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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…

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…