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Goodbye, F.I.G, *sniff*

Sue in Mt P Aug 17, 2012 01:18 PM

I heading down the home stretch. I'm almost all packed, Pod is scheduled, and I have made my last trip to Goodwill. I hope. I wanted to visit FIG one more time, and we did last night. Of course, it met expectations and then some.

There were three of us. We shared two appetizers: the Brown Shrimp Remoulade, served on a nice John's Island heirloom tomato (a real drippy one-yum) and the pate. I will surely miss that pate.

It was hard to pick an entree. Since my friend decided to get the triggerfish, I got the grouper so we could share. It came with little butterbeans in a light sauce I could never hope to replicate. My other friend got the tagliolini with stone crab, which was as rich as it sounds. That nice bottle of Albarino made it all just right.

I had a moment of self-doubt on my way across the bridge going home, but only one. I know people with beach houses. I'll be back.

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  1. carlee134 RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 17, 2012 02:05 PM

    my best friend's BF works there! ryan, the beardy bartender. Ive only been once but planning on going later this week as we pass through SC on a roadtrip. Best Steak Ever.

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      Sue in Mt P RE: carlee134 Aug 17, 2012 02:06 PM

      Well, he sure was there last night. He's hard to miss!

      Get the pate.

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        mikeh RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 17, 2012 02:25 PM

        I'll be in Charleston tomorrow with the wife. We were going to do something casual after a day at the beach (Hominy? The Wreck? SeeWee?) but we might have to clean up and try to find some seats at the bar at FIG. I love their menu with what's available from land and sea this time of year.

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          Sue in Mt P RE: mikeh Aug 17, 2012 02:32 PM

          mikeh, there were some great options. It was hard to decide. That nice beardy bartender made my friend a delicious cocktail called Danish Porn Star." It might be refreshing after the beach, where it is currently hot.

          But a nice throwdown at Seewee or the Wreck is always good. I'm getting over the the Wreck this next week too. How can I not?

    2. lynnlato RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 17, 2012 07:54 PM

      Awww Sue, I know this is a bittersweet departure for you. Your always helpful Charleston area recs will certainly be missed but we are all looking forward to your posts about what deliciousness you discover in NC. And I'm sure you'll keep up with all that's good in Chucktown. xoxo

      1. Jeff C. RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 06:45 AM

        Sounds like you had a great last meal in Chucktown. You certainly picked a great restaurant to have it at. Traveling mercies, Sue.

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          veganhater RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 07:51 AM

          Where are you off to? I will certainly miss your charleston area expertise.

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            Sue in Mt P RE: veganhater Aug 18, 2012 08:07 AM

            Thanks, lynn and Jeff. veganhater, I'm moving to Greensboro. See you on the Que trail.....

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              LulusMom RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 10:27 AM

              I'll miss your Charleston help a lot too. Good luck with the move. Hope you find some good food in Greensboro. C'mon over to the Triangle sometimes, we're a friendly group.

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                Sue in Mt P RE: LulusMom Aug 18, 2012 01:13 PM

                Wow, thanks. I will have to come over for work sometimes. I'll need your help- I get lost in Raleigh anymore!

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                  LulusMom RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 01:43 PM

                  Unfortunately so do I! But I can help a lot with Chapel Hill, and a bit with Durham too. Nothing like F.I.G. though, at least not that I've found.

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                    Sue in Mt P RE: LulusMom Aug 18, 2012 04:28 PM

                    You are so right. I should have worn my red shoes. "There's no place like FIG, There's no place like FIG", lol.

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                      LulusMom RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 04:38 PM

                      Love it! Hope Greensboro turns technicolor for you.

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                        Sue in Mt P RE: LulusMom Aug 18, 2012 04:50 PM

                        Oh gosh, that's great. Thanks! If I come to Chapel Hill, I'll be cut out of the will. Oh, look, I made a rhyme.

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                          Jeff C. RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 18, 2012 05:11 PM

                          If/when you go to Chapel Hill to eat, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Lantern.

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                            LulusMom RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 20, 2012 08:22 AM

                            My husband works at Duke. He just wears a face-mask when he gets to the CH border. ; )

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                              Sue in Mt P RE: LulusMom Aug 20, 2012 08:29 AM

                              Go, Lulu's Daddy! ;)

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                          danna RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 20, 2012 06:05 AM

                          good one. I'm totally in denial. I expect to keep getting Charleston help from Sue just like before. I know you'll be back enough to keep yourself in tune w/ the Charleston scene. Cheers!

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                            Sue in Mt P RE: danna Aug 20, 2012 06:19 AM

                            Hahaha! JeffC, I'll try to sneak out without my Dukey parents knowing about it. ;)

                            danna, I'm a little in denial too. It's hard to deny, though, with boxes all over the place. I sure hope to keep up.

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                              LaLa RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 20, 2012 10:49 AM

                              my heart is sad for you...and us

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                Eric Panic RE: Sue in Mt P Aug 19, 2012 10:06 AM

                Sue - Sure have appreciated all of your Charleston recommendations. Looking forward to reading about your experiences in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area.

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