Eat Like a Local at Butcher & Bee


With so many new restaurants in Charleston popping up and established ones opening second locations it’s so hard to keep up.  There’s one that you have to keep up with and that’s Butcher & Bee which recently re-located to the hip food mecca of Upper Morrison. They started over 5 years ago with their innovative pop up dinners featuring traveling chefs and ethnic food that you just can’t find in Charleston.


Their 1st location on Upper King had the most unconventional hours of operation, serving food from 11am-3pm and at night from 11pm-3am.  Lunch would be slammed with people spilling out the door and kept busy at night because there’s a shortage of late night eateries. Their new location is a beautiful modern space with plenty of seats so you don’t have to wait long to dive into their amazingly delicious food!


Michael Shemtov, the owner and visionary behind Butcher & Bee, taps into his Israel heritage and offers hard to find flavors on the menu.  Me and my food adventurer partner Libby of Plate South, couldn’t wait to sample all of the delicious dishes.  Some are my old time favorites, and I also discovered some new ones that I know I’ll be back for.  If you like a little bit of everything then you can’t go wrong with the Mezze.  We got the Kale Slaw, Spicy Carrots, Hummus, and my new obsession – the Whipped Feta.  I could eat 2 of these plates all by myself!  The pita bread is made in house along with every baked good on the menu, and it doesn’t get fresher than that!


I’m a sucker for a Veggie Burger and this one blew my mind.  Made with beets topped with green tahini, grilled onions, feta, roasted tomato, zucchini pickles in between a house made brioche bun – this is a veggie lovers dream come true!  I would say top 5 veggie burgers I’ve had in my life for sure.


Just when I thought I couldn’t fit anything else in my belly, I ordered the Pistachio Cardamom Blondie served with home made coffee ice cream.  This takes ice cream sandwiches to a whole other level. When I cheat I always make sure it’s worth it, and this one was definitely was worth it.


 You know you’ve struck gold when Leo DiCaprio rolls into town and eats at your restaurant.  Butcher & Bee‘s delectable dishes could be world famous, but I’m just happy I can drive a few miles and chow down at one of my favorite restaurants.


Dress by Plante Clothing // Sunglasses by Quay from Germain Dermatology // Eat Local Canvas and Leather Tote $70 by Dewdrop Designs // Bedford Woven ankle booties by Corso Como $69.30 from Nordstrom Rack // Moonstone cuff by Addison Weeks $134, gold plated ring with topaz by Elizabeth & James $115, 18k vermeil labradorite hoop earrings $115, 18k turquoise .08ct diamond triple Lisse by Jude Frances $1,310 from Croghan’s Jewel Box

Photography by Libby Williams


Eat Like a Local at Butcher & Bee