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September 2013

Quick Bite:
Treat Yourself
Written By: 
Tatiana Donald

Gastronomically speaking, Charleston offers an embarrassment of riches, with opportunities to indulge at every other restaurant door. But if you’re going to do it, do it right. Here are a few suggestions


1. THE ORDINARY
{Triple Shellfish Tower, $125}
There’s nothing ordinary about three tiers of pickled shrimp, octopus crudo, stone and blue crabs, lobster, clams, and two-dozen oysters. 544 King St., www.eattheordinary.com

2.  CHARLESTON GRILL
{Butter-Poached Lobster & Black River Caviar, $216}
If lobster equals decadence, lobster and caviar define gluttony. We’re okay with that. 224 King St., www.charlestongrill.com

3.  PENINSULA GRILL
{Bordeaux Château Cheval Blanc, 2000, $1,500}
Saint-Émilion is one of only four vineyards to receive the rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé—French for “really, really good.” 112 North Market St., www.peninsulagrill.com

4.  GRILL 225               
{Truffled Potato Chips, $12}
With these truffle oil and blue cheese-topped chips, double dipping is encouraged. 225 E. Bay St., www.grill225.com  

5.  McCRADY’S
{Pavé of Chocolate, $9}
Pavé of chocolate with meringue pineapple is the ultimate happy ending. 2 Unity Alley, www.mccradysrestaurant.com

6.  OAK STEAKHOUSE
{Dry-Aged Prime Bone-In Rib-eye, Market Price}
This rib-eye is just one of the many reasons The Daily Meal named Oak one of the best steakhouses in America. 17 Broad St., www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

7.  THE GROCERY      
{Whole Fish, Market Price}
Chef Kevin Johnson makes this whole fish dish—be it beeliner or black sea bass—a work of art. Even better? It’s big enough to share. 4 Cannon St., www.thegrocerycharleston.com

8.  TRISTAN     
{Foie Gras Torchon, $20}
Carolina peach mostarda, lavendar, semolina shortbread, and foie gras? Done. 10 Linguard St., www.tristandining.com




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Photograph Courtesy of McCrady's

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