The best part about filming “Somewhere South” is the people we met...closely followed by the food we ate. We made quite a few delicious stops while filming the porridge episode. Here are a few places we’d recommend grabbing a bite once it’s safe to do so:
Hannibal’s Kitchen | Charleston, S.C.
Hannibal’s is one of the most celebrated Black-owned restaurants in Charleston. This coveted establishment is the epitome of Lowcountry soul food. From sautéed crab and grits to shark and grits, local delicacies co-exist with traditional soul food fare on the menu. Wash it all down with a cheap domestic beer while enjoying the neighborhood vibe.
The Daily | Charleston, S.C.
This hip, quaint coffee shop is also a neighborhood marketplace where locals can purchase goods from area farmers and artisans. While there, sample the delicious, freshly-made pastries and enjoy a pint of the kombucha on tap.
Charleston Wine + Food Festival | Charleston, S.C.
This annual gathering of foodies and wine-lovers brings the country’s top chefs to the Lowcountry for a celebration of Charleston’s notorious food culture. You might find Vivian participating in a dinner, hosting a demo, or just catching up with friends. The food, the wine, the energy—all reasons to make plans to attend in March 2021.
The Grey Restaurant | Savannah, Ga.
The Grey is a former segregated Greyhound station turned restaurant in the heart of Savannah’s downtown. Although The Grey is a gorgeous example of upfitting and repurposing a historic building, it’s the food that’s the real stand out. James Beard award-winning chef Mashama Bailey’s take on soul food is exquisitely executed and merges fine dining with the feel-good of home.