We spent Jan. 7th thru 10th, 2007 in Charleston, and ate breakfast 2 or 3 times at the Hominy Grill. It was hard to find the first time, but worth it. Definitely a "locals" eatery. We also had a good breakfast at Diana’s Restaurant and enjoyed Gullah Cuisine at lunchtime in Mt. Pleasant. Would have tried Jestine’s nearly next-door to the King Charles Inn where we stayed, but they were closed temporarily for re-modeling. Baker’s Cafe has closed its 214 King St. location and moved out across the Cooper River to Daniel Island. We searched and found it (sorry, I didn’t write down the address) and were pleased with the atmosphere, the food, and the service. I really regret not making it to "The Wreck," but we were travelling with another couple who weren’t crazy about sea-food. Surprisingly, one of our best meals was a lunch at Middleton Place, one of the tourist-stop plantations along the Ashley River. Three courses for about $16, the ambience and the cuisine in keeping with the region and the colonial history of the place. We weren’t blown away by Hyman’s, but it was OK. One of the older members of the Hyman family came to our table and visited with us a while; that was neat! And, you’re right, the locals DO think of Hyman’s as a tourist trap. Some we talked to would not recommend it and claimed that they’d never heard of anyone actually receiving a gift certificate for being seen wearing the little Hyman’s sticker as they walked around town. Just a free advertising gimmick, they told us.