Essentially America

DELICOUS DINING

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It’s hard to choose when there are so many options.

You can go Southern in name and cuisine at Blossom (www.blossomcha­rleston.com) and Magnolias (www. magnoliasc­harleston.com), both on East Bay Street – or at Rutledge Avenue’s Hominy (www.hominygril­l.com), with its James Beard Award-winning chef; go for seafood at one of two King Street favourites: Beard Award-nominated The Ordinary (www.eattheordi­nary.com) or atmospheri­c The Darling Oyster Bar (www.thedarling.com); test out the AAA Four Diamond credential­s of Circa 1886 on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion (www.circa1886.com); enjoy regional produce, including seafood, in Cannon Street’s The Grocery (www. thegrocery­charleston.com) or drop by King Street’s newish

Parcel 32, set in a revitalise­d 1837 townhouse (www.parcel32.com). However, two of my favourites are farther afield –

Purlieu (www.purlieucha­rleston.com), a friendly neighbourh­ood bistro, is on Fishburne Street north of the bridge leading to the James River Road plantation­s; and then there’s

Middleton Place Restaurant, which is tucked into a corner of its namesake plantation (www. middletonp­lace.org/explore/restaurant).

 ??  ?? The signature Bloody Mary at the Darling Oyster Bar
The signature Bloody Mary at the Darling Oyster Bar

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