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Sunday Brunch - casual dress - Charleston or Folly Island, SC

FYI. According to the Urbanspoon website, that restaurant has closed. Thanks, though, for all the good information.

Aug 16, 2010
joez in Southeast

Sunday Brunch - casual dress - Charleston or Folly Island, SC

I would appreciate any recs for a good Sunday brunch in a restaurant that does not require dressing up (to be more specific, shorts and a polo shirt for men, similar for women). We are staying on Folly Island and visiting Charleston. What we are looking for should include seafood and hopefully be around or under twenty dollars, although we wouldn't mind going a bit higher for something really good.

Aug 15, 2010
joez in Southeast

Eats on Folly Island

Thanks to all. Your recs will make our vacation more enjoyable. And a special thanks to Littleman for a lot of good information.

Aug 15, 2010
joez in Southeast

Charleston, SC - inexpensive meals

Thanks so much. I have looked at the websites and menus and these are just the kind of places I had in mind. Great recs!

Aug 15, 2010
joez in Southeast

Eats on Folly Island

We will be staying at the oceanfront Holiday Inn on Folly Island. I have looked at the hotel's restaurant menu and it is pretty appealing. However, we would like to have other options on days we choose not to go into Charleston. Any advice?

Aug 13, 2010
joez in Southeast

Charleston, SC - inexpensive meals

Heading for Charleston on Tuesday. We have plenty of info on fine dining restaurants but I am having trouble finding places that are both good and moderately priced. We will be doing some of both. This is our first trip so I would appreciate any advice on where to find some good food at moderate prices. We will be mostly in old (touristy) Charleston. Also, I understand there are a lot of street food vendors in Charleston. Can that be a good option? Thanks in advance for your help.

Aug 13, 2010
joez in Southeast

New Breakfast Place?

A very good breakfast (and lunch as well) can be had at EAT, 900 Dumaine. Small and unpretentious, excellent food.

May 17, 2007
joez in New Orleans

Recommendations for Mid-City and French Quarter

You mentioned Coop's. In my opinion, the best place for New Orleans kind of food in the quarter in the affordable class. A little divey but not too much and also open late. The rabbit and andouille jambalaya is top notch and the seafood gumbo is some of the best gumbo I've ever had (get it with extra seafood for a few dollars more--served with bread it's a complete meal). My wife loves their fish dishes as well. And it meets your $15 goal.

Apr 19, 2007
joez in New Orleans

Favorite Louisiana cookbooks?

I have found "New Orleans Food" by Tom Fitzmorris to contain some real jewels. Over 200 recipes like Oysters Bienville, Oyster and Artichoke Soup, Trout Marigny, Salmon Florentine, and on and on. You might want to take a look at it. Warning: It has a foreword written by Emeril but that certainly doesn't detract from the quality of the recipes.

Mar 26, 2007
joez in Home Cooking

Need Jacques Imo's Advice

Not to say you shouldn't go, because there's so much good about it that it outweighs this. But you should be aware of this and no one ever seems to mention it. The noise level in the dining area is amazingly loud. That shouldn't keep you away because the food is outstanding. But when you're seated and dining, it's more like a loud bar than a restaurant. (I should mention I have only eaten there once. The noise may have been an aberration but I got the impression that it was normal.) Still I would go there again. But if you're sensitive to noise, you should be aware what to expect.

Mar 08, 2007
joez in New Orleans

Fried Chicken in the Quarter

Just a note of caution. Fiorella's has a new owner. I have not been back in town since it changed hands but the one report I heard was that it was not the same (one report is really not enought to form an opinion). Would anyone who's been there since Fiorella's was sold please tell of their experience? Thanks.

Jan 18, 2007
joez in New Orleans