The Wreck is the anti-restaurant of the Lowcountry food scene in that it is staunchly an unapologetic, old-fashioned seafood shack. Yep, I agree its a bit overpriced as are 99% of the restaurants in the Charleston area thanks to tourism. I moved here from further up the coast from a town known for its fresh local seafood. The Wreck is as good as it gets anywhere for this style of preparation. What is served at the Wreck is the old fashioned fish fry approach. I've had the grilled seafood at the Wreck. It's nowhere near as good as the fried seafood. I can tell you that nowhere will you find better fried oysters or scallops. The outside is crunchy and the inside is succulent and not overcooked every time I've eaten there. It's never greasy. Don't like fried seafood? Then it isn't worth going there. But if you do, there is none better. Just know what you're getting into when you go. Sitting out on the deck drinking a beer and watching the sunset across Shem Creek among the fishing trawlers simply adds to the ambiance. During oyster season they are known for having oyster roasts out on the deck. Don't listen to the blithering nabobs of negativism posting here because they didn't know what they were in for before they got there. This is the best place to go in the Charleston/Mt P area for traditional seafood. Go somewhere else if you want something other than what they have, don't blame the restaurant.
And to all you folks who say you want to leave the US because AHCA being upheld by the SCOTUS: "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out! Buh-bye!"
Yeah, it was a wild party Friday night at the Cistern. The tight-assed "ushers" weren't just up front. They were on a mission it seemed to stop people from having a good time. One was running around telling people not to take photos. What a hoot it was when Stafford Agee whipped out his iPhone and started taking pictures of the audience of having a great time! The band was hot! I'd seen them in NOLA more than a few years ago. And I think they were better than before. If you missed 'em, you missed a great party. There were plenty of seats among the trees. I was pretty amused when I got there and saw so much blue hair in the audience. I guess they thought they were going to Preservation Hall. Ha! Were they in for a surprise. They started leaving after about 20 minutes. I guess it wasn't their "cup of tea".
I saw this show on opening night. It was really powerful and worth your time during a busy Spoleto season. One thing Duffy Lewis doesn't say in the review is the Mr. Aluko had a Q & A session with the audience afterwards in which he answers questions about Mr. Robeson and what he did. Mr. Aluko wrote and stars in this production. Not bad for a guy whose professional training is as an architect from Nigeria! The show is about the man and his music is used to help explain his life. But this isn't a one man "Showboat". There is humor and angst. This show does what all good theater ought to do. It does entertain, but more importantly, it makes you think. Go see the show.
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