Friends...I am so excited to share with you that I am partnering up with Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe here in South Carolina to help promote the about their delicious and healthy menu...and share events, happenings, and why I frequent this restaurant twice a week. We spend a lot of time eating here and Shannon actually does their plumbing for both the location downtown and the one in Mount Pleasant, which is the one we go to ALL the time. It is a place where everyone knows our name and it is not a bad thing, I LOVE IT and I LOVE their food.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

I was first introduced to Taziki’s thanks to Shannon about a year ago when we first started dating. I remember going after a long hot and humid run one evening sometime in May. I logged in some good miles, ran to his house, and then we drove to Taziki’s. I was a sweaty mess and starving...The story of my LIFE!

The atmosphere in the restaurant is clean, relaxing, inviting, and they have a great outdoor patio, which is always a nice option on those warm not too humid summer nights here in South Carolina. I like to meet friends here for lunch during the week and then Shannon and I typically do takeout on Friday or Sunday nights, because let’s face it, there are those nights toward the end of the week when the last thing you want to do is cook. And I like having a healthy and nourishing takeout option that is a mile away from my apartment.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

What I love about the food from Taziki’s is that there lots of healthy options to satisfy all your taste buds!!! With the warmer temperatures, my body just wants salads, seafood, and lots of healthy fats. So what do I do...I listen to my body and feed it exactly that. My absolute FAVORITE salad to order at Taziki’s is the Mediterranean Salad with salmon. It is so FREAKING GOOD!!! And for those nights, when I am “hangry”, we will split an order of their crunchy seasoned pita chips with a side of tzatziki sauce. It’s perfect for dipping and for digging through that mile high salad.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

I am trying to venture out and try their other options as there are so many choices, but I am a creature of habit, and when I know what I want, I go for it. I promise to all of YOU that I will start trying new things because with this new partnership, it is going to be about just that...having fun...and promoting a company that I truly love. All good stuff!!! Maybe next month, I will start trying their gyros!!!

If you have never heard of Taziki’s here is their story -


In 1997, Keith Richards and his wife Amy were vacationing in Greece where they discovered small-table Mediterranean cafés where everyone in the community gathered together to connect around healthy flavors and to celebrate life! They enjoyed the food, but also observed a deeper kind of warmth and connection that moved them to say – “That’s what I want to spend my life doing.”  But how do you capture the feeling of family and friends around the table and the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle? Inspired, Keith and Amy returned home with a stack of photographs and a vision to import their experience by opening the first of many Mediterranean cafes in 1998.   They created a place free from the noise of the world and the fast pace of our busy lives.  They created a time to reconnect over refreshing Mediterranean flavors.  They designed a menu of interesting flavors real, home-made food.  Through all these years, and the addition of new Taziki’s across the country, they became a family of big-hearted foodies committed to making an impact in the community.

At Taziki’s, they embrace the “Mediterranean Lifestyle” which emphasizes:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods

  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil

  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods

  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month

  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week

  • Enjoying meals with family and friends

  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)

  • Getting plenty of exercise!!!

I 100% agree with the “Mediterranean Lifestyle” and that is why I love to support Taziki’s. Make sure to learn more about the restaurant HERE and follow them on their social media channels:

Do you have a Taziki’s in your state?

Are you a fan of the “Mediterranean Lifestyle”?

Restaurant Doro

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Neptune Beach, Florida to visit my beautiful friend Pam! I was desperately needing warmer weather, palm trees, girl time, and some time away from the cold northeast. It was a quick trip, but it was exactly what I needed. It felt good to run in shorts, sweat, walk along the beaches, and of course, eat good food. Pam is a foodie and has the best taste in not only food but handbags and shoes. I have closet envy! 

Onto the food...This is Pam's favorite restaurant and when she suggested we go and meet up with some of her friends, I said YES and PLEASE! Restaurant Doro is absolutely DELICIOUS, gorgeous decor, impeccable service, and the chef treated us like the queens that we are!

I started with Burrata, which was creamy, delicious, and oh so fresh. It was light and the perfect size appetizer. No need to have extra bread with this dish as it had so much flavor that it would have taken away from the dish itself.

I ordered the Lamb for my entree and oh goodness this was so AMAZING! It was cooked perfectly. The snap peas added that extra crunch, but the lamb was the star. I, of course, licked my plate clean and savored every single bite. Tender, juicy, and just PERFECT!

At the end of the dinner, Chris brought us three different desserts, which were out of this world. I do not have any photos of these, as I was devouring the homemade ice cream that was topped with sesame seeds. Who would have thought to add crunchy lightly toasted sesame seeds to ice cream...GENIUS! (PS: You can tell that this was a good experience with all the upper case letters, bold print, and exclamation points...Sorry, but I'm not sorry!)

I had the pleasure of talking with Chris after our dinner as Pam is good friends with him. Chris is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the restaurant and creating fresh, organic, unique flavors that will definitely make your taste buds and belly very happy. Chris opened Doro in Neptune Beach Town Center in late August last year. This is the first restaurant that he has owned and operated, but he has been working in the industry for most of his life. He started as a dishwasher when he was 16 years old and then went to attend the Culinary Institute of America. He was the personal chef for Matt Lauer for over 12 years. Chris's goal is to keep it SIMPLE and FRESH!

Make sure to follow Restaurant Doro on social media, so that you can follow events, happenings, and obviously beautiful photos of food! Get inspired and if you are EVER in the Neptune Beach, Florida area, stop in and tell Chris that I sent you!

What restaurant have you recently fallen in love with? 

Are you adventerous when it comes to trying new restaurants while traveling or in your city?