Trying to find a non-ritzy restaurant in downtown Charleston that still serves fantastic food was a little tricky - especially on a Sunday, when everyone seems to come to the area after church dressed ... read more
to the nines and expecting a fine dining experience. But we found a solution in Blossom, which offered both casual booths and tableclothed tables and served brunch until 4. My vegetarian scramble - served in a little skillet and boasting mushrooms, artichokes, arugula and a variety of cheeses - was rich and fulfilling, though it's small portion size didn't leave me too stuffed. It came with a side of some of the most perfectly cooked potatoes I've ever had (really, they were just crunchy enough on the outside while still soft on the inside, and a beautifully colored golden brown). I sampled some of my family's dishes, too: brioche french toast (light and fluffy), fruit salad (tons of ripe melon chunks), and huevos rancheros (spicy!). Our food came out quickly, which is always appreciated, and the prices compared to some other venerable restaurants downtown were a welcome relief.