The trip is next week. Most everything is planned out. Drive down Tuesday, stop at Wilber's for BBQ. Tuesday night reservation at McCrady's. Wednesday breakfast at Hominy Grill - if there's room for lunch, then Middleton Plantation. Wednesday dinner at The Ordinary. Thurs lunch (skipping breakfast) at SNOB, dinner at FIG. Depart Fri, hit McCabe's and Blackbeard's on the way back home.
At Hominy Grill, I'd like to indulge in my southern favorites - chicken biscuit and shrimp and grits. At The Ordinary - baked oysters with battarga, grouper head terrine, amberjack schnitzel, razor clams, etc. Interesting ingredients and/or interesting preparation. At SNOB - fried chicken livers, maverick shrimp & grits, fried chicken & watermelon salad, etc. Interesting take on southern cuisine. FIG - razor clams, chicken liver pate, clam and corn chowder, and fish stew. Interesting ingredients and/or interesting preparation.
The problem is that I don't find McCrady's/Husk to be all that interesting based on their menus. I have no desire to eat beef, pork or chicken. In a pinch, I'll eat lamb or duck. I also don't enjoy fish as much as shellfish. Overall, I'm not sure I need to do a Brock restaurant if I'm not feeling it. So what are the alternatives? My traveling buddy suggested Bowen Island Restaurant for some simple grilled oysters? That actually sounds like a good time. I was thinking MacIntosh because of their menu.
Can someone put me out of my misery - either tell me I have to visit a Brock joint or say Brock is way overrated and there's better food in SC.