Charleston restaurants are so accomplished and so well-known, that dining has displaced the weather as the obligatory follow-up topic when folks from elsewhere learn where you live. Residents no longer have to deal with questions like “hot enough for you?” but they’re likely to be asked what they think of Husk, whether they’ve eaten at Rodney Scott’s BBQ and if the city’s food really is as good as all of those James Beard Foundation awards suggest. That last one’s easy: Yes.


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Food editor and chief critic

Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.