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Charleston – Artisan Meat Share

It’s perfectly understandable when you hear that native New Yorkers make the drive to Charleston for a pastrami sandwich from this understated eatery. Finding this little store can be a challenge, it’s tucked into Cannonborough-Elliottborough, an area of town that’s undergoing a facelift (a nice way of saying that you’ll encounter lots of scaffolding and traffic tie-ups there). Don’t be discouraged—the artisan house-cured meats featured in Chef Craig Deihl’s sandwich creations more than make up for the hassle of finding parking. House-made condiments are part of Deihl’s secret and the menu also offers salads and fun sides like Kimchi and Pea and Peanut Salad. artisanmeatshare.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaufort – Magnolia Bakery Cafe

 Magnolia is known for hosting Beaufort’s Sunday brunch crowd, a mix of regulars, churchgoers and tourists. Famous for its breakfast and brunch for over 17 years, the Shrimp and Grits may be the best dish on the menu, which is only available on weekends. The café offers artisanal sandwiches with a selection of freshly baked breads, crepes (including a creative take on MexiCali and local seafood crepes) and salads. All of Magnolia’s desserts are baked in-hous e (tip: try the Chocolate Suicide Cake).  magnoliacafebeaufort.com

 

Atlanta – The Lawrence

 Midtown where the bartenders are as indulgent as they are creative. The “Lady Lawrence,” which features lavender mint tea vodka, ginger, Cassis and lime and the “Honey Cardamom Paloma” with tequila, honey, grapefruit and cardamom, are two of their most popular cocktails. Order munchies at the bar or be seated at a table in the main dining room, but if you’re looking for a good time, definitely try the bar. Their best dishes include Fried Oysters Rockafella and The Larry Burger. thelawrenceatlanta.com 

 

 

Amelia Island – David's Rest

 The owners of the Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast opened David’s Restaurant, a fine-dining establishment on Amelia Island. The restaurant offers exemplary service, high-quality food with a gourmet presentation and incredible attention to detail. A team of talented, dedicated chefs collaborated to create a spectacular steakhouse and seafood menu. A daily three-course prix fixe menu is $35 per person. The dinner menu features items such as Filet Oscar, Rack of Lamb, Dover Sole, Signature Dish Seafood Risotto and other delicacies from around the world. David’s Restaurant also features local shrimp and ingredients from local organic growers. A wine room accommodates up to 12 guests for private dining, wine tastings and a signature Chef’s Table. An additional banquet room can hold up to 60 guests for private events, business meetings and luncheons.  ameliaislanddavids.com

 

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