Hello Ladies! I’m taking a quick break in spamming you with Italy pictures to share my favorite date night spot in Augusta, Craft and Vine.
In college I was the hostess at one of the owner’s wildly successful sister restaurants, Frog Hollow Tavern. On some lucky occasions my parents would drop by for dinner and would lovingly order me a side of the famous smoked gouda mac ‘n cheese to take home. Although labeled mac ‘n cheese, this isn’t the kind of stuff I’m whipping up of for George on a weeknight. It’s essentially a pillowy cloud of smoked gouda goodness in lasagna form, and it is still in my top 5 favorite foods I’ve ever had.
The food at all three of the restaurants – while certainly different – is based on fresh, delicious, and locally sourced ingredients. I haven’t had a bad meal at Craft and Vine, and it’s often something so creative yet simple, that I’m left with the thought, “why didn’t I think of that?”
While the inventive menu and amazing cocktail list are certainly my favorite things about this spot, the interior is what really sets Craft and Vine apart from other local haunts. As soon as you enter through the large black doors, you are immediately transported into what feels like one of the trendiest enotecas in NYC. While the gourmet small plates are the main draw, (think inventive deviled eggs, charcuterie boards, and mussels) Geordie and I are crazy about the brick oven pizzas.
These days Geordie and I don’t make it out for date nights as often as we’d like. However, this is still one of our favorite spots to meet up with friends and grab a drink (they have happy hour at 5pm and 10pm!!) In fact, if we are going downtown for a night out with friends it’s almost 99.9% certain that we will be making a pit stop at Craft and Vine. It’s just that good.
While I don’t normally get too dressy for date nights, every now and then it’s fun to get glammed up! I purchased this little black dress from Forever 21 almost a year ago and it has been my go to for weddings and fancy nights out ever since. At only $20 it’s certainly been a good investment. My lace up sandals were under $40.00 and are also a go-to as they are super sassy, and manage to be comfortable enough to wear around all night!
I decided to wear this delicate little gold layering necklace last minute, and ended up turning half of it around so that it would highlight the cutout back of the dress.
Happy Friday gals!
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A huge thank you to Whitney Wysong Photography for the beautiful photos.
Find the Craft and Vine website here.