Introducing the Charleston Menu Podcast

By Robert F. Moss


A little news on the media front: I’m part of a new food podcast!

It’s produced by the Post & Courier here in Charleston and is called, suitably enough, Charleston’s Menu. I’m co-hosting it with Parker Milner, the newspaper’s food editor, and each episode we invite a guest (or two) from the food and beverage world to join us and discuss the latest happenings on the dining scene here in Charleston and around the South.

The third episode, “The story behind Little Miss Ha,” just dropped this week. Parker and I chat a bit about the evolving sushi scene here in Charleston, then we’re joined by Little Miss Ha owner Janice Hudgins and Post and Courier features reporter Alan Hovorka. Hudgins discusses her family's journey and her career in cooking and restaurant ownership, which was largely inspired by her mother Thu-Ha Ngyuen, and we touch on many other topics related to the local restaurant landscape.

We recorded the inaugural CHS Menu episode in the Pod Cafe at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival
We recorded the inaugural CHS Menu episode in the Pod Cafe at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival

The podcast has actually been in the works for a little while, but we wanted to get a few episodes under our belts before we launched it to the world. Parker and I recorded the inaugural episode in the swanky Pod Cafe at the Charleston Wine + Food festival back in March, where we interviewed two acclaimed pop-up chefs, Sam Fore of Tuk Tuk Sri Lanken Bites in Louisville and Nikko Cagalanan of Mansueta's Filipino Food in Charleston.

For our second episode we were joined by Shuai and Corrie Wang, owners of Jackrabbit Filly, and their chef de cuisine Brandon Olson, chef de cuisine, to discuss their forthcoming Chinese-inspired barbecue restaurant, King BBQ.

You can stream the episodes online at the Charleston’s Menu Simple Cast site or subscribe to it on your favorite podcast player. Give us a listen!

About the Author

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine, Restaurant Critic for the Post & Courier, and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including The Lost Southern Chefs, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.