Sunday, December 2, 2012

Autumn. Sunsets. Fratello's Italian Tavern.


It's been a while but it feels good to be back.  Life gets so crazy...I knew it was coming.  Fall.  Autumn.  A return to school.  To routine.  To so many activities.  Sometimes, I have to take a few months to catch my breath.  Regain my footing.  I'm breathing again.  Finally.  But, what have we really been doing?  Well, we watched a whole lot of this...




And, this...



And, this...




We kept watch over the Mister's parents when Hurricane Sandy hit.  They are 89 and 93 and, I guess, when you are that age, even a hurricane doesn't affect nap time?


We also had some time with this college guy...




Crazy life.  I don't like to wish away the days but I have to say, the past two months have been a bit of a blur.  I finally feel like my feet are on solid ground again.  Whew! 

I also have some exciting news!!  Beginning in January, I am headed back to school.  Four semesters and I will have a Consulting License in Holistic Nutrition!  I can't wait.  Food and nutrition and health have become so important to me and this feels like the natural, next step.  I will definitely be sharing some of that with you in the near future. 

Back to that beautiful glass of wine at the top of this post.  Friday evening is a hopping, big time for North Charleston restaurants and we were looking for dinner, a bit of atmosphere and some wine time.  My students had finished a great performance at the local tree lighting and  our stomachs had taken priority.  But, we never savor a 45 minute wait for dinner.  So, we made a few stops checking on table availability.

Park Circle is a great area.  The mister always refers to it as eclectic.  I like that word.  It is like a little village.  People gather.  They hang out on Friday night.  Have a drink.  Catch up.  Ahh...sweet relaxation!  We finally found an open table at this place...

 

Fratello's Italian Tavern.  It's small and cozy and welcoming and we are in love.  I am always a sucker for great Italian food.  Throw in some atmosphere and I'm sold!  We began with warm rolls, olive oil and freshly ground black pepper...


The house wines, red and white, are both worth trying but their fresh bread is worth returning for.  The Mister had a steak with fresh peppers, onions and mushrooms and some Italian potatoes.  If you've been keeping up with this blog over the years, you know that is his go-to meal.  Meat and potatoes.  I have to say, it seemed like a great choice.  It was a beautiful plate!

I had some Manicotti and the cheese was delicious.  We are returning simply to consume more in-house, pulled mozarella.


This place has only been open since August but I see a great future.  The menu is simple and delicious and authentic and the staff is well-trained and knowledgeable.  And, it was wonderful to be out and about and having some time to breath on a Friday night.  If you get out, you should definitely head to Park Circle!


I leave you with one last photo.  It wasn't photo shopped or color enhanced.  I took this picture one evening a month back when we were standing on the deck of  Bowan's Island Restaurant.  If you are local, you definitely know the spot.  If you are an out-of-town reader, this is a hot-spot you need to visit!!  


I hope this post finds you enjoying a hot cup of coffee and the Sunday paper in your PJ's.  Life is returning to normal and the pace has slowed.  I have so many things to share with you.....Hope you'll be back soon!  Happy Sunday from Charleston Treasures!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photos of so many different places and people. Thanks again for another restaurant review. Good luck with your new academic adventure.

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