Edmund’s Oast

It’s been a while.

Since my last time writing, I’ve sat at great restaurants, anxiously anticipating my next meal, in locations ranging from Guatemala to Raleigh.

This one comes to you from Morrison Drive, Charleston, South Carolina.

Just as I have been anxiously anticipating my meals, I have been waiting for the opening of Edmund’s Oast. Nothing brings pen to paper on my restaurant wishlist more than the word “charcuterie.” That’s what it’s all about at Edmund’s Oast.

1st great thing about EO: Parking! Yes, there is a parking lot. A luxury in Charleston.

2nd great thing about EO: There is a TON of outdoor seating. I’m talking picnic benches for days. By days I mean enough to have your family reunion on their patio.

3rd great thing about EO: The service was wonderful. Our water glasses were always full. Dishes were thoroughly explained (this is important to me when I order charcuterie–I mean come on, who doesn’t want to know about everything on the wood block)

4th great thing about EO: The beer selection. While it is enough to overwhelm someone as indecisive as me, it is great for a beer guru. And if you don’t know your IPA’s from pale ale’s, the knowledgeable waitress is happy to help you out.

5th great thing about EO: The decor is fancy enough for a birthday celebration, but low key enough for a throwonasweateritsacharcuteriekindanight.

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Cheeseboard Wall Art

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Lamb meatballs with apricot glaze.

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Tried something new. The red, fruity, deliciousness in the center: Quince.


Who I would take as my date: Charcuterie Connoisseur

Two Boroughs Larder

I can not stress enough how much I love neighborhood restaurants, places that blend in and add to the charisma of the neighborhood. Two Boroughs Larder is located about 30 big steps from my house and it has been on my bucket list for way too long. This past Friday was the night I could finally cross TBL off my list.

TBL has a daily menu with an emphasis on local ingredients. The menu is small, which if you know me at all you know this is a blessing. I always have the most difficult time deciding what I want on large menus….

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To start, my date and I made the decision to get the Charcuterie platter. I know a good charcuterie when I see one and when this one came out on a wooden platter adorned with a variety of mustard’s and pickles–the deal was sealed. The platter included, chicken liver with huckleberry jelly, blood sausage (thanks to my madame in Paris, I had a palate for blood sausage), chicken patty with mushrooms, and dried cured meat.

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The menu is separated by tabs on the bottom (not pictured) and under the tab “Standard” you will find the, well, standard dish. The ten dollar Bowl-O-Noodle has been served since the opening of TBL. The bowl contains perfectly tender pork confit, soft egg, pork broth and house noodle. You are also able to add on kimchi, sesame greens, or pickled mushrooms. Because this was my first time here, I kept it classic to get the full effect.

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Luckily for me, I am only 30 big steps away from my next meal.


Who I would take as my date: A neighbor