#Charleston @Charleston_Eats @AwendawSC May 4


I started the Coach4aday blog in 2014 and have done daily posts on one topic for each year. In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and in 2017 it was “Colleges and Universities”.

The one consistent piece of feedback I have received with this blog is the 2015 series on “A Friend of a Friend”. Readers and blog followers said please bring it back. The stats also back that up with the number of views each of those posts received.

So in 2018 two things will happen with the Coach4aday blog; One I plan to collaborate with a friend named John Rancke and revisit some of those 2015 “A Friend of a Friend” posts and do some new ones with a slightly different twist. I write the posts on odd-numbered days each month and John handles the even-numbered days.

In addition John and I will write about things we both are interested which will include basketball, food, people, music, our granddaughters, and great stories.
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May 4, 2018 SeeWee Restaurant

Just outside Mt Pleasant South Carolina on the way to all the culinary delights in Charleston there sits a little old country store in the small community called Avendaw. It’s on highway 17 and as you get closer to Charleston from Georgetown you notice all the little roadside huts that will on occasion be open for business selling weaved baskets.

Blink your eyes and you will miss SeeWee.

SeeWee outside front

The restaurant has been featured on the Travel Channel.

You won’t miss Avendaw because the town limits run for miles. Reminds me of those trips years ago going down I95 and when you got into Florida you soon saw a sign that said “Jacksonville City Limits”. Seems like you drove for an hour before you ever saw anything that resembled a city. Avendaw is somewhat like that but on a much smaller scale. It just goes forever.

SeeWee is on the right side of the highway and sits partially hidden as you drive south on US 17. You would almost miss it if not for the parking lot full of cars out front.

The building dates back to the 1920s when it was a general store, and the Rancourt and Penninger family ran it as such for many years. After closing the store in 1988, Mary Rancourt and her son, Kurt Penninger, reopened it as SeeWee Restaurant in 1993.

SeeWee inside

The restaurant serves Low-country cuisine, fresh local seafood and desserts. Entrees are served with three sides which can include collard greens, red rice, batter fried mushrooms, butter beans, sweet potato casserole, fried okra, mac-n-cheese, or steamed squash. For starters, there are fried green tomatoes, fried clam strips, fried calamari rings and fried pickles. Don’t miss the she-crab soup with a shot of sherry.

SeeWee she-crab soup 2

The she-crab soup!!! I first heard about the she-crab soup back in the mid 90s. It was written up in Southern Living. After saving the article for a few months, my wife and I decided to take a weekend trip to Charleston and I found the article. Perfect place to have lunch before getting into the Charleston traffic.

We walk and are seated at a long table across from another couple also traveling for the weekend Charleston vacation. I ordered flounder and shrimp and a bowl of the she-crab soup. It might be the best soup I have ever eaten in my life! !The she crab soup is thick with crab and I assume heavy cream. They serve it with a small side of sherry. It is filled with calories I am sure. But it is divine!!

Fried green tomatoes, sauteed squash, butter beans, collards, okra. Just a little bit of everything. And for desert how about homemade caramel cake.

SeeWee Caramel cake

Talk about “Cake by the Ocean” the popular song by DNCE and that’s a great song to seat dance going down the highway (with some profanity), but I prefer my Cake by the Highway 17!!

Also have coconut cake, blueberry pie, pork chops, peanut butter pie, onion rings. Po Boys with oysters or shrimp.

SeeWee plate

Just down the road about a mile away is the Center for Birds of Prey. Take the kids down for the day and enjoy the Center and SeeWee.

I will tell you the bathrooms are located outside of the building but are clean!!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Carole Goforth · · Reply

    I’m loving the blogs!!

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