christmas season. Happy Travels!