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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Monday, March 4, 2013 12:22 AM

In honor of the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, the Charleston City Paper put together a list of the ten iconic foods of Charleston (SC), along with the places to find them at their best. It's too late for the festival, but it's, of course, not too late to sample these Charleston edibles.

Among the Iconic Ten: shrimp and grits, as found at the Hominy Grill (see the photo above, from the review); she crab soup from 82 Queen (see the review); fried chicken from Martha Lou's Kitchen (see the review); okra soup from Bertha's Kitchen (see the review); roasted oysters from Bowens Island (see the review); and a coddled egg from FIG (see the review). Check out the story for the other four Charleston specialties.


They got it right with most of these, but I guarantee that a coddled egg is NOT an "iconic Charleston dish"...but now it may become one because of this press.
Posted by ayersian on Monday, Mar 4, 2013 11:46 AM

Yes, isn't that odd about the coddled egg? I think they took some liberties, implying that the coddled is iconic of FIG, not Charleston.
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Monday, Mar 4, 2013 12:53 PM

We had a bad experience at Martha Lou's Kitchen, but I can't possibly imagine their fried chicken is better than the version we had at Bertha's a few months ago. It was spectacular!
Posted by buffetbuster on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 11:00 AM

What happened at Martha Lou's? Bad food or something else?
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 1:42 PM

The atmosphere and hospitality at Martha Lou's was charming and a few of the dishes were outstanding, but most of the food was so overly salted, it took a few days to get that taste out of my mouth.
Posted by buffetbuster on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 2:10 PM

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