Down South

Best maple bacon donut from Glazed
Best maple bacon donut from Glazed

Last weekend, Jordan and I flew down to South Carolina for a friend’s wedding. We’ve always wanted to eat at Husk and may have made a reservation four months ago (worth it). We spent one night in Charleston and then drove down to Seabrook Island. There was a major rental car shortage due to the recent flooding, so we ended up procuring a last minute Zipcar for the weekend after a minor airport panic attack (sorry J).

Apple crisp for dessert at Husk
Ending the meal with an apple crisp at Husk

Sunday was spent riding bikes on the beach at The Sanctuary. The beach was basically deserted except for the two of us riding full speed next to the ocean. The sand was so compact it formed an endless road.  I am not much of a bike rider and got immediately off-balance every time I tried to whip out my camera. Jordan on the other hand was basically popping wheelies and filming steady video at the same time.

Nearly wiped out trying to get this shot at The Sanctuary
Nearly wiped out trying to get this shot at The Sanctuary

The wedding was a three-night event throughout Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. Our favorite night was the rehearsal dinner at Mingo Point: fresh oysters grilled over an open fire and shoveled over to our table for shucking. Amazing. We didn’t know anyone else at the party aside from the bride and groom, so eating 50 oysters seemed socially acceptable. I was so full I could barely consume a s’more at the end of the night. I mean, I did–but barely.

Rehearsal dinner scene at Mingo Point
Rehearsal dinner scene at Mingo Point
Grilled oysters
Grilled oysters

Just a quick stop for some peel-and-eat shrimp at Red’s Icehouse before the wedding cocktail party never hurt anyone. I almost took home the stray cat that cozied up to us during the meal.

Local peel and eat shrimp from Reds
Local peel-and-eat shrimp from Red’s
Jordan at Saturday night cocktail party
Jordan at Saturday night cocktail party

We had a few hours to kill before getting on the plane back to NYC. Jordan’s mastery of Google led us to a frisbee golf course in the middle of nowhere, which was terrifyingly empty but turned out to be hours of fun. Is it bad that my arm hurt for two days afterward?

When in South Carolina, play 18 hours of frisbee golf
When in South Carolina, play 18 hours of frisbee golf

Our trip concluded with a fried chicken lunch at Martha Lou’s, served by 83-year-old Martha herself.   The restaurant was a little pink shack off of the highway. The chicken was crispy, flavorful and undoubtedly authentic. A perfect greasy end to our Southern weekend.

Best fried chicken in SC at Martha Lou's Kitchen
Best fried chicken in SC at Martha Lou’s Kitchen
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