The Hungry Wanderers

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A Return to Southend Brewery

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on May 26, 2010

This past weekend, the Husband and I headed back east to one of our favorite southern cities, Charleston, for our friends’ wedding.  It was a wedding filled weekend which left us just Saturday afternoon to explore the city again and to have a quick meal.  We spent the morning and early afternoon exploring the downtown area, venturing into areas we hadn’t visited last time (post coming soon!) and as the heat and humidity wore us down, we decided to stop for something to drink and potentially lunch.

As we made our way back to Bay Street (where a good number of restaurants are), we thought back to our last visit and the many restaurants we visited.  We decided to head back to Southend Brewery since we recalled enjoying our dinner there the last time.

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We were given the option to sit outside, but since we stopped in specifically to get out from the heat and humidity, we welcomed the air conditioned restaurant.  Once our waitress arrived, we ordered a Sweet Tea (for me), an Arnold Palmer (iced tea/lemonade for the Husband), and two waters.  I don’t think I’ve ever consumed my water as quickly as I did that day! It’s funny how quickly we’ve adjusted to living in the desert and how much the humidity affects us now 🙂IMG_9749 The Husband and I were both in the mood for salads and decided to each get one and then also order a favorite side.  The Husband ordered the “The Brutus” Caesar Salad – a caesar salad topped with pico de gallo and spicy caesar dressing.  He asked for a recommendation on what meat or seafood to add to it and he went with the grilled chicken.  The salad hit the spot for him.

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I ordered the House Baby Mixed Greens with asiago, spiced pecans, and a white balsamic vinaigrette on the side.  This salad was perfect, except that it had a ridiculous amount of cheese (and that’s saying a lot coming from me!).  With nearly every bite, I was shaking cheese off of my fork.  Once I got around a majority of it, though, I really did like it.  IMG_9754 

IMG_9755 The last time we visited, the Husband and I each ordered a side of the Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese.  I remembered not enjoying it as much as the Husband but I decided to give it another shot.  I’m glad I did.  It was creamy and a great splurge next to the salad.  We forgot how large the sides were and probably would have done just fine sharing one (especially because the salads were bigger than expected).

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Overall, we’re glad we got a chance to have a quick meal in downtown Charleston (the rest of the meals we had were included at our hotel or were wedding events).  The salad and mac n cheese hit the spot, as did the sweet tea, and we enjoyed chatting with our waitress who just recently moved to Charleston from Chicago (a location we’re visiting in just a few weeks!).

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One Response to “A Return to Southend Brewery”

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