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Critic Finds Suitable Pizza in ‘Screaming Child Setting’

Plus some really good nachos

Pizza from Coastal Crust
Coastal Crust
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Pizza food truck Coastal Crust now has a permanent spot behind Mount Pleasant’s Vintage Coffee & Cafe, among playground equipment, so Charleston City Paper critic Vanessa Wolf packs up her family to check it out. “If you're looking for a place where your offspring can run wild while you pound back some adult beverages, it's pretty much nirvana,” she writes.

What should customers order while in the “picnic table/screaming child setting”? The smoked trout spread is a “highlight” and the Grandma pizza is “inarguably the best of the bunch.” The appeal of Coastal Crust lies in its family-friendly atmosphere that happens to have beer and pies straight out of the oven.

Post and Courier critic Hanna Raskin visits Mount Pleasant’s Cinco Tex Mex and comes to the conclusion that readers must try the nachos — but that’s it. She explains:

Nachos are prepared the Texas way at Cinco Tex Mex, a new Mount Pleasant storefront dreamed up by San Antonio native Roberto Perez-Vega. Served eight to an order, each chorizo-and-cheese chip is primed with refried beans and finished with a jalapeno slice. All that’s fine, as are the guacamole, sour cream and sweetish red salsa heaped alongside. But those extras are likely to remain untouched, because the chips themselves are staggeringly good. You’d have to be some kind of animal to serve them in an undefined mound.

Could these nachos be worth a trip over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge?

Coastal Crust Offers Creative Offerings in a Rowdy Outdoor Setting [CP]
Texas-Style Nachos Are Almost the Lone Star at Mount Pleasant's Cinco Tex Mex [P&C]