Menu
May 30, 2018 | Culture

In the world of food, Carolina Gold rice is the ultimate comeback story. Once the cash crop upon which much of Charleston was built, it was on the verge of disappearing until heirloom grain pioneers such as Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills brought the forgotten staple back to life. Today, chefs from Brooklyn to LA covet its sweet, aromatic flavor and rich texture—but Charleston remains the hub of Carolina Gold’s revival. Below, our go-to guide for where to taste it, and what to wear when you go.


Minero

Photo by Jonathan Boncek

Minero

153 E Bay St

minerorestaurant.com

Helmed by James Beard Award–winning chef Sean Brock, Minero merges Mexican flavors with Lowcountry ingredients.

Our Pick

Lunch Taco Combo Plate with choice of two tacos, refried beans, Carolina Gold rice, and broccoli salad


Charleston Grill

Photo by Charleston Grill

Charleston Grill

224 King St

charlestongrill.com

Situated in the grand Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston Grill features a masterfully crafted menu by chef Michele Weaver, whose menu is divided into cleverly named sections like Social & Shared, Roots & Stems, Waves & Marsh, and Field & Pasture.

Our Pick

Butter Beans with shrimp butter and Carolina Gold rice middlins


Hominy Grill

Photo by Squire Fox

Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Ave

hominygrill.com

A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Hominy Grill serves up Southern classics with heritage and farm-fresh ingredients.

Our Pick

Lowcountry Shrimp Bog with andouille sausage and Carolina Gold rice


SNOB Charleston

Photo by Eater Charleston

Slightly North of Broad

192 E Bay St

snobcharleston.com

Founding chef Frank Lee is often credited with sparking the renaissance of the Charleston restaurant scene, and his legacy of farm to table endures at Slightly North of Broad, affectionately called S.N.O.B. by locals.

Our Pick

Grilled Carolina Trout with Carolina Gold rice, bok choy, sugar snap peas, and Benne seeds


The Macintosh

Photo by The Macintosh

The Macintosh

479 King St

themacintoshcharleston.com

Charleston native and three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist Jeremiah Bacon serves up American fare inspired by seasonal ingredients at The Macintosh on Upper King.

Our Pick

Our pick: Spring Vegetable Plate, Anson Mills rice grits, mushrooms, and seasonal vegetables