Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC

Sunday afternoon, getting on towards lunch time.  Where to go?  Hominy Grill seemed like a good choice.  After all, they’re known for biscuits and shrimp and grits, which sounded pretty much perfect.  Since it was a nice day, a few dozen of our new closest friends also had the same idea, so there was a bit of a wait.

Once we got our table, we quickly perused the brunch menu and had our orders ready.  Coffee, shrimp and grits, the big nasty biscuit, and an extra biscuit.  The food arrived pretty darn quick, considering they were still completely packed inside.  Everything was fabulous.  Let’s start with the coffee, which was dark but not too full-bodied, with low acidity.  The shrimp and grits were cheesy and properly cooked, plus they were pretty generous with the shrimp.  To make things better the bowl is “loaded” – crispy bacon, mushrooms, and scallions complete the dish.  This was one of the top 3 shrimp and grits we’ve tried in the South.  The big nasty biscuit is anything but nasty – it’s a flaky biscuit topped with crunchy (and not greasy) fried chicken, a bit of shredded mozzarella, and sausage gravy.  The gravy was creamy, with big chunks of sausage and red and green peppers for a bit of a kick.  The extra biscuit was put to good use.  We’d spotted the jam jars (raspberry-blueberry, we think) on the tables, and needed a biscuit vehicle for them.  Enter: the extra biscuit on the side.  The meal was delicious, and definitely worth the wait.

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