On Friday, I finally was able to coordinate my schedule with fellow blogger Morgan for lunch at NoFo at the Pig. Nofo opened in 2001 in the building of an old Piggly Wiggly grocery store. It's currently a two-story building. Downstairs is the restaurant, while upstairs has a super eclectic shop with some really cute items. The decorations ranged from an old wood Piggly Wiggly sign to a chandelier with pigs on it. Yes, eclectic was a good word for this cute place. We lingered over a 2 hour lunch with homemade goodness. Morgan had a Grilled Pimento Cheese sandwich with sweet potato fries.
Seriously. Anything that oozes like that has to taste good.
I ordered the Shrimp BLT on Sourdough with Cheddar Macaroni Salad.
The macaroni salad was my favorite part of the meal.
After lunch, we walked upstairs to the shop. We browsed through local foods and locally-made goods before we found ourselves drooling over the candy counter. The counter was full of chocolate. Unfortunately, they were out of the bacon candy, but they did have other sweet treats like ivory and dark chocolate kitty truffles, toffee pig truffles and ivory toffee mice.
Chocolate hearts and espresso chocolate truffles.
Golf balls and port wine truffles. Those golf balls? I think I know what my parents are getting for their anniversary this year! They have peanut butter inside of them. Peanut butter. Mmmmm.
Morgan and I took home 4 candies each. Morgan took home a couple of kitties and two other truffles. I ended up taking home a red velvet cake ball, a chocolate coated salted caramel truffle, chocolate coconut bomb and chocolate toffee from Carolina Candy Company. I still can't get enough of the candies from that company. They bring back such great memories from our wedding. I'm glad I found somewhere other than A Southern Season that sells them in this area.
Lunch was fun and the treats we bought for later were absolutely delicious. Aren't long, lingering lunches the best??