Hidden F&B: Isabella Macbeth
By Helen Mitternight
It takes speed and precision to shuck oysters without leaving in grit — one place Charleston Grit never wants to see it! — and Macbeth has the balance down.
You’ve never met a person like Isabella Macbeth, but you should.
She started shucking oysters as a man and now competes as a woman. And, oh by the way, she’s second in the country. It takes speed and precision to shuck oysters without leaving in grit — a place Charleston Grit never wants to see grit! — and Macbeth has the balance down.
As head of the raw bar at NICO Oysters + Seafood at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, she can walk any oyster virgin through what they need to know to slurp with the best.
According to Macbeth, NICO's owner, Nico Romo, was one of the first restaurateurs to be ahead of the curve when it came to implementing Covid-19 precautions. She’s hoping you’ll support the establishment and join her at the raw bar there.