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Abby Murphy

Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston


Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
A dream came true for Callie’s Biscuits devotees when owner Carrie Morey opened Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit on King Street in late July. The cheerful counter-service restaurant sells seven varieties of freshly baked treats, including buttermilk, country ham, cheese and chive, and the amazingly delicious blackberry-filled. Stop in for a pair or a couple dozen, and while you’re at it, grab a coffee and a bowl of Geechie Boy Grits or even a pimiento cheese sandwich.  www.calliesbiscuits.com

167 Raw
Sidle up to one of seven barstools at this tiny fishmonger and lunch counter on East Bay for top-notch seafood and super-friendly service. Start with the guacamole: it’s an odd offering for an eatery with New England roots (a sister biz in Nantucket has been in co-owner Jesse Sandole’s family for decades), but when you’re scooping dip this creamy onto house-made tortilla chips still warm from the pan, you won’t question its place on the menu. Save room for chef Sean Rieflin’s sublime tacos, made with pickled vegetables and lightly battered and fried fish or seared tuna, all wrapped in corn tortillas spread with a layer of guac. Hunka chunka lobster rolls, served on brioche buns from Butcher & Bee, burst with citrus-brightened flavor and are so buttery they practically melt in your mouth. In a rush? Order to-go, or snag market items such as frozen swordfish cakes and fresh catches to cook at home. www.167raw.com




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