Although an acclaimed restaurant such as The Macintosh is not the typical antidote to your hangover, what better than a James Beard Awarded restaurant to heal your weekend blues. The Macintosh outdoor patio was everything a hungover person could want and then some. It was clean, there was a gorgeous fern encompassing breezy patio, and greasy menu options. What better place to cure your birthday hangover than The Mac?
The first option that I saw on the menu was a must. Anyone that has spent any time in Quebec knows that poutine is a coveted dish that can be found on any and every corner of the French Canadian streets. I haven’t had it since a few summers ago in Quebec, and it is safe to say there was a huge gaping void from the absence. Poutine is simple: crispy french fries, cheese curds and gravy, and it creates something sensational in your mouth. Something about the salty-squeaky-flavorfulness leaves you wanting more.
I’ve been hearing about “The Mac” burger by Charlestonians for years and it was time to get a taste of the classic dish. Seems bizarre that the signature dish of renowned chef Jermiah Bacon is a staple that can be found in every American restaurant, but let me tell you, he is doing something right. Heck, the restaurant is named after this burger…or is the other way around? The combination of aged cheddar, Nueske’s bacon, and Pecorino truffle fries did the trick-and it made me feel like a million bucks.
*Don’t worry, I didn’t eat two dishes of frites, but I am definitely guilty of dabbling in both.
These Banana Pecan Muffins may seem a bit random, and they are, but sometime you just need to taste a restaurants baked goods to understand the sheer astoundingness of what goes on in the kitchen. These were amazing. They were crispy on the outside and flavorful, warm and doughy on the inside.
Who I would take as my date: Anyone visiting Charleston, this restaurant serves as a great example of the culinary gems in the city!