Somewhere South with Chef Vivian Howard

Porridge Episode Eating Guide

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.