I was in Charleston (South Carolina, not West Virginia) this past weekend, a city known for its food. The weather was kind of crappy, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time or eating a lot of delicious food. Oh, and once again, I can never remember to take photos of my food.
Lunch – Blackened Catfish Salad and Tomato Tarragon Crab Soup from Five Loaves Cafe
Blackened Catfish Salad from Five Loaves Cafe with added avocado.
I actually had read about Five Loaves Café from the Charleston, South Carolina Ramblen page before I left. I’m typically okay finding something gluten free because I love salads and veggies, but it’s important to me to go somewhere that has cool salads and a good selection of protein.
Did you know She Crab soup was a thing in Charleston? I didn’t. I had oddly been craving tomato soup so when I saw an option for tomato soup and crab I had to take it.
Tomato Tarragon She Crab Soup and Blackened Catfish Salad from Five Loaves Cafe.
Brunch – Mahi Folly Salad from Lost Dog Cafe
I love seafood. I probably have low-grade mercury poisoning because I eat so much of it. I also wanted a salad that involved an egg but that wasn’t possible, so I just got an egg on the side. After all this, I proceeded to eat a Kind Granola bar. I seriously need to never go to bed hungry because then I’m never satisfied the next day.
I actually don’t have a photo of my meal from Lost Dog Café because I was so hungry (I blame it on going to bed hungry Friday night) that I demolished my salad (oh, and an egg and bacon) before even realizing I should have taken a photo.
Snack – Fruit and Yogurt Bowl from Cafe Medley
Almond Milk Latte and Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Granola from Cafe Medley.
Saturday was cold, rainy and dreary in Charleston. Why does 60 degrees in the South feel like 40 degrees in the North? We stopped for lattes (holla for almond milk as an option) and I had been jonesing for some Greek yogurt. I felt super satisfied after.
Dinner – Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Cheesy Grits at Blossom
We had a ton of restaurant recommendations in Charleston but Charleston is also one of those cities where you need to make a reservation in advance. I need to do a better effort of planning things like that. We wanted to try Husk but they were full so we went to Blossom, another farm-to-table restaurant downtown. We started off splitting a roast Portobello mushroom salad because Portobello mushrooms are my fave.
Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad from Blossom
I couldn’t leave Charleston without eating grits and also I would die get a sniffly nose and a sore throat if I ate the traditional shrimp and grits, plus everyone knows scallops > shrimp. Then I ate chocolate sorbet and strawberry cheesecake ice cream because it was made in house.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Cheesy Grits from Blossom
Chocolate Sorbet and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Blossom, both made in house.
I also had a glass and a half of pictured delicious dry rose. I’m excited for rose/iced coffee season, which are one and the same for me.
As I’m opt to do on Wednesdays, I’m linking up for What I Ate Wednesday.
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Do you have to try all the foods a city is known for when you visit? Do you seriously eat everything in sight if you wake up starved?