I’m Nick. Obviously, that is short for Nicholas. My wife writes in the previous blog about everything she left behind with our recent move to Charleston. Let me let you in on a secret. Friends and family aside, it is not much. You see, we moved to Chucktown from Alcoa Tennessee. Alcoa is a tiny city about 15 minutes outside of Knoxville (also a small city.) There is nothing there to leave behind! There is a Walmart (a very scary one,) a handful of mediocre restaurants, and a Target. Alcoa is one step above straight up boonies.
I am a city boy. I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. Caity, on the other hand, was born and raised in Alcoa Tennessee. This may explain why I could not wait to get the hell out of there, and she was a little more reluctant. Don’t get me wrong, East Tennessee did have a few perks. We were about 20 minutes from the Smokey Mountain National Park which was absolutely breathtaking at times. Also, downtown Knoxville could be fun at times. Caity’s parents were the biggest plus! They are amazing people and I always felt closer to them than I did my own parents. Now, needless to say, I have made it out of boonie-ville TN and have arrived at wonderful Charleston. (Only took us years!)
Caity mentioned her Charleston restaurant staple Lost Dog Cafe. Mine is Taco Boy! Taco Boy has great food, a fun atmosphere, and killer margaritas. With two locations, one downtown and one on Folly Beach, it is always close by and easily accessible. I am not the only one who frequents the AMAZING Taco Boy. Ask all the locals where they love to eat or drink…and they all say Taco Boy! My first love at Taco Boy was their “Carnitas Nachos.” Heaven in a pan! Cinnamon flavored pork, fresh guacamole, nacho cheese, sour cream and lettuce all perfectly blended into a huge portion of deliciousness that easily feeds two. Now as far as their tacos go I totally recommend the Kimchi Beef Taco. An Asian twist on a classic steak taco, that never disappoints.
Caity and I have started a list of things we want to do and places we want to eat here in Charleston. It’s a long list, but we are very excited to tackle and blog our way through the list as we continue our new lives here in Charleston South Carolina!