The Griffon

18 Vendue Range

Bourdain drank: beer, Jägermeister, Brock’s 1991 Stitzel-Weller bourbon

Drinks date: Sean Brock, executive chef at Husk


76 Queen Street

Bourdain ate: Ossabaw Island country ham with bread-and-butter pickles, old-fashioned oyster pie, shrimp and grits, pit beans with Carolina Gold rice, grilled whiting, suckling pig, and creamed corn with cornbread

Lunch dates: Sean Brock and actor Bill Murray

Backyard cookout.
Backyard cookout.

Cookout with Charleston chefs

Bourdain ate: barbecued turkey, pickled pigs’ feet and collard greens, barbecue coleslaw, potato salad with ramps, baked red peas, mac and cheese

Lunch dates: FIG owner and executive chef Mike Lata, Rebellion Farm owner Jeff Allen, and Sean Brock

Waffle House

325 Savannah Highway

Bourdain ate: pecan waffles, patty melt cheeseburger, green salad with Thousand Island dressing, thin-cut pork chops, T-bone steak, hash browns

Late-night dinner date: Sean Brock

Dinner on a Charleston fishing dock

Bourdain had: triggerfish and beer

Dinner dates: Mark Marhefka, owner of community-supported fishery Abundant Seafood, and Sean Brock

Fresh triggerfish on a Charleston dock. Photo by ZPZ Production.
Fresh triggerfish on a Charleston dock. Photo by ZPZ Production.

Dinner at Ashley Green’s house

Mosquito Beach, James Island

Bourdain ate: local blue crab with shrimp butter, soft-shell crab and conch with peanut stew, Carolina Gold rice, and sautéed squash and zucchini

Dinner dates: Gullah chef BJ Dennis, Ashley Green, and Sean Brock


232 Meeting Street

Bourdain ate: soft-shell crab with pasta and shaved bottarga, heirloom rice and peas with suckling pig and chicken confit over Carolina Gold rice

Dinner date: Glen Roberts, owner of heirloom grain company Anson Mills

Scott’s Bar-B-Que

2734 Hemingway Highway

Bourdain ate: slow-cooked barbecue with sliced white bread and coleslaw

Lunch dates: restaurant owner Rodney Scott and Sean Brock

Barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott.
Barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott.