Meet + Eat is the tagline for a unique new restaurant in Charleston, Two Boroughs Larder. Located at 186 Coming Street, the restaurant is made up of two connecting rooms with a distinctly rustic feel. Menus are date stamped and change frequently, featuring the freshest of locally sourced fish, meats, and produce. Josh and Heather Keeler are the proprietors; Josh is the Chef and Heather manages the front of the house.
After perusing the offerings, my friend and I decided on a Chilean Carménère to accompany our food selections. We started with Tuna Conserva and Clammer Dave’s Clams. The succulent tuna reminded me of duck confit and was served with beautiful apple green Shishito peppers. The clams were steamed with sparkling wine and served with Meyer lemon and fresh herbs.
For our main courses, we shared Moorish Lamb Ribs presented with blue apricots and shaved vegetables and Pan Seared Red Grouper garnished with corn, baby carrots, and jamon (ham). Each dish was perfectly cooked and seasoned and a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. A side dish of tiny roasted turnips complemented both entreés.
The menu includes small and medium sized plates as well as full sized main courses. Available all day are artisanal breakfast sandwiches and “Bowl-O-Noodles” featuring Keegan Filion pork with a soft boiled egg and spicy pork broth. Along with a reasonably priced wine list, there is a large selection of bottled beer and a rotating selection of draft beers available.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, Two Boroughs Larder also has a number of items available for purchase including eggs, cheeses, and charcuterie. I strongly encourage a visit to this friendly restaurant–you’ll feel at home from the moment you step foot inside.