Travel: Hominy Grill, SC

Ah…the best part about this winter break would have to be the food. I ate so much food it’s ridiculous. Then I bought myself a whole new workout outfit just to motivate myself to exercise this new year.

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I traveled past South Carolina during my winter break travels, and went to eat at Hominy Grill, a Southern style restaurant famous for their grits. In fact, this little charming restaurant has been receiving a lot of media attention since it appeared on Food Network.

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Not only was the food good, but the decor was really appealing and beautiful. The building that the restaurant is housed in used to be a barber shop, and you can see that because of recent business the restaurant has expanded a bit. The antique old ceiling fans, the framed pictures against the wall, and the handwritten menu board all add to its Southern charm.

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For an appetizer, we tried their fried green tomatoes. Delicious. There was a slight sour taste and it was deliciously crispy. Their cornbread was delicious as well, so light that I couldn’t even spread butter on it without it crumbling. They also gave us boiled peanuts, which are not my favorite, but the rest of the party enjoyed them immensely.

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For the main course, my party ordered shrimp with grits, their signature dish, a nasty bastard (excuse my language, but that’s actually what it was called…) which was essentially a biscuit with gravy and other delicious food piled all over it, fried chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and fries, a turkey burger, and pinto bean cakes.

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I ate the fried chicken, which was sooo good. Like. It passed KFC chicken on my top-fried-chicken list. The mashed sweet potatoes were delicious as well.

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And last of all, for dessert, we ordered the chocolate pudding and the buttermilk pie. Both were sublime, especially the pie. It was crumbly and had a lemon tart filling with whipped cream on top. This place is a definite stop-by on your next trip to the East coast, and best of all, it’s afforable as well as tasty. Five stars, and bon appetit!

-hils
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