Thursday, April 19, 2018

4/20 munchies in Charleston: Staff picks

Like, super chill

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:40 PM

click to enlarge You know you want this Rarebit burger - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • You know you want this Rarebit burger
Tomorrow is Fri. April 20, which means it's 4/20, the unofficial stoner holiday celebrated around the world with clouds of smoke and "how the world was really created" theories.

While you can't casually walk down the street with a fat blunt proselytizing about the end of the time space continuum (at least, we don't suggest trying it) you can still celebrate as you see fit. No matter your state — sober stoned or hungover AF — there's a meal, dripping in grease, cheese, and carbs aplenty, waiting to be devoured. Here's our staff roundup, in no particular order, of 10 places we go when we want to mellow out and tuck in.

1. Bagel Nation, Denver bagel on sourdough with hash browns
You know that feeling where you wake up and your body tells you "let's not do a damn thing today." Yeah, well, that means your body needs to start the day with Bagel Nation. Call ahead and beat the crowds, grab a coffee (they have a ton of flavors available) and get ready to feast (in bed if you're smart) on cheesy, doughy, crispy goodness. The ultimate 4/20 meal, in my humble opinion.
2. Rarebit, double cheeseburger with hand-cut fries and a Black Manhattan

3. Maybank Public House, California burger with truffle fries

4. Early Bird Diner, chicken tender basket
If Early Bird is open and close by, my not-at-all healthy, eternal craving is the chicken tender basket. Not just any chicken fingers, y'all — these are pecan-crusted with honey mustard barbecue sauce. You get whatever side you wish, and I always have to have their french fries with EBD's homemade, herb-filled, heavenly ranch dressing. Yummo.
5. Baguette Magic, chocolate croissants

6. Stoner's Pizza, (duh)

7. Marina Variety Store, biscuit sandwich
I think my go-to hangover breakfast is probably the breakfast biscuit sandwich with egg and cheese at Marina Variety store! It's around $3, but the biscuit is HUGE. Most of the time, I'm pretty torn between the grits and the hash browns for a side. When it's really desperate times, I just get both. It may be one of my favorite breakfasts of all time. Plus, if you eat it in the restaurant, you get a nice little view while you try to recover.
8. Herd Provisions, Herd burger and poutine

9. My Father's Moustache, egg sandwich
When I'm hungover on a Sunday and my significant other (and diehard Arsenal fan wants to watch soccer), I tag along to My Father's Moustache, where the $8 egg sammie — made with scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon (taken off and given to said sig o) on farm bread — is all you'll ever need, paired with more ketchup than god intended. Oh yeah, and don't forget a Magners Cider or four to really get the day started.
10. Krispy Kreme, HOT doughnuts

And if you're after a little extra boost, head to Charleston Beer Works for a pint of Hemperor Pale Ale from New Belgium served with a special 'snozzberry munchie bag.'

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