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Sep 30, 2012 03:32 PM

Charleston - a little help please...

We have finally made a plan for a long awaited, much anticipated trip to Charleston. We are looking for something we can't get here in NYC - so I am steering away from Italian, Steakhouses, etc...And we are looking for places that are more on the casual side as I am not sure if we will be able to get back to the hotel before dinner to change on most nights. It seems we will either have to extend our visit, or have five meals a day to fit in all the restaurants we would like to try. If anyone has any thoughts, suggestions or advice to the tentative plan of action I have below, it would be much appreciated!

Friday: dinner at FIG.
Saturday: I am thinking of The Grocery and Cru. But can't decide which one to go to for lunch, and which one for dinner.
Sunday: Hominy Grill for brunch and Macintosh for dinner.
Monday: lunch at Butcher & Bee before heading out to the airport (however, my ultimate goal is to make it to B&B late night for a second dinner on Sat so we can maybe squeeze in Husk for lunch instead).

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Nice job! You've made some educated choices. An extended visit is always recommended.

    Grocery isn't open at lunch, so go to Cru mid-day, then Grocery for supper. That Upper Kig area is really fun, so walk up if the weather is nice. B&B late night is fun, so if you can swing it, I think you'd be glad you did. Make reservations at FIG,Husk, and the Mac.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Thanks!! Actually, I had made a reservation via Opentable at Grocery for brunch on Sunday, but they called to tell me that by the time we visit (first weekend of November), they will have stopped doing Sunday brunch, but could move our reservation over to Saturday, so I think Grocery is still an option for daytime eating (guess I should have said "brunch" instead of "lunch"). So I guess I am still curious if anyone has any thoughts as to which is better for brunch, and which is better for dinner.

    2. i would do sat lunch at HG then dinner at The Grocery
      Brunch at mACiNTOSH the dinner at Cru
      Def lunch at Husk and a late night at b&B

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      1. re: LaLa

        According to their websites, The Grocery does not serve dinner on Sunday, and Cru Cafe is closed all day. I wish all my problems were this difficult.

        1. re: mackkt

          Right? Lol.

          HG is open all day Sunday, so maybe, brunch there and Grocery for supper, or your original plan, the Mac. Go to Cru and Grocery on Saturday.

          1. re: Sue in Mt P

            that sounds like a plan. Whatever she does, I recommend Cru at lunch. Not that it's not a worthy dinner, but it is SUCH a fun lunch. Get the shrimp BLT, the 1/2 bottle of Gruet, make a reservation (yes for lunch) and ask to sit on the porch. perfection.