Sunday, March 25, 2012

Local Restaurant Spotlight: Dinner at Erin’s

Happy Sunday, friends!  I hope all of you have had a wonderful weekend!  As I type, hubby and I are driving to go pick up our little munchkin from her grandparents.  We’ve just enjoyed a child-free weekend!  We have missed our little munchkin, but we’ve had a great weekend relaxing, shopping, and eating out!  In fact, we did so much eating out, I am going to have to split it among a few different posts. 

The weekend really started for us on Thursday night.  We had a day off of work on Friday, which was so nice!  This is one advantage to working in the same school district: shared days off.  We enjoyed sleeping in Friday and then having lunch and doing some shopping together.  We were really looking forward to a dinner reservation Friday night at Erin’s Restaurant!



Erin’s is a local restaurant that I have been wanting to try for about a year, but we just haven’t made it there yet.  Erin’s is unique for many reasons, the first being that it is located in another restaurant, Kinch’s!  During the day, it is Kinch’s and at night (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) it is Erin’s!  Erin’s also serves Sunday Lunch. 

I love the way all the dishes were different—I thought it gave the table character.



Erin’s serves organic and locally-grown foods.  It is really one of the few true farm-to-table restaurants in York County, where we live.  There is an a-la-carte menu, but we chose the chef’s table option.  The chef’s table is family-style servings of whatever happens to be fresh and available that day.  It typically includes 4-5 salad options, several veggie/side options, 2 meats or main courses, and dessert options.  Here are some of the dishes we tasted…

Crunchy Strawberry Salad…



Salad with apples, craisins, feta (I think)…


My plate of salad selections—my favorite was the Thai Cucumber Salad.  It was tangy and had just the right amount of heat/spice.  But really every salad was delicious!


Next up: veggies.  I am very picky about collards, but I really enjoyed these.  I think they had some cinnamon or nutmeg, which sounds weird, but they were actually very good.


These roasted carrots and cauliflower were also delicious.  I don’t always like cooked carrots, either, but these really had great flavor and looked so beautiful whole. 



We also enjoyed mashed sweet potatoes, roasted broccolini, and macaroni and cheese.


Our main dishes were pot roast and mashed potatoes, and baked chicken with a sweet jalapeno sauce (not pictured).  Both were delicious!



Finally it was time for dessert: bread pudding and bakes apples.  These were so delicious.  I absolutely love bread pudding, so that was a great surprise.  (And I found that the bread pudding with the apples on top also was wonderful!)



It was a wonderful night with friends and my sweet hubby. 


And great food, of course!  If you are local, this is a spot you should check out.  Erin is actually very close to opening up her own restaurant space!  But for now you can visit her in Kinch’s.  They do take reservations, and actually reservations are recommended.  Check the website for all the details!

You never know what you’re going to have because the food selections change depending on availability.  I liked how, as each  dish was served, we were told where the food came from.  We heard, “This is pot roast from ____’s farm.”  That’s something you definitely don’t hear at the many (MANY) chain restaurants in Rock Hill, where we live.  It’s great to find a local gem like this.


  1. Loving your hair! Great pic!!

  2.  Thanks girlie!  I bet you have lots of food-porn after your big NY weekend!!!

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  4. Looks yummy- and very cool!

  5. It was delish! Sometime you guys can come and we'll go again! :)


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