I'll be in Charleston, S.C., for about 24 hours - enough time for a few meals, some drinks, and so on. Because of limited time, and because my girlfriend has never seen the city, I don't think we'll be leaving the Downtown/Historic District.
We're not necessarily looking for southern food/soul food specifically. Just some good food. I've read through older threads and saw the NYT's "36 hours in..."
A few questions:
Coast v. Slightly North of Broad? Better meal?
Tropical Toast at Diana's - is this a chain? Is it worth eating here?
Plenty of bars in Charleston, of course. We'll be there on a Friday night - suggestions on a solid place that may not be too crowded?
Many years ago I remember a cafe in Charleston that was dark and relaxed and extremely narrow - shoebox shaped, almost. Any ideas where this was and if it's still around?
After Charleston we're heading to Myrtle Beach - if anyone has thoughts on good cooking or good seafood in the Surfside/Garden City/Myrtle Beach area, I'd love to know.