I'm going to be in Charleston for three days after Christmas. I want to find LOCAL places to eat, and by that I mean places where the locals eat. No chains, no foo-foo food and no tourists.
I'm especially interested in oysters, BBQ, and low country food. We're staying in Mt. Pleasant. I've done the whole historic district upscale restaurant thing and this time, it's home grown character I'm looking for. With the exception of the Shrimp & Grits they serve for breakfast at the Mills House, I don't want to eat in the historic district.
We're heading back to Floriduh on Thursday, so some place for late lunch/early dinner between Charleston and Savannah would be nice.
Oh yeah, I need good grits and can't find them in Floriduh because we've been conquered by damned carpetbagging yankee vermin. I always stock up on Rockland Plantation stone ground grits when I'm up in Charleston, but recently, they stopped selling online. Are they still in business locally? If not, is there a good substitute?