Ben McLean

Chef
Ben McLean

Charleston

About Ben McLean

Chef Ben is the Executive Chef for Leon's in Charleston, NC.

My Venues


Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Siam salad
Siam salad
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seafood, Westside
"This salad has lots of Thai ingredients and fish sauce, with well-balanced flavors between sour, sweet, salty and tangy. It’s a pretty good-sized salad for a hungry guy, too. You can also add chicken or shrimp to beef it up. If you’re going for dinner, try to get there early. They are usually packed."
Oysters and fried chicken
Oysters and fried chicken
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seafood, Westside
"I like to get a 2-piece order of dark meat, a half dozen oysters and the Siam salad for lunch almost every week. Eating fried chicken and oysters in the same sitting is such a casual luxury. I like to finish with the super healthy Siam salad—a citrusy raw Napa cabbage salad garnished with peanuts, shallots and oranges."