Black mussels – Social Wine Bar

Black mussels - Social Wine Bar
Fennel, saffron, chorizo. $10
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC

This wasn’t my favorite. The mussels were on the small side and the fennel slices were too large and got in the way when navigating through the mussels. The flavors were good though, but how can you really go wrong with chorizo?!

Confit pork cheeks – Social Wine Bar

Confit pork cheeks - Social Wine Bar
Smoked pecans, mushrooms, polenta, blackberry jus. $15
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC

Mmm, this was a very tasty dish! The pork cheeks were super tender and flavorful and I enjoyed all the different components on the plate. The sweet blackberry jus tasted great with the hearty protein, and the pecans added some crunch against the creamy polenta. I also loved the presentation!

Strings of lights, Mad River Bar
Strings of lights, Mad River Bar. Perhaps I had too much to drink and my vision had become blurry, hehe! 🙂

Russet potato chips – Social Wine Bar

Russet potato chips - Social Wine Bar
Blue cheese fondue and scallions. $6
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC

This was a really tasty snack to share. The potato chips may have been a bit on the greasy side but the fondue was SO yummy and I liked that they also put bleu cheese crumbles on top. Noms!

Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston lobby

Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston lobby. One of my co-workers stayed at this hotel so I spent lots of time in the lobby waiting… lol!

Pinot noir flight – Social Wine Bar

Pinot noir flight - Social Wine Bar
Thevenet, Bussieres ‘Les Clos’, Burgundy, France 2010
Mouton Noir, ‘OPP’, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2009
Mohua, Central Otago, New Zealand 2008
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC

This was a cute wine bar and the front bar area was super packed with the youngish after-work crowd. I would say that the girl to guy ratio was 10-1. That’s worse than San Francisco, lol! Anyway, I really enjoyed this flight of pinots. They were all very different and tasted really good.

"Medicine Cabinet" menu cover - Social Wine Bar

Sexy “Medicine Cabinet” menu cover. These were metal (maybe tin) and super cute.