A recent addition to the Mount Pleasant casual dining scene is the Coleman Public house on Coleman boulevard near Shem Creek. We went on a Sunday morning and that is when I usually crave a burger after having too much fun the night before. The beer selection is sure to please most with interesting draft choices of different strengths. One side of the establishment is the tap room if that gives you an idea of the amount thought put into the draft selections. The burger was good but perhaps a cooked a little much for my liking. However the fries were spot on and the bun was a soft roll that I enjoyed. On the whole experience was good.
Friday, November 19, 2010
So most everyone that lives in Charleston knows Poes Tavern on Sullivan's Island. This regularly wins best burger in the City Paper readers choice awards and is often worthy of that title just because it is a great beach bar on our favourite beach and usually does not disappoint when I order a burger. On this day I went with an old buddy from college and we shared these two burgers. One was the crab cake burger - a Poes burger topped with a fried crab cake known as the Annabelle Lee ($11.75)and the other was the buffalo shrimp burger-" The Sleeper" a Poes burger topped with buffalo shrimp and blue cheese garlic sauce ($11.00). On that day Poes delivered and not long after my friend moved here for good. Could it have been the burgers? So lets talk about the burgers. I felt the crab cake was too much. The burgers them selves are so good and meaty the crab cake is unnecessary. The best one of these two was the buffalo shrimp one. I will probably order my standard bacon cheese burger next time as it is still the best one for me. I can't say this is my favourite burger in Charleston but it is good and the beach bar scene makes it worth the visit.
This Burger at Triangle Char and Bar in West Ashley was amazing. They use a local grass fed beef and on this day had my other favorite food group on top. Pork in the form a slab of pork belly. Notice the large slab on both halves of the bun. Wow two great tastes in one happy sandwich. The fries were crispy and just right. The bun was grilled and buttery. This was a decedent combination and the meat delivered for me. Medium rare and juicy with lots of beefy flavor. I started with a snack of chicken and beef skewers with a nice peanut dipping sauce. Who doesn't like meat on a stick? Paired with a Guinness draft this was happy hour nirvana for me.