Monday, May 18, 2009

Idyllic Repast

We had a good night's rest at the Crowne Plaza after the Weenie Roast.
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We slept very well, knowing our room cost only $38. Love that priceline.

Nearby was The CAMP, an interesting outdoorsy retail community.
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Nestled in The CAMP is Old Vine Cafe.
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Its patio area is a woodsy sanctuary.
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We enjoyed our bucolic breakfast. The natural light was as delicious as the food.

Fresh-squeezed orange juice ($6.50) and fresh wild berry lemonade ($4).
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Both tart and lovely.

Italian quiche ($9.50) with creamy cheesy grits ($2.00).
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Many of you know that I am The Pie Monster. And what is quiche but a nummerrific savory pie? This Italian sausage and gouda cheese baked in a flaky crust made love to my mouth. Sweet sweet morning love.
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And the grits? Me, quiche, and creamy cheesy grits. Carnal threesome. Yeah.

Fresh-baked cinnamon roll ($2.50).
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A warm piece of icing-smeared heaven.

Side of apple sausage ($4).
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Juicy! Snappy! Happy!

Blueberry brioche French toast ($10).
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This was the only thing that didn't win me over. Mr. Monkey liked it just fine, but I found it a tad too mushy and a bit bland. This is something I rarely say, but I think it could've been a little sweeter.

Skip the French toast, but hurry over to start your day right at this rustic alcove.


  1. very nice photos. and you know i like the camp. and old vine. i need to eat real food there next time, though, not just cheese.

  2. *drool* cheese grits...
    Bummer the french toast wasn't good - it looks amazing.

  3. Oooooh so cute! This looks like a great place for a photoshoot.

  4. ugh - good eater, photographer and writer: carnal threesome is amazing. But makes me blush!!

  5. I feel so good about the fact I made a fancy breakfast yesterday looking at all these breakfast foods!

  6. ah, your pictures are so fabulous!

  7. Love love LOVE The Camp! Glad you had a good breakfast :)

  8. I went to HS with the guy who owns/is the chef at old vine.

    although my tummy wasn't too happy with me after our dinner there one night. :/

  9. I find The Camp to be much younger and hipper than I am, but I love your photos of it.

  10. i am salivating just looking at these pictures. i definitely want to try this place out, looks delicious.

  11. Pie! I'm a pie fiend too. Mmm. Pie.

    There's this part in "How I Met Your Mother" where Marshall wants a wedding pie, instead of a cake. Pie. Mmm.

    Did I tell you I like pie? :P

  12. I just finished my breakfast 5 minutes ago and now I am hungry again. THANKS!

  13. Great photos. I love breakfast food.

  14. Glad you liked it!! And I secretly agree about the berry brioche French toast... :) I am so having that quiche this morning!

  15. Looks like a cute little place.

  16. i love this place. on a good day, i can get a new piercing at outer limits, have dinner at old vine, then have dessert at milk+honey, then drinks at the tin lizzy saloon down the street ;-)


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