doused with Valentina
roasted poblano, chorizo, handmade tortillas
with refried beans
add Chorizo $1
Chips and Salsas $6
a tasting of verde, benne, arbol
tortilla chips, heirloom beans and pork, crema, salsa, fried egg, queso fresco, avocado
tomato, radish, queso fresco, avocado, onion, chickpeas, cucumber, and crispy tortillas
choice of pasilla-buttermilk ranch or avocado vinaigrette dressing on the side
add charcoaled chicken, grilled shrimp, or grilled steak $4
pickled green tomato tartar, cabbage, red onion
marinated and grilled pork, pineapple, avocado purée
confit, jowl, chicharron, salsa verde, chilmole
heirloom peppers, pickled vegetables, queso fresco, garlic-amarillo
unripe peach, cotija, lime pickled red onion, pasilla de Oaxaca
cucumber-jicama slaw, salsa morita
salsa macha, red onion, cottage
choice of two tacos with refried beans, Carolina Gold rice, and broccoli salad
*ends daily at 4 PM*
queso de Oaxaca, crema, hoppin john, avocado, poblano, cabbage, cilantro, salsa verde
add charcoaled chicken, achiote pork, or grilled steak $4
all served with avocado, warm tortillas, hoppin’ john
pulla salsa, roasted mushrooms and onions, queso fresco
salsa verde cocida, seasonal squash, spicy pepitas
cojita, preserved tomato, pickled raisins, mole negra
chimichurri, radish-nopales salsa
with Mexican chocolate sauce
reposado & añejo tequila, dry curacao, lime, orange, agave
* Spicy style + $1* or *Mezcal Marg + $2*
make it “Fancy” $15
lager, hot sauce, clam juice, lime
mezcal, aperol, lime, jarritos grapefruit
pisco, habanero, lime, egg white
blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, pineapple vinegar, tepache
* Available on the rocks or frozen
barbera d’asti, aperol, citrus
vodka, hibiscus, cinnamon, lime, mint
bourbon, cognac, peach liqueur, agave, citrus, nutmeg
mezcal, blanco tequila, lime, blenheim hot ginger ale
2 ounce pour
Old Overholt Rye $7
Jefferson’s Small Batch $11.5
High Wire Revival Sorghum $17
Lunazul Blanco $3
Lunazul Reposado $ 3.5
Lunazul Añejo $4
Old Forester $4
Fernet Branca $4.5
Grand Marnier $6
1 ounce pour with orange and sal de gusano
Mezcal Union Uno $6
Del Maguey VIDA $6.5
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal $6.5
Mezcal Vago $7
Gracias a Dios $7
Ilegal Joven $8
Mezcal Vago Elote $8
Cruz del Fuego $8
El Jolgorio $21
Nuestra Soledad Santiago Matatlan $8
Nuestra Soledad San Luis del Rio $8
Nuestra Soledad San Baltazar Guelavila $8
Alipus San Andres $8.5
Alipus San Juan $8.5
Nuestra Soledad Ejutla $9
Nuestra Soledad Lachigui $9
Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca $10
Alipus San Luis $10.5
Mezcales de Leyenda Guerrero $11
Mezcales de Leyenda Durango $11
Del Maguey Minero $11.5
Del Maguey Chichicapa $11.5
Del Maguey San Luis del Rio $11.5
Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas $11.5
Bozal Ensamble $7.5
Bozal Cuixe $9
Bozal Tobasiche $9
Cruz del Fuego Tepextate $10
Mezcal Vago Ensamble en Barro $10
Gracias a Dios Tobala $12.5
Mezcalero No. 7 $13
Mezcalero No. 10 $13.5
Mezcalero No. 14 $17
Mezcalero No. 15 $17
Mezcalero No. 16 $17
Mezcalero No. 17 $18
Fidencio Madrecuixe $20
El Jolgorio Barril $21
El Jolgorio Madrecuixe $21
Del Maguey Tobala $23
El Jolgorio Tepeztate $23
Scorpion Tobala Blanco $24
El Jolgorio Arruqueño $28
Mezcal Vago Mexicano $28
Scorpion Tobala Añejo $30
El Jolgorio $25
1 ounce pour with sangrita upon request
Casa Noble Crystal $7
Maestro Dobel $7.5
Don Julio $9
Tequila Ocho $9.5
Clase Azul $14
Casa Noble $8
Maestro Dobel $8.5
Don Julio $10
Tequila Ocho $10
Clase Azul $16
Maestro Dobel $10
Casa Noble $10.5
Don Julio $11
Maestro Dobel Diamante $9
Espolon 6 Year $16
Don Julio 1942 $23
EXPRESIONES DEL CORAZON
Artisanal Edition Blanco $11
George T. Stagg $13.5
Sazerac Añejo $14
Build your taco experience tableside with any or all of the below: (each of the below make about 10 tacos per, and come with fresh warm tortillas, Cotija cheese, chopped onion, salsa verde, cilantro, and limes)
pineapple marinated and grilled pork
marinated and slow cooked pork shoulder
dressed with garlic-amarillo salsa
Charcoal Grilled Chicken, citrus marinated
Al Pastor, pineapple marinated and grilled pork
Pork Carnitas, marinated and slow cooked pork shoulder
Grilled Steak, dressed with garlic Amarillo salsa
Each kit includes napkins, utensils, service spoons and hot sauce for your convenience.
