Restaurant Week for the Poor [and Wannabe Famous]
As far as I’ve gathered, Charleston has a Restaurant Week twice a year.
Have I mentioned that the food in Charleston is overall ah-mazing?! Seriously, it is. Not in a healthy kinda way, but in a OMG-this-is-so-delicious-who-cares-how-fattening-this-is-other-than-my-pants kinda way.
I hadn’t really paid any attention to the specifics until this time around. While researching for this post (yes, this is hard work – people), I found out that this week of deliciousness lasted 8 days earlier this year (in January). This time around, it was 11 days long (September 7th – 18th). Thanks goodness real weeks don’t grow in length like that!!!
This Charleston Restaurant Week was set up as such: Each participating restaurant offered a 3-item fixed price menu at either $20, $30, or $40. Although we do dream about dropping some serious bank at the expensive and celebrated downtown restaurants (Grill 225, Hall’s Chophouse, Husk, etc.), we prefer to do that type of thing when celebrating an important occasion. AND, when doing so, we like to be able to choose whatever tinkles our fancy to eat instead of picking off of a select menu. ANYHOO! We chose to take the cheap-y (and casual) way out while still test driving our taste buds on a new place.
This new place was Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale in Mount Pleasant.
We had never been to this Juanita’s or the one downtown on King Street.
Check out their awesome Restaurant Week deal!
We ordered the margarita pitcher (Scott supplemented with some brew), devoured the chips & salsa (yummy salsa, ehhh chips), and both ordered chicken quesadillas (LOVE!). The quesadillas were huge and soooo good! We were psyched to end the night stuffed with 2 triangles left on each of our plates. Hello – dinner for Saturday night, too!
Service was a little
rough slower than molasses…but our rowdy crowd of 8 was no walk in the park. Oh well, we stayed fairly patient. All in all – the food was yummy and the price was even yummier! $20 plus Scott’s beer, tip, and tax while leaving with some hefty leftovers. Yes, please! We will go again for quesadillas for sure!!!
Charleston friends – where’s the best Mexican restaurant in town? My fav. is Taco Boy so far, but there are many places yet to try!!!
p.s. Please excuse my overuse of idiomatic expressions tonight. I think I counted 4! Any NHS friends reading? Miss you!
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