Coastal Cravings

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Other than shopping, eating out is my second favorite thing to do.  So while at our stay at Wild Dunes we had to try out the newly renovated Coastal Provisions located in the Boardwalk Inn. We were in for a real treat because this was not your average surf and turf.  The menu which focuses on seafood and meat are paired with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.  Executive Chef Brett Sparman conjures delectable dishes while being creative by experimenting with unusual combinations. The extensive drink menu spanned from fancy cocktails, to a broad selection of wine, to a lineup of local craft beers.

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Of course we had to start with the oysters, which we slurped down in seconds.  As the appetizers kept on coming, my photographer Libby Williams meticulously snapped pics of each dish.  A bona fide food aficionado, Libby just recently launched her food blog Plate South featuring restaurants and recipes in Charleston and beyond.  It’s been so much fun combining food and fashion on my blog the past few months and what better way to collaborate than with a lifestyle photographer and food blogger!

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Some of the appetizer highlights were the Tuna Poke with benne seeds, scallions, and avocado puree. This dish screamed summer with it’s light fare and fresh ingredients.  My other favorite was the Crispy Brussel Sprouts with baked with parmesan cheese.  Eating your veggies never tasted so good!

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I was never a seafood person until I moved to Charleston, and it opened up a whole new world for me.  I usually opt for the chicken dish, but had to try the fish of the day which was the Halibut and it didn’t disappoint!  Sitting on top of a creamy mixture of spinach, mushrooms, and corn, every bite just melted in my mouth. I highly recommend a trip to Wild Dunes even if it’s just to eat at Coastal Provisions.  It’s always good to step outside of your comfort zone and dive into a culinary adventure!

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Dress, sandals, and sunglasses from Dandy Boutique // Thea necklace $525, Edie rose gold ring with diamonds $1,455, Tiger cuff with diamonds all by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Libby Williams

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Scallops with creamed corn and popcorn?  Yes please!

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It’s not a seafood restaurant without She Crab Soup, and this one topped the charts.

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