Thursday, June 18, 2009

Toxaway House

by Meghann on June 18, 2009

One of the best things about traveling is finding little hole in the wall restaurants along the way. For the past week we have driven by the same little restaurant at the bottom of the hill from our cabin and tonight we decided it was time to check it out.

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The Toxaway House Restaurant was the definition of hole in the wall and I loved it. The menu was short and sweet printed daily on plain ole paper.

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When asked about the specials for the evening they were presented to us on a whiteboard.

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I love the handwriting on the board, it makes it feel even more home grown.

Each meal started with a lovely salad.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of yummy vegetables and dark leafy greens in the salad. I ordered the Blue Cheese Dressing on the side and a slice of fresh baked bread that was served warm and crispy.

I took a chance from the specials menu and ordered the Baked Cod with Mango Salsa.

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I was told the meal was served with a vegetable, I guess they count baked potato as a vegetable? The baked potato was a pretty hefty size. I only ate about quarter of it plain.

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I did enjoy the mango salsa & cod. With all the water around here and run in with fishermen, I have really been craving some fresh fish and this really hit the spot.

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I think my favorite part of the tucked away restaurant was the dessert that I had been eyeing the whole meal.

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Each cake on display was homemade and freshly baked that day. I knew I just had to have a piece.

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My Sister and I split a slice of the carrot cake and it was just as good as I had been hoping. The icing was very rich and creamy. It just melted in my mouth. Yum!

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After dinner it has pretty much become a given you will find everyone by the water with a beer in their hands.

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My Aunt was able to track down some Highland Oatmeal Porter for us today.

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I have to say it wasn’t nearly as good as fresh from the factory, but was still a great thirst quencher. I think the freshly brewed beer may have spoiled me. :)

When I brought the beer down I had forgot it was a pop off and had left the bottle opener upstairs. Everyone was offering alternatives to opening the beer, but I think my favorite was my sister’s suggestion to pop it off with Abbie’s collar.

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It didn’t work, but it sure was funny to watch her try.

Also amusing was my Dad’s attempts to keep his legs warm.

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Yes, those are the chair carriers and yes he was very pleased with himself and his creativity.

Tomorrow is our last full day on the water and I have to say I’m kind of bummed. I planned to make the most of it though!

Tune in tomorrow morning for a very special announcement about the upcoming Blogger Summit! We have a date, location and so much more to share! Yay!!!

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Just Another Day in the Mountains

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