One of the best and most delicious things about the Winter season are the plethora of "restaurant weeks" held throughout the country, from big cities like New York, to smaller cities like Fairfield, CT. No matter the city size, the flavors are big and bold, as restaurants open their doors with special deals to draw in a crowd during the low season. Charleston, too, gets on the action, and their lowcountry cuisine makes the South Carolina town a worthwhile destination. Charleston's restaurant week starts today, Jan. 10.
Lowcountry food is typically associated with cuisine served in South Carolina as well as the Georgia coast, like shrimp and grits, as well as other seafood and Southern dishes. Anthony Bourdain has even dubbed Charleston's food scene as a place that is "getting really excited and spreading."
So what should you try in Charleston over the next 10 days?
Really, Charleston restaurant patrons can't go wrong, not with the 3 for $20 deals at places like Hyman's Seafood; 3 for $30 at such fabulous restaurants as Cypress, McCrady's, Husk, and The Boathouse; and 3 for $40 deals at Peninsula Grill. For a full list -- with well over 100 options -- visit the Charleston Restaurant Association's Website here.
© Elizabeth SanFilippo 2013