Saturday, September 8, 2012

Charleston Restaurant Week

Alesia and I are taking advantage of the great prices and dining opportunities offered during Charleston Restaurant Week.  First stop on a rainy (on and off) Friday night was Halls Chop House.
We'd been to Halls once before when it opened a few years ago at 434 King St. The ambiance, decor, food and service are excellent.  Prices are high though with steak and prime ribs dishes ranging from $36 (8 oz. petite cut) up to $85 (34 oz. Long Bone Tomahawk Rib Eye- Got to try that some day-- OK, probably not!)
But that's what makes Restaurant Week so great. At Halls, we enjoyed a three-course meal for $40 each. The appetizer, She-crab Soup, was amazing- the best I've ever had! This photo, along with my other food photos, do not do the meal justice. Pictures were taken with my flashless iPhone camera.
We had a really nice table upstairs in the corner. During Restaurant Week, the entree options are limited for the special price: 8 oz. Petite Filet With Yukon Gold Potatoes and Local Vegetable Medley or Blackened Scottish Salmon With Yukon Gold Potatoes, Local Vegetable Medley and Cucumber Yogurt and Dill Sauce.
We both had the steak and it was fabulous! Quite filling too, after the bread and soup. Dessert is part of the deal too!  I had the Southern Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake.
The shortcake was not short on flavor- delicious!  And Alesia enjoyed her Chocolate Pate.
We also had a very nice wait staff. The main one was a CofC graduate from 2008. She took this picture of us. And was thoughtful enough to turn up the lights so we could actually be seen.
Charleston Restaurant Week runs Sept. 5-16.  Check this website for participating restaurant.  There are something like 140 that are involved with prices ranging from $20 to $40. Click here to see the list.
Next weekend we're hitting High Cotton and maybe Gennaro's during the week!
Make your reservations ASAP because many restaurants are filling up fast.
Bon appetit!

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