Lowcountry Food Scene

FOUR FAVORITES THAT WILL KEEP YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE

We’ve heard all the catchphrases: “Rosé All Day” “Slay then Rosé,” “Fifty Shades of Rosé” and the inevitable reference to the millennial “pink” state of mind. Rosé is enjoyed all over the world. It’s not just a phase. Rosé is here to stay!

Now, let’s get geeky.

FOOD STAPLES INFUSED WITH TASTE, TRADITION AND HISTORY

Nothing evokes comfort and bliss better than Southern cuisine. Chefs and critics agree that every mouthful, from lowly to lofty favorite, is infused with taste, tradition, and history.

Take the deviled egg. The origins of this dish date back to ancient Rome. English settlers brought it to our shores, using the term “deviled” to note the addition of hot spices. DeepSouthDish.com applauds Southerners for their variations of this party staple and encourages the sprinkling of everything from horseradish to caviar to add a bit of flourish.

Sallie Ann Robinson reflects on food memories she shared with her family.The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t slowed Sallie Ann Robinson down. Those who know her aren’t sure that anything could. 

With a tour company on Daufuskie Island, three Gullah cookbooks, a volume on Daufuskie history with Jenny Hersch and whispers of a Netflix special in the works, she doesn’t seem to have time to sleep. But she’s a woman on a mission, one who seems fueled by the efforts of her ancestors to treasure their remote island. 

catch22

HAND CUT STEAKS & FRESH “CATCH” DAILY

Catch 22 opened in 2001 and is locally owned and operated by Gary and Penny Duren. They have created a comfortable culture for their customers and staff. A TripAdvisor reviewer said Catch 22 is a longtime favorite “because of the service and efficiency of the staff, including the owner who is always on hand.” 

If you’re looking for a home-away-from-home style experience, stop in to Street Meet for lunch, dinner, or late night. 

Featuring “Sidewalk Sandwiches from America’s Favorite Street Corners™” Street Meet specializes in homemade versions of regional American bar food. They were voted: People’s Choice Awards Best Bar 2015, Island’s Best Hot Dog. 

BUBBY FOR EVERY PRICE POINT

“I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it, in defeat I need it.”

- Winston Churchill

This is the best quote I could find to sum up 2021 thus far. We all got through 2020, and we are not looking for a repeat. I would like to share some of my favorite sparkling selections in every price point to calm your nerves, or to add to your upcoming Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day celebration.

SELECTIONS THAT CELEBRATE WOMEN IN WINEMAKING

As we surge into the new year, certified sommelier Stephanie Skager of Rollers Wine & Spirits has hand-picked wines that celebrate women and winemaking. These selections offer a “cheers” to women who are pioneers in the industry: 

SUBSTITUTES TO MAINTAIN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH

The new year often brings resolutions of getting healthier. Many times that involves a renewed dedication to workout routines or finally taking the initiative to exercise more. But new eating habits can help you maintain overall health.