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Charleston Revisited

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I'm not seeing any posts more recently than three years old, I apologize if I've missed something...

Heading to Charleston for a few days and looking for one impressive magical multi-course meal for a goodly sized group (we tend to run 6-10) and several smaller venues for tasty but not as bank-busting.

Also, BBQ. Because BBQ.

Any advice? Anything gone down hill? Any hot new kid doing magic in the kitchen?

Thanks!

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Been here a few days. I started with this http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/travel/a-taste-of-charleston-old-school-and-new.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article&_r=0

We dined at The Ordinary and it was extraordinary. The seafood tower is stunning, lobster cooked perfectly, oysters sweet (and shucked well) crab Louis and razor clam salad delicious... Sigh.
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Virginias has become a go-to for breakfast and lunch. Their she crab soup and fried pickles are outstanding. We also dined at Hominy grill which has a great shrimp and grits. We cpgrabbed a snack at Boone's and the Pim cup and crap cake on crispy chicken skins were yummy.

Tonight: Edmunds Oast


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Nothing better than crap cake on crispy chicken skins!  (sorry couldn't resist)


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I should have known better than posting on an ipad! Typos!

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Another night, another tower, this time of house cured meat at Edmunds Oast. They have been open four months now, and have scaled back their menu a lot. I was hoping for something more like the NYT article, but having made the journey there, I stayed. It was delicious. We followed with corn pudding, yellowtail crudo, picked shrimp toast, grouper, a perfect steak and a lovely chicken porridge that is way tastier than it sounds.

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We’re going to Charleston for an extended weekend next month. I made reservations at Hall’s Chophouse for my birthday. 

  Others on my radar (there are so many!!) are Hominy Grill, Husk, Magnolia’s, SNOB’s , Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, Rodney Scott’s BBQ and Pearlz Oyster Bar. 

 

  Has anyone been recently or from the area? Any “must try” dishes? We’re only there for four nights so unless we have an awful time I think we will likely go back soon. 

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I wouldn't pass up Husk.

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It's been a few years, but my wife and I had an excellent dinner at Husk. I hope they haven't gone downhill. 

 

Love Pearlz, super crowded and I don't think they take reservations but really good oysters. 

 

And I think it's a chain, but I always seem to end up at Blind Tiger for late night... stuff. 

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I'll be following with interest, hubs just suggested a short vaca end of March/early April and this is on my destination short list.

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Thanks ya’ll. (I so cannot pull of saying that especially since when I drink I do have an odd northeastern accent ). 

  Since we’re going over St. Patrick’s Day weekend (my bday is 3/17) I figured a good steakhouse dinner to soak the inevitable drinks (which in my instance is mostly wine) was a good idea for an early dinner that night. 

   I have a lunch reservation for Monday 3/19 at Husk. Crowds can irritate me and their lunch menu seemed just as good. 

 

   I’m thinking of Hominy Grill for Friday. Or SNOB. Or Magnolia Grill. 

 

  My eyes are a lot bigger than my stomach! 

  

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Best steak I've had was at Grill225 in the Market Pavillion Hotel. My wife and I were staying there and they gave us a $50 voucher for food/drink at either the restaurant or the rooftop bar. We'd driven all day to get there so we went to the restaurant. I was looking forward to some seafood when the waiter said, "All of our steaks are 45 day dry aged prime". I had the ribeye. 

 

http://www.marketpavilion.com/grill225.cfm

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On 2/7/2018 at 3:51 PM, BeeZee said:

I'll be following with interest, hubs just suggested a short vaca end of March/early April and this is on my destination short list.

 

  I will try to take pictures so I can write up a report of my trip. I’m staying in what I gather is an area called Cannonborough. It’s north of the French Quarter but our rental apartment has a trolley stop nearby.  

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Here's one that caught my eye as I was browsing through Local Palate. Looks lovely. I'm anxious for a visit myself, to try it.

 

 

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