For those of you who have visited us in North Carolina, I'm sure we've taken you to my favorite restaurant in Southport called Provisions. Held up against typical standards, it wouldn't be considered especially wonderful or anything....but to me, it's heaven. It's a tiny place set right on the water--you order your food as you walk in, then find a spot outside. There's just something about the atmosphere that's hard to explain. Basically, I feel like I'm on vacation as soon as I walk through the front door. There's a breeze off the water, overhead ceiling fans, Jimmy Buffett music playing. Oh and the food! Lot's of seafood of course, but I always get the cheeseburger and yummy onion rings. Anyway... Mom & Dad were going to visit Edwin and me this afternoon and we were going to have lunch at Provisions in Southport. Unfortunately, they missed the ferry by only 3 cars and ended up just coming right to our house. As a substitue, we decided to try going to Holden Beach for a change. After all, it's only about 5 minutes from us! There was a coupon in their ever-present coupon book for a place called Provisions. I didn't even connect the two names until we pulled up. Sure enough, the sign said Yacht Basin & Provisions. It was the same company!! They've been open since 2002 and this was the first I'd heard of it. So for those of you who've never been to Provisions, you probably think I'm crazy for devoting so much space in my blog to it...but I'm telling you--it's fantastic. And now I have one virtually in my back yard! Best part? They're open almost all year round, whereas the one in Southport closes for the winter. So get your butts down to North Carolina and I'll treat you to dinner at Provisions.