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RLS Recommendations 19 | Apr

Sunday Brunch

Hominy Grill has grilled banana-bread french toast, need I say more (there is always a wait)

HUSK's menu changes every week and is fantastic if you can get in

High Cotton is right next door to the gallery (if there's a wait there head to Blossoms, they are very similar and both great)

Butcher & Bee is a very hipster avocado toast kind of place



Hominy Grill has grilled banana-bread french toast, I already said it

Rutladge Cab Company is a normal spot and one step up from a greasy spoon

The Vendue Hotel is across the street form the gallery and has a wonderful menu



Minero is Sean Brock’s pet project for Mexican Food and it is what all the hype says it is. Nothing on the menu is over $10

Butcher and Bee a local's favorite, some of the most unique and satisfying menu items in Charleston. 

167 Raw is all the rave right now. Freshest seafood in town and we've never heard a bad review

Cru Cafe is in a little house and is a local secret tucked away

HUSK has a great lunch if you can't get in for dinner

Normandy Farms Bakery is a little hole in the wall with great coffee and to-go sandwiches on FRESH bread


Day Drinking & Retailers

Goat. Sheep. Cow. is a little wine and cheese shop, grab a baguette while you're in there

The Beer Exchange is a craft beer store that has been rated the #2 beer retailer in the world

East Bay Liquors & Wine is our neighborhood liquor store and also the oldest liquor store in America



HUSK was voted best new restaurant in America, a foodie dream (reservation required)

Leon's is just the absolute best southern place. You'll love it! 

FIG is our favorite over meal in all of Charleston (reservation required)

McCrady's - a beautiful romantic spot (reservation required)

Edmund's Oast is a brew pub founded by the the Beer Exchange owners and has been nominated for a James Beard award for best new restaurant in America.

SNOB is a Southern tradition and has a really great southern menu that isn't too heavy (reservation required)

Hall's Chop House - Steak, really big steak (reservation required)

Pearlz - is a great beer and oyster joint

Lucca - hands down, best italian in Charleston, family nights are the best 

Fulton Five - voted most romantic restaurant for 15 years 

O-Ku - a hip sushi joint right in the midst of the upper King street nightlife


Bars We Love

Gin Joint for a really great cocktail They wear suspenders and bowties and can make a killer gin fizz. 

HUSK's bar is in an old carriage house

Edmunds Oast is the best brew pub ever. A few minutes from downtown but well worth it for the food and 50 beers on tap

Bin 152 for a cheese plate and glass of wine. Let them pick it for you, you won't be disappointed 

Social is great if you like a hip-younger crowd and they have an awesome happy hour

Craftsmen is a craft beer bar one block from the gallery with a manly menu. Think finish carpenter who happens to love good food. 


Night Life

Upper King Street comes alive after 8pm (grab a bike taxi if you're in heels)

Charleston Grill has live jazz Thursday - Saturday and is a swanky place to start your night

The Vendue has our favorite rooftop bar in Charleston

Cocktail Club is a neat speak-easy style place with a little hidden rooftop as well



The Alley is a bowling Alley with great food - reserve a lane earlier in the day

Taco Boy is a great Mexican spot for kids

Aquarium & Children's Museum are great for the day

Fleet Landing is on the water and has great food for kids and you can usually see a dolphin or two swimming by


Touristy Stuff

Old South Horse Carriage tour

Beach (Sullivan's is our favorite) Eat at Poe's a local favorite for decades

Plantations (Magnolia is the nicest to walk through for an afternoon)

Coastal Expeditions Kayak in Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek


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