Living High on the Hog in the Low Country!
A couple of days spent in Charleston, South Carolina included the Nativity Exhibit at Mepkin Abbey (now an annual event in my family) and the most fantastic Southern buffet I've ever eaten.
Mepkin Abbey has a huge collection of Nativity sets from all over the world and mounts a display of selected (and some loaned) pieces each year for two weekends around Thanksgiving. I know there will be photos soon at Spanish Nativity
The monastery location on the banks of the Cooper River is beautiful and serene. We purchased oyster mushrooms and a couple of worthy books from the gift shop. And then it was time to eat! (Well, actually I think it's always time for "a little something.")
The local family member said she had been told the best barbeque was in Moncks Corner (no, the name doesn't have anything to do with the monks!). Thank goodness for iPhones and Google – they made short work of finding the Music Man's Bar B Que.
The best! Every item on the buffet was fantastic – rice and hash, stewed okra, green beans, mac and cheese, pulled pork in vinegar sauce, smoked chicken, fried chicken, beef ribs, bread pudding, banana pudding, Oreo chocolate pudding, bread and butter pickles. Iced tea included.
Only open Thursday through Saturday with a lunch on Sunday, this is amazingly good food. Paper plates and plastic utensils and a modest ambience help you stay focused on the food.
Two aspects of Heaven in one day!