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Welcome to Greasy Spoons Week 2013, Eater's tribute to all-day breakfast joints, classic diners, cheap eats, late-night haunts and, here in Charleston, the meat-and-three places that have been crushing hunger for ages. The week will be filled with guides, maps, interviews and much, much more, all celebrating the pancake stacks, slabs of pie, sides of bacon and bottomless cups of coffee around the Lowcountry.

To kick it off, a few non-greasy spoons around town are paying homage to the diner dishes they love by creating a special menu item for the week. These offerings should not be overlooked. They include, among many other delights, fried chicken and biscuits, poppers, meatloaf sandwiches and pimento cheese melts.

Finally, Eater readers, there is still time for your voice to be heard. We're on the search for best club sandwich in town. Got a three-slicer sandwich you love? Tell us here or in the comments. Eater Charleston is also getting nostalgic and collecting your memories from the well-loved diners of yore. The Holy City has witnessed the shuttering of a number of greasy spoons (The Goodie House, Your Place, etc.) and now is the time to pour one out for those late, great eateries. Send your tributes and pictures right to the tipline.



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Tristan Restaurant

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The sleek Tristan is adding poppers to their bar menu for the week. The twist? These ones are comprised of octopus and peppadew, and paired with buttermilk ramp dip. Fancy.
Inspired by a classic dish at the beloved, but now-defunct Charleston diner Your Place, chef Anthony DiBernardo is serving his take on fried chicken and pancakes out on Folly.

The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

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Get prepared for a week now filled with pimento cheese melts. West Ashley's Ms. Rose's is making them with house-made everything: pimento cheese, slab bacon confit and pickles, all between slices of ciabatta.

The Green Door

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The hangover masters at downtown's The Green Door are fill y'all up with their Buditto. That would be a flour tortilla stuffed with kimchi fried rice, candied bacon, grits, refried beans, creole cheese sauce and braised pig's head. That's all deep fried, before being topped with an egg, salsa verde and heirloom tomato and sweet corn salsa. Just to repeat the genius: grits and kimchi in the same tortilla.

Rutledge Cab Company

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Uptown's Rutledge Cab Co. is reviving a homey favorite special for Greasy Spoon Week. Look for the turkey and mushroom meatloaf sandwich, slathered with pepper jelly mustard and smoked onion mayo.

Xiao Bao Biscuit

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The Asian soul food artists at Xiao Bao Biscuit are heading to the land of comfort food with their Mapo Wings. Yes, the spicy broadbean and red pepper sauce from their popular Mapo Dofou is now dressing up wings. Co-owner Joey Ryan recommends washing them down with a Beer Lao or Tona Lager.

Caviar & Bananas

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George Street's Caviar & Bananas is highlighting their Southern side with crispy chicken buttermilk biscuits. Expect fried chicken breast, a scrambled egg, aged cheddar and a dousing of tasso gravy.

Carter's Kitchen

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Over at chef Carter's namesake I'on spot, he's dishing up a play on chicken and waffles. The special features buttermilk pancakes and crispy chicken gizzards, finished with maple butter and sweet and sour caramel.

Tristan Restaurant

The sleek Tristan is adding poppers to their bar menu for the week. The twist? These ones are comprised of octopus and peppadew, and paired with buttermilk ramp dip. Fancy.

Rita's

Inspired by a classic dish at the beloved, but now-defunct Charleston diner Your Place, chef Anthony DiBernardo is serving his take on fried chicken and pancakes out on Folly.

The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

Get prepared for a week now filled with pimento cheese melts. West Ashley's Ms. Rose's is making them with house-made everything: pimento cheese, slab bacon confit and pickles, all between slices of ciabatta.

The Green Door

The hangover masters at downtown's The Green Door are fill y'all up with their Buditto. That would be a flour tortilla stuffed with kimchi fried rice, candied bacon, grits, refried beans, creole cheese sauce and braised pig's head. That's all deep fried, before being topped with an egg, salsa verde and heirloom tomato and sweet corn salsa. Just to repeat the genius: grits and kimchi in the same tortilla.

Rutledge Cab Company

Uptown's Rutledge Cab Co. is reviving a homey favorite special for Greasy Spoon Week. Look for the turkey and mushroom meatloaf sandwich, slathered with pepper jelly mustard and smoked onion mayo.

Xiao Bao Biscuit

The Asian soul food artists at Xiao Bao Biscuit are heading to the land of comfort food with their Mapo Wings. Yes, the spicy broadbean and red pepper sauce from their popular Mapo Dofou is now dressing up wings. Co-owner Joey Ryan recommends washing them down with a Beer Lao or Tona Lager.

Caviar & Bananas

George Street's Caviar & Bananas is highlighting their Southern side with crispy chicken buttermilk biscuits. Expect fried chicken breast, a scrambled egg, aged cheddar and a dousing of tasso gravy.

Carter's Kitchen

Over at chef Carter's namesake I'on spot, he's dishing up a play on chicken and waffles. The special features buttermilk pancakes and crispy chicken gizzards, finished with maple butter and sweet and sour caramel.

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