First off, Happy Groundhog day! With all of the snow and cold blowing around in the Northern parts of the US, if I had to guess, I’d say another we’ve got another 6 more weeks of winter. But, I can’t complain. We had 70 degree weather in Columbia, SC just two days ago!
On another note…
As you know, a couple of weeks ago, we said adios to my sister Katie. As her last American meal request…we traveled across town to Boulevard Diner, home of the Southern meal. All things fried and delicious.
We started out with fried pickles and fried green tomatoes as appetizers (I know how good both of these are, so I didn’t indulge this time around…I don’t think I could stop. 😉 haha).
At this lunch feast, I had the crab cake sliders. Which, on every other occasion are absolutely delicious; melt-in-your-mouth, so so bad for you, good…with sweet potato fries. However, this go around, there were an extraordinary amount of crab shells in my crab cakes. Every bite it seemed. Yuck! AND to top it off, the fries were cold. Boo. Not a good day. Luckily, I had been to Boulevard Diner before, and prior to this meal, they always amaze me at how delicious their food is…which it should be considering the calories it contains. 😉 So, don’t let this review stop you from going. But, counting calories here isn’t allowed.
My sister, Eliza, the vegetarian in the family had a meal of mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes. For all of you vegetarians out there, I wouldn’t recommend this as your meal, but that’s how Eliza rolls. Love you girl!
Logan was really good and had this beautiful scallop salad. Now that I look back on it, I really wish I had gotten it too. Healthy and no shells. 🙂
That’s Katie and Ben…and Pops.
Margaret had started out ordering the crab cake sliders too, but exchanged it for a bbq sandwich. I had a bite and it was amazing. A must have for those bbq lovers out there!
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for….dessert.
Before you read on, I must tell you that I purposely, didn’t eat a whole lot of my meal because I knew what dessert was awaiting me (and because the after the first slider, the shells had grossed me out).
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.
Done and done.
I didn’t even snap before-photos. This cake is so delicious that we ordered 3 slices to split among the 9 of us. But, let me tell you, this is a magnificent cake. Mouth watering to the extreme. Ah, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
It’s a 3 layered cake, with peanut butter icing that contains broken chucks of peanut butter cups in the icing, and is topped with chocolate ganache.
Boulevard Diner’s cakes all come from the Village Bakery in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. Amazing! I want this recipe so bad.
Overall Ratings (Instead of stars, I’m giving it ‘C’s.) Highest: CCCCC Price: $$$$$
Price: $ ($5-$10)
I hate when you anticipate a good meal and it ends up not good at all. Although that cake certainly looks like it could make up for crab shell cakes.
I know! And yes, that cake made up for everything. 🙂
i haven’t been to boulevard diner but i’m totally obsessed with village bakery and mustard seed!
So good! I used to go on bike rides down to the Pitt Street Bridge and on my way back I’d sometimes get a bite to eat at Village Bakery. Delicious. And yes, Mustard Seed is fabulous….as is Sette. Yummmm! 😀
Ohhh, and don’t forget Longpoint Grill. Sal Parco has a wonderful family of restaurants! Double yum.
Indeed…Sal is doin’ it right. 🙂