One highlight of a recent business trip in South Carolina was a restaurant in Conway. The Rivertown Bistro is in the historic district and they like to pride them selves on this ‘fusion’ gastronomic journey.
I found the service staff to be warm, and inviting. Since, I was on the East Coast and in a relatively coastal community – I wanted to get as much seafood as I could. The work group we were with met up with a contractor in above noted community of Conway.
If you find yourself in Conway, and want to eat here – I would suggest two dishes that were right up there on the scale of great.
The first are these sweet potato chips. I see my wife ordering sweet potato fries – which botanically is a yam – but, that’s a different post. These were sliced fairly thick and then deep fried and pared with a Smoked Tomato Ranch. You can really taste the care they put into the roasting of the tomato’s and developing that flavor. It is amazing.
The second is ‘The Parmesan Encrusted Snapper’ – it was divine. The balsamic reduction sauce – I can still taste it today. The Snapper was perched perfectly on an Asparagus Risotto… well, there are very few dishes that I would say were perfect. This was very close.
We were seated on a balcony, overlooking the sidewalk below. This was a great location for lunch as we were able to atmosphere was calm and relaxed which allowed us to focus on the food, and work.
Note, Don’t say Civil War to a true southern gentleman. “War between the States” is a safer term – it’s what congress calls it – I think it was a backroom deal stuck somewhere in the Senate during reformation – but that is just me.
1111 3rd Ave
Conway, SC 29526