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Eric Slaughter, Oyster Specialist at The Oyster House on Market

Oyster season nothing to say ‘shucks’ about Keeping up with King Street By Susan Lucas It’s oyster season. Here in the Lowcountry, on any given day — if the wind is right — we can smell the ocean. If we’re oyster fans, we can taste it. September is typically thought of as the beginning of…

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10 Sizzling Hot Restaurants in Charleston

Charles Town, as it was once called in honor of King Charles II of England, was renamed Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. A city full of history, it is known for its architecture and Southern hospitality. It is a multicultural city incorporating Southern United States, England, France and West Africa elements. These…

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Charleston Right Now

There’s a wealth of opportunities for imbibing in Charleston, but where to find the latest and greatest? Here’s an updated Cocktail Heatmap of places to visit for a drink as soon as happy hour hits. While this map focuses on restaurants and bars that have opened within the past year, we’ve also included some older establishments undergoing…

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James Beard 2017 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists for Charleston

This morning the James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists in the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Over the next month, this “long list” will be paired down. On Wednesday, March 15, the finalists will be announced. The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday,…

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10 Best Cheap Breakfasts in Charleston

Breakfast doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There’s a wealth of hidden gems along the roads of the Lowcountry. While many of these cafes may not have curb appeal, you’ll finding plenty of affordable items on the menus. If you’re craving an egg sandwich, grits, or a bagel, this is your map. Here, we highlight…

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The Hottest Restaurants in Charleston Right Now, February 2017

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What’s everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the “it” places…

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A Clam Chowder Recipe Just in Time for the Super Bowl

Morgan Creek Grill Executive Chef Matthew Lagace has generously given us access to one of his signature recipes just in time for the big Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.  We invite you to impress your guests with this recipe for New England Style Clam Chowder.  Thank you Chef…

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Charleston’s 16 Most Iconic Dishes

Those looking for staples of Charleston’s culinary scene, take notice. We’re rounding up the food that defines the city’s cuisine. We searched high and wide for the must-try items for local residents and out-of-town guests alike, and with the help of hungry Charlestonions and avid Eater readers, we’ve come up with a list….

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James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award

New York, NY  (Restaurant News Release)  The James Beard Foundation announced today the five recipients of its 2017 America’s Classics award. The America’s Classics award is given to restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their community. The 2017 honorees join…

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13 Ways To Ruin Fried Chicken

Mistake #1 – Choosing a giant chicken. Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to chicken. Look for a bird that’s about 2 ½ to 3 pounds. A larger bird will take more time to cook, resulting in underdone meat and overdone crust. Mistake #2 – Frying the breasts whole. Cutting each breast…

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