Chicken & Honey

Amazing Restaurants

Hello,

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.