I'm headong to Charleston for vacation / food adventure next week & I was disappointed in the blogs I have read so far, the information was ok & not much more. I'm a little new to Chowhound so maybe I didnt look in the right places. Charleston has a reputation for great southern food, soul food & low country cooking, etc & I'm not getting the info I need to make my 4 days in Charleston outstanding. I'm from NJ, New York City is my life support. I'm a foodie, a use-to-be chef, and well traveled for my income level. I'll be in Charleston for 4 nights & I really need tips on where to get some great local quisine. Seafood, shrimp & grits, pork, biscuits & gravey, BBQ and what ever else you can "dish" out. From high end to low end just let me hear what you have to say..... and tips on where to avoid are also welcome.
Thanks use guys & hope to be saying y'all when I leave.
Here is what I have come up with so far from Chow Hound, I'm out to buy Zaggats right now & hope to see some responses when I return:
Hominy Grillshrimp & grits (but the picture I saw had mushrooms??)
Charleston Grill - for dinner
High Cotton - Sunday Brunch
McGrady's - all around excellent
FIG - 2nd to McGrady's
SNOB - I was here 15 years ago & I had a great 3 course $20 lunch. Is it still good?
Fish net - take out only.
Early Bird - DDD chicken & waffles. Although invented here in NYC its not popular.