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Return to Charleston, staying downtown, no car

kathryn | Apr 22, 2015 03:16 PM

Hello CHers! I plan to return to Charleston again in June, after my 4 epic days of eating last year... Will be staying near the Charleston Visitor Center again, sans car, relying on the DASH and walking to get around.

However, this time I'll be flying in on a Sunday afternoon and leaving on a Thursday morning, so wouldn't be able to get to the Saturday farmers market at Marion Sq.

I've also noticed that some places aren't open on Mondays.

Last time I hit up, from a Weds to Saturday:

Rarebit, Kudu, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Two Boroughs Larder, Hominy Grill, The Belmont, Virginia's on King, Poogan's Porch, Proof, The Ordinary, The Grocery, Farmers Market, Leon's, Jeni's Ice Cream, Gin Joint, Cypress, Husk

Trip report:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/979255

I have only 4 dinners and 3 lunches so plan to return to:

Kudu - coffee
Xiao Bao Biscuit - for lunch
Two Boroughs Larder - for lunch
The Ordinary - for dinner, plan to do this on arrival night, keeping plans loose in care of flight delays
The Grocery - for dinner but I'm not sure if I should do this or Artisan Meat Share instead
Husk - for dinner, already have a reservation
Belmont - cocktails
Proof - cocktails

I want to try for the first time/have questions about:

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit - breakfast sandwiches, is this worth multiple trips? It's very, very close to my hotel
The Macintosh - dinner, didn't get a chance last year
Cocktail Club - didn't get a chance last year, bailed after I saw that it was insanely crowded on a Fri night
Butcher & Bee - lunch, should I go for the fried chicken sandwich on Tuesday or fried chicken banh mi on Wednesday?
Husk's bar - didn't get a chance last time, was too full/tipsy post-dinner
The Daily - for coffee, perhaps post-Butcher and Bee?
Prohibition - good for cocktails?
Wildflour Pastry - worth it on a non-Sunday? Favorite items?

I'm assuming because I'm visiting Sun-Weds I shouldn't expect huge crowds at any of these?

Have I missed anything new and awesome esp. in the Upper King St/Visitor Center/Marion Sq area? Staying to stay somewhat casual, love places where I can snag a bar stool and dine solo. Farm to table, raw bar, fresh seafood, house made charcuterie, good cocktails always a plus.

Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer,
Xiao Bao Biscuit,
Hominy Grill,
Virginia's On King,
Poogan's Porch,
The Ordinary,
The Grocery,
Charleston Farmers Market,
Leon's,
The Gin Joint,
Husk,
The Macintosh,
The Cocktail Club,
Butcher & Bee,
The Daily,
Prohibition,
WildFlour Pastry
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