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Robert Stehling's Braised Oxtail Ragout
Back in Charleston that morning we made a beeline for a local favorite of mine, The Hominy Grill. The Hominy specializes in Southern classics like fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, and--as its name would suggest--really, really good grits. Everything is prepared from scratch and as many of the ingredients as possible are local. Shrimp and grits is probably The Hominy's signature dish, but Ted Lee's personal strategy is to order from the specials board, which is where Chef Robert Stehling really has his fun. I followed Ted's advice and ordered from the chalkboard a braised oxtail ragout over cheese grits, topped with a poached egg. I was not disappointed.