After all, eating heaping amounts of rich Lowcountry cuisine at nearly every restaurant in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is no small task. But we sacrificed our waistlines to map out a fun way for you to taste the town: an appetizer crawl.
The cast of characters in this adventure includes Lyda, culinary school graduate extraordinaire; Jennifer, pork enthusiast and all-around food maven; and Shannon, a registered dietitian with a weakness for mac and cheese. We dove palate-first into one of the South’s foremost culinary meccas, tasting literally 197 dishes―we swam in shrimp and grits, slept on beds of plump foie gras, and all but bathed in she-crab soup. All for you, dear reader, to arm you with everything you need to sample the best of the best in Charleston.
Here’s your road map to choosing your own roaming culinary adventure.
photo: McCrady's long bar