I visited Charleston a couple weeks ago with my mom. We absolutely loved it. I'm ready to pack up and move there!
We stayed at The Vendue (TripAdvisor Reviews). The location was great and I was happy to be close to Waterfront Park. We were pleasantly surprised with complimentary wine and cheese hour after we unpacked and arrived late afternoon. The hotel also has a rooftop bar, where I met up with friends that live in the area. The city was bustling with lots of visitors for the College of Charleston's graduation weekend. Good thing I planned all of my dining reservations in advance because it was packed everywhere!
I got into a routine of getting iced coffee in the morning and strolling through the park. I miss this scene!
Our first dinner was at Magnolias. We had the pan seared lump crab cakes, shellfish over grits, grilled beef with pimento cheese and topped it off with peach sorbet. And so began my love for pimento cheese...
After the plantation tour we returned downtown for our dinner reservation at Cru Café. I had the poblano and mozzarella fried chicken along with four cheese macaroni and my mom had the swordfish. This tops my favorite restaurants - great service, atmosphere and most importantly food. When I return to Charleston I will definitely be back.
The next day was dedicated to walking around downtown and shopping on King Street. Good thing I had a little extra room in my suitcase.
Everywhere I went I heard people talking about Husk. The lunchtime burger lives up to the rave reviews. We split that along with their pimento cheese and a salad. It was all amazing. I can't stop thinking about that buttery pimento bread with pickles.