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Chili in Charleston

Charleston, SC is an absolutely stunning place to visit.  It has an old town southern charm that no one can resist.  Events seem more romantic when they happen in Charleston.  You feel as if you know more history just by walking down the streets in the charming city.  And if you love to eat, Charleston is teeming with seafood restaurants and other one-of-a-kind eateries.  I could go on and on about the restaurants and shops in Charleston, but I really want to talk about chili.  While Charleston isn't well-known for its chili, there are a few noteworthy places to get a chili fix when visiting.

This year marks the 14th year of the Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast.  The event will be held on November 23rd, 2013 so make plans now to attend.  Participants in the cook-off include local celebrities and notable people that cook and compete to win the taste buds of over 1,000 guests.  You can spend 4 hours eating chili, shucking oysters and washing it down with beer from a local brewery.  What more could you ask?

Our 2nd chili stop in Charleston is a bit nontraditional compared to our usual chili stops because it happens to be a Japanese restaurant, Bushido Japanese Restaurant.  We chose to include them in our notable Charleston chili stops because of the famous Bushido Seppuku Challenge.  So although it's not chili in the Texas-style, their use of chiles in the preparation of the spicy rolls for the challenge makes the restaurant stand out.  These spicy rolls are made with some very hot chiles such as habanero, green thai chiles and even red thai chiles.

The Bushido Challengers have to eat 10 rolls in order from 1 to 10.  The rolls increase in heat as you go up in number, and you may not eat them in reverse order.  This Bushido Seppuku Challenge was featured on an episode of Man vs. Food several years ago.  Very few "Legends" have succeeded in beating the challenge but those that make it to the end receive a coveted Bushido headband and have their picture displayed on the Ledger of Legends.

Number 3 on our Charleston chili list is a late night favorite: AC's Bar and Grill located on King Street.  You can satisfy your chili cravings Waco style up to 2AM.  It will cost you extra to "cool it down" with sour cream and cheese.  You can even have AC's chili in the form of chili cheese fries to share with your friends.

If you have another Charleston chili spot to share, please feel free to contact me at

Written By Danna Vach