Charleston City Paper: Charleston Restaurants in 2019

Sure we love meeting new people and starting crazy new adventures, but sometimes we get a little nervous about coming into a new city that knows how to cook a hog (and then some). That’s why we were so relieved and excited to see the Charleston City Paper give us a shoutout in their 2019 restaurant roundup. Food ain’t no joke in one of the South’s oldest cities, and we can’t tell you how happy we are that they’ve welcomed us into the fold.

That’s why I was thrilled when I heard that Pat Martin was bringing his West Tennessee-style whole hog from Nashville and opening Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint on James Island. Yes, I suppose it is technically a chain (Martin’s 10th location), but, boy, do they cook some good ‘cue, especially if you drench the long strands of pork with plenty of sauce and pile it on a bun with slaw, the proper West Tennessee way.