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Charleston Gourmet

orzobino Sep 8, 2006 01:11 PM

I know that Charleston has a lot of good places...but does anyone have a truly gourmet rec...you know a place that is a cut above..Im going for one night in about a week and want to make the best of it... thanks in advance

  1. TexasToast Sep 8, 2006 11:04 PM

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. COCONUT CAKE at the Peninsula Gill!


    Even if you hate coconut, you will like this cake. Also comes in a cocktail form!


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      hawkeye Sep 8, 2006 11:00 PM

      There are two that are worth it: either McCrady's, as HellsSoxHound mentions, or Fulton Five.

      Just as a side note, a lot of the splendor of Charleston rests in the "downhome" charm of the place. Thus, a lot of the best meals can be found in more simple joints, as opposed to the overpriced, over-hyped restaurants.

      Cru Cafe (right off the Market) is one in particular...

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        HeelsSoxHound Sep 8, 2006 08:43 PM

        i have a really lengthy post on my honeymoon from charleston a few weeks ago...
        if money is no object, then the ocean room was awesome...
        otherwise, FIG.


        one that we really wanted to try but didn't was cordavi--that menu looked really good. another was mccrady's, which was a little too avant-garde for my wife's tastes.
        have fun--it's a great city!

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