Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse

I wasn't sure I trusted the elevator but we hopped on anyway.  And the views on the third floor of the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse made the rickety ride well worth it!  The brewery and it's equipment filled the center of the restaurant so once we got to the top, we could look down and see everything that was going on in the unique eatery.  We were headed to the Dock Street Theatre to watch "Putnam County Spelling Bee" and decided to stop for an appetizer and some beers beforehand.  This brewery seemed the place to be...

The pizzas that came out of their old-time wood fired  oven looked incredible.  That will definitely be our reason for a return trip.  We tried the shrimp and crab dip, a wedge salad, and some she-crab soup and none of us had any complaints.  They have a decent menu containing a lot of traditional Charleston seafood fare, some Cajun options, of course, the wood fired pizzas, and a lot of grilled and smoked entrees.  And, a taste of key lime pie or the chocolate mousse with sugared raspberries should end our next meal there.  And then, there was the beer.....
We have tasted microbrews and unique creations around the world....Paris, London, New York, Dublin and even back in West Virginia with our dear old friend Rob, owner of a restaurant that became our favorite haunt for a few years.  The flavors are always individual and we love the trial and error!  We all decided on the Southend Blonde Light and it was a good choice.  I don't know that I would ever have the patience to begin my day milling hops and other ingredients but I am glad that Ahren Warf does.  You can see how the equipment fills the center of the restaurant and conversation and life and eating goes on around it....



We had a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The skies were an incredible shade of blue that only the seaside can offer.  The food was delicious and the brews, well, those have to speak for themselves.  Great company and great adventures are some of the reasons we moved here.  I hope you enjoy this shot from the third story window of the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse......looking out their windows is just as delicious as what they serve on their plates.  Enjoy!!

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
161 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC  29401
(843)-853-4677


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