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Masking up for Culinary Tours!

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Like many Charlestonians that have been here since college days, I’ve got a bevy of friends that work in Charleston’s substantial service industry. I can count rickshaw riders, hotel employees, tour guides, museum docents and more among my longtime buddies in town – but many of my very closest and oldest friends are in the…

Revolutionary Summer Dining

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Summer 2020 has proven to be extraordinary in more ways than one. COVID-19 has changed how we’re eating out, and the Black Lives Matter movement has us thinking about all the remarkable Black-owned and operated restaurants in and around the Palmetto City. If you’ve seen Chef KJ Kearney’s #BlackFoodFridays posts, maybe you’ve already come across…

Summer Dining in South Carolina

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The smell of summertime in South Carolina is distinctive, and, it should come as no surprise, deeply entwined with the smell of food. The smoky scent of a neighborhood barbeque immediately calls to mind school-free days of childhood, Fourth of July parties, swimsuits, and outdoor play. Southerners lucky enough to have grown up with a…

Ingredient Spotlight: Heron Farms Sea Beans

Welcome to the first installment of our series that focuses, each season, on a different exciting ingredient that’s being utilized in restaurants and bars around Charleston! Sea Beans (a.k.a. Salicornia Virginica), are our first Ingredient Spotlight – specifically, sea beans grown by lowcountry hydroponics star, Heron Farms. Sam Norton, a College of Charleston biology grad,…

Visiting Charleston in Winter: 5 Best Activities You Can Do

Visiting Charleston in Winter: 5 Best Activities You Can Do Charleston is one of those charming cities where history is ever-present. Visiting in the winter is definitely a great way to experience a unique look into South Carolina’s oldest city. Perhaps you’ve found great vacation rentals in Charleston but are still clueless about what to…

Allow us to bring Charleston to your front door!

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We are all about travel here at Charleston Culinary Tours. There isn’t anything better than experiencing a new location through the cuisine, culture, people and historical sites unique to that area. Helping visitors experience the best that Charleston has to offer is at the heart and soul of Charleston Culinary Tours. Our experienced and friendly…

Take a culinary tour from your very own house

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Life has changed for all of us in the past few months! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all adjusting to a new normal. The daily news briefings providing updates on current deaths, recent cases and supply shortages can start to take a toll on a person’s mental health. Then throw in to the…

5 Ways to support your local restaurants

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It’s interesting how just a few short weeks can change things for everyone! You are probably more than familiar with the common terms that have become a regular part of our vocabulary recently: social distancing, Covid-19, Coronavirus, quarantine, pandemic, etc. It can feel a bit unnerving at times. Have you found yourself feeling unsettled or…