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McCradys, Macintosh, Butcher and Bee, Grocery, more....(Charleston,long)

danna | Aug 20, 2012 06:37 AM

So I dieted for 3 weeks and practically fasted for 3 days....I was starving when we got to dinner Wed evening.

McCradys was very good as I expected. We did the 4 course option, I chose 2 courses from the fish section, triggerfish in tomato dashi, shrimp w cauliflower and other lovely things. I started w/ an absolutely GORGEOUS salad, complete with a few of the best pieces of fried okra I've ever had. Lightly vinegared before breading, I would say. The husband loved his lamb, was less excited about the waygu tartare. The desserts were fantastic, they really have a great pastry chef there...notably superior to other restaurant desserts I've had lately. Their take on the currently ubiquitous S'mores was graham cracker icecream rolled up in meringue like a jelly roll and sliced. I'm still trying to figure out how they did it. The popcorn on my corn custard dessert was the highlight of that one.

Next day I was still reasonably slim. I tried to keep it that way by going to Poe's and having a grilled swordfish taco. It was tasty enough as was my husband's chicken sandwich. (yes, neither of us got a have to be seen half-naked on the beach, you know) Poe's is serviceable bar food in an extremely lively atmosphere.

For dinner we went to The Macintosh on upper King. We shared (copied straight from the online menu) Tommy Edward's Grilled Shrimp, Arugula, Cauliflower, English Peas, Potato Confit,
Mint, Curry Dressing 13 and Kurios Farms Bibb Lettuce, Scuppernong Grapes, Roasted Peaches, Asian Pears,Pickled Blueberries, Candied Pine Nuts, Buttermilk Goat Cheese Dressing. Both starters just delicious. At that point, we started falling off the wagon, because the truffled fries looked awfully tempting so we ordered them, ate half, and begged the waiter to take the rest away. Our grouper dish and triggerfish w/ clams were also very good.

Since we were already off the wagon, but still making a pretense of effort we skipped dessert at the Mac and stopped by Paolo's for's made from whole milk instead of cream, right? The pistachio was very good.

Belly was looking a little round on Friday, but a 4 mile run convinced me I should go to EVO for lunch. I had the melon salad which had 3 different types of green melon..sprite, crenshaw...and I forget. very nice. The marguerita pizza, also nice. And a canteloupe/lemongrass popsicle from King of Pops. Then we went around back to see the newly opened bakery owned by the EVO folks. They were "wiped out" of pastry. My husband noticed the roast beef (house made) on the menu board and bemoaned eating pizza instead. (Sue, you might want to stock up provisions from there on the way out of town) continued...

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