Eating without wheat, barley, rye, and other gluten-containing ingredients doesn’t have to be so difficult in the Lowcountry. With the riches of restaurants around, there are plenty of eateries catering to those going without. Though, many establishments that don’t identify as gluten-free are happy to amend dishes for allergies and dietary restrictions. Places like FIG, The Macintosh, Charleston Grill, and many others are happy to help guide your menu choices and omit gluten-containing items if ask your server before ordering.
Come fiesta in Charleston! You don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico for a taste of authentic Mexican inspired cuisine. From cantinas to taquerias, and everything in between, Charleston is the place to go to try the best Southwestern-style restaurants in the Southeast. Scroll on for the top 10 taco locales in Charleston, including Minero, SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ, COAST, Ink N Ivy, Cantina 76, Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano and Poe’s Tavern.
The Lowcountry is a melting pot for international foods, drinks and people. Eat globally, stay locally in Charleston!
Accolades for Charleston’s dining scene have largely gone to restaurants that could have arguably emerged in any decent-sized Southern city, such as FIG or Charleston Grill. But the James Beard Foundation in 2018 awarded its Best Chef Southeast prize to Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott’s BBQ, thereby recognizing a restaurant that is South Carolinian to its core.
Maybe you demand free chips with your order or expect the joint to serve offal speckled with cilantro and onions, but there’s a taco joint of every sort in Charleston. From authentic Mexican tortillas to creative multicultural offerings to places with giant margaritas, this is the list of the top taquerias in town. Don’t see your favorite? Leave us a comment.
Come fiesta in Charleston! You don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico for a taste of authentic Mexican inspired cuisine. From cantinas to taquerias, and everything in between, Charleston is the place to go to try the best Southwestern-style restaurants in the Southeast. Scroll on for the top 10 taco locales in Charleston, including Básico, Minero, SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Pancito & Lefty, Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ, COAST, Ink N Ivy and Poe’s Tavern.
Charleston is and has always been a “happy hour city,” with establishments providing discounted libations and appetizers to get the party started in the late afternoon. When looking for the ideal happy hour, patrons are after the best quality, price, and an environment made for unwinding. Sip and socialize at one of these 13 proven Charleston hot spots known for elevated beverages and crave-able after work munchies.
I considered writing an end-of-season awards column that looked back on the finest moments of the football season that just ended. But everyone does that. What I haven’t done yet is taken a look back at all the calories I consumed over a football season. That needs to be rectified, so today in Punt, Pass & Pork we’re going to hand out the Piggies.
These awards will honor the best things I ate all season. For official purposes, we’re going to define the college football season as “anything between the day I left the house for the trip that included SEC Media Days and the national title game.” Why not stretch back into the spring so we can encompass the entire year? Because the Offseason Piggies sure sounds like a column I could write in July. I’m franchise building here.
So without further ado, let’s hand out the Piggies for the 2017 college football season.
Authentic Mexican cuisine, with its bold flavors and amazing history, is about as delicious as it gets, and we’re thankfully living in an era when high-quality Mexican fare is within driving distance of just about everyone in America. Don’t believe us? Then keep reading to learn where to find the best Mexican restaurant in every state and the District of Columbia.
There’s no denying it now — Charleston has a culinary scene. But in a city with so many choices, it can still be ridiculously difficult to decide where to eat on any given evening. That’s where we come in. Whether seafood, fancy, flip-flop lovin’ fare, or Lowcountry classic, we’ve got you covered. These are the tables you seek, so get down to the business of eating well in the Holy City.
Welcome to the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” While the Eater Heatmap covers the newest and hottest eateries, this specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively satisfy all of your restaurant needs. Every couple of months, Eater adds pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
There are few Southern cities with as dizzying food scenes as Charleston. While in the past, it was known as a sleepy, historic town where visitors could find a plate of genuine shrimp and grits, now the peninsula is packed with some of the region’s best restaurants, and new ones are constantly opening.
