I make a habit of not reviewing hotel restaurants unless they are unique in some way. Brick Salt Bar+Kitchen in Charleston's Marriott participates in a number of area events, and it most recently held the Cast Iron Cook-Off.
Since I was there for the event, and Joel and Dawn were getting a bit hungry, we stopped down for a snack.
The menu had some fun items, like "Mountain Top Chili," crab poppers, shrimp roll sliders, Charleston nachos, WV apple & chicken salad, pizza, bacon-wrapped meatloaf and waffle bread pudding. Sounds pretty fun, right? I went for the zucchini and corn fitters, with boursin dip, as well as a cup of broccoli soup since I was trying to keep it light.
The fritters were fine, if not a little too well done. Nothing too exciting, but not bad. And for the soup, it wasn't much better. I generally think of broccoli & cheese soup in two categories: one that is creamy, cheesy and thick. The other is runny and tastes like it came from a Campbells soup can. So, yeah.
Overall, I got a pretty average vibe. I would like to try some of hte plated dishes to see if it's much of a difference. But, for now, average.