Despite the rise of farmers markets and community-supported agriculture, most city dwellers are still separated from the farms that grow our food. But this time of year, all that changes at the strawberry u-pick field. The Lowcountry’s mild weather means that strawberry season can start as e…
After the short days and cold nights of winter, laying hens respond to the change in weather by increasing production, making it the perfect time to explore recipes that feature eggs.
Lowland Farms on Johns Island was founded in 2011 and specializes in heirloom vegetables, flowers and eggs grown using organic methods, and procures seeds almost entirely from heirloom sources.
When we launched the Food Chain feature in this section, designed to connect folks with culinary gems they might not otherwise discover, even we didn’t know where the chain would lead.
La Bonne Franquette's West Ashley dining room has been home to Caribbean- and Irish-inspired restaurants in the last two decades. Perhaps the location was destined to be a French café?
The Sullivan’s Island incarnation of The Longboard is the first stateside venture from Ballast Hospitality, which operates the original Longboard in Cruz Bay on St. John and The Easterly on St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands. It’s location on Middle Street is next door to Dunleavy’s Pub in the space that formerly housed Taco Mamacita and 450 Pizza Joint. Former patrons of those establishments will hardly recognize the place.
Originally slated to open in the summer of 2020, Lenoir’s Charleston debut was delayed by the pandemic until April 2021. The restaurant is housed inside the Lindy Renaissance Charleston Hotel, halfway down the narrow block of Wentworth Street between Meeting and King streets.
The Charleston Grill recently reopened with a new chef de cuisine. The most impressive flavors at one of South Carolina's preeminent fine-dining establishments still hail from close to home.
Heavy’s Barburger, located in the space once occupied by The Tattooed Moose, is the latest project from long-time Charleston restaurateurs John and Brenda Haire, who were previously the local owner/operators of two Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Que outlets.
Vern's is one of Charleston's hottest restaurants. Does it live up to the hype?
Despite the remodels and chef changes, Husk does not seem to have been altered in any fundamental way. The larger dining scene — both here in Charleston and in the country at large — has just evolved and shifted around it.
The bold flavors of the border — hatch chiles, beef back ribs, mesquite smoke — are prominent and compelling at Rancho Lewis, John Lewis' El Paso, Texas, inspired restaurant that opened in spring 2022.
MOMO Riverfront Park is not your typical park concession. It’s a full-service modern American restaurant, with all the requisite modern features.
Bar George opened in the summer of 2020, bringing the passion and focus of the downtown scene out to James Island. That means serving good food alongside good drinks, and much of the menu puts cheffy twists on typical bar fare.
Meals at Malika Canteen in Mount Pleasant start out strong with an array of “street side apps,” including a delightful samosa chaat. The bright flavors continue as one moves from chaat to the larger plates.
It's tempting to insist that Chubby Fish be put at the top of everyone’s Charleston restaurant bucket list, but we won’t go quite that far. This is not a restaurant for everyone. It’s the kind of place you have to take on its own terms, making allowances for the limitations of the small space and the tight focus on fresh local flavors.
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A toddler cheered while playing a board game with his dad at Owlbear Cafe in Mount Pleasant. Shelves lining the café’s back wall were stacked with all kinds of games — Clue, Catan, Sorry! … the list goes on.
After finishing a yoga class in Mount Pleasant, I decided to make Owlbear my Friday morning office before visiting a nearby restaurant for lunch.
I can't remember how I learned that Pho 79 had opened in North Charleston at 8780 Rivers Ave. It certainly wasn’t sent to me in a sp…
After finishing up the workweek, I left the office to head toward Waterfront Park. This happened to be a nice evening to be near the…
I am quite familiar with the drive to Columbia, South Carolina.
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Laura L. Middleton was among the Black writers in South Carolina’s branch of the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project. She authored “Negro Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina.”
Danny’s Philly Steak and Seafood all-day restaurant’s menu tilts toward unfussy workday meals.
The sign for The Taco Spot came down, and the sign for Taco Bartina went up on June 15, creating confusion among longtime customers and a new marketing dilemma for staff members.