Who are you to Judge?

I am so sad to hear that a local restaurant owner would feel this way but reconize that each person has the right to their own beliefs. With that being said I have had my last meal at Bistro 127.

The following is an email  I received and was written by a good friends father. I hesistate to share this but, feel I would be remiss if I didn’t.

In the course of trying to get some in kind donations for an event, one organization decided that a simple “no” didn’t suffice. Instead, we received a dissertation about homosexuality being wrong and how this particular business owner would NEVER support homosexuality.

So, in the same spirit, I believe that the Homosexual and gay friendly community should return the favor to this business and simply not support it…

Please consider this BEFORE you spend your money at BISTRO 127 or DAYLIGHT DONUTS in Hickory, NC.

And on a personal note:
Please join me and my family in voting against the discriminatory constitutional amendment on the May 2012 NC primary ballot that not only makes unconstitutional same sex marriage, but also outlaws civil union and domestic partnership for both same sex and heterosexual couples, even though the ballot only deceptively makes reference to marriage. Check out http://www.protectncfamilies.org/

Caruso’s Fine Dining {review}

Caruso’s Fine Dining in Mooresville, NC is FANTAB!!! Big J and Ka-Ka took Hubs and I out for an amazing diner last night to celebrate Hubs new job { he’s been there like 6 mos now, but hey! we are all busy} Caruso’s was so worth the wait!

I was a bit shocked when we pulled up to a strip mall, but boy was I surprised when we walked in to see chandeliers, white linens, beautiful rugs, a great looking bar and wait staff that knows the ins and outs of every dish!

I started off with a wedge salad (if you know me you know I love wedge!) fresh gorgonzola, crisp lettuce great! Dad had the Arugula Salad, if you LOVE pepper you will love this. The Lemon olive oil dressing was delicate and pungent at the same time. I loved it!

For my entrée Ka Ka and I split the Chilean Sea Bass, polenta encrusted with a lemon caper berry sauce. It was so moist, cooked to perfection I could have licked the plate clean. Hands down best fish I have had in ages!

Hubs had the pork chop special, a pounded bone in shop that was crusted and had that yummy peppery Arugula Salad on top. Dad had a Grouper special that was in a tomato broth with capers and black olives. It had a twist that was excellent and screamed fresh, healthy lovely!

For desert we shared the Crème Brule is was perfect in every way!

Caruso’s was perfect they have a great wine list and I loved everything about my meal {and everyone else’s} Mama Bird would highly recommend to anyone in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area.

Ocean Isle

 Ocean Isle is my favorite beach in the whole world! It is 7 miles long and a couple of miles wide and is just the most family friendly,lovely beach ever!! We stay in a house on the canal. All of our friends and all the kids love staying on the canal. It is like staying on a lake and being at the beach! You can crab and float and just have a great time.

 Jack loves to crab and fish!
 Sunset Slush is a highlight of Ocean Isle! And this is our buddy, he has been pushing that cart up and down the beach since forthe past 7 years! He is a senior this year at UNC Wilmington and we hope he will make it back to the beach at least one more summer!! Jack LOVES him and bless he ALWAYS remembers Jack and his friends!

Today I am sharing my favorite eats of the Beach. Most of these are local OIB spots, a few a just up or down the beach. Within a hour and obviously worth the trip if I am including them!!

Sugar Shack delish, fantab, yum-o Jamaican food. One of a kind restaurant. Don’t miss it!! Mom had the ribs, Hubs had wings, mini had a burger and I had fish. It was ALL so yummy. I would love to go in the kitchen and see how they prepare. It was all cooked perfect, the cole slaw was amazing as well and I don’t ever like slaw! 
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Causeway Gourmet this is a great food! Gourmet to go- great pasta, salads, sammies. it’s fantab. Perfect for a great dinner in when you don’t want to cook!!

The Purple Onion (Shallotte) My fav breakfast spot. Omelets rock,fluffy pancakes. fresh fruit. fresh baked goods. The sammies are great too! FYI it takes a LONG time to get your food so don’t be in hurry! The food is worth the wait!! PROMISE!!

Twin Lakes (Sunset Beach) great seafood, great service, family friendly. everything everyone ordered was great. Hubs loved the stuffed flounder!
Going to OIB check out these spots or know some hidden gems I need to see? PLEASE SHARE!! I am going back in August and would love to try your favs!!

xoxo, Mama Bird