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Wine + Strange Artwork

Jan 10, 2011

On Saturday afternoon I left the Hubs with Sterling and went to meet my two favorite ladies, Jill and Alissa, for some wine and girl time. It has been a long time since I have been out baby free for a few hours, and let me tell you it was wonderful! We started off at the bar at HUSK, a new restaurant here in Charleston. I have yet to eat at the restaurant but the bar was pretty cool.

Their drink list was insane, including a martini called the Walterboro that contained boiled peanut pork-jus. Hmmm… I’m not so sure about that. We ended up sticking with old trusty red wine. We were too scared to try out any of the crazy cocktails.

After HUSK, we headed to a new wine bar I have been dying to try called BIN 152.

It did not disappoint. Their wine selection was amazing. We went with a Spanish Tempranillo and it was delish.

They offer a fabulous cheese list too that was several pages long. I didn’t even know where to even begin since I like any and every cheese ever made. We had the owner pick out our cheeses to compliment our wine. This is our massive platter that we almost entirely dominated. The platters consist of two cheeses, a meat and bread. Absolutely delightful with the wine.

Enjoying our wine

Now for the strange artwork. We looked above our table and noticed this weird child with an adults body wrapped in plastic.

This was quite disturbing to me. I felt kind of uncomfortable the whole time like she was watching me. I mean her face is totally creepy, right? I discreetly snapped a picture, I had to show Matt this artwork. The other artwork throughout BIN 152 was equally as weird, or maybe I just don’t know good artwork? Strange artwork or not I would most certainly return for some wine and cheese.

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  1. Creepy!! Kinda makes my hair stand up!

  2. Marian says:

    Oh yeah, that "artwork" is totally creepy. But its kind of like a car crash…you don't want to watch, but you just can't stop looking back

  3. Erin says:

    I need that plate of cheese and bread in my near future. And the chubby little girl freaks me out.

  4. that is the weirdest thing ever! that cheese board looks amazing though! yum! fun weekend!

  5. caycee says:

    OK that art is sooo weird!!! Glad you had a great weekend, and a night out with the girls!!!

    PS Who is hosting playgroup this week?

  6. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Looks like you had a fun girls night! It is always good to go out and reconnect with the girls!

  7. Amanda says:

    I am dying to try that place! Charleston area blogger date there soon! It needs to happen!

  8. Crazy! Despite how good that wine and cheese looks I might have lost my apatite over her šŸ™‚

  9. Kerr says:

    be glad you didnt get the boiled peanut drink, my friend had it and said it was gross!

  10. Hamptontoes says:

    Just found your blog through your comment on bluehydrangea…I saw you live in Charleston. We are heading to Charleston and Kiawah Island in June and I think I'll have to explore your blog for some good ideas of places to visit and eat!

  11. Lisa Fergus says:

    You look beautiful! This makes me want to plan a wine/ladies night asap! minus the creepy artwork of course! šŸ˜‰


  12. Dude, that art work is definitely cray-cray. I really don't get it, or the appeal of having it there when one is trying to go for a more laid-back atmosphere…BUT the cheese and wine will draw me in! šŸ™‚

  13. Jill says:

    Looks like a very fun night, and yes that artwork is beyond creepy!!

  14. Christina says:

    oooh i haven't been to husk or bin 152, but really want/need to! that artwork is disturbing. i would rather not dine with that over my head.

  15. GiGi says:

    you had me had tempernillo.
    what you didn't have me had was pork jus. was it garnished with a pork rind? n-a-s-t-y.

    i love how you guys didn't touch the bread. dr. atkins would be proud.

  16. coolkids says:

    You had me at wine and cheese.:) as for the artwork…weird! Make sure you stop by for a cute giveaway tomorrow perfect for your little guy! thecoolkidsblog.com

  17. Michaela says:

    AH! That is some seriously strange "art"! LOL (: Glad you had fun though! I love your flowy white shirt (:

  18. I just realized you live in Charelston. (duh). It's one of the top places I'm dying to visit. It's supposed to be so pretty and historical!!