One of my favorite restaurants in Daniel Island, Laura Alberts, has been doing Southern Cuisine right since 2002. When we first went to Laura Alberts in 2002 the mother-daughter team of Karen Elsey and Laura Leppert was simply a small wine shop. Since then it has evolved to one of Daniel Island’s best lunchtime eateries. My wife and I enjoy their lunches as well as their Wednesday dinners, Saturday brunches, and take out dinner options. Aside from the delicious food and fine wine selections, owner Karen Elsey seems to know everyone and her charismatic nature makes, Laura Alberts, one of the most renowned spots in all of Daniel Island. One of the key factors to their success is executive chef Matt Brigham, who was hired in 2007, and has since been promoted to executive chef. Brigham took over as executive chef a year ago for his mentor Rose Durden whom he first worked with at Carolina’s Restaurant. When Durden accepted the job to run Laura Roberts, kitchen in 2007 she brought Brigham with her. Since arriving at Laura Alberts, Brigham has fit their philosophy perfectly. Laura Alberts prides itself on its locally-sourced ingredients, creative specials, and delicious favorites. Brigham since his professional training at Johnson and Wales has been passionate about delivering thoughtful food to his customers. We have enjoyed Brigham’s creativity. Since taking over as executive chef he has kept the consistency of Laura Alberts as he has created some of my favorites from scratch and is responsible for Laura Albert's own yummy spreads. Apart from the food, Laura Alberts, family-like feel and friendly staff make it a delightful dining experience. We love going to Laura Alberts for fresh, local, and memorable meals at a reasonable price.