Charleston's superstar food: Shrimp and grits

Image by Flickr user ZesmereldaImage by 20081207-shrimp-and-grits.jpg Everyone loves shrimp and grits.

Charleston Magazine caught up with chef superstar Bobby Flay and chatted about Charleston's classic dishes and the 2009 Charleston Food + Wine Festival. A taste:
"Drives me crazy when people think American food is only hamburgers, meat loaf, macaroni and cheese," says Bobby Flay, sounding genuinely wounded as he sips a cactus pear margarita at his Manhattan restaurant Mesa Grill, overlooking Fifth Avenue. “Shrimp and grits, on the other hand, is a purely American dish: it's what grows in the Lowcountry; therefore, it’s part of our nation's table."

If you like food, it's a fun read about what folks view as the best parts of Charleston's culinary scene. Go read it.

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