Gwen Fowler



Travel Channel names its favorite Charleston restaurants

Posted 9/9/2013 2:36:00 PM

Lots of us have our own (very long) lists of favorite restaurants in Charleston. Now the Travel Channel as come out with its list of the best restaurants in the city it calls “a foodie heaven.”

Not surprisingly, the list includes the restaurants associated with three James Beard best Chefs in the Southeast winners in recent years.

Husk and McCrady’s, both led by Chef Sean Brock, are on the list as are FIG, one of Chef Mike Lata’s restaurants, and Hominy Grill, where Robert Stehling is chef and owner.

Rounding out the dozen are Coast Bar and GrillOak Steakhouse; Magnolia’s; Hank’s Seafood; Amen Street Raw and Fish Bar; Closed for Business; Slightly North of Broad; and Stars Rooftop and Grill

Several of the restaurants are cited for their local sourcing of foods, including FIG, Oak Steakhouse, Slightly North of Broad and Stars Rooftop.

The story specifically mentions “the crowd favorite” at Hominy Grill: The Big Nasty, a biscuit with fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese and sausage gravy. Mmmm. I’ve had it and highly recommend it.

Among the other specialties mentioned are: shrimp and grits at Coast Bar and Grill; sautéed mussels, pimiento cheese flatbread and spicy catfish at Magnolia’s; Lowcountry bouillabaisse and she crab soup at Hank’s; shrimp corndogs, baked oysters and crab cakes at Amen Street; duck pot pie and buffalo oysters at Closed for Business; and stuffed Carolina quail breast, BBQ tuna, and chocolate pecan upside down cake at Slightly North of Broad. Are you hungry yet?