I took a little vacation to Charleston and Savannah last week and was blown away by the restaurants I ate at. I took many of the suggestions from CH but stumbled on a few on my own. I ate way to much to remember all the dishes, but I'll do my best to recap.
Started with lunch at SNOB. It was pretty good but did not exceed expectations like subsequent meals did. The shrimp and grits were very good, everything was was decent.
Dinner at Fig. The make your own Manhattan was one of the most fun drink experiences I've had. Our server was phenomenal (I can't remember her name but we adored her). The charcuterie and succotash were delicious but the tomao tarte tatin was a little disappointing. I didn't think I had any room for dessert but the toffee(ish) cake we ordered was gone in about 11 seconds.
Lunch at Hominy Grill. Highlights were the she crab soup, fried chicken and collared greens (was so surprised by the greens that I had to include them). Out of those three I can still taste the greens.
Dinner at Husk. Trigger fish was phenomenal and the grits were the best I have ever had. The cheese on top had the consistency of the toping of a creme brule. I didn't know cheese could get like that. The grits were so good we tried to go back for lunch just to get them but we couldn't get in.
Lunch at Amen St. Went because our hotel gave us a gift cert. Decent but nothing to write home about.
Dinner at Poogan's Porch. Ate out in front on the porch. Pretty setting, decent food, nothing spectacular.
Lunch at Melvin's BBQ in Mount Pleasant. Stumbled on this one while exploring the surrounding islands. I didn't think I was going to get a chance to have BBQ on this trip so when I saw the chance, I took it. Pretty good Q. Had brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. I'd go back if I was craving bbq and was in the area but not worth a special trip.
Already missing Charleston and its great food.
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