The publication said the following about their list: "When people look back on this arbitrary demarcation of years, these will be the restaurants that bring time-specific memories flooding back."
Here's what Esquire had to say about each of the Charleston restaurants:
- Husk - "Sean Brock single-handedly supercharged Southern cuisine"
- Little Jack's Tavern - "Brooks Reitz's neighborhood spot is proof that a throwback formula can be a sublime thing when perfectly executed"
You can see the full list of restaurants here.