The Food

Oh, the food!
(OMG, has it really been a month already since we were on vacation?!)

During our trip, we really made it a point to not eat at establishments where we could eat regularly (i.e. fast food restaurants, Denny’s, etc). Because we had a fully functional kitchen in our cabin, we had breakfast at “home” before leaving for our adventures every day. We also bought a few quick meals like stuff for sandwiches and microwavable mac ‘n cheese in case we got hungry in the late evenings. But the rest of the time we ate out at places unique to our vacation.

Our first day, we had a late lunch at The Troll Tavern. This pub-like restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is right on the riverside, along the Chattahoochee River. The food was pretty good, and the ambiance was very laid back. The staff was super friendly too. A little blogger trivia: after getting back from our trip, I found out that the bloggers who’d attend the annual blogmeet known as the Southeast Writer’s Conference would gather at the Troll Tavern.

We went to Michaelee’s on the second day, and to me, that was the most memorable of all our meals. See for yourself:

I ordered the special of the day, The Pepe Tortellini, with chicken, peas, and I can’t remember what else, but it was so good!

Hubby ordered the other special of the day, the Black Angus Bourbon Filet and Shrimp with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Brandon had a grilled cheese and fruit, which was as fresh as it looks.

Matty had the kid’s spaghetti, which was pretty yummy too.

And the desserts…mouthwatering!

I ordered the Kahlua Toffee Chocolate Mousse Cake,

Hubby ordered the Cappuccino Mousse in an edible chocolate cup,

And the boys shared the molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream.

It was the priciest of all our meals, just short of $100 for the four of us, but it was definitely worth splurging.

Our last full day in Georgia, we had lunch at Happy Hawg BBQ, which had just opened for the season. The owners were there, and they were so sweet. The boys had the kid’s hot dog combo, and hubby and I had the pork platter, which included BBQ pork, baked beans and homemade coleslaw. Because I’m Cuban, I had to add a bit of salt to the pork, but it definitely was all very, very good.

Not sure when it will be, but we definitely will be returning to Helen and Hiawassee in the future, and we’ll be sure to visit these favorite local spots again.

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