In the heart of the South, there’s a culinary treasure that’s as iconic as it is comforting – a bowl of grits. And in the charming town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and now in North Charleston, there’s a place that’s taking grits to a whole new level of fun and flavor – The Grit Counter. Established in April 2018 as a fast-casual spinoff of Grace & Grit, this little lunch counter has become a local favorite, and it’s easy to see why.
A Taste of Southern Tradition
There’s something undeniably Southern about a bowl of creamy, perfectly cooked grits. It’s a dish that’s steeped in tradition, and at The Grit Counter, they’ve embraced that tradition wholeheartedly. But what sets them apart is their commitment to infusing creativity and fun into every grit bowl they serve.
From Humble Beginnings to Thriving Locations
The Grit Counter may have started as an offshoot of Grace & Grit in Mount Pleasant, but it quickly grew into its own culinary destination. Today, it boasts not one but two thriving locations, with the second one conveniently situated next to the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center. It’s a testament to the love and enthusiasm that locals and visitors alike have for their unique take on grits.
Local Ownership and Expert Chefs
The Grit Counter is not just another restaurant; it’s a labor of love, locally owned and operated by the same team behind Grace & Grit. With Chef Karen Stabler leading the way at the North Charleston location and Chef Alastair Nairn overseeing the Mount Pleasant outpost, you can expect nothing short of culinary excellence. These chefs are masters at their craft, and it shows in every dish they create.
The Original Grit Bowl: Where Creativity Takes Center Stage
The star of the show at The Grit Counter is undoubtedly “The Original Grit Bowl.” This innovative creation is a creative and fun way to enjoy your grits. But it’s not just about the grits; it’s about the cleverly crafted grit bowl specials that showcase a wide range of flavors and ingredients. It’s comfort food with a twist, and it’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
Quality and Comfort in Every Bite
Chef/owner Frank Kline sums it up perfectly: “We really want y’all to be excited about what you’re eating. We want you to have fun but know you’re getting quality ingredients and made-to-order food all in a comfortable atmosphere.” The Grit Counter is more than a place to eat; it’s an experience that combines quality, creativity, and Southern charm.
A Place to Savor and Celebrate Grits
Whether you’re a local looking for a unique lunch spot or a visitor eager to taste the best of Southern cuisine, The Grit Counter welcomes you with open arms and a menu that promises to delight. It’s a place where grits are celebrated, creativity is king, and every bite is a taste of the South.
So, if you’re ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines tradition with innovation, head over to The Grit Counter. You’ll discover why grits are more than just a side dish – they’re a canvas for creativity, and The Grit Counter is the artist behind the bowl.