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Our Favorite Restaurants for the 2021 Spoleto Season

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After having to go dark in 2020 due to COVID-19, we’re delighted that the acclaimed Spoleto Festival USA is back for it’s 2021 season! There are plenty of fantastic shows on offer this year, so we thought we’d pair the four main festival venues with four restaurants that provide ideal ambiance, superior food, and short…

Charleston Breweries for Summer Days

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Summertime in the South means hot days, cold beers, and seeking out perfect spots to enjoy both at once! So we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite local breweries for enjoying the long, slow days of summer with some tall, frosty pints of excellent local beer. Enjoy!   Freehouse Brewing (@freehousebeerchs) –…

Our Picks for the Finest Local Crudo

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Ooh baby we like it raw…. and by raw, we mean seafood. Specifically, we’re pretty gaga over the gorgeous ceviches, crudos, and seafood carpaccios that our amazing local restaurants have to offer. So if you’re looking for some of the best destinations around Charleston for this maritime delicacy, read on!   Cudaco – A casual…

Our Favorite Food Trucks of the Moment!

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It feels like Charleston is experiencing a food truck renaissance right now, with amazing mobile kitchens popping up at breweries, outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets and nearly everywhere folks are gathering outdoors for springtime fun. Here are just a few food trucks we’ve been loving recently. As COVID restrictions relax, we encourage eaters to keep celebrating…

Spring Al Fresco Dining in Charleston

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Spring has officially sprung in Charleston, so we’re filling you in on some of our current favorite spots for eating and drinking while soaking up some South Carolina rays!   The Pickled Palate – This Mount Pleasant hideaway feels like a secret garden tucked just off the hustle and bustle of Coleman Avenue. We love…

What We Love to Buy at our Local Asian Market

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While Charleston doesn’t boast quite many Asian markets as some larger American cities, we do have some solid options for those looking to while away an hour (or several) perusing the aisles in search of certain precious condiments, teas, frozen goods, produce, and other treats that standard American groceries just don’t carry. To us, it’s…

A Short Guide to Ramen Ingredients and Toppings

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  Over the past few months, ramen’s star has risen precipitously in Charleston, as restaurants have embraced the dish’s popularity. From ramen pop ups around town to entire menu shifts focusing on fancy versions of the stuff so many of us subsisted on in college, Charleston may have arrived a tad late to the ramen…

Finding Your Ideal Charleston Taco

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As we’ve discussed on our weekly Holy City Happy Hour, Charleston is currently experiencing an overwhelming wealth of places to get everyone’s favorite handheld, South American staple. Taco restaurants, taco trucks, and even taco pop-ups have emerged throughout the Charleston area like so many mushrooms after a spring rain, and it can be hard to…

Our Favorite Finds from Nathalie Dupree’s Estate Sale

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  Cookbook author and Southern food evangelist Nathalie Dupree recently departed her downtown Charleston home with her history professor husband for a move to Raleigh, NC. The famous foodie left in her wake so much stuff to be picked through by local food nerds that we asked ourselves repeatedly, as we waded through old perfume…

Post-Christmas Season’s Drinkings!

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Enjoying seasonal drinks is easily a favorite feature of the holiday months in Charleston, where sipping on spirited beverages is the local favorite pastime, year-round. While all of our eateries and watering holes get into the holiday swing one way or another, a few spots really stand out with extra-festive decor or extra-yummy seasonal menu…