Monday, 20 September 2010
Charleston’s Best Places to Grab a Bite to Eat
The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene
Although settled in an old icehouse, this seafood restaurant has all the warm southern charm it needs. The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene is one of Charleston’s local favorite food establishments. As hurricane Hugo swept through back in 1989, it plowed over the same spot the restaurant now stands. Directly in its path was The Richard & Charlene, a North Atlantic trawler. As the winds and the water did their damage, the trawler was slammed back and forth into the neighboring dock. This restaurant was named in memory of that stormy day. If you want a true southern experience, this is the place to come. To the citizens of Charleston’s, it truly is one of their prized gems.
Charlotte & Frank are famous for their traditional Gullah cuisine. The food became so popular while they were in the catering business that they decided to open up their own restaurant in 1997. If you are not familiar with the term Gullah, it stems from a unique and rich heritage. The Gullah are African Americans who have settled into the Low Country region of<a href="http://www.charlestonhome.com/areas_of_charleston.html”> Charleston, South Carolina </a> and down into Georgia. When you come to Gullah Cuisine you will find a plethora of good ol’ country food. Collard greens, okra soup, green beans, macaroni, succotash, cabbage, candied yams, barbequed chicken and of course, Charlotte’s famous fried chicken. If you’re looking for Pork Chops, you’re also in for a treat. Once you’ve eaten here, you’ll be coming back for more.
One of a Southerner’s favorite past time is sitting on the front porch enjoying a glass of sweet tea. Why not come to Cru Café and do the same? With both indoor and outdoor porch seating, you can enjoy Charleston’s food at its finest. Cru Café is known for their upscale comfort food and indulging desserts. Renowned Le Cordon Bleu Chef John Zucker opened Cru Café in 2002 and since Charleston has been in love with the place. The café has won multiple awards for their catering crew and is ranked as a top eatery by locals and tourists. Get a little taste of heaven while enjoying downtown Charleston and all it has to offer