The set, a historic 1881 framework with exposed-brick walls, low lighting, and Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon’s visionary menu. Local ingredients paired with Southern Charm and a hint of American flare, it is no wonder The Macintosh remains a top contender when it comes to Charleston’s culinary treasures. This sensible eatery serves up one of the best “Happy Hours” in the South, featuring $5 plates (bbq pork slider, lettuce wraps, and pork belly and country ham biscuits) and $5 specialty farm-to-shaker libations.
The upscale tavern is famous for their ‘All-American’ burger, “The Mac” – 8-ounces of house-ground beef with aged cheddar, named by Garden & Gun (2016) as one of the South’s best burgers and MSN (2016) as one of the top burgers in America. If your taste buds don’t particularly crave this type of dish, perhaps you will take interest in the Duck Breast, Seared Wreckfish, or the Spring Vegetable Plate. A favorite side of the house is the bone marrow bread pudding, and in my opinion a must try. And many rave about the Pecorina (an Italian cheese) Truffle Frites.
Side Note: The menu changes daily based on seasonal ingredients and availability.
Sunday brunch is on point with upgrades to the traditional Biscuits and Gravy (served with jalapeno cheddar sausage gravy) and the Bloody Mary (infused with Thai Chili). A Southern staple, Chicken and Waffles, graces the menu, as does Huevos Rancheros with pork confit. Dining with friends? Start with their unique seafood charcuterie tray.
Enjoy spirited crafts at The Cocktail Club, host to the nightly Bacon Happy Hour. The open-air patio offers plenty of shade among the greenery and herb garden ambience.
Semifinalist in 2012 for the James Beard Foundation’s ‘The Best New Restaurant in the U.S.’, The Macintosh Restaurant opened on Charleston’s Upper King Street in September 2011. As a three-time James Beard finalist for Best Chef Southeast (2012,2013, 2014), Chef Bacon, is the Executive Chef for both Oak Steakhouse and The Macintosh.
Chef Bacon, a Charleston native, attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. In 2004, Bacon was part of the opening crew of Per Se, which along with Le Bernadin, earned Four Stars from the New York Times and Three Michelin Stars.
Follow on Instagram @macintoshchs @jeremiahmartinbacon.
Goat. Sheep. Cow
This artisan wine and cheese shop is a culinary lover’s ultimate, unexpected Charleston experience. A wine shop blended with a rustic-outdoor patio and over 150 cheese selections, Goat.Sheep.Cow embraces with warmth and wonder. If you are looking for a beautiful bottle of wine or bubbly for an afternoon or evening galavant, or picnic basket filled with charcuterie, cheeses, mustards, jams, and fresh baguettes, this is your place.
106 Church Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
804 Meeting Street, Suite 102
Charleston, South Carolin
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Follow on Instagram @goatsheepcow
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