Anthony Bourdain Charleston - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - photo by Pom' under CC BY-SA 2.0
Charleston, South Carolina, USA - photo by Pom' under CC BY-SA 2.0

CHARLESTON: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Charleston, SC for his show, Parts Unknown Season 6 Episode 9 (originally aired November 15, 2015):

DISH – Pecan Waffle, Patty Melt, Green Salad with Thousand Island Dressing and T-Bone Steak

WHAT IS IT?

Pecan Waffle – waffle with pecans in it; Patty Melt – sandwich of burger patty, cheese and caramelized onions; Green Salad with Thousand Island Dressing – salad of leafy vegetables with Thousand Island dressing; T-Bone Steak – steak from the short loin.

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WHERE IS IT?

Waffle House
325 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CHARLESTON NOTES

In Parts Unknown Charleston, Anthony Bourdain had a “tasting menu” of Waffle House classics, where the Patty Melt was split into two triangles.

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The South has arrived in NYC with Smoked Sea Island red pea hop-n-john, Carolina gold rice. #ONDS

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DISH – Country Ham, Oyster Pot, Grits, Pit Peas and Rice, Grilled Whiting, Roasted Suckling Pig, Creamed Corn, and Cornbread

WHAT IS IT?

Country Ham – cured and smoked heavily salted ham; Oyster Pot – oysters, blanched then sautéed with in a clay pot; Grits – made from boiled cornmeal; Pit Peas and Rice – peas slow-cooked in a pit and rice; Roasted Suckling Pig – suckling pig cooked on a spit, roasted; Creamed Corn – whole corn pieces in a soup of milky residue from corn kernels that have been scraped off the cob; Cornbread – quick bread from cornmeal.

WHERE IS IT?

Husk
76 Queen St
Charleston, SC, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CHARLESTON NOTES

The Country Ham at Husk is aged for 3 years and comes from the Ossabaw pig. It is often served with bread and butter pickles. Their Old-Fashioned Oyster Pot follows a recipe from the 19th century. Their Pit Peas and Rice are made of red peas from Africa and Carolina Gold Rice. The Roasted Suckling Pig is Ossabaw mixed with Mulefoot.

DISH – Soft-Shell Crab with Pasta and Shaved Bottarga, Slow-Baked Black Bass, and Heirloom Rice and Peas

WHAT IS IT?

Soft-Shell Crab, topped with pasta and shaved bottarga: Slow-Baked Black Bass – black bass, slowly baked; Heirloom Rice and Peas – rice mixed with peas.

WHERE IS IT?

FIG
232 Meeting St
Charleston, SC, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CHARLESTON NOTES

At FIG, the Slow-Baked Black Bass is served with fennel, ramps in season and lettuces. Here, Anthony Bourdain also had suckling Ossabaw pig and chicken confit with Carolina Gold rice and peas.

DISH – Whole Hog Barbecue

WHAT IS IT?

Slow-roasted whole hog..

WHERE IS IT?

Scott’s Bar-B-Que
2734 Hemingway Hwy #5420
Hemingway, SC, United States

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN CHARLESTON NOTES

Scott’s Bar-B-Que is a rundown-looking takeout that is about 2 hours from Charleston by car. It is famous for its Whole Hog Barbecue that is slow-cooked in the pits for about 12 hours.