Oyster Time

Emily:

Before I moved to Charleston, I'm not sure I had ever tried a raw oyster. Now, I wait for months with the letter 'R' with the best of them. The local, raw, steamed ones are still rolling out at most spots, so you might want to call ahead to confirm. But otherwise, raw, fried, as a cocktail or fancy as can be, we have a list (and juicy photos - pun intended) for you to make sure you never miss out when in search of the perfect oyster around town.

When You're Feeling Fancy:
The Ordinary (Downtown)

When You'd Like to Combine it With Booze:
Pearlz (Downtown/ W. Ashley)

When You Want to People Watch:
The Darling Oyster Bar (Downtown)

When You Want to Try Out the New Joint:
Rappahannock (Downtown)

When You Want to Host a Roast:
St. Jude Farms (My house or yours? Tips on making your oyster shucking table.)

When You Want a Sunset:
Bowens Island (James Island/ Folly)

When You're Looking for a Date Night:
Amen Street/ Coast (Downtown)

When You Want a Variety of Options:
Leon's (Downtown)

When You Remember the Secret Spot:
167 Raw (Downtown)

When Your Counterpart Wants Pizza: 
Wood & Grain

What's your favorite spot to grab oysters around town? You can truly find oysters at almost restaurant in Charleston! Favorite type? Memory? I still long for the fried oysters at the now shuttered Leaf and have the best memory of shucking with my dad at the spot that is now a barbecue spot (imagine that) on Coleman in Mt. Pleasant.

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival on January 28 of next year.

Bonus:

My son, Grant, last night at Bowen's Island after eating his actual weight in food

My son, Grant, last night at Bowen's Island after eating his actual weight in food

Top Ten Charleston Instagram Accounts: Food Edition

Second to real estate, Angela and I enjoy talking about food the most. With Charleston Restaurant Week ending yesterday, we (and the smart people over at Charlestonly.com) thought what better time to share our favorite Instagram food accounts to drool over? Since none of our picks overlapped, we decided to go ahead and share our planned post, as well, and add in a few suggestions of food photo takin' pros. 

@eattheordinary

@theparkcafechs

@huriyali

@167_raw

@theobstinatedaughter

@poestavern

@492chs

@zerocafeandbar

@wildoliverest

@fathensc

Bonus for those with a sweet tooth:
@glazedgourmet

Other notable Charleston foodie accounts:
@chasrestaurants
@holycityeats
@chsfoodwriter
@lets.eat.yall
@stjudefarms
@spoon_cofc
@charlstonfoodiebabe

Use these hashtags when posting your own scrumptious Charleston food pics:
#chseats
#holycityeats

Don't forget to 'like' the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Facebook page for their next announcement dates for Restaurant Week.

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