Shem Creek…especially the "Naked Seafood" selections:
About Bowen’s Island dated 5/2/07:
About Bowen’s Island dated October, 2006:
You know what kids, this one’s gonna leave a mark.
We just got back from Jestine’s Kitchen–from driving there specifically to have dinner–and it was just merely good. Everything tasted different, like the cook had changed.
My partner: "I’m going to believe that the cook is on vacation"
me: "is that like ‘we took the dog to live on a farm, out in the country’"?
I just moved to John’s Island from GA two months ago and for patio dinning I’m loving http://www.liveoakcafe.net I’m vegan and breast feeding and my DD (who’s nursing) has all kinds of food sensitivity, this is the first place that has really worked well with me for getting not on the menu items that work with my over restricted diet, so I figured I’d let you know about them if you’re still heading out here you might want to check them out…[:D]
I second Poogan’s Porch-we were there the week before Christmas and the food was great!
OK… now on another search.
I just saw this in my inbox.
It was a link ..
I looked up Bookstore, and they are still listed.
But I dont know how old or how often they update their listings.
Here is the link.
The Association is having an Oyster Festival in Charleston, SC on Jan 28th.
I did email them asking if they had any info on Bowens.
But didnt ask about Bookstore.
If they email me back, I will post the answer.
I really hope Bowen’s Island is able to rebuild and reopen. As I mention in its thread, Robert Barber’s campaign stop in my town was one of my first stories that I wrote in my new career as reporter. Barber is a nice and interesting man and his election loss is roadfood’s gain.
Take a ride sometime soon! Take a look at the place and see if you can dig out some good news for us! OH Yeah, Stop at the Cidar Shop on 17 and have some Cherry Cidar for us too, Please!
O DEY- I hope we hear from someone in the Charleston area soon about the Bookstore, too!
I just ran across this in Misc. Thanks goes to Sourdust. Can anyone in Mt. Pleasant/CHS area confirm if the "new" Bookstore is open for bidness in MP…thanks oDey
Posted – 05/14/2006 : 19:10:34
Visited this place in mid-April on my 10-day trip to Charleston/Savannah, it was definitely one of the highlights. Much to my chagrin, the week I was there was its last in business…. in this location. As you read this, the Bookstore should now have re-opened in Mount Pleasant a few miles away. I doubt the new location will have the charm of the old, but Charleston is certainly still full of wonderful places to eat.
Still, my favorite memory of the town was the little 1-block area containing the Bookstore, a REAL (and excellent) used bookstore with one of the best collections of (very expensive) art books I’ve ever seen, and a wonderful coffee shop called Kudu which I would probably spend every day in if I lived in the area. Too bad the Bookstore Cafe is no longer part of that little neighborhood…
I have looked and looked thru the archives the the papers in the area, and cannot find any mention of the rebuilding of Bowens Island.
I had not seen anything in my local paper, and I read it everyday.
I read in one blog that he hoped to re-open by Oyster season.
Oyster season is closed from Mid May to Mid September in South Carolina.
So.. what ever that means..
I searched every local site I could find from South Carolina, and even went with the owners name..
THe only link I could find on it sent me to Hollyeats review. Which has a statement remarking upon its fire.
"Robert Barber" is the owner, and he lost his bid for Lt Gov here in SC. So maybe since the election is long over, they are spending the time now rebuilding.
Thats the best I can do for now. But I will still keep looking.
Reference point for location is James Island.
I guess I might have to take a day trip to see for myself.
I have Sunday off and it looks like good weather.
Not a shabby idea. Take my camera and have a burger at Poe’s Tavern in Sullivans Island as recommended by a Roadfood member last year.
It is a trip that has been delayed since last May.
Improvisor asked a valid question on the first page of this thread. Does anyone know the status of Bowen’s Island… The Oyster place south of the city?? When the owner lost the election in November, It was said he was rebuilding the restaurant, but we have no news since then. I hope it is underway, but need someone to check it out when you can! Thanks, AL
I hope The Bookstore hasn’t closed. I went to college with a girl who knew the owners very well. She took us there one day when we’re on a theater trip to Charleston. The owners were really nice people and the food was good.
I’d like to know about the Bookstore Cafe also. We never got to have a breakfast out, but I had wanted to try it, and a couple of people we asked were not aware of it. We would like to try it…hope it’s still around!
I would like to second the recommendations for Hymans and 82 Queen, we enjoyed them both on a trip a few years ago. Go to the Hymans website and you can print a coupon for a free crab dip–it was excellent. And the she crab soup at 82 Queen was too. Enjoy!
I have heard that my very favorite place in Charleston for Breakfast/Brunch "The Bookstore", 412 King St. has closed. Does anyone know if it will be re opened either at 412 King or any other location. It was a rare jewel and has been rated by Michael.
Posted – 01/23/2007 : 09:23:39
We were in Charleston last week and had a great lunch at Poogan’s Porch. Actually it was about 75 degrees, so we actually ate on the porch!
It’s just too bad that our son is not a seafood eater. We visit him in Ch’ton, and he never wants to try it. We had the privilege of eating at Alice’s on King many years ago, and it was truly a Roadfood experience. It closed a while ago, I’m sorry to say.
We visit our son in Charleston as well. He eats any and everything as he is a Citadel Man. After the first year’s Knob experience in the chow hall, he has a very good appreciation for all of the fine eating establishments in CHS. Just last week he told me about Poogan’s Porch. I told him that I was wondering how he could afford all these great places like Poogan’s and he said, "Oh Dad, don’t think for a minute I can go there except for lunch when it is less expensive….
When I come back in my next life I want it to be as my youngest son.
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