Tasty Thursday – Charleston Eats

January 22, 2015

Tasty Thursday is back! Over the next couple of weeks I will resume my recipe posts, but today I wanted to share some of my Charleston Eats from this past weekend. 

Charleston has over 200 restaurants! How were we going to choose? Luckily a few of my friends had recommendations and we used their list as a starting point.  Here are a few of my foodie highlights:

Post race brunch at Rutledge Cab Co. This was not located in historic downtown Charleston.

Yummy swiss and mushroom burger.

Sunday brunch at Macintosh, which is located on King Street.

Nice ambiance.

The “Mac Attack” which was pork belly, eggs, over a bone marrow bread pudding.  Soo savory and delicious.

Raisin cake and honey butter to share.

Slightly North of Broad (also known as S.N.O.B aha) for our last dinner.

While preparing for the trip Amy told me that Charleston Restaurant Week also coincided with race weekend. For those unfamiliar with Restaurant Week, it is a 7 day period (or longer) in which participating restaurants offer a prix fix menu for two or three courses (ex. $20 for a two course lunch or $30 for a three course dinner). 

We sat behind the chef’s table with a view of the kitchen.  My favorite meal of the weekend was the shrimp and grits….SOOO GOOD!

Followed by an amazing butterscotch pumpkin bread pudding.

I wish I had a chance to try Hominy Grill, but will save that for next time.

As far as getting around the city my friends and I did not rent a car.  We ended up walking or using a service called Scoop

The business is about two months old and offers free car rides in the downtown Charleston area.  They use electric cars and are able to provide free rides by selling advertisements to local businesses in the area (the ads are displayed on iPads in the car).  Reservations can be made ahead of time and one of the co-owners, John, was very helpful with his recommendations.  Tips are optional, but always nice (range between $0-$40). 

Catching up?

Part 1: 2015 Charleston Half Marathon Race Recap

Part 2: Visiting Charleston Around Town

Favorite meal – breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner?

Do you like shrimp and grits? Do you have a favorite grit recipe?

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