Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Charleston Chow

Short trip to Charleston -- chowriffic
Thanks to chowhounds and yelp we had a great couple of chow days in Charleston. Lunch at See Wee restaurant in Awandaw --- special of fried flounder, shrimp oysters, fried green tomatoes, red rice (husband has mac and cheese and slaw.) Hot, fresh, ethereally fried -- washed down with a hop-sy Palmetto lager. Just a great, great meal and such friendly service.

Breakfast at Hominy Grill next a.m., Chalreston -- best grits I ever had, mile high biscuit -- husband had eggs and sausage -- very porky, spicy, coarse ground and obviously made there. Fresh and lovely restaurant in charming neighborhood, again, great service. Think I could eat there three meals a day.

Dinner at Magnolia's on East Bay. Rich and luxurious blue crab bisque, spicy shrimp and grits with andouille and tasso gravy, husband had the shellfish with lobster sauce over grits. Impeccable service, white table cloth but very warm and chic. Food was perfect --rich but not overwhelming, very nice wine list.

We loved the city and the chow. Just sorry it was a short trip. We'll be back as soon as we can.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Michigan's Lower Peninsula in cheese

You never know what wonders you'll find making lunch. Here's the Lower Peninsula, courtesy of Hoffman's extra sharp cheddar. On rye.