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The Resy Hit List: Where In Charleston You’ll Want to Eat Right Now


There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in. 

We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in and around Charleston: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants in that you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.

Four Things In Charleston Not to Miss This Month

  • Crawfish Boil Season: The two locations of LoLA in North Charleston and Mount Pleasant serve up the flavors of New Orleans year-round, but springtime brings crawfish boils every Tuesday through May. Alternating between each location, the first batch of mud bugs comes out at 4 P.M., and are available until they run out — $16 for 1 lb. or $25 for 2 lbs. Sure, you can get them straight out the pot on Tuesdays, but you can get them fried or in etoufée every day. Built up an appetite? Check out the Big Easy, a massive po’boy with fried shrimp and crawfish.
  • Take a Class with Zero George: Chef Vinson Petrillo’s kitchen at Zero George turns out some of Charleston’s best fine dining cuisine, and now is your chance to fine-tune your own skills with a cooking class with Petrillo’s culinary team. The experience, hosted inside Zero’s historic demo kitchen, includes a three-course lunch along with wine pairings.
  • Now Open: Restaurant veteran Herman Ng opened XO Brasserie in early March on Morrison Drive, across the street from NoMo O.G. Edmund’s Oast. Leaning on his time at hot spots like The Royal Tern, Ng has captured a big-city vibe that’s elegant but comfortable. Siu mai dumplings and crunchy crab rangoons await, along with showstopper family-style plates like whole lobster and salt and pepper shrimp. Behind the bar, Chinese Awakening is an oolong-infused twist on a martini. Book here.
  • Fugazzi Has Arrived: There’s no stopping Le Farfalle chef Michael Toscano, who’s opened his second new Charleston kitchen in four months, with Fugazzi at Revelry Brewing Co. Highlights will reflect Toscano’s Italian focus, like the porchetta Cuban (fitting for a guy with a porchetta shop just a mile or two away). Ordering is easy via the QR code at your table, paired with one of Reverly’s rock-solid brews, like the Left Loosey West Coast IPA.

New to the Hit List (April 2024)
Taco Boy, Bodega, Welton’s Tiny Bakeshop.