Best Value: When in search of food-fuel in downtown Charleston, you'll find that there is no shortage of sandwich-serving options at hand. If you're a little more selective in your cravings, and would like to sample local specialties rather than chain restaurants, Butcher & Bee is your destination. The chefs at Butcher & Bee are in the business of "hand-held comfort food" and artistry in the form of sandwiches and plates that appeal to all preferences and budgets (vegetarians welcomed). Open for weekday lunch and late night service on weekend nights (til 3am Friday and Saturday), this comfortable, communal style restaurant shares their daily menu via social media (check their Facebook and Twitter before going).
Lunch: Temporarily closed in preparation for a move uptown to North Morrison Street, Butcher & Bee lays claim to providing "hand-held comfort food" to downtown Charleston. The sandwich artists at Butcher & Bee are open for weekday lunch and late night service on weekend nights (typically until 3am Friday and Saturday). This comfortable, communal style restaurant takes a modern approach to emerging foodie ideals: a menu that updates daily and by meal, which is shared via social media (check their Facebook and Twitter), hearty options for vegetarians, a welcoming BYOB policy and frequent pop-up dinners. Though the Butcher & Bee menu changes daily, local produce and farm-raised meat and eggs are the focus of each set of mealtime offerings. While many items rotate to accommodate seasonality, some items have become somewhat 'regular' stars on the Butcher & Bee menu. Look for the popular Pulled Squash, Fried Chicken and Lamb Pita sandwiches.
Late Night: Located on Upper King Street, Butcher & Bee is known as a purveyor of what they call "craft sandwiches." In a world of many craft things, Butcher & Bee's sandwiches are a standout, particularly late at night after some Charleston bar hopping. They're open for lunch daily, but offer after-bar eats into the wee hours (until 3am) on Friday and Saturday. Butcher & Bee sources its ingredients locally, meaning that your sandwiches, plates and sides are all high in flavor, and strong in community ties. Somehow, the fact that B&B is also a BYOB establishment also lends to this neighborly feel. Late-nighters can expect plenty of options for all tastes, and at least a few vegetarian specials on Butcher & Bee's creative menu.
Local Expert Clare Sweeney Says:
Best Value: "Butcher & Bee is BYOB! Bring your own beer or wine to dinner here, or check out the Hire Wire Distilling Co. next door for samplings of local liquors."
Lunch: "Did we mention they're open til 3am Friday & Saturday? Hit Butcher & Bee late night as a healthier, tastier alternative to other after-hours fast food choices."
Late Night: "B&B is BYOB, and that's a good thing. Grab a few beers and hit this hotspot after the bars Friday and Saturday."
Recommended as Best Value Because: Butcher & Bee brings affordable late night grub to the "Upper Upper King" area, with creative, veggie-friendly menus that change daily and source locally.
Best for Lunch Because: The late night service, daily menu and locally sourced ingredients make Butcher & Bee a top destination for any sandwich lover seeking lunch or late-night.
Best for Late Night Because: Get your craft sandwiches, vegetarian grub, and a lot more at this haven for late night eaters on Upper King.
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