Charleston is an exciting place to eat and visit these days. I traveled there for a month last year and found myself perusing real estate listing in my spare time. However, I’d like to add something to that suggestion. Don’t try to navigate the food scene in Charleston (or neighboring Savannah, Georgia) without Holly Herrick’s on point compass, Food Lovers’ Guide to Charleston & Savannah: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings. Trust me, this veteran food writer (www.hollyherrick.com) and restaurant reviewer won’t steer you wrong.
I don’t expect locals to head over to belly up to the bar outside terminal C for a few happy hour cocktails. And I don’t expect locals in a city to head over to their airport to grab some authentic, regional food. But the airport restaurant can try to offer the traveler a sense of place.