Matt and I had a mostly relaxing weekend, peppered with a few fun activities like a impromptu trip the Amana Colonies on Saturday.
The Amanas are a grouping of historical buildings that date from the 1800’s, family style restaurants that have a German influence, and one of the best local wineries and breweries.
Upon arriving we made it straight for the Millstream Brewing Co.
Millstream has awesome microbrews and homemade sodas. And famous Root Beer Floats.
And a gorgeous patio that was packed with beer drinking locals and tourists alike.
After we enjoyed our brew we headed to The Chocolate Haus, a must-see in the Amanas.
I was torn between which homemade goodie I wanted to sample. I’m usually partial to fudge, but my free sample was enough. So I split this tasty Cow Pie with Matt.
After beer + dessert we headed to the Cajun Fest.
I immediately grabbed a Hurricane to quench my thirst and to cool me down since it was close to 90 degrees.
Matt wanted to sample the traditional Cajun favorites including Alligator, Jambalaya, Gumbo & of course Crawfish.
And I had to give in to some Beignets. I’m a sucker for powdered sugar.
All in all we had a fabulous evening. Sometimes it’s fun to get out and play tourist even if you live close by, especially if you get to go back in history and get to enjoy the culture and food from another region all in one night.
What famous local landmarks/tourist destinations do you live near? And what is your favorite Southern delicacy?