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The Review

The first time you visit Craftsmen, you’ll need to take a tour. Head to the back—that’s the best way I know to direct you through this labyrinthine space in all its fermented glory. 

No one stumbles upon The Ocean Room. More than any other Lowcountry restaurant, you make a deliberate effort to be here and bring your wallet with the intention of relinquishing it in the pursuit of pure luxury. 

If someone asks you where to get the best pork rinds in town, you can send them to Warehouse with confidence.

In some primitive and proverbial context, someone once mashed together crushed grain and water, left it in a cool place populated with natural yeasts, and smashed it flat before draping it over a hot rock next to the fire. James Island’s newest wood-fired oven, Crust, isn’t far removed from that ancient commencement.

You may not correctly pronounce okonomiyaki, but you find a way to order it because everyone else is eating the crispy cabbage pancake adorned with roasted kale, scallions, carrot, bacon, and a fried egg, too.

Go early or be prepared to wait. You’ll want an ample appetite and a pack of friends.

544 King St.,
(843) 414-7060
www.eattheordinary.com

The rooftop is a madhouse on Saturday night, stuffed to the gills with the kinds of people who know what brand of shoes they’re wearing.

I started with the kale soup. Really, I wanted the headcheese, but my daughter claimed it. I wanted a booth, too

There was a time when a carnivorous predilection for sausages, charcuterie, and the best fried chicken livers in the Lowcountry meant a trip to East Bay Street and passage through the timeworn brick arches of venerable old chophouse High Cotton.

The familiar and the unexpected make delicious “breadfellows” at Butcher & Bee (B&B), where the daily buzz includes a tempting array of sandwiches and sides like none you’ve seen before.

 

Daily life in the I’On community beams with the generous personality and comforting food of Robert Carter, the highly acclaimed chef whose classic Southern cuisine has delighted Charlestonians for years.

 

A visit to Heart Woodfire Kitchen on James Island is a little like stumbling upon a charming country cottage in the woods—one where you happen to find the home fires burning and a delicious meal ready and waiting.

With lofty spaces, abundant light, and the radiant urban agrarian menu offered by executive chef and owner Kevin Johnson, The Grocery is a breath of fresh air in Charleston’s culinary world.

186 Coming St.
(843) 637-3722
www.twoboroughslarder.com

Chef Bacon’s homegrown goodness remains unfussy and divinely nourishing

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