I think I've narrowed it down to these two options. We want something with a distinctly Lowcountry touch - something we won't find elsewhere (our entire point of visiting is to enjoy cuisine we can't get at home). We've ruled out Cru Cafe because they have tilapia (not a local fish) and General Tso's Chicken on the menu - what's up with that? Blossom is out because it seems like for lunch they are heavy on pizza and pasta - and unless they are particularly good, I can make a good pasta at home. We've already been to SNOB for lunch on a previous visit - it was okay. 39 Rue de Jean isn't a consideration since we've already dined at Fat Hen, which is where the chef that guided Rue to its prime now cooks. So what does that leave in terms of good Charleston restaurants that are actually open for lunch?
I'm torn between going with Carolina's or Woodlands. I've been to Woodlands before when Tarver King was there, but now they have a new chef. Have never tried Carolina's. Any suggestions to tip the scales?