First, let me say that Hucks was good, Cru was good, Al di La was good, and FIG was fabulous. These are givens, and that's why I'm in a bit of a Charleston rut. Unfortunately the new things I tried didn't get such high marks.
G&M: It's obvious why this is a local favorite. Good service, lively vibe, fun decor. We had a bucket of champagne and enjoyed our time there. But...the food is totally mediocre (as Lizzy mentioned) Not awful, the cheese and pate plate was acceptable, the bread was ..well...they gave us bread, the salad was not slimy. I'd go there if I lived or worked on Broad street, but as a tourist, I don't really see a reason to go back.
Baked: Eh. This place really has it going on as far as image. We stopped in to get a hot chocolate and wound up ordering half the store. The cakes look wonderful, as did the whoopie pies, bars, etc. in the cases. But nothing tasted like it looked. (OK, the ho cho was good) I really wanted to ask them if they make their frosting with Crisco but I didn't know how to say it without being insulting. The bar I got was greasy, the brownie was decent.
Three Little Birds: This was a nice breakfast and I'm so grateful for the recommendation, because we needed to get on the road early Sunday morning and few brunches (that I knew of) were opened at 9:00, as was the TLB. Our breakfast was nice, I had a great carrot juice, the grits were really good, the eggs were cooked nicely for the benedict. The sweet potato under the egg didin't thrill me and I couldn't taste the goat cheese in the gc stuffed french toast. The service was good and I would go there again if I had the same time constraint, but otherwise, I would have preferred Fat Hen, or Charleston Cafe or Hominy Grill.