1st visit to Charleston: Please critique our plans
Hi All - My husband and I are heading to Charleston Memorial Day weekend to celebrate his 35th. We're very excited, especially for the eats!
We'll be there for 3 nights and so far our plans are as follows:
Saturday: 5pm oysters and beer at Bowens Island
Followed by a late dinner at Husk
Sunday: Brunch at High Cotton
Dinner at McCrady's
Monday: Brunch at Hominy Grill
Dinner at FIG
Is that too much Sean Brock? Too much brunch? Would Husk be better for Saturday lunch when we land? Are we missing something unforgettable? We also considered Anson, Tristan, SNOB, Pennisula Grill, etc. And the new spot the Macintosh has piqued my interest. So much good food, so little time. My husband much prefers locavore, simple preparations of fresh food over nuanced fine dining.
Sorry for all the babble. Thanks for your help!
I think that looks good. If you don't have reservations for Husk and FIG be sure to make them.
Husk and McCrady's are very different. McCrady's is more "nuanced fine dining" than Husk.
MacIntosh is getting great reviews. I haven't been yet. Hope you have fun.
I'm very impressed with someone who plans two dinners ;-) My first instinct was to tell you to go to Bowen's island later at sunset...but now that I think about it, i think you have a good plan there. Bowen's island is quite the experience, but it's strictly about the oysters and beer. I think it would be nice to follow that up with something swank in the late evening and have a little more rounded-out meal.
Sue is exactly right, McCrady's is the "nuanced fine dining". I thought it was better than Husk.
Brunch at High Cotton's greenville sc location is ho hum, but I hear Chas is better.
Sue, what's the word on oysters in late May?
Great list. Bowen's Island isn't for everyone, and High Cotton isn't as good as FIG, Husk or McCrady's, but still very much worth a visit. You will have a great time!