Fuel- Charleston, South Carolina

24 Jun

In preparing for my return visit to Charleston, I knew a lot had changed.  I was asking different people about restaurants that I had never visited before.  One restaurant was recommended by several people: Fuel Caribbean Cantina.  Located right across the street from Hominy Grill, the building itself was intriguing.  A remodeled 1950’s gas station made into a restaurant with beautiful outdoor lounge and dining area.  The Chef and Owner Justin Broome has brought some of the Caribbean flare to Charleston’s historic city. 

We started off with Ho-Cakes (4) at $7.50, crispy corn fritters with onions, garlic, jalapenos, roasted corn, topped with pepper jack cheese, crème fraiche, and tomato chutney.  They had great flavor with the right amount of heat but were slightly dry.  Rated 6/10.



Next we went with a side of the Sweet Plantain Fritters at $2.95.  These were perfectly fried and had a nice crunch to the outer layer and smooth plantain sweetness on the inside.  I couldn’t stop eating these!  Rated:8/10


For my entree, I went with the Sautéed Shrimp Salad with marinated shrimp, mixed greens, red onions, sliced pears, roasted cherry tomatoes, avocados, blue cheese, and champagne vinaigrette at $7.95.  This was a well balanced salad with Caribbean flavors.  You could taste that the shrimp were fresh and local which I loved.  The marinated shrimp packed some heat from the blackened/jerk seasoning.  Rated:8/10.

Overall I would RECOMMEND this restaurant for a lunch visit.  The food was good and service was great.  Simple Caribbean food prepared with fresh local ingredients. 

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