Plum’s is Back!

Spotted this week: Evan Thompson, Scott Stowe, Danny Stroud, Beth Grace, Grace Simmons, Kathy Tupper, Sally Fordham, Wanda Scheper, Hedy Williams, Mary Anne Harrison, Joy Avera

By Wendy Pollitzer

Mar. 25, 2010

UnknownThe Lunch Bunch has been anticipating the renovated completion of Plum’s for some time. And, boy was it worth the wait!

When Shipman’s Gallery closed, Plum’s expanded to include the space that fronts Bay Street. Now, bigger and better, Plum’s promises to deliver the same quality food at the same competitive prices.

The décor is simple, yet inviting. The cool, distressed look is reminiscent of a New England Ice House.  The clean lines of the Subway tile behind the raw bar and the aged wood combination makes for a comfortable, relaxing ambiance.

Let’s not forget the food and the service! From start to finish, personable wait staff accompanied quick delivery. Jennifer (with the super-cool glasses) was our server, and she was great! Thorough and attentive, Jennifer won our smiles!

Local Eddings Point Oysters from Maggioni Seafood Company

Chip Dinkins, Director of Operations for Plum’s, Inc. won our hearts quickly!  He brought out a dozen raw, local oysters straight off the dock from Eddings Point. The delectable bivalves came from Maggioni Seafood Company, operated by Roddy Beasley on St. Helena Island. If you haven’t tasted an oyster from Maggioni’s, do yourself a favor, and get on down to Plum’s!

So okay, the food! Amazing, creative, fun, tasty and consistent! I could go on and on with desirable adjectives about Plum’s Lunch.  You can visit our website to see photos of all the good food; but, for now, I’ll tell you a little bit about each of our meals.

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Burger

Kim ordered the Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Burger, but the chef accidentally forgot to include the onions. Kim quickly realized the omission, and asked for a side. Our girl Jennifer delivered them promptly!

Christina opted for the Barbeque, Bacon, Avocado and Pepper-Jack Burger. Surprised by the size, she had to take one of the patties off to fit the burger in her mouth. Kim didn’t, however. She ate the whole thing without regard to alteration. We love our Kimmy!

Barbeque, Bacon, Avocado and Pepper-Jack Burger

April asked for the Egg Salad Sandwich, after changing her mind from the Egg Salad Salad. It’s one of her favorites on the menu!

I got the infamous Biarritz, sliced smoked turkey, bacon and Brie in a grilled pita with strawberry spread. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I ordered it for the first time about 8 years ago and can’t seem to get anything else when I go to Plum’s lunch. Now,

Egg Salad Sandwich

dinner is a different story. I have a few favs on that menu!

Elizabeth decided to get her favorite as well, the Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich on Toasted Wheat, instead of a tortilla wrap. Almonds and dried cranberries accompanied the yellow curry chicken. Ms. Harding loved the strong curry flavor; and, after I tasted it, completely agreed!


So each and every one of us, (without Heather this week-she had a sick child) asked for sweet potato fries as our side. No question, they are the bomb! But Elizabeth also asked for a side of Blue Cheese to dip her fries in. I tasted the combo, and it was quite good! So, if you’re not in the mood for ketchup, give it a try next time you’re at Plum’s.

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Many of us in the Lunch Bunch enjoyed Plum’s more than once last week.  The restaurant offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for an organized Wine Lunch from a specialty vineyard (take a look at Celia’s Wine column) or if you want to enjoy a good band on a Friday night, or if you want a relaxing early-bird dinner, or if you’re looking for consistent service and good food, Plum’s offers it all.

So, we have been told now by several women in town that they are the original Lunch Bunch. We say…the more Lunch Bunches, the better for Beaufort! There is no more of a fun way to catch up with girlfriends and take a break from the hectic week than to organize a Lunch Bunch. I’m sure the area restaurant owners would agree!

One Lunch Bunch, who also dined at Plum’s last week, has been getting together for 38 years in Beaufort. They are Beth Grace, Hedy Williams, Kathy Tupper, Wando Scheper, Connie Trask (not present) and Sally Fordham. Little Grace Simmons, a future Beaufort Lunch Buncher, accompanied the group of dear friends. Keep it going girls! Our Lunch Bunch hopes to run into you again!

Thanks Plum’s for everything! You’re a true Beaufort staple, for returning tourists and locals alike!

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Wendy Pollitzer is a versatile writer living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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