You should have shrimp and grits. OH MY! One of the best things ever. People in the Carolinas even it it for breakfast.
I grew up eating grits and love them. I also like them with tomato gravy on them. And take leftover grits put them in a loaf pan and refrigerate.
The next morning, you slice it, dip it in egg and fry them in a skillet where you've fried bacon. OMG, they are wonderful. Fried grits.
And cheese grits casserole with jalepenos is awesome too.
Grits started out as a Native American dish and they introduced them to the English who came here in the 1600's and they called it rockahemminie. The english anglicized it to hominy and the rest is history. Hominy grits is how it used to be called, but the hominy got dropped and now hominy is a different thing all together, but it's also made from corn. Grits is just a corruption of the word grist which a grist mill is where they ground corn to make grits.
And that is the brief history of grits.