Everywhere along the saltwater coast of South Carolina there is seafood. From seafood shacks to old neighborhood pubs, the South Carolina and Georgia coasts are a foodie mecca. If you happen to be in the heart of downtown Charleston and you hear an “amen” as you walk along the corner of East Bay and Cumberland, it’s likely to be a happy diner praising the blessings of the sea at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar at 205 E. Bay Street.
Local lore says Amen Street was so named because “amens” could be heard coming from neighboring churches. These days if you hear an “amen” when passing by, it’s likely a contented diner praising the blessings of the sea at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. www.amenstreet.com
You’ll say amen and hallelujah once you step inside and taste this delicious Pumpkin Spiced Martini served with succulent Broad River oysters and fried shrimp.
Pumpkin Spiced Martini
1 cup ice cubes
1-5 ounces vanilla flavored vodka
1.5 ounces Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey’s
1.5 ounces pumpkin flavored liqueur such as Hiram Walker
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vanilla flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and pumpkin flavored liqueur over the ice.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
Oysters from the Broad River
A young entrepreneur, Andrew Jones, owner of the Byrd Oyster Company gathers his oysters from the banks of the Broad River and furnishes them to the finest restaurants in Charleston.
Andrew is a true son of the South, grew up in Beaufort fishing, clamming and oystering.