For a first-timer, or even a returning visitor, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide where to spend precious vacation days. This list mixes classic and current favorites so whether you’re strolling on King Street at breakfast or driving by Hampton Park during lunchtime, you’ll always be able to find an option.
Charleston is one of America’s top dining destinations, but deciding where to eat (and once there, what to eat) can be overwhelming. Here’s a first-timer’s guide to some of the best places and dishes to eat in Chucktown.
Maybe you demand free chips with your order or expect the joint to serve offal speckled with cilantro and onions, but there’s a taco joint of every sort in Charleston. From authentic Mexican tortillas to creative multicultural offerings to places with giant margaritas, this is the list of the top taquerias in town. Don’t see your favorite? Leave us a comment
This old South Carolina city sparkles with history and natural beauty, but a new generation of hotels, restaurants, and shops has infused it with fresh energy. Hit our favorite spots to get your fill of culture and style.
Chef Sean Brock catapulted to national recognition with Husk, where his elevated Southern cuisine won him a James Beard Award. Now Brock is applying Southern flavors at this casual Mexican cantina. We’ll be swinging by for the outstanding mezcal and agave lists as well. Try a Mr. Niebla for a less alcohol-forward drink — the mezcal and Aperol balance the grapefruit soda well.
However you meander your way through this menu—though we recommend starting with your staple chips and salsa—you’ll love this Mexican feast by star chef Sean Brock of Husk fame. Mix and match dishes under $10, including Southern-influenced fried catfish tacos on house-charred tortillas made daily. Beans here are heirloom, not refried, and the bag of churros at the end of the meal is enough to share. Spend a little more for an excellent mezcal cocktail, or enjoy a glass of Minero’s Rosé Sangria for only $6.
Charleston’s culinary scene continues to evolve, as residents and visitors alike increase their expectations and as the city grows outward. Chef Brock’s newest concept, Minero, offers diners casual Mexican cuisine with a hint of Southern influence. Locals swear by Ko Cha, a Korean joint beside a gas station in West Ashley, a western district of the city where Charleston (and the colony of Carolina) was founded. Evo Pizzeria in North Charleston serves up good pies and craft beer in a family-friendly atmosphere.
For the political set, this winter may have been devoid of snowbird escapes to tropical locations but included plenty of travel to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. And although Des Moines and (chilly) Manchester may not appeal for your next weekend jaunt, Charleston should already be at the top of your must-visit list. With natural beauty, historic charm, and an unreal food scene, this city has our vote as the best Southern sojourn all around. So just in time for the Democratic primary, here are our top food, shopping, and exploration recommendations. Whether you’re there this weekend campaigning for Hillary or just trying to avoid the crowds, a lot of places have our vote. Better yet, get inspired by the round-the-clock news coverage and plan a (less-crazed) trip for another time.
While Tom Sietsema toured the country in search of America’s best food cities, we collected and tested signature recipes from notable restaurants he dined in along the way.
With a newer, larger space, Minero is now offering brunch on Sundays. In addition to the daily favorites, like charcoal grilled wings, the Mexican-inspired eatery serves hearty plates like steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, and chicken fried chicken with red eye mole.
Minero 2.0 is undeniably bigger. Its seating capacity has doubled to 90, including a significant number of seats at the bar. While it perhaps surrendered a smidge of charm with the expansion, the restaurant was ready to grow: From the start, its bar has produced excellent cocktails, but the crowds kept most people from considering Minero as a place to drop by for a drink. And I always had to remember to mention peak time lines when sending visitors and locals to Minero, the only Sean Brock restaurant in the world where two people can dine for 30 bucks (Minero currently has two locations: There’s also an outlet in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market.)
I can’t wait to take my son to the new Minero now housed in McCrady’s former gallery event space where I held my wedding reception six years ago. It’ll be a pico-fragranced walk down memory lane. My husband and I will reminisce about our first dance as queso fundido runs down our fingers. We’ll get misty-eyed recalling my father’s touching speech as we drain Bloody Marias. And then we’ll share the monster Minero burrito — crema and hoppin’ john spilling down our chins just like the wedding cake we smashed into each other’s faces all those years ago.
Creativity and cosmopolitanism have been sweeping through the Southern states- and not just in Nashville, Atlanta and Charleston.
This iconic Southern town has no shortage of attractions, which is why it’s a perennial haven for tourists. From historic homes and architecture, a thriving culinary scene, to its stylish locals, there are many reasons why T+L readers named Charleston the Number One City in America for 2015. In town for a short jaunt? Check our itinerary for the ideal weekend there here.