Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

65 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM www. Bes tOfMP. com | www. Bes tOfMP. Vi deo | www. Bes tOfMPpodcas t . com BEST PLACE TO DINE OUTDOORS Cold beer, fresh local seafood and a laid-back atmosphere are the signature qualities of Red’s Ice House. Enjoy their hardy fare, and you just might catch a glorious Lowcountry sunset. Did we mention that their outdoor patio overlooks Shem Creek? Other Nominees: Tavern & Table / Water’s Edge Restaurant BEST RAWBAR With a curated selection of raw oysters, including those sourced from Lowcountry waters, NICO | Oysters + Seafood is the location for topshelf seafood. French Master Chef Nico Romo offers South Carolina’s largest oyster selection alongside wood-fired French cuisine for a truly transcendent dining experience. OtherNominees: Locals Sushi / Pier 41 Seafood & RawBar BEST PLACE TOTAKE AN OUT-OF-TOWN GUEST A perennial favorite of locals, Tavern &Table also serves as the perfect dockside spot to introduce visitors to the charm – and deliciousness – of Lowcountry living. Dine in the evening to watch the boats come in along with a flurry of feeding wildlife, and your guests may never leave. Other Nominees: Page’s Okra Grill / NICO | Oysters + Seafood BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE There are no strangers at SAVI Cucina +Wine Bar. Honoring the tradition of Italian family dining, the friendly wait staff serve up antipasti, classic Italian dishes, pizza and coastal-inspired mains with a smile and a socially-distant air hug or elbow bump. Other Nominees: NICO | Oysters + Seafood / Maison BEST RIBS An eatery with roots that date back to 1939, Melvin’s Legendary BarB-Q has made its original —and secret mustardbased saucedmeats —a mealtime staple throughout the Lowcountry. And if you think that youmight prefer your ‘cue tomato-sauced, you’re obviously“fromoff.” OtherNominees: HomeTeamBBQ / Swig & Swine BBQ BEST SEAFOOD For fruits de mer with flair, no one bests NICO | Oysters + Seafood Will it be mussels provencal and trout almondine or escargot and bouillabaisse marseille? Perhaps potato caviar and a whole lobster?Whatever you select, “c’est magnifique.” OtherNominees: Red’s Ice House / ShemCreek Crab House BEST SERVER INMOUNT PLEASANT At TheWreck of the Richard and Charlene it’s seafood, seafood and seafood with sides of warmth and hospitality included – at no extra charge. Ask for the best server in the business, Kristin McDuffie. She makes a tough job look easy. Other Nominees: Chris Glenn at Tavern & Table / Taylor Hunt BEST SHRIMP ‘N GRITS A staple for Southern food, Page’s Okra Grill is, not surprisingly, the hot spot for shrimp ‘n grits, a beloved Lowcountry classic. Ashleigh’s Signature Shrimp ‘n Grits, featured in Southern Living, includes fried cheddar cheese grits, an andouille sausage cream sauce and fresh, pan-seared jumbo shrimp. Other Nominees: Grace & Grit / Acme Lowcountry Kitchen