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​Nathalie Dupree’s Favorite Charleston Dishes

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As an expert in Southern cooking and a long-time resident of Charleston, Nathalie Dupree knows where to find some of the best dishes in her city.

As an expert in Southern cooking and a long-time resident of Charleston,Nathalie Dupreeknows where to find some of the best dishes in her city.

The author of "Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking" and a number of other cookbooks, Dupree shared what she loves to order when she goes out to eat.

  1. Slightly North of Broad: fried chicken livers; chocolate peanut butter pie; carmelized pear salad.
  2. Charleston Grill: crab cakes, "the only ones I really like in town."
  3. Husk: for a great cheeseburger.
  4. Peninsula Grill: Coconut cake. (This 12-pound, 12-layer cake is so popular that it was trademarked as the Peninsula Grill Ultimate Coconut Cake in 2012.)
  5. The Glass Onion: fried quail and a lot of the desserts.

Another favorite: "Anytime I can get succotash. I used to be able to get it at Martha Lou's and Bertha's," says Dupree.

One of husband Jack Bass' favorites: Most barbecue, especially from Bessinger's Barbeque in Charleston.

Gwen Fowler
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.