Two of the things I really like about traveling are trying the local food, and having good food (often, but not always, the same thing). What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina? I recently read that Charleston is one of the best food cities in the USA and I would like to know what's important to try on a trip there.
Unfortunately, just being "good" doesn't really narrow things down. I figure the best way to do this is to order by specificity, so if there's a dish that's legendary for being served at one particular restaurant (like half smokes at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, DC) it should go at the top of the list, followed by specific famous restaurants (e.g. Noma), then city specialties, then regional.
I guess for the purposes of this question, a specialty would be a food that I wouldn't be able to get anywhere else or wouldn't be prepared in the same way elsewhere.