I know this has been covered in other posts, but I have specific questions about some places in particular:
1. we are spending one night on the isle of palms..is there anything there, or near there, of special note? we would love to go to that roasted oyster place, bowen's island, but not sure if it has re-opened or is nearby. but that's the kind of thing that is special and the spirit we are in search of. we don't want just another basket of fried shrimp.
2. is basil really worth the hype?
3. I have France on the brain as we plan an upcoming trip. we live in nc, and we have ready access to gussied up southern food. but I heard about rue de jean...any others besides that and fast and french? is rue de jean any good? the lunch menu looks like a better deal, particularly the $11 bouillabaisse on Sunday.
4. any good wine/food/kitchen stores/markets?
thanks in advance, guys!