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Charleston Review stopped by the Lowcountry staple that is 82 Queen to check it out once again and see how they've been holding up after all these years.
Far from a one-trick pony, 82 Queen uses local produce and fresh seafood, combining simple ingredients to create memorable dishes. It is situated in the area of Charleston known as the French Quarter on (predictably) Queen Street. The restaurant is virtually a Charleston institution; it has been open since 1982.
The pork was well-spiced and cooked nicely, and the black-eyed pea stew, sprinkled with cilantro, complemented it well. The collards were exceptional, tangy and sweet with a hint of balsamic vinegar and a heat that was almost Creole. The portabella was tender without being mushy and stuffed with cheese and corn for a pleasing consistency.