If you live in Charleston, SC and you’ve never participated in Charleston Restaurant Week, you are missing out big time. During this two week period, restaurants around Charleston offer great deals where you get three courses for either $20, $30 or $40 and you get to experience restaurants you might not normally get to go to. This was our second Restaurant Week since we’ve been together and we decided to try out two restaurants we had never been to and two restaurants that are among our favorites, but had great deals during the fortnight.
The first restaurant on our list for Restaurant Week was one we had neither heard of or been to. Lowcountry Bistro (LB’s) is apparently a restaurant that recently spun off of a long-standing restaurant in Charleston called 82 Queen. Located on the Market, LB’s has an amazing outdoor seating option on the second floor that gave us a nice view and ambience for our meal.
There was a lot to offer on the LB’s specialty Restaurant Week menu, so we immediately had tough choices ahead of us. Starting with appetizers, I went with the fried green tomatoes served on top of white cheddar grits, while Morgan went with a unique watermelon salad.
The first course was no contest. We both agreed that my appetizer was phenomenal. Morgan’s was more unique, but the white cheddar grits were to die for. Neither of us had ever had anything like it. We asked and found out that these were the same kind of grits that come in the shrimp and grits as well and really wished we had ordered that.
Next we got our entrees where Morgan’s homemade meatloaf with onion rings, asparagus and sweet potato were down home delicious. The whole entree had a sweet tomato sauce spread on it and was truly “yummy.”
My entree was also quite good. I had the classic chicken and waffle. The big thing here was that the waffle was made from sweet potato and bacon. The half chicken was served with a honey butter glaze and a bourbon reduction sauce. While it tasted really good, it was what you would expect from an entree called “chicken and waffle.” The items were good, but Morgan’s meatloaf offered more overall flavor.
Finally, were were presented with our choices of dessert. It was a pretty easy choice once we heard the words “peanut butter chocolate pie.” We also picked the pecan pie to share, but that ended up being an afterthought.
Turns out, the peanut butter chocolate pie might have been the best thing we ate all night! It was so sweet but not overly done. It was like a giant Reese’s cup.
LB’s was a great start to restaurant week and definitely a place we would recommend going back to. The ambience of the outdoor dining mixed with the down home food of Charleston was a great mix.
Have you ever gone to Lowcountry Bistro? Where are you going for restaurant week?