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At Palmira Barbecue in the Port of Call Food + Brew Hall, you can get whole hog on a sandwich with one side, on a platter with two sides or as part of a two-meat platter, also with two sides. The last is the clear way to go, for there’s plenty on the menu worth trying. In fact, everything on the menu is worth trying.

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With its fresh, meticulous décor, the new Post House in Mount Pleasant seems perfectly crafted for our current Instagram age. While the food may not be quite enough to lure diners away from the big names on the peninsula, all the ingredients seem in place for the rebooted Post House to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and become a long-running neighborhood favorite.

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The daytime selection at Maya del Sol Kitchen features some of Owner Raul Sanchez's greatest hits from previous Charleston-area ventures. The evening dinners, though, are the real focus. They were inspired, in part, by Sanchez’s time at R. Kitchen and also by his desire to serve an array of dishes, including old family recipes, that don’t fit into the expected format for a Mexican restaurant. 

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Euro Foods is new to Old Towne Road, but not to West Ashley. It previously had a 13-year run on Ashley River Road, where it operated exclusively as a grocery store. Now the space bearing the Euro Foods name is split almost exactly in half, with a brightly lit retail section to the right and a counter-service café to the left.

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Since launching the South Carolina Chef Ambassador program, the state has put approximately $360,000 into the culinary initiative. Less clear, at least according to data provided by sponsors S.C. Department of Agriculture and S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, is what eaters here and elsewhere have gotten out of it.