Best of Charleston 2013

6 Mar

So, the Charleston City Paper’s annual “Best of Charleston” is out today! I’m so excited! Obviously the only section I care about is the Best Charleston Food section (especially since I wasn’t voted “Best Local Blog” … way to drop the ball, guys). In honor of this, I’m going to do my own “Best of Charleston: Eating and Drinking Out.” Here it is!

Sydney’s Picks

Either you agree with me, or you get the eff out.

Either you agree with me, or you get the eff out.

Best French Restaurant
Gaulart & Maliclet (Fast & French)

Best Restaurant Theme
Poe’s Tavern

Best Vegetarian Restaurant & Black Bean Hummus
Dell’z Deli

Best Karaoke
Chucktown Tavern

Best Pizza South of Boston
Crust Wood Fired Pizza

Best Hot Dog
Jack’s Cosmic Dog

Best Biscuits and Gravy Ever
Lost Dog Cafe

Best Use of Pancetta
Chicken, Pancetta & Avocado Sandwich at Ted’s Butcher Block

Best Meat & Three
Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Best Italian Restaurant
Wild Olive

Best Chinese
Red Orchid’s China Bistro

Best Sushi
Zen Asian Fusion

Best Indian Buffet
Bombay Bazaar Indian Cuisine

Best Waterfront Dining
Fleet Landing

Best Local Brewery

Best Local Beer
Holy City Pluff Mud Porter

Best Mediterranean Food
Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine

Best Barbecue Made By A Canadian
JB’s Smokeshack

My Dad’s Favorite Bar in Avondale
Gene’s Haufbrau

Best Tacos
Taco Boy

Best Taco Shell
Taco Spot

Best Life Changing Mac and Cheese Experience
Graze’s Pulled Pork & Collard Green Mac and Cheese

Best Cupcakes, Iced Coffee, and Cookies
Sugar Bakeshop

Best Food Festival Ever Invented
Charleston Mac Off

Best Snack Ever When You’re Drinking
Tater Tachos at Recovery Room

Cocktail Tastes Like Juice, But Packs a Serious Punch
434 Cocktail at Halls Chophouse

Best Restaurant If You Like Disappointment
The Macintosh

Best Pork Fat Butter

Best French Fries Smothered in Garlic and Bleu Cheese
Tattooed Moose

Best Curry This Side of Thailand
Fire Street Food

My New Favorite Lunch Spot Now That I’m On A Diet

Best Bar According To Laura
Cocktail Club

Best Bar According To Sean
Big John’s Tavern

Best Drunk Food After The Bars Close
Giovanni’s Pizza



One Response to “Best of Charleston 2013”

  1. laura March 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    love this list. Being relatively new to the area, this helps narrow down what I’m in the mood for. Thanks, Sydney!

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