Chicken & Honey

Amazing Restaurants


This weekend felt surprisingly long. Probably because I didn’t have to work on Friday. It felt so amazing on Thursday evening when I remembered! I feel very lucky to be on this little detour in my career path right now:)

Saturday evening was the highlight of my weekend. My parents took us to Raleigh for dinner and we tried the new Beasley’s Chicken & Honey. It was a cold and rainy night, perfect for some southern food. The atmosphere was simple, but urban and awesome, and I loved the menu. I’m excited that inexpensive, casual, urban nooks seem to be very trendy right now.

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Matt and I split the Highland Winter Ale (fabulous!!) and Lonerider Deadeye Jack Porter over the course of the evening. The table shared an order of fried black-eyed peas to start – these were so strange, but good! Almost like popcorn.


Since my stomach seems to hate chicken skin, I avoided the fried chicken options and went with the sides sampler. Above is the biscuits with honey, sweet potatoes with brown butter, and pimento macaroni and cheese. Oh my goodness – this was the best thing I’ve had in a loong time.


The biscuits were perfect and the mac and cheese was simply to-die-for. I’ve got to go back and try the other sides!!! And, I’ve got to try the sister burger restaurant. I’m obsessed.


Today has been very cold and dreary, but for some reason I’ve kind of enjoyed it. We haven’t really had a winter here, so an occasional cold day is nice. I’ve been working on finding another part-time job, but haven’t secured anything yet, so my week is wide open. I’m pumped to catch up on laundry, cook something (!), and finally try to establish a routine with the new job.

Any news out there?

  • Life's a Bowl
    January 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Something warm and comforting sounds fabulous for the bitter weather that rolled in over the weekend! And I think I’d be perfectly content with a big plate of that cornbread and sweet potatoes 😀

    Recent news that I read in People- they found a girls body on the grounds of the Royal Palace?!?!

    • Laura
      January 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I hadn’t heard that!! So creepy…

  • Sarah
    January 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I am intrigued by those fried black eyed peas. Would your order them again?

    • Laura
      January 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I prob would if someone else was paying. Knowing me, I’d want to trying something new!

    • Mom
      January 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      I thought they were fabulous. I could have eaten the entire jar myself.