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A culinary tour of Charleston

North Charleston resident Brian Simmons said he would like to invite two famous writers and the late U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings to enjoy a culinary tour around Charleston. “Each place I selected represents the diversity of Charleston’s distinct areas,” he said. “There is more to Charleston than just downtown. West Ashley and Johns Island have some killer spots.”

DREAM DINNER GUESTS: Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou and Fritz Hollings.

DRINK: Mule Over Baby from Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Bar on Johns Island. “[Seanachai has] a new weekly cocktail special that puts some of the downtown joints to shame.”

APPETIZER: Palmetto cheese fritters from Poogan’s Porch. “This appetizer really exemplifies Charleston cooking and what Poogan’s is all about. Who doesn’t want down-home food while potentially seeing a ghost?”

ENTREE: Chicken and waffles from Early Bird Diner. “[This dish] … is the best I’ve ever had. I think it’s a law that you have to get it at least once. It’s also kind of a funky place that really represents West Ashley. It is very creative and artsy.”

DESSERT: Chocolate peanut butter cake from Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar. “Sinfully delightful.”


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