Charleston's historical district and looking for some
local, low-country cooking? Jestine's Kitchen is the
place to head.
Kitchen's dishes have been handed down by Mrs. Jestine
Mathews. Mrs. Mathews, who lived for 112 years and
whose father was a slave, was the housekeeper for
Jestine's owner's mother.
Meals start with a
plate of fresh, crisp cucumber pickles. Something to
knosh on while savoring the menu.
I went for a bowl of
chicken soup, followed by perhaps the most famous low
country dish, shrimp and grits. Along with the sides
I ordered a slab of their terrific cornbread that comes
with honey drizzled butter along side.
For desserts, another
down home south tradition, coca cola cake.