Quick Bite: New & Notable
It’s all about the burrata baby. Well, that and the wood-fired pizzas, and proscuitto, and farro risotto, and remarkable squid ink noodle carmen d’aria. Suffice it to say, Indaco, Indigo Road’s latest creation on King Street, is one to be excited about. Chef Robert Berry delivers Italian fare in a sleek space where the only downside is the noise level. But with a mouthful of delicious food, who needs conversation? indacocharleston.com
At Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina’s Fish House, there’s no need to hassle the hostess for a water-view seat—you can look out on the harbor, the Holy City skyline, and the USS Yorktown from every table in the house. For dinner, start with the hush puppies and Firecracker Shrimp, then move on to one of the daily market fish offerings with a side of the amazing mac ’n’ cheese. Whatever you do, don’t miss the rooftop bar—it’s a destination in and of itself, offering tempting cocktails and some of the best views in town. charlestonharborresort.com
Ike’s Hot Fish & Chicken
The buzz started online. Twitter talk promised the tastiest, cheapest fried chicken you could find in Charleston. Well, we tried it and the truth? It’s dang good. Housed in a strip mall on Meeting Street next to Hello My Name is BBQ, this small family business offers fried-to-order shrimp, scallops, and deviled crabs in addition to their tempting chicken. Sides include the classic mac ’n’ cheese, cabbage, red rice, green beans, squash, and more, and a lunch plate special—two sides, an entrée, and cornbread—is just $7.99. Here’s to soul food done right.