Buttermilk fried chicken – Poogan’s Porch

Buttermilk fried chicken - Poogan's Porch
Two double breaded chicken breasts with gravy, pimiento cheese slaw, butter whipped potatoes. $16.95
Poogan’s Porch, Charleston SC

Wow, this was SO large I could barely finish one large breast! I was sad to leave the rest on my plate, but it wouldn’t have kept well in my hotel room. The chicken was absolutely amazing though, as was the gravy. The mashed potatoes were silky smooth, but I didn’t really get the cole slaw. I know that pimiento cheese is a southern thing, but it didn’t do much for the slaw. I kind of wish the slaw could have been lighter and more citrus-y to balance out the heaviness of everything else.

Cannon at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island
One of the many cannons displayed at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island. Like the fried chicken dish above, this cannon was HUGE! 🙂

Scallop and pork belly – Poogan’s Porch

Scallop and pork belly - Poogan's Porch
Pan seared scallop and pork belly with pickled shallots, microgreens, arugula puree, finished with bbq reduction. $8.95
Poogan’s Porch, Charleston SC

Found this restaurant through Yelp, and I’m SO glad I did! The food was amazing and the service was sweet (and on the young side, lol). This pork belly was done pretty well with a great sear and caramelization on the outside. You never know how fatty pork belly is gonna be when you order it, but this cut wasn’t too fatty at all. I really don’t mind either way, but this is Charleston y’all and I needed to save fat calories where ever I could, lol! I will say that the scallops tasted a little too sharp and metallic-y for me. They were beautifully cooked though, the flavor was just off.

Home made biscuit and honey butter - Poogan's Porch
Home made biscuit and honey butter. Complimentary. This biscuit was light and fluffy and everybody frickin’ loves honey butter so I was in heaven.

St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is a pretty cool looking church along King Street opposite Marion Square.

Southern Orange cocktail – Poogan’s Porch

Southern Orange cocktail - Poogan's Porch

Southern Comfort whiskey, orange juice, triple sec, gingerale, dash of bitters. $9
Poogan’s Porch, Charleston SC

Southern Orange cocktail - Poogan's Porch

This cocktail was very refreshing! I thought it might be a little strong because of the whiskey, but the addition of oj, triple sec and ginger ale kept the flavors light and sweet. Mmm, very good!

Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island

Heavy wooden door against yellow walls, Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island. This was the door leading to the powder room in this historic fort. The grounds are super clean and very pretty.