For years the space at the corners of Morris and Coming streets stood vacant, surrounded by Charleston row houses full of college students. It’s now become an unlikely spot for a highly rated eatery and unabashed chef hangout, but Two Boroughs Larder is just that.
The name comes from the intersection of Elliotborough and Cannonborough, where the restaurant is located. As you would expect, TBL uses mostly locally sourced ingredients. In addition to being a restaurant, they also fill up growlers of craft beer and sell other provisions.
On the city’s rare rainy days, a bowl of their noodles is a well-spent $10. You can watch them make the noodles in front of you, tossing the al dente noodles into a pot of boiling water, pulling the pork out of a slow cooker, ladling the bowl with a piping hot portion of broth and topping it off with a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg. They also serve offbeat ingredients like sweetbreads and quail.
The restaurant is open until 10 pm so you can get your late night fix, but don't expect to make a reservation.