the obstinate daughter

OD on SI

Truth be told, we have not gotten out as much as we would like lately and are very grateful to Kendall James of Growing the Whole Child as today’s guest blogger. Kendall has an inspiring, as well as informative, parenting blog that focusing on holistic and compassionate parenting. As a teacher and parent, with a plethora of experience, she is open to questions and is a treasure to keep close throughout your parenting journey. Make sure to subscribe to her blog for inspiration, humor, and honestly throughout the week. Last week, when she told us she was eating at the The Obstinate Daughter, we were instantly jealous and asked her to send us some pics and buzz on her experience- so here it is!

My son actually deserves the credit for trying a new restaurant on Sullivan’s Island. He was flipping through Southern Living and came across a list of the top 100 restaurants in the South (or maybe it was the South East) and there, at number 4, was The Obstinate Daughter. With a family birthday the following week we decided that we had the perfect excuse to give it a try.

Now let’s clear something up right away: Obstinate Daughter does not refer to the owner’s offspring nor the behavior your child should exhibit while dining there, but rather it is a nod to the city of Charleston and a historical political cartoon in which the city is called the “obstinate daughter”.

With a rustic, but not cutesy interior fitting for a coastal setting, there is a casual atmosphere, which welcomes diners of all ages.

The menu reflects local and seasonal options (mushrooms from Mepkin Abbey, apples from NC, house made pasta and sausage, etc.). The Geechie Frites are a must have to start the meal as is one of the locally made cocktails they have on tap. We enjoyed ordering several items and then sharing them with everyone at the table and the serving sizes allow for this to easily be done. (Although I did feed my teenage son a sandwich before we went. It helps keep the bill down!) Highlights include: The Fig Nasty (a fig, speck, gorgonzola, onion pizza) and Papparadelle (house made pasta with sausage, tomatoes, basil, parmesan).

I’m sure the desserts are wonderful, but we favor Beard Cat’s gelato, which is just down stairs from Obstinate Daughter and under the same ownership. Just like it’s upstairs’ partner, all of Beard Cat’s are fresh and local (when the option exists).

Obstinate Daughter is a great addition to the Low Country restaurant scene, but did we go back for another meal? You bet! And we will again.

Geechie Frites NC Apple Salad OD on SI interior The Fig Nastybeard cat's gelato
Thanks Kendall!

Find The Obstinate Daughter here in the two doors down directory!

Eaten or shopped local lately, or found a fun to do? Send us a write up with some fabulous pics and we will post it!


Liz & Kari


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