By Kim Harding
Dining at Southern Graces Bistro, located inside the historic Beaufort Inn, is like stepping back in time and enjoying your grandmother’s comforting, home cooking.
Bethany Hewitt and her husband Christopher take pride in creating each dish themselves, so everything on the menu is delicious. The starters were all so tempting that we decided we needed to sample each and every one! Although they were all amazing, our favorite was the fried green tomatoes served with sweet corn sauce, Applewood smoked bacon & braised red cabbage. It is a MUST HAVE.
Nikki decided to go all out and order the Southern Fried Chicken. A magnificent display of this classic southern food, served with fresh corn and whipped potatoes. Three large pieces of chicken… the diet will have to wait!
Elizabeth recently started her annual cleanse diet, so she opted for the healthy, yet scrumptious BBQ Glazed Roasted Salmon served with sautéed green beans and whipped potatoes. Definitely a healthy choice, but not lacking on flavor.
I always order the shrimp and sweet potatoes grits, but on this cold and rainy day I couldn’t pass up the pot roast. Comfort food at its best, braised in red wine and served with carrots over mashed potatoes and gravy. Melt in your mouth delicious. I honestly can’t tell you if I like the shrimp and grits or the pot roast better. You will just have to visit more than once to try all of these amazing dishes!
We were all so stuffed that we couldn’t even imagine ordering dessert. But Chef Christopher would have no part of that. He sent out a small serving of chocolate for each of us… and there wasn’t a trace of it left when we finished. It didn’t matter how full we were, we had to make room!
Be sure to call ahead before your visit to Southern Graces Bistro. They have special January Winter Dinners and are offering a 4-course fixed price menu for $25 per person each Thursday, Friday, and & Saturday night and the menu will change each weekend through the end of January. They are open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner Thursday through Saturday 5pm until 8:30 p.m. They also offer a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday Afternoon Tea from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (reservations for Saturday Tea need to be made 24 hours in advance). For more information, please call, (843) 379-0555.