It’s worth the trip! Do a little house shopping, then enjoy an afternoon or evening out eating some of South Carolinas favorites…. Here’s what the Food Network has to say (click the link for the full article & list of SC traditions) http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurants/packages/best-food-in-america/photos/what-to-eat-south-carolina
Partake of the Palmetto State: What to Eat in South Carolina
Dig into the seafood, sips, sweets and savories that make South Carolina one of the most food-forward destinations in the country.
- Oysters- Roasting oysters or slurping ‘em on the half shell are South Carolina rites. There are literally dozens of oyster hotspots up and down the coast.
- She-Crab Soup - A rich soup that’s similar to bisque, she-crab soup traditionally blends cream, fresh crabmeat, red-orange roe from the female crab (hence the ‘she-crab’) and a splash of sherry. It can be found on menus from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
- Sweet Tea- is undoubtedly the beverage of choice in South Carolina. Nobody really knows how Southerners came to saturate large quantities of hot tea with sugar then cooling it and serving it over ice with lemon, but the method is now standard. Summerville has self-proclaimed itself the Birthplace of Sweet Tea — complete with a Sweet Tea Trail and the world’s largest sweet tea glass that stands 15 feet tall and can hold up to 2,524 gallons of the peppy beverage. The Champagne of the South is on every restaurant menu and in most refrigerators across the state.
- Shrimp & Grits- Undoubtedly one of South Carolina’s most iconic dishes, shrimp and grits, once a budget-friendly Lowcountry staple, has become a menu darling across the state. Starting with sweet, wild-caught South Carolina shrimp, chefs spin the recipe in countless ways.