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The 8 Best New Eats In Charleston, SC For 2015

#1) Artisan Meat Share:

33 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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The Cheeseburger

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2 patties, government cheese, shaved lettuce, onion, bacon jam, buttermilk roll

Also check out the Bun Mi w/pate, the Porchetta sandwich that includes pork cracklins, or the refrigerator full of fresh cured meats that Chef Craig Deihl and his crew fix up!


 

#2) Nana’s Seafood & Soul:

176 Line Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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The Garlic Crab

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**Disclaimer: Ok, so Nana’s is not newly opened….but it is NEW TO ME….and probably you.  It is one of the few soul food places left in Charleston.  I recommend it most for lunch/take-out/or delivery due to its limited seating.  The garlic crab is the coolest dish but bring a pair of crab claw crackers if you want to really dig in and call ahead because some days the crab nets might be empty (843) 937-0002 .  Other amazing dishes that frequent the menu is the oxtail, garlic clams, garlic shrimp, BBQ pig feet, fried turkey wings, and the various purloos.   THEY ALSO DELIVER but call well in advance as this service can be limited.  Click on the small menu above to view it in full size.  This is the most adventurous pick on the list.


 

#3) Minero:

155 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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The Charcoaled Chicken Tacos

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Like most of what Charleston’s totem Chef Sean Brock does, the magic is in the details.  Following the success of McCrady’s and Husk Chef Brock is bringing some authentic Mexican flavors to Charleston.  The charcoaled chicken taco is great and sure to please everyone at your table.  The chicken in this taco is all dark meat that has been brined for 48-72 hours then grilled over charcoal.  It is usually then vacuum sealed to lock in that smokey charcoal flavor deep down inside.  The taco is then topped with unripe mango, cotija, lime pickled red onion, pasilla de Oaxaca….. $3 each. BAM.


 

#4) Tavern and Table:

100 Church Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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The Chimichurri Steak Salad

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Look at how beautiful this salad is and it tastes great. Chimichurri Steak Salad with pearl couscous, charred sweet corn, sour cherries, toasted pumpkin
seeds, oven roasted tomatoes, arugula, basil buttermilk dressing.  Add to it the fact that it sits on beautiful Shem Creek with many of the best seats located on the wood deck overlooking the shrimp boats and passing dolphins and you have one of the most delicious and scenic dinning experiences on the east coast. Period.

#5) The Americano:

819 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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The Cubano Americano

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The food and vibe of The Americano is so light and fun.   The dishes have influences of Cuban and other Caribbean dishes with some small twists.  Go there, have one of their playful cocktails like the Mexican Mule or the Hemingway Daiquiri and enjoy life. The Cubano Americano has roasted pork, chipotle black beans, pickled red onion, chihuahua cheese, mustard bbq, & avocado.

 


 

#6) Diggity Doughnuts:

616 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

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The Nutty Rooster

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The Nutty Rooster is a creamy peanut butter and Sriracha hot sauce doughnut.  Don’t let the flavors confuse you. It is AMAZING.  This vegan doughnut food truck now has a brick and mortar location.  Now all of Diggity Doughnuts’ fans have a consistent place to get their favorite flavors in addition to the Nutty Rooster like:

casper – classical sugar glaze AKA white icing*
old skool – yummy chocolate frosting*
summer blues – fresh blueberries, lemon juice and zest*
peppy pappy – chocolate frosting, mint and pretzel bits
red sangria – cabernet, orange, lemon and lime
pina colada – crushed pineapple and coconut bits
cappuccino – dark roast coffee and coconut creamer*
cinnamon & sugar – organic cane sugar and Saigon cinnamon
bumble bee – dark chocolate striped with lemon glaze
key lime pie – tart key lime glaze, crushed graham crackers*
fresh blueberry – yes
fresh raspberry- yes
nutty rooster – creamy peanut butter & Sriracha hot sauce (has been featured on FOOD NETWORK) spicy
green dragon – coconut bits with green curry spicy
starla – strawberry and jalapeno mild
margarita – lime, tequila, rock salt
minty mojito – fresh lime, mint
the italian – fresh lemon juice and basil
salty spud – chocolate frosting with crushed potato chips*
frenchie – organic maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
sweet tart – tamarind
gingerbread – local ginger and organic molasses
sweetish swedish – lingonberry – it’s DELICIOUS
champagne julep – champagne and fresh mint
apple jax – granny smith and cinnamon
cookie mintster – chocolate frosting, crushed chocolate mint cookies
razzle dazzle – crushed raspberries and champagne*

FLAVORS WILL VARY BY DAY AND SEASON


 

#7) The Daily:

652 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

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The Country Ham Breakfast Sandwich

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This small place puts out some big flavor.  They do mainly take out but do have about a dozen seats to sit and enjoy your items.  I recommend you go and try the breakfast sandwich with country ham: English muffin, bacon, smoked onion jam, pimento cheese and a fried egg.  As you wait on the sandwich wander around and check out their other items like fresh juices and biscuits.

 


 

#8) Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar:

198 East Bay Street #100, Charleston, SC 29401

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The Peanut Butter Explosion

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This new cafe and dessert bar is right on East Bay St across from several of the east coast’s top restaurants. It is a perfect way to end a night….have a drink or treat. You pick.  The peanut butter explosion is a slam dunk way to go but you always have to try one of their ever changing special treats too.

 


 

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