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Charleston, South Carolina
February 28, 2011
January 19, 2011
From journal A Young Couple Goes to Charleston
Durham, North Carolina
July 28, 2005
From journal After a Year of Living in Charleston, SC
September 11, 2004
There was an old house on Queen Street in Charleston. The home was one of the last noncommercial buildings on the street. It had a dog that belonged to nobody, but called the porch home. Finally, the family sold their home to a group who wanted it for a restaurant. They moved, but the little dog stayed. He stayed through the construction and stayed as the new restaurant opened. He became kind of the dog host for the restaurant and became part of the place. The porch, you see belonged to him. Sadly he died, but his spirit lives on. Poogan was his name and today the restaurant bears his name.
The story is a good one. The place is an old house that is now in the center of things. It's all about southern hospitality and good, low-country food.
There are several rooms you can eat in, or you can eat outside on Poogan's famous porch.
This is a good place for down-home, low-country food. I had the She Crab Soup and it was delicious. I also had the Gumbo and it too was worth coming back for. Breana loves the bread here and we all dug into the desserts. I had a piece of real Key Lime Pie and it was outstanding. We left full and very happy.
I like Poogan's a lot. The staff is on top of things and friendly. The food is outstanding and unique to this region of our country. The place is pleasant and who can resist the great story that goes along with this place?!
From journal Fourth of July, Charleston Style
by Mary Dickinson
May 15, 2004
We were cheerfully greeted in the entry hall of this 1880s townhouse and led past the formal dining room in the former front parlor, through the dark but elaborately decorated bar in the center of the house and out to the beautiful sun parlor in the rear of the house. All the tables were set with white cotton table clothes, white napkins, silver ware and sparkling crystal water glasses. There was an elegant formal fireplace in the room. Four sets of arched French doors allowed a view of a brick patio surrounded by tropical vegetation where more tables were available.
Low Country shrimp salad, $8.95, Carolina crab cakes, $8.95 or Calabash seafood platter, $8.95 looked good but I decided to settle for Albertha's she-crab soup, an award-winning Charleston tradition, laced with sherry, $4.95 a bowl. Bob ordered the special of the day, Southern fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy and collard greens, $7.95.
The soup was elegantly served in a bowl with a lip and was creamy and delicious with bits of crab meat. Bob was served a generous portion of batter dipped pork chops. The mashed potatoes were freshly made from real potatoes and the collard greens were delicately spiced. A thick delicious biscuit with butter was served before the meal. We broke our usual tradition of no dessert and shared a delicious piece of chocolate cake with fudge filling, $4.95.
Zoe, an old spinster schoolteacher, who once lived there and now haunts the place, was written up on the back of the menu and is featured in the Charleston Ghost Tour, but we didn't see her.
From journal Charleston is Charming
April 3, 2001
From journal Charleston,A Friendly Old City