Weekend: Culinary Food Tour

by Ally- Life as I know it, 9:25 AM






How was everyone's weekend? We had a great one and had some pretty cold days too. Friday was saw The Imitation Game and it was excellent.





I really didn't know too much about it going into it, and honestly I thought I was going to bored out of my mind, but I was oh so wrong. I'm sad it didn't win any Golden Globes but it was still an awesome movie in my opinion. Speaking of Golden Globes, how sweet was Clooney's speech? I was shocked he 1. acknowledged Amal, and 2. didn't stop talking about her. When he said he finally found love or whatever I couldn't help but think what those other girls he dated for the past 53 years thought.



Saturday, Cait, Shelby, myself and our husbands went on a Charleston Culinary Tour of Upper King Street. The culinary scene in Charleston has taken off and I feel like every week there's a new restaurant opening up so this is a great way to be able to try a few at one time. Upper King Street is new but old at the same time. It's only been the place to go for the past 4 years, before then it was kind of run down and only had a few shops. It was cheap rent so restaurants started coming in and now it's where you go to dine in Charleston. We started our tour at Hom, a burger boutique and ping pong lounge. You can read more about that over at Cait's blog.


Our second stop on the food tour was Prohibition. This was my second time dining at Prohibition and the food is seriously delicious. 





Our first entree was the Duck Quesadilla. Prohibition was probably the only time I've ever tried duck and loved it. The manager told us they also like to use rabbit in their dishes. I think that's awesome since there's so many restaurants on Upper King Street you really have to do something to make yourself stand out. I now think of delicious duck quesadillas when I think of Prohibition and a great place to bring someone who's willing to try new things.



Our second entree at Prohibition was Paella. If you aren't familiar with paella, I wasn't, it's a rice dish with peppers, onions, shrimp, scallops, chorizo, and rabbit, topped with hollandaise sauce. It's served family style so everyone just digs in. I'm not a rice person at all so I wasn't expecting to like it but I was pleasently surprised of how good it was. It was creamy and spicy all at once. If rice was cooked like this everyday, I'd be a rice lover. 




Prohibition's decor is on point. They kept with the 1920-30's theme while modernizing at at the same time. They're also known for their drinks and their Itty Bitty drink was actually voted the best drink in the Best of Charleston 2014.



I couldn't recommend Prohibition enough. Their food is always good, their drinks are award winning, and I love feeling like you've stepped into a 1920's bar right off of Upper King Street.  They even have an outside patio area and at night they clear the dance floor and have jazz bands play. 


Thank you Charleston Culinary Tours for this opportunity and head over to Shelby's blog to read about our third stop, Rue De Jean


Disclosure: I received a complimentary pass from Charleston Culinary Tours in exchange for writing this review. 
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. I think Prohibition was my favorite stop! Such a fun day, glad we were able to do the tour together :)

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  2. prohibition was the first time i tried duck too! it was sooo good!! i liked their paella but it was a LOT creamier than what you'll get in spain! im glad you ladies had fun! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I love that y'all are reviewing all of these Charleston restaurants! I'll be in town this weekend and now I've got some ideas of where to go...

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  4. His speech was so sweet and what he said about her was so amazing!! Also, what Tina and Amy said at the start was pretty spot on too LOL!!! Love that you guys had such a great experience with the food tour - I am dying to do that next time I'm there!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. I just imagine all of George's ex's watching The Golden Globes while downing pizza and ice cream. The man has definitely found his match.

    The food tour looks awesome. I love Prohibition! It seems surprising that such a bar-scene place has great food, but I think it's delicious.

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  6. I was dying over your Instagram photos during the food tour! Everything looks amazing!

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  7. looks like a fun outing! I really enjoy Prohibition too! Rue's mussels are my fave though.

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  8. Love this, I wonder if they have these in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area?? Either way, I have to keep these in mind because hubby and I want to go to Charleston some time this year and want to eat at all of these yummy restaurants you girls go to!

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  9. Yummm we loved Prohibition when we went on this tour! We had the Paella, too, as well as a ramen with pork and a fried duck egg - soooo good!

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  10. looks so fun! love that y'all get to spend so much blogger time together!

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  11. Hands-down my favorite spot. I'm still dreaming about those quesadillas! Oh and PS it was the Palace Hotel not the Pink Palace we went to later haha. SO random and cute. What a fun tour!

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  12. This makes me even more excited about going on the same tour this weekend!

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  13. Duck is one of my favorite foods, so clearly I need to try those quesadilla! I’ve been torn between trying the upper king, the famers market and the downtown tour!

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  14. What a fun event to go too-- the food looks so pretty and so delicious! I've heard such good things about The Imitation Game- I don't know if we'll get to seeing it while it's in theaters but I'm excited to see it eventually!

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