Charleston Appetizer Crawl
When you’re planning to spend a weekend in Charleston, a destination on the fast track to becoming the new culinary mecca of the South, you’ll realize that there just aren’t enough meals on the docket -- let alone room in your stomach -- to sample every delectable dish that the destination has to offer. That’s when its time to plan an appetizer crawl: a progressive tasting that allows time-sensitive foodies to experience the atmosphere and flavors of several different dining establishments, rather than eating a multi-course meal at just one.
After my travel companions and I embarked on our own culinary journey to 6 Charleston restaurants, we developed some informal guidelines that can help you better plan your own crawl. Follow (or ignore) these tenets at your discretion -- but don’t miss the "Holy City" hotspots that made our final Charleston culinary cut.
Plan a Successful Appetizer Crawl
1. Begin the crawl by 4 p.m. to get a jump on crowds.
2. Order 1 fewer appetizer than the number of people.
3. Make reservations at each eatery 90 minutes apart.