|View from the Battery, Charleston, SC|
|Shrimp and Grits from the Hominy Grill|
|Oysters from Amen Street|
|Oyster Shell Chandelier|
|Shrimp Po'boy at Hyman's|
Dinner on day-two, 82 Queen. This is a nice place for a date, but I went with my sister because I was there and it's one of my favorite restaurants, so we had to go. It was romantic. As they say on their website, "Nothing compares to the fine dining experience offered by this charming restaurant nestled in Charleston's historic French Quarter." The ambiance is wonderful and the food is amazing. I especially love their collared greens - I know this is a beautiful, fancy place, but they have amazing collard greens! My sister ordered the brisket which was good and moist and laid on top of mac and cheese and collard greens. After trying her dish she said, "let me try your collard greens because mine have barbeque sauce on them." then she realized that collard greens, cooked the right way, are actually just that sweet. I had the fried fish over collard greens with pimento risotto. Good, but I had a hard time with the bones in the fish and it really got in the way of my collard greens and risotto. I had the fried chicken there before but unfortunately it wasn't on the menu because it was really, really wonderful friend chicken. Judged - a beautiful, romantic spot for a date in Charleston.
You think I'm done, but no, we kept eating.
|Inside Fort Moultrie|
On day-three we went out to Fort Moultrie, which was a fort from the Revolutionary War to WWII (if you're a real nerd, like me, check this out http://moultrie.battlefieldsinmotion.com/ it's a 3D walk through what was once Fort Moultrie).
Since we were out at the beach already, we decided to stay at the beach for dinner. We did a quick web search and found Bowens Island Restaurant. On our way we stopped at a great farmers market in Mount Pleasant and found a caterer for my event as well as some delicious kettle corn.
|Steamed Oysters to Bowens|
|The view from Bowens|
I can't wait to go back to Charleston, there's so much more to eat!!!