We drove into downtown Charleston, via King Street, just in time for lunch. I'd been searching Trip Advisor and travel guides of Charleston, South Carolina on the internet the previous week prior to our trip, and found this hip new place on King Street with unusual sandwiches and other delightful sounding fares. We had no trouble finding the place and excitedly, found a parking place next to the commercial complex where the Butcher & Bee is located under the over pass where it was breezy and cool.
We were thrilled at the eclectic décor, family style - no - reunion style seating where one sits down wherever you can find enough seats together, rolling extra long tables with unique high seats fashioned from old tractor seats and surprisingly to me (but not to Jeff, my farmer, come special operations soldier, come facilities manager, come construction superintendent) really comfortable. The tables, the chairs, the gutted redone overhead opened ceiling, and upper level rail system was an industrious, analytical, working man's delight - and Jeff was in heaven. He - we fell hard for the Butcher & Bee atmosphere.
And then there was the food!!!!
From their adventurous, daring, and delightful ever-changing daily menu written on a large chalkboard Jeff ordered the Cuban and I had the Roast Beef, seemingly familiar sandwiches...until you take a bite (and thankfully, two sandwiches that they have on their menu regularly). They were amazing! They were by far the best meal we had in Charleston all weekend. I kid you not!
The Roast Beef. Bibb, Roasted Tomato, Miso Mayo, Smoked Onion Jam, and Chimichurri.
I think it was the smoked onion jam that set this massive roast beef sandwich on a soft chewy, golden brown, baked-to-perfection Kaiser roll apart. The sweet with the savory was simply mouthwatering to-die-for. Oh my! We've been home over a week and I can still taste my roast beef sandwich. In a really good way. Like, can we just drive to Charleston and have lunch at the Butcher & Bee.