One of my favorite casual dining spots in Charleston is hands-down Butcher and Bee. Located north of the crosstown, the recently-reimagined spot offers a sleek and swanky backdrop to some truly showstopping dishes. The Butcher & Bee team is serving up a modern menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and internationally-inspired flavors. My favorites tend to skew towards the plant-forward plates but don’t fret, Butcher and Bee’s menu has delicious meat-centric fare as well.
Dish 1: Whipped Feta
If for some reason you are only ordering one thing from Butcher and Bee’s menu, the whipped feta has to be it. The creamy dish is topped with fermented honey and black pepper and served with pita bread, making it crowdpleaser to be shared by everyone at the table.
Dish 2: Grilled Heirloom Summer Squash
The summer squash is great for anyone looking for a fresh and filling dish without any of the guilt. The locally-sourced squash is rounded out with a tasty chermoula, a marinade popular in northern Africa, and muhammara, a pepper dip from the Middle East, for a delicately balanced plate that is delicious down to the last bite.
Dish 3: Mojo Glazed Eggplant
For those that haven’t had the pleasure of tasting a mojo sauce before, it is a savory sauce with origins in the Caribbean. The island-infused flavors pair perfectly with roasted eggplant for a dish with some zest. Served with heat-packed harissa, blistered tomatoes, and pickled pearl onions, this course is a must-have for your meal.
While these three dishes are at the top of my list, Butcher and Bee’s ever-evolving menu features loads of flavorful dishes for you to try. And for anyone looking to add some extra flair to their meal, the restaurant also boasts a delicious dessert menu and a solid wine list.
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