Last week The Southern Gent and I went out to eat at a restaurant on James Island called, The Lot. We had never heard of this restaurant until I read my August/September issue of Garden and Gun. The City of Charleston had taken out an advertisement section and it featured “The Local’s Guide to Charleston.” Inside, one local recommended The Lot. Since it is only a ten minute drive from our house, we decided to give it a try.
The Lot prides itself on locally sourced meats, veggies and fruit. As such, the menu changes daily and if for no other reason you should go to hear the impressive wait staff recite a new menu each night. However, not only was our waitress’ memory skills impressive but our meal was pretty darn good too.
I had a salad of greens with a six minute fried egg on top. It had been fried in some tasty batter and the yolk was still runny. Definitely an eating experience and one I would recommend. The Southern Gent had the strip steak with seasonal vegetables and a hollandaise -type sauce. He said it was delicious. The two people we went with ordered the pasta and the risotto dish. The pasta dish had some local vegetables and a red sauce. It was very hearty looking. The risotto dish had more of a white sauce base with a few leafy vegetables rounding it out. Both of our friends said their food was very good.
So, since the weekend is almost upon us, I would say you should stop by here one night. The decor is inviting with vibrant art work and eclectic seating (they will even bring you crayons to write on your butcher-block paper table cloth) and if you time it right you might be able to hit a show at The Pour House next door after dinner.