When we go on vacation, there is only one rule – No Chain Restaurants! It broke my heart to see the parking lots of Red Lobster and Applebee’s filled to the brim every night, but we went out of our way to avoid all chain places during our time in Virginia.
We shared some seared tuna as our appetizer and I dug into a crab stuffed portabella mushroom. OMG amazing!
As amazing as the crab mushroom was, the best meal of our vacation was a little Mexican spot off the boardwalk in Virginia Beach called Side Street Cantina.
We started with guac which was made right in front of us at our table. It was hands down the best guac I have ever had, and that is a big statement for me to say since I consider myself to be somewhat of a guac connoisseur. Tommy and I also split a Chicken Tortilla Soup before I moved on to a Fajita Burrito which was sauteed onions, peppers and chicken in a tortilla. We where kind of gluttons and went for dessert. When I see churros on the menu, I cannot help myself!
We went for a late sushi dinner one evening and even though the sushi was amazing, I cannot for the life of me remember what these rolls were. I do remember how amazingly sweet the sushi chef was. When he saw that Munchkin was chowing down on sushi, he was super surprised and made him his own little plate of sushi using Kani. So sweet and so unpictured!
On our last day in Williamsburg, we went to Trellis for our last lunch in town and it was an amazingly cute and yummy place. The ambiance of the restaurant made it feel warm and homey and the food left me smiling.
I started out with Clam Chowder and was surprised when the waitress brought out a plate for the shells. I had never had clam chowder with real shells, but this was amazing. For my entree, I got a crab BLT with a side salad. This was on point. I could not get over how cute Munchkin’s meal was – a fresh mozzarella sandwich with a sizd of shoe string fries.
When I saw Death by Chocolate on the menu, I knew I had to try it. It was seven layers of chocolate, covered in chocolate and served with a side of homemade chocolate ice cream. Incredibly indulgent and just wow!
If our vacation was just judged solely on our eats, it would get an A+. It gets an A+ either way, but the food was great!
What was the best thing you ate on vacation?