With so many great restaurants in Charleston, it’s hard to narrow down which ones make the short list when you’re just in town for a weekend. Hell, it’d be hard if you had a week–it’s a great city to be hungry in.
The last time I was in town, with my mom & her BFF from high school, we had some great meals at Two Boroughs Larder, Butcher & Bee, & Fish, but my favorite food of the trip came from an unassuming place north of downtown: Tattooed Moose.
It’s charmingly dive-y, with graffiti on the tables, mismatched coffee cups & a giant taxidermy moose hanging on the wall with the bar.
Someone told me to go for the duck club, & apparently it’s been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
I definitely ordered it…a triple decker sandwich packed with duck confit, applewood smoked bacon, hickory smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, & garlic aioli on sweet Hawaiian bread…& it was messy & delicious, although the bread a little too soft to handle all the good stuff between the slices, but what I can’t get out of my head?
Roasted Garlic & Bleu Cheese Fries.
1. They’re fried in duck fat.
2. They’re smothered in a salty, funky bleu cheese sauce.
3. Turn the head of slow roasted garlic confit over & squeeze the soft, sweet, mellow cloves of garlic all over the top of the smothered fries.
4. Wash it all down with a Holy City Pluff Mud Porter.
5. Dream of a return visit.
This trip to Charleston was about six months ago, but I can’t stop thinking about those fries, so I had to share. If you have travel stories too good to keep to yourself, join us for Instagram Travel Thursday, where bloggers worldwide share their amazing photos & adventures.