Winners & Photos from Shrimp and Grits Charleston

The winning dish from Michael's On The Alley

The winning dish from Michael's On The Alley

The inaugural Shrimp and Grits Charleston, a chef’s competition, was held on Saturday night. The well-attended event drew favorable reviews.

Attendees were able to taste each chefs’ entries, try some local beers and spirits, and rock out to some live music. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the Charleston Animal Society.

The winners of the competition are:

  • Peoples Choice Award:
    • 1st Place: Aaron Lemieux of Vincent Chicco’s/Michael's on the Alley
    • 2nd Place: Matthew Niessner of Halls Chophouse
    • 3rd Place: Dan Doyle of Poogan's Porch
    • 4th Place: Drew Hedlund of Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
  • Critics Choice Awards
    • Best Tasting: Bill Montgomery of Eli's Table
    • Most Original: Pierce Bowers of Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar

Photos from the evening can be seen below.





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