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Not Your Average Bowling Alley

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CHARLESTON’S THE ALLEY IS BOWLING FOOD AT ITS BEST

Text by Stephanie Eisig

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Lukewarm beer, stale chips, and soggy french fries — these have been iconic bowling alley fare in the past. But The Alley in Charleston, South Carolina, breaks this stereotype for sure. The food is prepared by Home Team Kitchen, and although we love the House Made Meatballs, it’s summer (and we’re trending toward lighter fare), so here are some of our go-to bowling bites:

The Green Chili Nachos are Home Team’s take on a classic snack. With braised pork, sharp cheddar and jack cheeses, chimichurri, crema, and roasted roma tomatoes, these are hands down the best Nachos I have ever had the pleasure to eat.

The Spring Salad, a new menu item, has pickled red onions, English peas, radishes, carrots, avocado, lettuce, and mint with a cherry vinaigrette dressing. The salad had a light and fresh taste, and the ingredients come together in such a unique way.

Finally, The Braised Pork Belly Sandwich, which consisted of beer braised pork belly, slaw, lemon zest mayo, po boy roll, is good, old-fashioned, barbecue eatin’ at it’s finest. In particular, the lemon zest mayo gives the sandwich that extra boost that puts it above ordinary barbecue sandwiches.

Go ahead and take a trip down there to try it for yourself, and maybe even bowl a game or two while you’re there.