Sunday, January 16, 2011

Post Marathon Dinner At FIG

Last night Michelle and I decided to head into downtown Charleston for a celebratory post marathon dinner.  We decided to just wander around and find a place.  The problem with that?  We were both incredibly sore from the marathon and didn't have it in us to walk very far.  We found a garage to park in that appeared to be near some restaurants and parked there. 

Both of us were totally hobbling down the street.  At this point, I am feeling pain pretty much everywhere in my legs, but the most pronounced pain seems to be on the outside of my left leg, the toes on my left foot, and my right calf.  Michelle has some knee pain.  I had to wear my fake Uggs to dinner instead of cute footwear, because my feet wouldn't have it any other way.


We stumbled upon FIG, a cute looking restaurant with a short but great looking menu and headed in.


It was actually a tad fancier than what we'd had in mind and we were probably slightly under dressed.  The hostess said without a reservation we couldn't get a table til 10pm, but they had seats at the bar open, so we grabbed two and sat there.  It was actually really fun sitting at the bar and our bartender was great.

We both started with glasses of red wine- I had a Malbec and Michelle got a Syrah.

Then we studied the menu and decided to split two entrees.

STRUBE RANCH WAGYU BISTRO STEAK sweet potato puree, broccoli, hen-of-the-woods, sauce bordelaise.



SAUTÉED JUMBO FLOUNDER yukon gold puree, capers inlet clam chowder, pancetta.


Wow...  This might have been the best steak I've ever had.  I'm partial to filet mignon, but the flavor of this steak was UNBELIEVABLE.  The crust was flavorful and the meat was tender and juicy.  It was heavenly.  I don't know if I've ever had flounder before, but Michelle said it was good and I was feeling adventurous.  It was so buttery and yummy.

We also each consumed about three slices of fresh, chewy bread. 
It was such an incredible meal.  The perfect way to celebrate our marathon victory!

After dinner we hobbled to the car.  I snapped a couple pictures of the scenery.




We got in the car and drove around a little.  This is probably my third time in Charleston and I've yet to really have time to explore and take in the city.  I'm going to have to come back with Greg and spend more time here someday.

 We found Battery Park, which we'd passed during the race and decided to get out and take a closer look.  It's right in front of the water.



The famous cannon balls.



It was a long day and we headed back to the hotel early to get some sleep.  I still can't believe I ran a marathon...  Surreal.

6 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Girl - congrats on the marathon! That's so awesome. Sounds like you guys had a nice evening. Sometimes it can be fun sitting at the bar for dinner actually.

Megan said...

I found your blog from carrots 'n cake!
CONGRATS on your marathon!! Like I posted on Tina's blog, I think a marathon is one of those “holy moley, no way, absolutely not, never in a million years could I imagine doing it” kind of thing. lol. Good for you!

Tanya Kummerow said...

Again great job! I am not feeling too sore yet, just a hurt ankle, but even that seems to be going away! We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Janey said...

Congrats on the marathon! I'm just starting to train for a half! Hopefully one day I'll get to a full. Your dinner looked delish!

Molly said...

Drool!

I felt very surreal the whole week after my marathon. I just didn't know what to think.

love your fake uggs. I'm wearing my fake ugg/Target slippers as I type this : )

Suz said...

Congrats! I lived in Charleston for 7 years and you "stumbled onto" one of the best restaurants in a foodie city! The chef has won James Beard best southern chef, I'm pretty sure. If you return, feel free to hit me up for recommendations. There's not much I love more than talking about Charleston restaurants!

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