Mount Pleasant: Meet The Americano

The Americano Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

This week Mount Pleasant's Coleman Boulevard added another notch to its growing portfolio of high quality restaurants with the opening of The Americano.  Located at 819 Coleman, just a few doors down from the Red Drum, The Americano offers a unique twist on Latin American dishes in a casual, 1940's Cuban inspired atmosphere. There are high expectations for The Americano and rightfully so. The … Continue reading...

24 Hours in Charleston

Charleston, SC

Our gorgeous town of Charleston, South Carolina has seen it’s fair share of publicity and press recently. It began with Oprah - naming Charleston the best place in America to eat back in 2008. Then the New York Times started picking up on the energy of the town - telling its readers that our town is the cure to leave the stress of big city life behind, if only for a weekend getaway.  It wasn’t … Continue reading...

Why Is Upper King Street Thriving?

King Street Charleston, SC

Commercial and Tourism Growth on Upper King Street You know you’re somewhere special when you set foot in downtown Charleston. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you can sense the history on every street corner and a feel a buzz in the air. It's a place where you’re intrigued to explore more, but the more you see and do the more you wonder what else you're missing out on. 4.8 million … Continue reading...

The Mighty Hominy Grill

Hominy Grill in Charleston, South Carolina

Hominy Grill It can be hard to stand out in the crowd of award-winning restaurants that Charleston has to offer, but the small but mighty Hominy Grill has managed to do just that for the last seventeen years. Their secret: serve up hearty, classic Southern food in a relaxed environment away from the hustle-and-bustle of the more high traffic areas on the lower peninsula. Owned and operated … Continue reading...

Must-Try Charleston Restaurants That Might Not Be On Your Radar

Charleston restaurants

Cuisine chefs and foodies all over the world have a co-dependent relationship - chefs NEED foodies, and foodies NEED chefs. Couple that co-dependency with the historic romance of downtown Charleston, and you have a Southern love affair fit for the most talented chefs and refined foodies. Here are the Must-Try Charleston Restaurants that you may not have heard of  yet! Indaco - The newest … Continue reading...

Fit For Foodies: Brunch in Downtown Charleston

Charleston, SC brunch

Charleston has been long known for its one-of-a-kind southern fare. Chefs from around the globe flock here to take risks with their craft because the people of Charleston are open to and excited about new and different cuisine with an old-fashioned Lowcountry twist. Charleston has also been long known for its delicate seafood dishes, its decadent desserts and its charming, romantic dinner … Continue reading...

Shem Creek: Eat, Play and Stay

Shem Creek - Mount Pleasant, SC

If you want to experience a quintessential, Lowcountry morning or afternoon, spend some time at Shem Creek. Its name is quite deceiving. I once suggested to a tourist that he spend his afternoon on Shem Creek and he quickly replied, “A creek? How can I spend my entire afternoon at a creek?” It was his first visit to the Lowcountry and he soon realized Shem Creek isn't just a creek.   For … Continue reading...

Charleston Restaurant Week 2014

Charleston Restaurant Week 2014

Charleston Restaurant Week represents a rare opportunity for locals and visitors to experience some of the finest, local cuisine the South has to offer at discounted prices. Running from January 8th-19th, 142 restaurants in Charleston are participating in this semiannual event that dares food lovers to taste some of Charleston's most unique culinary creations. Choose from a special prix fixe lunch … Continue reading...

FIG: A Simple Approach to Award Winning Food

Fig Charleston

In the gastronomic center of South Carolina, it can be hard for a restaurant to stand out. Charleston has dozens of award-winning restaurants that cater to all budgets and tastes, but only one has won the Charleston City Paper’s Readers’ Pick for both “Best Restaurant Downtown” and “Best Restaurant in Charleston” three years in a row: FIG restaurant. While FIG has excellent food, a James … Continue reading...

82 Queen: A Southern Taste of History

82 Queen

82 Queen has been at the forefront of the Charleston dining scene since 1982--and it is still going strong despite an increasing number of competitors. Named after its French Quarter address, 82 Queen is composed of three buildings clustered around a central courtyard; the historic buildings have been there since 1866, making 82 Queen one of the oldest restaurants locations in the downtown area. … Continue reading...