In today's edition, we will be talking about the town of South Haven..
South Haven is a sweet little town that has lots of shops, restaurants and ice cream shops.
We went grocery shopping the first night and had a lot of meals at home or at the beach, but did go out a few times and enjoy some local establishments.
We had Captain Nemos for lunch one day while we were out and about in town and both ordered a club sandwich with guacamole on it. I think it's fairly hard to mess up a club sandwich but it was good and we had the option of curly fries on the side, which I'm not sure I've ever seen anywhere really besides like Arby's so that was a fun indulgence :)
|All meals should come with a pickle on the side|
The girl that was helping me seemed to be new, so I'm still not sure if this is right or not, but this was the smallest size they had:
I opted to try the chocolate covered pretzel which unfortunately was a mistake. The chocolate covered pretzel pieces inside it were nice, but I didn't really like the actual ice cream. Rob seems to think it was some kind of caramel flavored ice cream... I would definitely try Sherman's again next time we go there, but would not order this flavor again. They also make in house waffle cones which I would for sure try next time.
One day we decided to go to their farmer's market, which I believe was on Sundays and Wednesdays. It was a great market! Oh man, Michigan really knows how to do some berries. We loaded up on blueberries and some other fresh veggies for the condo....and enjoyed a couple of tamales from a tamale stand. I think that would be my food network show....going to farmer's markets around the country. How much fun would that be?
|seriously mom with the farmers' markets?|
|Michigan cherries & berries|
|Yes you are reading that right. Absolutely awful|
That day in St Joe's we also ate dinner at Rye Belle's. They are known for their gorgeous rooftop where you can see the beach from your table, but it was a little hot and we had the baby so we decided to eat in the dining room. I don't have any pictures from this, but we enjoyed this meal a lot!
Ok, now let's go back to South Haven...are you still with me?
We took turns sitting with the little ones so we could have date nights and both of us went to Tello Italian Bistro. The food was good, the wine was good...but the service was a little....unprofessional. For such an upscale type of place, I would expect more from the waitstaff, but we still enjoyed our experience here.
The calamari appetizer (not pictured) was my favorite part. mmmm
Sage and Prosciutto Stuffed Veal
Sautéed with lemon, capers and butter with roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes
Penne con Porcini
Porcini mushrooms, beef tenderloin, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions,
crumbled gorgonzola in a veal-demi, cream sauce.
Is it time to go back to the beach yet??