NC Eatin’: Brunswick County
Saturday, June 20, 2009
1045 River Road
9910 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, NC 28467
I went to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, with a bunch of friends to celebrate one friend’s 30th birthday. We stayed at the Sea Trail Resort. On Saturday, some folks went to the beach and the rest of us hung out at the house and by the pool. It was very nice. By the time the evening rolled around, we were totally ready to head for Boundary House for dinner.
The atmosphere was what you’d expect from a seafood restaurant near the beach – there’s a huge boat suspended from the ceiling and everything’s a bit rustic. The menu is as you would expect as well. But then you eat the food… and you’re so happy! They start you off with these amazing croissants with honey butter. Yummm. If your meal comes with a salad, you should be pretty pleased with that as well. I’m not much for seafood (hate the smell, let alone the taste), so I ordered baby back ribbs. Turns out those were pretty darned good. I’d definitely recommend visiting Boundary House for dinner.
After dinner, we poked around a bit at the nearby shops until they closed. Then it was time for the Calabash Creamery. “Calabash Gourmet Ice Cream is made daily on premises. The twenty-four flavors consist of the finest, freshest ingredients and contains 16% butter-fat. In addition, ‘no-sugar added’ is offered along with soft-serve ice cream, hand packed pints and quarts, ice cream cakes, pies and cookie sandwiches. Varied flavors rotate, with a featured flavor every month. Locally grown ingredients are always incorporated, i.e. strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, sweet potatoes (sweet potato soufflé), apples, etc.” (-Creamery website) Visiting the Creamery is an absolute must if you’re in the area – even if you’re lactose intolerant. It’s worth it. See the pictures below.