Earlier this summer in Savannah, Georgia, I had the opportunity to eat one of the best vegetarian dishes I’ve ever tasted—Local 11ten’s Creamed, Asparagus-Stuffed Socca with a Roasted Artichoke, Tomato and Almond Ragout. Topped with a soft-boiled egg, it was one of those bites that kind of made me close my eyes and smile.
There are plenty of decadent delights in coastal South Carolina on the way to Edisto Island. You can pick up fresh coffee and cornmeal donuts at Geechee Boy Market & Mill, where you might just catch Greg Johnsman himself giving a demo on one of his antique grist mills. At George & Pink’s vegetable stand, you can pick up fresh corn, tomatoes, and boiled peanuts. Pig out on fried chicken at Po’ Pigs Bo-B-Q and chat up proprietor Robert “Bobo” Lee himself, a gentle giant who happens to be the half-brother of South Carolina’s famous artist Jasper Johns.