Jun 5, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina is our home away from home! Team CITY GRIT tries to make it down there at least once a year because we love the food and we love all of the people behind the food even more.
Next time you're lucky enough to be in town, make sure to say hi to our friends for us!
Ask our boy Jayce to make you a perfect cocktail. Or try one of the 40 beers on tap! Also we love the Charcuterie & the Pickled Shrimp!
Chef Mike Lata’s BBQ Shrimp is plate-licking good. No really, it is so good we actually picked up our plate and licked it clean…at a table full of the country’s most influential food writers. What? We ain’t skerd.
There is a reason why Chef Jason Stanhope won the James Beard award for the Best Chef Southeast. Basically because he is the man. And a wizard with vegetables. And a master of fish. And one of our favorite people ever born. Help us on our campaign to bring back the Coddled Egg by mentioning that you wish you could try it at least 17 times while you're there.
Our pals Michael and Melody Shemtov are two of the coolest people we know and their spot, Butcher & Bee, proves that point! The menu changes daily but if the Pulled Squash Sandwich and the Kale Slaw are on the board – you must do it! Plus gotta respect the 10pm-2am Friday and Saturday dining option in a town where dinner service wraps up by 10 in most spots. This is definitely a chefs' favorite!
Chef Joshua Walker had us at Asian Soul food! And once we finally got a taste of it there was no turning back. We fell in love. The Mapo Tofu, Okonomiyaki and the Pad Kra-Pow are three of the best things we ate in all of 2014!