First time to Charleston

Old Mar 16th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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I adore the Ordinary, but it's new and very popular. Make a reservation. It's in an old bank building-the entrance to the kitchen was the entrance to the vault. The redo was the subject of an article in Local Palate magazine-google it to see if you can access it.

I had lobster ceviche, trout pate and gumbo. All were out-of-the-ballpark fabulous. I'm not sure how far ahead you can book. I know that at FIG, the other restaurant of Chef Lata's, they only reserve one month out.

Try not to overthink. There are so many great places you'll have a tough time striking out. So if you can't get one you like move on down the street.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Hi! I am sure we would like to go on a carriage tour at some point wjen we first get there. Any recommendations? Any special guides you'd recommend?
Thanks!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:45 PM
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That's a good idea. Just go to the corner of Meeting and Anson and get in line. The routes are on a lottery, so each company goes a different one every day. There may be some discount coupons at the visitors center. If you want a walking tour call Ed Grimball or Michael Troughe.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Thank you!
I love the Lee Brothers. I know they don't have a restaurant, but they love Charleston so much, I'd love to see something connected with them.
Anything you know about?
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Sorry sorry. I consider the Lee brothers the equivalent of carpetbaggers. They never "embraced" Charleston from their NYC neighborhood until Charleston had established itself as a destination for cuisine and hospitality.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Interesting Gretchen! The few times I have seen them on tv, they seem to be "all about Charleston" and seem to be very proud of their hometown. As a fellow Southerner, I love hearing them talk about certain southen dishes (and traditions, etc...)in your part of the south. As I said earlier, I can't wait to see how some things differ from Charleston and my home town/area.
Guess one never knows!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Sorry- what does bookmark mean?
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"Bookmark" is when somebody doesn't have a comment especially but wants to refer back to a given post at some later date, perhaps because there's some useful information within. Having commented on a posting by writing "bookmark" means that it will appear in "Topics You Commented On" when you double-click on your name, which makes a desired posting easier to find than typing "Charleston" in the search rectangle.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2013, 02:57 PM
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I'm not quite as hard on the Lee brothers. They love Martha Lou's, so they can't be all bad. You can go there and you'll be welcome but it's not fancy.
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