Who’s going to be celebrating Galentine’s Day this year??
Honestly, that’s my favorite “bi-product” of this hallmark card holiday. I know I’ve touched on this in posts during previous Valentine’s Days, but I’ve always loved the idea of celebrating friendships, rather than having a forced cheesy celebration of my romantic relationships over the years. Now that I’m married (and have been for a decade this year…like “whoa!”), we definitely don’t get into the Valentine’s Day ‘spirit’ like we maybe should, but such is life.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I talked a bit more about this a few posts ago (you can catch up here:)).
Over the weekend I had the best time celebrating budding friendships with the most amazing crew of women during a little Galentine’s Brunch outing. There is definitely a bit of a dark side to the blogging community, but meeting these gals has added so much positivity to my life, and frankly….they’re freaking rays of sunshine amidst what can be a frustrating, and often discouraging industry.
I wasn’t asked to write about our dining experience complements of Poogan’s Porch in historic downtown Charleston, but I wanted to share it anyway:) . Somehow I hadn’t eaten here before, which is pretty surprising; but in case you haven’t heard, Charleston is a bit of a foodie’s paradise so I simply hadn’t gotten around to it until this weekend. My hubby grew up eating here, as Poogan’s Porch has been opened since 1976. It’s named after a friendly stray dog named “Poogan” who, as you may have already guessed, enjoyed hanging out on the front porch of the home that later became “Poogan’s Porch” restaurant. Poogan was still alive and well during the first few years after the restaurant opened, and it’s said that he still hung out on the porch greeting patrons until he finally passed of natural causes. The dog fanatic in me can’t help but love this place even more given this little bit of history, but I digress;)
Poogan’s Porch is quintessential “Charleston,” from the location in the middle of downtown on Queen Street, to the fact that it’s in a classic lowcountry home, and then there’s the traditional cuisine. They switch up their menu quite a bit according to the staff, but you can count on grits, fried green tomatoes, and pulled pork to make an appearance. I used this little break from my weightwatchers diet to satisfy my insatiable sweet tooth by ordering the most delightful pecan encrusted french toast stuffed with strawberries and sweet cream cheese…..OH EM GEEEEEEE!! I cleaned my plate yall (really, no surprise there…..I’m not one who eats like a bird, though I definitely wish I were haha;)). Everyone else enjoyed their dishes too, and the service was fantastic. It’s such a cozy atmosphere, seeing as this used to be a family residence, and they even had a legit fire going in the fireplace near our table. I imagine this would be a fabulous date night spot too (are ya listening fellas??;)).
Thank you so much for having us Poogan’s Porch! And thank you, ladies, for being such sweethearts…had THE BEST time with you all!
Hope everyone else can have a little fun with this holiday. We sure did;)