Sunday, March 17, 2013
Fred , a former attorney, is the owner of the The Wreck, short for The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene, an unusual seafood restaurant in Mount Pleasant, SC. At first glance the name appears to refer to the waterfront restaurant's look, topped off with a shabby, screened-in porch. (In actuality, the Richard and Charlene was a trawler that slammed into the building during a hurricane in 1989.) But looks aren't the thing here—it's all about the food.The Wreck with its fantastic menu rose like a Phoenix after Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989 laid waste to Shem Creek and the area. Prior to the hurricane the shack on the property sold fresh shrimp, but it evolved into this restaurant that the locals love and the tourists find after someone takes kindly to their quest for good food.
Fred showed us around the empty restaurant one afternoon, informing us that it wasn't open 'til 5:00 pm for dinner. We returned and had great seafood and the best She Crab Soup that I have tasted anywhere. The scallops, oysters and shrimp weren't bad either! If you're in the
area, I'd advise a visit!
Since it's St. Paddy't Day, I chose Fred's photo because he looks like someone from "the oulde sod!"