Owned and operated by chef Robert Stehling, the Hominy looks a bit like a Southern country cafe, with a an old-fashioned, rustic interior in a clapboard building daubed with a giant “Hominy Grits” mural. The menu offers fresh and creative Lowcountry fare, but at much more affordable prices than more lauded kitchens. The appetizers and smaller plates are some of the best in the city—sample the jalapeño hushpuppies with sorghum butter, okra and shrimp beignets with salsa and cilantro-lime sour cream, or pimento cheese with crispy fried onions on a pretzel roll. If you’re still hungry, the best entrees are local classics such as sautéed chicken livers with country ham gravy, or the absolutely wicked Charleston “Nasty Biscuit” with fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese, and sausage gravy.
- Frommer's Staff