Second Saturdays aren't the only thing that's back! After a long, self-imposed hiatus, I'm giving in to the many requests to bring back the NC Gypsy Blog. Not that the masses were waiting with bated breath for me to start writing again, but there were enough of you kind souls suggesting I bring the blog back so I thought I'd do just that.
And what better way to make a comeback than with a plate full of Yana's fruit fritters? Is there anything closer to Heaven - and sugar shock - than this? I mean that with the utmost sincerity. I absolutely LOVE them, but you have to be ready and willing to share because the fritters come fully loaded with hot fruit, topped with a load of powered sugar and the creamiest whipped cream. Did I mention this plate is actually a bowl? Yeah, they're piled in there and if you're not drooling by now, check your pulse.
Yana's Ye Olde Drug Store Restaurant is a pip of a place located in Swansboro, an artsy, picturesque waterfront town built on the remains of an Algonquian Indian village located on North Carolina's Crystal Coast in Onslow County. If you're a fan of Elvis, Marilyn, James Dean and the hotties of yesteryear, then you'll love the decor. And the food - comfort at its best, all cooked fresh from your order and beyond worth the wait. Yana's fruit fritters are made with fruits in season and there hasn't been one that I didn't adore. Highly recommended are banana, peach, and strawberry - although any variety will satisfy (I'm an apple fan).
After you sate your palate with Yana's finest, check out Yanamama's 50's Memorabilia Shoppe adjacent to the restaurant (enter from the outside). Like the fritters, the store is fully loaded. Delightful bits and bobs of retro nostalgia from Hollywood's Golden Years take up the limited wall and counter space. Shoppe capacity is four customers at a time - it's small, but impressive and fun to peruse.
Yana's is located at 117 / 119 Front Street, Swansboro, NC. Contact them at: 910.326.5501. Click on the photo above for a link to Yana's web site featuring their restaurant, menu and Memorabilia Shoppe.