5 years ago, in the month of June, my family and I did a different road trip where we spent the last few days in Charleston and then Nashville. When we had the opportunity to spend (what we thought) would be just one night back in Charleston, we wanted to eat at a local favorite.
Our shuttle driver, JP, suggested Jestine’s, which is near the historic district and as we drove past the restaurant, four out of five of us immediately recognized the place. Jestine’s was our favorite spot to eat when we were there five years ago and we were eating there again.
Walking into Jestine’s I immediately knew where we had sat 5 years ago, which means not much as changed. Which is really great. There weren’t any lines and we got in right away. At a popular place like Jestine’s lines are pretty common and last time we had to wait about an hour before getting a table for four. This time we had my step sister along, and our party of five was seated right away.
The four of us that had been there before, reminisced about the cornbread and fried chicken (their specialty). We ordered cornbread for an appetizer, and put in our orders of food.