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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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9 Slurp-Worthy Ramen Stops in Charleston

Charleston isn’t exactly a hot spot of ramen activity, but when a craving for noodles hits, it must be filled. With the recent closings of Two Boroughs Larder and Menkoi Ramen, many broth seekers were left wondering where to get the next bowl. With colder weather on the way (maybe), seek out these options…

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Some cocktails you might find on our Mixology Tour

These are just some of the many speciality cocktails you might find on one of our Mixology Tours. Book now only $40/person.  Tours are available Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30-7:00

The Ramos Gin Fizz The Ramos Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail from New Orleans created in the 1880s by Henry C….

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New Folly Beach pier restaurant to open in March

The beach-going, flip-flop crowd will soon have a new place to eat and drink on Folly Beach. Pier 101, described as a casual, family-friendly restaurant, will take over the space vacated by Locklear’s in the fall at the landward end of the Folly Beach pier, according to Jon Weitz, president of Avocet Hospitality Group, which will operate the new dining…

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The Hottest Brunch Spots in Charleston, January 2017

If you’ve made your way through the essential brunch restaurants in Charleston and still yearn for another mimosa in a different setting, we present this list of the hot newspots servicing the early crowds. To be on the Brunch Heatmap, these establishments must be less than a year old (with some consideration for those barely over…

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A Post All About Grits

Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin is exploring the history of this buttery staple and showing how Southern Living makes a perfect pot of grits. Is there anything more Southern than grits? We serve up steaming pots of grits with butter, cheese, salt, sugar, tomato gravy, shrimp – you name it. Corn, one of our…

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Some Not-to-Miss Experiences in The Holy City

What makes a moment great?  Is it the setting, uniqueness, inspirational element or the magnitude? It can be one of all of these things or just a simple mental snapshot of perfection.  We are fortunate in Charleston, to have such places and moments that are remarkable in their own stand-alone way. We want to share…

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7 Can’t-Miss Happy Hour Deals In Charleston

The work week can be tough. Let’s start considering post-work drinking options. Charleston restaurants and bars know how to lure patrons with deep discounts on food and booze in the hours immediately following the office. If you’re looking fancy cocktails, cheap beer, discount pork rinds, or gourmet tacos, there’s a place for you on this map. And…

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Charleston, SC Restaurants Famous Dessert Recipes – Bon Appétit

We had a wonderful response from the Charleston Restaurant Soup Recipes article. No soup is complete without an entree and of course, dessert. I dare you to find anyone without a sweet tooth. In Charleston, we love our desserts. Here are some of the best dessert recipes from your favorite Charleston restaurants. Bon Appétit. East…

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