Leave it to Neighborhood Dining Group, home of executive chef Sean Brock, to solve the problem of Mexican food in downtown Charleston (namely, there wasn’t much). The best dishes here cannily reference the Lowcountry, such as the exceptional benne salsa.
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.
People use fawning adjectives to describe this city, delicious being foremost among them. In fact, one of the most challenging aspects of a long weekend in Charleston is figuring out how to fit in as many meals as possible without inducing illness. Here is one foolproof culinary itinerary.
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.
Drumettes or flats? Bone-in or boneless? Dry rub or wet? Basic buffalo hot or flavored? Chicken wings are complex things with as many varieties as there are restaurants in Charleston.
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.
When chef Sean Brock (of Husk fame) decides to turn his attention to casual Mexican fare, you know the end result is going to be spectacular. And at Minero, it is (even though Brock has moved on to Nashville and is no longer involved in his South Carolina restaurant group). Queso fundido, tacos al pastor, pork carnitas with salsa verde and seasonal carnitas, roasted shrimp tacos with cucumber-jicama slaw and salsa morita… no matter what you order, you can’t go wrong.
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.
Effective March 17, 2020: Minero Charleston is temporarily closed. Nothing is more critical to The Neighborhood Dining Group than the safety and health of our guests, our staff, and the communities in which we serve. Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we feel that it is our civic duty to do all we can to help confine the spread of the virus. We feel it is impossible to operate our businesses knowing our staff and guests are at risk, even with precautionary measures such as limiting guests and tables and extensive sanitation.
We want to do our part to help put this worldwide crisis behind us, so that we may swiftly resume serving you, our valued guests. We are a compassionate and resilient community, and we will get through this life-threatening pandemic by working together.