It has been said that misery loves company so take a few moments to read about a recent three-day experience away from home to Charleston and back. It was supposed to be part work and part pleasure, especially the sights, sounds, and food of Charleston, but while the seaport village near the southeastern tip of South Carolina has a lot of marvelous attractions and some terrific food, this trip may have gathered nearly all of the bad stuff and plugged it into one excursion. There’s room here today to discuss food; the accommodations at the Charleston Harbor Resort can be left for another critic’s corner. (Hint: It needs a lot of attention.)
For instance, the Hominy Grill has great reputation, a very nice décor, a wait staff that’s attentive and informative, and a reputation for several great dishes including the
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Fettuccini, Shrimp, Scallops, Crawfish, Mussels, Andouille Sausage, Asparagus, Tomatoes & Creole Butter Sauce) (filled with a Lobster, Rock Shrimp, Leeks, & Corn over Creole Tomato Sauce). That dinner was on our last night there and was a good memory only to be destroyed when we stopped on the way home at Chacon’s in Georgetown where the fish tacos had little fish and no taste and the blackened shrimp Po’Boy include a crummy sub roll instead of something tasty and special and, again, the shrimp were over-cooked. And, from this restaurant to those in the Charleston area, it seems nearly every entrée is at least $25.00. If you want good fried seafood, try the seafood restaurant at the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. The shrimp luncheon special is $9.00 and more than enough for two.
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