Where to eat
Charleston's food scene isn't all about shrimp and grits. Sometimes it's about banana pudding, as it is at Flery Ron's Home Team BBQ, in the West Ashley neighborhood, where kid-friendly BBQ Sliders ($2.95) are paired with impeccable mac-and-cheese ($1.85). The real delicacy here is that pudding, which for the very hungry can even be ordered by the pan ($50). There's plenty of outdoor seating and a bean-bag toss to keep the kids happy (hometeambbq.com). Downtown, you'll find hand-breaded chicken fingers at The Kickin' Chicken (kickinchicken.com) and all-natural cupcakes at the aptly named Cupcake (freshcupcakes.com). And for the quintessential Charleston shrimp and grits ($10.99) or chocolate chip and banana pancakes ($6.99), head to Page's Okra Grill in nearby Mount Pleasant (pagesokragrill.com).
Writer Graham Averill and his family (from left, Cooper, wife Liz, and Addie) live in Asheville, North Carolina.
Originally published in the September 2013 issue of FamilyFun