Posted by: Chad | October 28, 2010

Alleys, Driveways, Walkways and Seafood

A couple weeks back, the family went to Charleston, SC for a couple of days of R & R.  It was just a quick Sunday/Monday overnighter, but long overdue.  Charleston is one of my favorite travel destinations.

Our objectives were simple, Sunday was the Taste of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation, we also wanted to dip our toes in the ocean, wander around The Battery and the market,  and finally eat some seafood!

Arriving Sunday, we went straight downtown, found a parking spot and headed (roughly) up East Bay St. toward the market.

After a couple of hours downtown, we headed to Boone Hall, in hopes of missing the crowds.  There was a lot of people at the taste, but once we got inside, it was packed, but manageable.  The food was a bit pricey ($4, small portion), but very good.  Our favorite was the food from the Noisy Oyster.  Skewered grilled shrimp, Jambalaya and Shrimp tacos.

The traffic flow and parking was a disaster, I think I will go straight to the restaurant next time.

Following the taste, we went to the ocean before dinner.

(Yes, that is my kid and my foot)

To wrap up the day, dinner was outside at Shem Creek Bar and Grill.

It was the best Shrimp and Grits that I have ever had (and I eat them everywhere).  Nice, creamy and cheesy grits and topped with what appeared to be basic brown gravy, and that made the dish.

The next day, after a comfortable night in the hotel we went straight to The Battery, found a parking spot and began to wander.

We stopped at the pineapple park so the kids could dip their toes in the fountain (or swimming pool, not real sure).

We continued our foot tour of Charleston.

We left after a lunch at the Charleston Crab House, love me an oyster salad.

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