So I guess it's not surprise that I've fallen in love with these restaurants where I get to craft my food for myself without any judgment.
My obsession started innocently enough when I discovered the build your own burrito concept. My personal fave is Moe's. I knew it was meant to be when I discovered Moe Monday's - $5 for any burrito of your choosing AND a drink. That's something that even this poor law student can afford!
I became more obsessed when the self-serve frozen yogurt craze swept the nation. I love fro yo so it wasn't much of a stretch - especially when I can top it with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups AND chocolate chip cookie dough bites. When I'm in Virginia, the ONLY place I get my fro yo from is The Skinny Dip. So awesomely good. When I'm in Charleston, my fro yo establishment of choice is Yogurt Mountain. (Personally I prefer the Dip, but Yogurt Mountain is pretty close.)
I recently discovered the trifecta of build your own restaurants. It's a brand new place in Charleston called Verde. I LOVE the concept - build your own salad. For $6.95 you get lettuce (a lot of lettuce), four toppings, and a piece of bread. You can add chicken, turkey, or shrimp for a few extra dollars. I'm more than a little obsessed with this place. It's been open for about three weeks and I've been about 7 times. It's bad for my wallet, but it's so good. I love that I can go there and get something that I don't feel guilty about eating a few hours later. If you're ever in Charleston, I highly recommend checking it out.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT OR FAVORITE FOOD TREND?