Southern Comforts

I had the pleasure of spending the past several days in Kiawah Island, SC with a couple of girl friends. The long weekend was spent relaxing at the beach, going on bike rides, and exploring the area. One day we drove into Charleston to shop the local boutiques and taste the Southern comfort foods. Below is a recap of my memorable weekend in the south!

Homemade margaritas + salsa, guacamole, and chips – the perfect way to kick off the vacation

French toast breakfast

The beach was perfect, with hard sand and an ocean that felt like bath water

Cheers! At the Fat Hen

Birthday cake ice cream + cookie dough + sprinkles waffle cone

Adorable napkin found in Charleston shop

Since this was my first time in Charleston, and only my second time in this region of the country, I hadn’t fully realize what a foodie’s mecca the city was until I began reading more about it a few months back. Luckily our day trip to Charleston allowed us the opportunity to dine at Husk, which was named Best New Restaurant in 2011 by Bon Appetit Magazine and Southern Living. We stopped in for a late brunch to taste Chef Sean Brock’s authentic Southern comfort foods. We found that the restaurant’s accolades were well deserved. I think my friend said it best when she said that she felt like she was having an out of body experience. The food was that good. 

Warm buttermilk dinner rolls served + butter with local honey and pork fat – they literally melted in your mouth

Bloody mary with beet juice, ham and 23 other ingredients and fresh peach bellini

Bibb lettuce, roasted corn, HUSK salami, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, cucumber buttermilk vinaigrette

Chilled watermelon Gazpacho, blue crab, preserved Meyer lemon, red jalapeno and oranges

Bacon cornbread – THE BEST I’VE EVER TASTED!

Omelet with HUSK Pancetta, marinated heirloom tomatoes, house made manchego cheese

Cheddar grits – WOW!

Shrimp and Grits with tomato braised peppers and onions, okra, and poached egg

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