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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…

Our 2020 Consumable Charleston Gift Guide

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2020, while a stressful struggle in many ways, has also been jam-packed with important lessons. One that we’ll strive to keep in mind as the year of COVID finally passes into memory: Our economy lives and dies by the many hard-working people that keep us fed, from fruit-pickers to grocery cashiers to line cooks, and…

Black Food Fridays Roundup!

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We’ve answered the call of Chef KJ Kearney and his 2020 Instagram sensation, @blackfoodfridays  to consciously spend our money at Black-owned restaurants every Friday. Here, we’re compiling the spots we’ve visited, so that you can join us in checking out some of Charleston’s finest Black-owned restaurants, and get a more complete view of the Lowcountry’s…

Ingredient Spotlight: Corn

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In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, October’s Ingredient Spotlight lands on an agricultural mainstay with an enduring history in South Carolina that predates the white colonizing powers for whom Charleston is named. Today, we’re talking about corn.  As a contemporary commercial ingredient, corn is arguably overused in the American diet, and to that end has…

Rum in Charleston, Past and Present

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With its subtropical climate and colorful streetscapes reminiscent of islands like Barbados, many visitors to Charleston make the assumption that Charleston has long been a rum-producing city. Those visitors are often disappointed to hear that, despite appearances, their assumption is incorrect. Sugar cane failed to take root as a major crop in South Carolina the…

The Waffle House Hashbrown Code

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Those of us that grew up with Waffle House recognize it as something more than a restaurant. It’s the South’s Everyman sit-down, 24-hour yellow glow of homey, affordable, comfort. You’ll find the tables inside populated by high-schoolers sipping on cheap coffee refills, touring musicians wolfing down Texas Melts, post-bar college kids loudly joking over waffles…

Women In Charge: The Female Face of Charleston’s Culinary Scene

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Today marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting the right to vote to all Americans, regardless of sex. We wish to celebrate this landmark of women’s suffrage, and to recognize the non-white female voices that were largely left out of this historic amendment, despite the efforts of the many nonwhite suffragists…