A few other shots from my recent excursion towards the low country…
I tried to hit up Watford’s BBQ, but like much of the good BBQ in South Carolina, they are only open Wednesday to Saturday (many places are Thursday, Friday, Saturday only). I looked into going to Scott’s in Hemingway and Schoolhouse in Scranton and they were closed too. Bummer.
On the way into Myrtle Beach (via Conway) I stopped at Maryland Fried Chicken. A chain mostly in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, I thought it was good. Crispy, not too oversized, well seasoned, and cheap.
In Myrtle Beach, a city full of chain restaurants, I finally found somewhere I can look forward to eating – Mr. Fish. I found the she-crab soup to be dense and cloying, though it did have plenty of crab.
But I was actually happy with the sushi. It’s not gonna blow any sushi freaks minds, but it was fresh, fresh, fresh. In fact, I don’t often order salmon nigiri, but this was excellent. I believe the sushi chef’s name is Scott, he learned sushi while putting himself through college at a Japanese restaurant near Ole Miss. He definitely cared about his craft, speaking proudly of the quality of his fish.
I also had some shrimp and grits, which was a bit heavy, but the shrimp were wonderful.
I stopped at Prosser’s BBQ in Murrel’s Inlet on the way down to Charleston from MB. South Carolinians love their all-you-can-eat BBQ buffets, and this is one of the best I’ve seen. The chopped pork wasn’t memorable, but the pork bark chopped up with dirty rice was incendiary. I also sampled the collards, beans, fried chicken, mac n cheese, crab cake, and the schlong looking thing in the middle is fried trout. All served with a sweet tea for under $10.
An evening in Chuck-town.
Charred octopus with powdered olive oil, squid ink potato puree, piped egg yolk, and micro cilantro at Husk. Looked cool, but it had a burnt aftertaste I didn’t enjoy and the octopus was too salty.
General Tso’s sweetbreads with pea puree – in short, this was the balls (really, really good, in case you are over 40). Best use of sweetbreads I’ve had.
Eggs at Glass Onion.
Crispy chicken confit with tomato jam, grits, greens, High Life at Glass Onion. Best meal I ate all week. It brought me out of my Husk funk.
More High Life at AJ’s on Tybee Island. A local buddy and I sat on the dock, drank cold beer, ate peel and eat shrimp and fried seafood and watched the sun set over the water. Tough to beat.
The fried flounder was really nice, everything else was just OK, but I’d go back just to drink beer and take in the venue.
Finished the weekend watching the golf tournament up at Hilton Head. Quite the weekend, and this time of year is the absolute best in South Carolina. In just a few weeks it will be miserable. Get there soon.