- South Carolina
In the Southeast region of the USA, South Carolina is a culinary capital full of memorable restaurants helmed by standout chefs.
These chefs have learned in their families’ kitchens and in restaurants worldwide. They champion local ingredients. A few have even been recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Taste what the buzz is about in these South Carolina restaurants:
Husk and McCrady’s
Named “Best Chef Southeast” in 2010 by the James Beard Foundation, Sean Brock helms two Charleston, South Carolina, restaurants: McCrady’s, for contemporary spins on regional cuisine (maybe scallops with local rice porridge), and Husk, for which Brock and team farm heirloom crops. Anticipate rustically prepared meats with sides of fresh field peas or pan-fried cabbage with spring onion.
FIG and The Ordinary
Mike Lata was named “Best Chef Southeast” in 2009 by the James Beard Foundation. In Charleston, his restaurants are loved for their casual vibe and fresh ingredients. Meet locals at FIG or The Ordinary, a lively oyster bar with eclectic daily specials.
Fresh seafood at The Ordinary
At this Charleston favorite, Robert Stehling presents the best of Southern and South Carolina cooking, from fried chicken to she-crab soup. Stehling was named the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Southeast” in 2008.
Hominy Grill in Charleston, South Carolina