Just last week, Eater pondered if Charleston Scene reviewer Rob Young would ever get a chance at a good meal. This week, he has found a gem and finally eats an awesome lunch at Johns Island newcomer The Southern General. The sandwich shop is nestled in a strip mall along Maybank Highway and "makes smart use of limited square footage," states Young.
Even though the eatery sells mostly lunchtime staples like a house club or chicken salad, the kicked up ingredients and sides win over the writer.
"... one can order the Cubano with house-braised pork and shaved ham, or the inventive Cu-Banh Mi with candied pork belly, sweet potato-garlic kimchi, and guavenero-banana mustard, a spicy blend of guava fruit and habanero peppers."
Young mentions readers should make the trip to the craft sandwich shop for the poutine alone. The Canadian staple is "nicely seasoned and cut fries drizzled with brown gravy, then bolstered by buttery mozzarella curds." All the plates sound great, but most intriguing might be the pulled pork "Super Butt." Any menu item that makes you giggle like an adolescent wins. Congratulations to Young on discovering a good lunch spot.
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· The Southern General Review [CS]
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