Darcy has ALWAYS been fascinated with candy. He could eat three meals, packed with sugar every day and be totally satisfied (what little kid wouldn't?) As his mother, I do my best to moderate what he eats and we try to omit as many sugary treats as possible. However, as we walked Market Street in Charleston, I spotted IT'SUGAR and knew we MUST stop in.
Now, I didn't immediately let him loose in there. I made him eat his dinner and said if he cleaned his plate, we'd go to a special store.
As you can tell from the pictures, he made it through dinner and was able to partake in some sugar sweets!
The staff were phenomenal, even in the Carolina heat and hustle and bustle from the street. Even as Darcy dropped his prized lollipop while checking out, the cashier looked at the damage and didn't even wait to be asked, she simply went over and picked him up another one.
Darcy even paid for his own merchandise that night on his own! My five year old is turning into a young man. Don't mind me as I go cry!!!!
Every other weekend on Sunday night, our family packs up and heads towards Frankfort to pick up our son from his biological father.
Typically, we never eat in Frankfort, even though I spent time living there when I was 21 years old.
During that stint residing at the capital of Kentucky, I ate at a few local places downtown and ordered food from some mom and pop joints occasionally, but I mainly stuck to big name franchises that I was accustomed to.
On this Sunday though, Daniel and I sat upfront in the car, asking each other what we wanted to eat.
Finally, after a few minutes of back and forth suggestions, my husband did a quick search on the famous Google and said “Why don’t we eat at this place? The Stave.”
And I am so glad we did.
Taking Exit 58 on I-64, you’ll head east on US-60/Versailles Rd and take a quick right onto KY-1681. Following the road about 2.5 miles, you’ll reach a stop sign and turn left onto KY-1659 with The Stave on the right about half of a mile down.
There are a limited number of spots available to park on the side of this modern-but-rustic building, but don’t fear! There is an empty grass lot on the opposite side of the road for overflow parking.
The lot was full when we arrived and the place was busy with customers and staff moving around, so we parked across the road and I made it a great opportunity to get some shots entering the building with the kids.
When you pass through the front door, you’ll be greeted with a friendly member of the staff and given the option to sit inside closer to the bar or outside on the patio, given the seating availability.
We opted to sit outside with the kids and get the true Stave experience!
Immediately, we were served with water and given menus that truly stressed supporting local businesses. After a few moments of decision, I ended up with the special that day of Black Fin Tuna and Daniel ordered The Stave Burger.
As we waited for our meal, we passed the time by playing Rock Paper Scissors, admiring the huge planters out front and giving Sissy some crackers.
We also had the opportunity to get some shots of how The Stave looks on the inside and how cool the side patio is is!
The food arrived and I, of course, did not manage to remember to take pictures of our entrees or our bread pudding dessert - but take my word for it, you will not be disappointed!