Local boy chef Jeremiah Bacon brings a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and seven years of experience in lauded New York restaurants, such as Thomas Keller’s renowned Per Se, back to the Lowcountry. This is the place to try a variety of dishes. We happily chomped through our personal buffet of seasonal foods: shad roe with blue cheese grits, glazed quail, and a delightfully tender chunk of honey-lacquered bacon. The kitchen is open for lunch, but the real culinary magic doesn’t happen until the 5 o’clock witching hour.
Don’t Miss the Magnolia Plantation Old Fashion cocktail. Made with Russell’s Reserve bourbon, peach nectar, muddled orange, and lemon, this refreshing libation is a sip of Southernness. Be careful though―it’s so easy to drink, you might forget it packs a punch. 10 Exchange Street; www.carolinasrestaurant.com or (843) 724-3800
photo: At Carolina’s listen to your server call out the specials of the day so you don’t miss out on delights such as shad roe over blue cheese grits.