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August 13, 2010

Ah, where were we?

Oh yes, Colonial Williamsburg. We already talked about the beautiful day, beautiful buildings and beautiful hats… now, let’s talk food.

There are a bunch of restaurants in Colonial Williamsburg (and of course plenty more in the city of Williamsburg) but wanted a true Southern meal. For that, we went to The King’s Arms Tavern.

It was a hot day so a cold drink was definitely in order. I was excited to hear that they brew their own root beer and ginger ale on-site.

Perfect! Such strong, refreshing flavor.

There was a sad lack of vegetarian entrees but that’s okay because I already knew what I wanted: peanut soup.

Sounds strange, right? Well, it was but it was definitely the most traditional thing on the menu so that’s what I ordered. Along with a salad, natch.

The good: lots of veggies on the salad and fresh-baked bread while we waited for the main course.

The mediocre: Um, peanut soup tastes like a bowl of peanut butter.

I like peanut butter as much as the next girl — no, probably more than the next girl — but it was a little overpowering for me. 😕 Good in a small portion but I wont be ordering peanut soup again.

As for the salad, it was absolutely swimming in dressing. Vegetables: love. Salad dressing: meh.

Simone went for a traditional meat-and-veg pie.

I had a little bite of the veg and crust and… YUM! She definitely picked a winner. It made me miss the days of walking past The West Cornwall Pasty Company every day while living in London. A hot pasty during cold weather is the best.

Please ignore the fact that it was 95* outside and we ordered soup and pie. 😉

But wait, there’s more! You have to have dessert! Someone hinted that a tour of the historical coffee house ended with a free sample of locally-made hot chocolate.

Pure, rich chocolate with just a hint of chili. A great cap-off.

We weren’t done chowing down yet… here’s a hint of what’s to come:

Oh… yes…!

Peanut soup: yay or nay?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2010 6:41 pm

    I’m most intrigued by that last picture … looks good!! 😉

  2. August 14, 2010 3:17 pm

    I’ve never tried peanut soup but I don’t think that would be my favorite thing…. 😉 That meat and veggie pie, however, looks like all kinds of awesome!

  3. August 15, 2010 11:38 am

    umm….peanut soup is a nay.


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