I turned 40 in Charleston on a beautiful September day next to the best man I know.
I have never been to Charleston, but I’ve never heard a negative word about it. We were treated to wonderful hospitality, beautiful sights and most of all food. OMG the food.
We stayed at Zero George, a luxury inn on one of the quieter streets in town. I would highly recommend it. It has that old house charm with the porches and wood flooring, but updated, clean ambiance of a new hotel. All these houses below are part of the hotel, along with a high-end restaurant, rooms and little conversation areas. So lovely and quaint.
We followed everyone’s advice and ate at Husk, Chez Nous, Poogan’s Porch, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, S.N.O.B. and The Ordinary – along with many cheese platters and champagne from Zero George on our balcony.
We were treated to the best hospitality at each restaurant, but the food itself is what I will remember most. You just can’t get that kind of fried chicken, pimento cheese and biscuits in DC! Oh, and I’m pretty sure my favorite dessert in life was some type of chocolate mousse thing at The Ordinary. Wow.
The town was a patchwork of historical and interesting places. Rainbow Row, lived up to the hype with it’s amazing historical homes and gardens. I think I could have filled an entire book with the gorgeous gates and gardens we discovered along the cobbled streets.
Thank you, Charleson, for a precious birthday memory. I will forever be in search of pimento cheese like yours.