The Glass Onion

Today I am very excited to bring a special guest to my blog. This diner has been with me from meals in seafood shacks on the side of the Carolina highway, osterias in Italy, bistros in Paris, beachside cafes in Greece, steakhouses in Montana, and hole-in-the-wall Chinese dumpling restaurants in New York. This diner is my boyfriend, Bert.

You should know by now that some of the best restaurants in the South East are concentrated right here in downtown Charleston, but there are many gems that can be found off the Peninsula. One of those gems is The Glass Onion, a delightful southern-style restaurant West of the Ashley River on Savannah Highway.


The lunch menu is full of the usual low-country favorites, but also has such delicacies such as Fried Pig Ear, or Fried Chicken Liver Po Boys. We went with a more conservative approach and got some local favorites.

We started with a house specialty- a simply-made yet surprisingly delicious Deviled Egg.


For our main course, we chose a pair of Po Boys- fried chicken and fried shrimp. Both were bursting with flavor, and having been topped with just lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, found perfection through simplicity.


The side dishes are where the Glass Onion really outdoes itself. We were served with a big bowl of some of the best macaroni salad around, and corn-on-the-cob which is grilled, then rolled in butter and covered in wisps of parmesean


Who I would take: Whoever I went out with last night


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