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Man Vs Food – Charleston

by Mikey

First off, I just want to say I know you guys may be wondering where B-money is and why you have to suffer through just me. Brian is in the Amazon with a small tribe teaching them how to play electronic battleship and how to make jiffy pop.  He will be returning soon to bring you some of the great places to eat in and around the world.  First, he must find a Starbucks with internet. Until then, curl up next to your favorite stranger, who you just met in that club last night (when you were so hammered you attempted to convince the bartender that George Lucas is not so great with special effects but he writes some of the greatest dialog the world has ever heard on film) and take in the glory that is Man Vs Food.

Adam is in Charleston taking on fresh oysters, shrimp and grits, the big nasty, and the spicy tuna rolls at Bushido. Each tuna roll gets hotter and the entire meal consists of 10 tuna hand rolls. Can Adam eat all 10 rolls?

Man Vs Food – Charleston

Adams first stop is to the Hominy Grill for some shrimp and grits.  The shrimp is caught locally and made with homemade grits for a fantastic meal.  Most places serve shrimp from miles away and brought to the restaurant under Gordon Ramsey’s favorite term – fresh frozen.  Anytime you can get seafood caught on the same day, from water just a stones throw away, it is definitely a bonus.


The real story at the H-Grill, however, is the “Big Nasty”: a sandwich made with a huge piece of fried chicken, covered in white cheddar, and smothered in sausage gravy, in between two fluffy homemade biscuits. It’s a beautiful cardiac arrest sandwich.

Adam’s next stop is to Bowens Island for some fresh clams. Adam actually goes out to these rocks out in the water around the island area and removes chunks of clams off the rocks.  From there they steam them on this huge flat grill covered in wet burlap sacks.  They are served with shovels and you just bust them open and throw out the shells in the table receptacle hole.  I’m on the fence about oysters to begin with, but there was nothing really appetizing about watching them put this together.  I’m sure its fantastic, but so far it wasn’t one of the more remarkable or desirable locations.

Oyster clump

Oyster clump

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Thai one on after you tie one on

by Brian

My buddy Adam, of Orochon Ramen fame, makes his triumphant return to EatMeCalifornia in this first post in a series on Asian cuisine.  As many of you know, I am not asian.  I’m not even smart like asian people tend to be.  I grew up eating meat and pototo based meals, and as a result, was morbidly obese at the age of 12.  Okay, not really, but I was husky.

Anyway, Adam is my new Asian food guru.  He promised to show me the ropes and keep me out of trouble.  To get a good baseline for Thai food he took me to one of his favorite Thai restaurants called Sanam Luang Cafe.  The real credit for this find goes to one of my former fraternity bros, Tam.  His parents grow the fabled Ghost Pepper, which is the hottest chili in the world.  Because of this, he knows everything about pretty much everything.  So thanks, Tam, for lookin’ out.

Sanam Luang Cafe – West of the 170 on Sherman Way in North Hollywood

It looks different at night... i'm told.

It looks different at night... i'm told.

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