Client Nosh…

One of the most fun parts of my day job is the work lunch!  It’s an opportunity to show appreciation for your clients, vendors and co-workers and not necessarily have to talk business.  There are so many places to go all over Charleston, in particular on the peninsula.  St. Alban on upper King Street is my latest find.

st alban facadest alban barSuch a cool interior…very French Bistro.  Cool fixtures, great use of space for storage.  I felt transformed to a different place immediately upon entry.

st alban menu

The handwritten menu is so charming!  Hard boiled egg sammy, please!

st alban sand

This is the best(and most creative) sandwich I have had in forever…hard boiled egg with arugula with pickled fennel.  No words!

St alban

Fun merchandise from St. Alban and other local artisans!  Counter order, self-serve drinks, totally hip barista on hand if you want a café au lait post nosh.  Most definitely worth a try-and is on my list going forward.  Happy Tuesday friends!

St Alban All Day Cafe
710 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
http://www.stalbanallday.com

XO,  Catherine

Ladies Who Lunch…

I am definitely one of those ladies! One of the many things I love about Charleston is its cuisine. There is never a shortage of new places to try. Minero and The Artisan Meat Share  are the latest finds…both absolutely delicious!

IMG_4626IMG_4629The Artisan Meat Share on Spring Street is the ultimate sandwich shop. I noshed on the hot Tuna Nicoise sandwich.
~oil cured tuna, garlic aioli, herbs, black olives, chopped egg, tomato, greens with a red wine vinaigrette on ciabatta~

IMG_4628~Red Velvet Whoopie Pie~  Really??!

If you are going for lunch during the week, go early…it gets packed!
Artisan Meat Share
33 Spring Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
843.641.7299
artisanmeatsharecharleston.com

Ans and I took it to Minero this past Saturday for leisurely catch up sesh.  Super cute, super small on East Bay Street Minero is the latest offering from the Neighborhood Group.  It is a fresh take on authentic Mexican-soooooo delish!

Minero 2Minero 3Minero 4Minero 1We started the meal with a very low-cal Queso Fundito with roasted poblano and chorizo served hot with mini homemade tortillas.  I had a Hotdog Comfit (yes, hotdog) and Deli Ham torta with avocado, tomato and poblano chipolte mayo.  Ans went for the veggie burrito and we had grilled Carolina Gold Corm with arroz rojo!  YUM!

The drink list was fantastic…my sangria was cool and crisp and I can’t wait to try the Dragon Rojo-tequilla, watermelon, jamaica tea syrup and kombucha.  Heaven!

Minero Restaurant
155 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.789.2241
minerorestaurant.com

Our next Ladies lunch is going to be at 167 Raw-also on East Bay Street.  I can’t wait!  I hope everyone is having a great Monday!  XOXO,  Catherine