What to Eat in Cartagena
Food carts are a way of life in Cartagena. You can get almost anything from a cart for lunch or anytime during the night. I don’t remember the names of everything we ate, partly because I wasn’t diligent about writing things down and partly because we spent the majority of our time in Cartagena stuffing our faces with some unnamed deliciousness. This post, then, will be picture-heavy.
Things You Should Try
Fresh Fruit: Get it from a cart in the early morning when it is still fresh and untainted by the oppressive Cartagena heat. (more…)
Southern Road Trip: What to Eat in Savannah
Honey: Taste almost a dozen flavors of homemade honey at Savannah Bee Company. Raw honeycomb, cheese, and apple slices are available to sample the honey on if you don’t want to use a spoon, but honestly, the honey is so good that the spoon is all you need. Just have a piece of honeycomb because your taste buds will thank you. Our favorites were the Sourwood and the Winter White honeys, but the Orange Blossom and Wildflower were close.
Byrd’s Cookies: Byrd’s is another place you need to do a taste test before you make a choice. The Scotch Oatmeal cookie and the Benne Wafers are probably what they’re most known for, but the standouts to me were the Georgia Peach Cookies and the Key Lime Coolers. The nickel-sized cookies are the perfect treat to remedy a sweet-tooth craving without going overboard. They’re just the right amount of sweet at just the right size.
The Conquistador: Baked chicken breast served on a French baguette sounds pretty boring – except when the chicken is seasoned to perfection and the special sauces are like a party in your mouth. Then it’s the Conquistador at Zunzi’s. They’ll add some of their special South African sausage if you request it, and while you should definitely try it, it isn’t necessary to make this sandwich amazing. Personally, I’m not a fan of French baguettes as a sandwich (too much breading), so I had mine served on a pita and it was delightful. The sauces weren’t too spicy but decidedly not sweet or bland (I got all of them on my sandwich). The sandwich is a mess and a half to eat, but then that’s why napkins exist. (more…)
Southern Road Trip: What to Eat in Charleston
Boiled Peanuts: A little salty, a little soggy, a whole lot delicious. They can be really good or really bad depending on their freshness, but if you get the good ones you won’t be disappointed.
Shrimp & Grits: This Southern expectation can be found in more than a few states, but this is Charleston’s specialty. If you’re in the city you have to at least try it. (more…)