​Nathalie Dupree’s Favorite Charleston Dishes

By:Gwen Fowler

Date:6/30/2013

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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 Dupree knows 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. Hominy Grill: buttermilk pie; shrimp and grits; cornbread.
  3. Charleston Grill: crab cakes, “the only ones I really like in town.”
  4. Husk: for a great cheeseburger.
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.

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