The Ordinary GM and Eater Young Gun Semi-Finalist Brooks Reitz is everywhere these days, and most recently, he was featured in Southern Living's summertime guide to Charleston. The magazine starts off with a hard-hitting question fill-in-the-blank: "One New Restaurant Totally Worth the Buzz." Reitz name-checks not only his own seafood and oyster hall, but also mentions Asian comfort food experts Xiao Bao Biscuit. "The Cha Cá Hà Noi (pan-seared flounder over rice noodles and lemongrass broth) is a beautifully executed dish that is subtle, light, and truly delicious."
Plenty of other Charleston haunts get his seal of approval, including downtown's Black Tap Coffee (for their iced "shakerato"), Josh and Heather Keeler's Two Boroughs Larder and morning food truck Outta My Huevos. Also making the cut as a road trip destination is the famed Scott's Bar-B-Q in Hemingway, SC. To which he adds, "Any takers?"
[Photo by Rémy Thurston]