Wicked Oak BBQ: Another Stellar Restaurant in Seminole Heights

  O nce you figure out how to get there, that is. There May or May Not Have Been a Line, 2020 S o, this is one place that I have been wanting to check out for months. With Covid going on, it's been incredibly difficult to leave the house and Stormy just took on a new schedule herself. Alas, Small Business Saturday comes and we now have a chance to check out a new restaurant. Let the games begin! Now, if you're familiar with King of the Coop, you know exactly where Wicked Oak is... Because King of the Coop moved next door. I did not get that memo, so it took a little longer than it should have to find this place. But once you get in, you'll see instantly that this side of the building got a new makeover. It's a much more pleasant experience now. We did have a chance to talk to Bubba, the owner, after we were finished eating, as he seems to make a habit of asking everyone how their meal was. He gave us a little bit of background. He has been competing in the world of comp

Vintage Post: A Hipster Pier 1 Imports

And I wouldn't take it any other way!

Vintage Post, 2017

With the holidays coming up (or, in some cases, already here) people are scrambling to find the perfect, last minute gift. Lets go all the way back to Small Business Saturday 2016 when Stormy and I decided to hop on the Seminole Heights shopping spree. Why not? It's a good way to learn more about the neighborhood. There were quite a few places to check out, but the one that stuck with me the most was Vintage Post. Since that fateful day in 2016, Vintage Post has become my quirky shopping spot for things I didn't even know I needed. 

Chairs, 2017

Starting in 2015, Vintage Posts' goal is to bring vintage back into the home. They'll bring in antique furniture, repurposed furniture, painted furniture, and simply quirky furniture, all while also providing knick knacks to furnish and decorate your home. Vintage Post gives off a really familiar feel that I couldn't put my finger on until the other day: It feels like a hipster Pier 1 Imports. This isn't a bad thing. Whereas most stores along these lines are where your elderly family members go to decorate their homes, Vintage Post is where the young, artsy crowd would come to decorate theirs. This is also the type of place to find such oddities as obnoxious clocks, over-the-top globes, and, in Stormy's case, a new make up box. 

Skeleton Ready For Dancing, 2017

There's also a small selection of clothes in the shop, as well as jewelry. Their goal is to sell from local merchants. They also provide a nice, comfortable way for you to consign your older, gently used furniture out, providing you with a little extra money for the holiday season and the new year! The prices for their goods are about what you'd expect for a local furniture reseller. The prices aren't crazy, but you wont be finding many amazing deals either. This is where you go when you want something different for your house, but you're not sure what that something is. 

Faces, 2017

Things to know before you go:

- This is Seminole Heights. That means the parking lot will be very small. There is parking in the back, but carrying furniture to your car wont be much fun.
- You will struggle to find another shop that offers the sheer selection of unique furniture, clothing, and jewelry in the area without going to one of the local thrift stores.
- You can very easily furnish your entire house with supplies found in this shop.
- They're very friendly. The employees will help you find just the right rug to tie the room together.

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