A Charleston Must Visit Eatery: Butcher & Bee
No trip to Charleston would be complete without at least one stop at the lunch and late night craft sandwich spot, Butcher & Bee. The industrial style seating and communal tables fit right in with the aesthetic of this popular spot on upper King Street. The menu is updated daily and is artfully presented on a large chalk board as you enter. They serve lunch daily which includes locally sourced ingredients and many vegetarian options. And if you are looking for a healthy alternative to fast food after a night out on the town, look no further. Butcher & Bee is open until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights and is BYOB. On our latest visit, we tried the Veggie Burger made with beets, which is definitely the brightest, not to mention most unique and tastiest veggie burger I have ever tried. Sticking to the vegetarian theme, we tried the Mushroom “Dip”, the vegetarian version of the French Dip made with a thick french roll, 4 different kinds of sautéed wild mushrooms, melted gruyere, and a side of mushroom “jus” for dipping the whole thing in. I promise you won’t miss the meat! Butcher & Bee is kind of off the beaten path if you are staying in the historic district, so if you are not renting a car, hail one of the bicycle cabs from the downtown area. And if you are in the area and looking for breakfast, do try The Daily by Butcher & Bee which is just across the lot. They serve the best breakfast sandwiches and coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Oh, and if you do go to The Daily, don’t forget to pick up a jar of their Smoked Onion Jam to take home with you. It is great added to your favorite sandwich or just on its own!