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Food shopping in Charleston

uptown jimmy | Feb 11, 200801:16 PM

Me and the lovely wife are planning our 1st wedding anniversary in Charleston, sometime in mid-March. I've got a pretty good idea of where we will dine when we eat out (SNOB, Basil, Pho Bac, etc.), though we always welcome any news on which great spots are emerging or which once-great spots are in decline. We'll probably hit Bowen's Island again just for those astounding sunset views. Good lord that's a beautiful spot.

But I think we will try to do a little cooking while we're there. One of the best meals I ever had was some ultra-fresh shrimp simply grilled and dunked in butter, cooked and eaten on the back porch of our rental when staying on Tybee years ago, though the shrimp off that coast are famously good and don't require much more than a little TLC. And our stay on Hatteras a while back was marked by several amazing meals I cooked using the catch of the day purchased from a little shop called Rsiky Business. Man, that mackeral was something else...

But that's sorta the point, or part of it. Any local seafood you guys are famous for that we can get in mid-March? And where would the fish markets be?

Also really good groceries, Whole Foods and that sort of thing, farmers markets, etc. I'm a prety good cook, if the ingredients are good. ; ) And we will be staying at her parent's condo somewhere in Charleston proper (a really new structure near the water is all I know), so we have access to a nice kitchen....

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