Excellent Southern food - Mom had her first plate of shrimp 'n grits!
Nearly every food magazine has raved about Robert Stehling's Hominy Grill (207 Rutledge Avenue; 843-937-0930). The basics are so well done here that you realize how poorly they're often done elsewhere. Biscuits, eggs, cornbread, grits and salads are not only enlivened by the freshest ingredients, they're sparked with touches like ginger in the cole slaw and fried green tomatoes in the BLT's. The setting isn't fancy, and the neighborhood has been up-and-coming for years and still hasn't come up. But you can't go wrong at breakfast, lunch or dinner. The priciest dish at any meal is $19.95 (a strip steak) and most are under $10. Eat outdoors in temperate weather -- and expect to wait in any weather.