Southern-style huevos rancheros
Charleston, South Carolina ranks in my book as one of America's top food cities. I recently stopped by The Macintosh, a new restaurant on King Street, to try their much-raved about brunch. Chef Jeremiah Bacon (yes, real last name) turns out heart-stopping dishes like rabbit hash, spicy grilled chorizo with Anson Mills grits, and something called the "Mac Attack" which includes pork belly bone marrow bread pudding, and a poached egg. Chef Bacon's Southern riff on the classic Mexican breakfast dish huevos rancheros (above) includes refried Sea Island red beans, cheese curd, and lots of tender pork confit. It pairs perfectly with a bloody mary (or two).