One of our favorite things to do on vacation is dine out…..actually that’s a favorite pass time any day of the year for me. When in Charleston we look for our old favorites, many of them long gone. The Ice House that was in the Old Slave Market Building with an antique wooden Jameson freezer door made in Hagerstown, MD (whoop, whoop), gone. Henry’s beside the Market with waiters in tuxedos and white gloves, gone. The Lorelei, a seafood joint on Shem Creek, gone. But one of our favorites is still around, Poogans Porch, 72 Queen St. That’s tonight’s reservation. The last time we dined there I remember Charlie’s mother gushing about the peanut butter pie. I wonder if it’s still on the menu?
Last night we dined (rather gorged) ourselves at Jestine’s. House made sweet pickles, corn fritters and fried green tomatoes with a sweet pepper relish, buttermilk fried chicken, mashed potatoes with a tasty thyme gravy, collard greens soaked in ham broth. Charlie had meatloaf instead of fried chicken. Low country Southern comfort food at its finest. All served with Jestine’s table wine, refreshing slightly sweet tea!
(Photo coming soon…tech problems from the iPad…it’s apparently on vacation too)
The line up for the rest of the week….. Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B.), Warm Olives on Johns Island, a cooking class at Charleston Cooks and our final night close by at Morgan Creek Grill. We plan to work in a sampling of the famous Coconut Cake at the Penninsula Grille too.
Now that I’m hungry and worried about my cholesterol levels I should go eat my oatmeal breakfast, do some sort of exercise then hit the beach. Busy, busy, busy!