Saturday, December 18, 2010


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.

Lights hung from trees, Christmas trees, wreaths, Santa and his sleigh, and a beautiful white horse drawn carriage were all the sights to see downtown.

Now for the important part where did we eat. My mom researched (Googled) a restaurant for us to eat at and we were also given a recommendation at our hotel for Soby's. The atmosphere of the restaurant was inviting and relaxing. We passed a lit gas fireplace as we walked to our table. I felt warm from just the view of it from our table. The restaurant describes its style as New South Cuisine. I was intrigued by many dishes featured on the menu.
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!


  1. Did you get the recipe for the potatoes? I occasionally ask a server if they can get it for me if I taste something good. Glad I saw your blog. Can't wait to follow all your adventures!

  2. It was great to meet you tonight, I wish I would have thought to get a photo. Don't know how much longer you guys will be in the Williamsburg area, but if you haven't tried them already, I highly recommend the Coco Chocolatier. Wish I could have been more helpful with dinner suggestions. I hope you guys found a tasty place! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Your photos of Greenville make me homesick.

  3. Yukon Gold Potatoes, Butter, Cream, Salt and Pepper.
    I'm glade you had a good time in Greenville at Soby's.
    Have a Merry Christmas

    Again Thank You for your kind words

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  5. Hi!.you should come to Asia.The christmas deco are so cool and it has verities of food and also cultures.In Asia, the concept and tradition are different from western.Here u can learn how to cook chinese food , japanese food, korean food, Malay traditional food , Indian food , Arab food and lots more.BTW, I`m from Malaysia which is one of the most unique country in Asia.If u want to know anything about Asia and my country , u can just buzz me at Facebook or here.