Monday, May 30, 2011

Gold Bug at the Beach

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, what better way to start the season than with fish tacos and juicy hamburgers fresh off the grill?

After a swim in the ocean and sunbathing on the beach, my travel companions and I headed to Poe's Tavern on Sullivan's Island, S.C., last week. The tavern is named after Edgar Allan Poe, one of my favorite authors. In 1827, Poe joined the U.S. Army under an assumed name, Edgar Allan Perry, and was stationed at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island for 13 months.

Poe's menu brings me back to junior high English Lit. Half-pound hamburgers sport names like Gold Bug, Pit & Pendulum, Amontillado and Tell-Tale Heart. We tried the Raven, and it was a juicy burger bursting with all the flavor you'd get from a backyard grill.

The mahi mahi fish tacos were the perfect beach food. They're wrapped in flour tortillas and prepared with freshly shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle sour cream.

Feeling refreshed after our meal, we headed to Charleston for the next leg of our trip.

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