Charleston Restaurants

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Does Charleston have a Restaurant Bubble that’s about to Burst?

With the arrival of the much anticipated January restaurant week in Charleston, we can all loosen our belts once again after sticking to our New Year’s resolutions for approximately 3 days. From January 4-22 (it’s a long ‘week’), locals and tourists alike have the opportunity to sample 3 courses from a prix-fixe menu, ranging from $20 at Bubba Gump Shrimp...

Cigar Factory to Host a Foodie Paradise

By now us locals know that two businesses have officially announced they will set up shop in the Cigar Factory – once slated to be condos, now to become a commercial venture with retail and office space occupying this historic building.  Garden & Gun Magazine will be taking down a mammoth 20,000 square feet (of 244,000), and a local restaurant...

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

Hold on to your hats dear readers… The Elliotborough neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is on the rise – and it is rapid. While I have been writing about this neighborhood and its developments for years, nothing compares with what is about to come. Take a look at this map I made for a little more insight. The blue shapes are...

Charleston’s Food Insanity – Part Two

Just a little over a year ago, I wrote a post called Charleston’s Food Insanity (and Mine). I rhapsodized with taste buds in a confused frenzy about what to try first.  So many new options! Too many new places! But, my fellow fine food connoisseurs, I’ll tell you – what seemed like frenetic additions to the Charleston culinary scene then,...

There’s a Whole Lotta Building Going On in Downtown Charleston

Soaring residential real estate market aside, it is commercial and development activity that can give you true insight into a local economy’s present and near future.  And make no mistake – Charleston is on a MAJOR upswing.  Always the ones with the inside scoop, the Preservation Society posted a few new photos regarding this matter on their Facebook page today...

Charleston’s Food Insanity (And Mine)

When I wrote my post Why it’s hard not to plump up in Charleston back in January of this year, little did I know what was yet to come. Really, there was no way to prepare for the onslaught. Every single day it seems that more and more calorific indulgent deliciousnesses are popping up with such a frenzy that it’s impossible...

Why it’s hard not to PLUMP up in Charleston

Why are we gettin' fat and happy in Charleston? There are three reasons...

The City Market becomes more Local

For years I’ve dreamt about the City Market becoming more than just a tourist destination selling schlocky knock-off purses, jewelry and kids clothes.   I’ve envisioned a market more like Seattle’s Pike Place or New York’s Grand Central Market – with flowers and baked goods and local artisans. Much progress has been made in that direction as for the past...

Lower King Street in Charleston – Not So Antiquey Anymore

Lower King Street in Charleston – Not So Antiquey Anymore

Lower King Street's personality is changing

Here in Charleston – We’ve Got a Major Sweet Tooth

Yes of course, our citizens are sweet-natured, and life in our lovely Lowcountry is certainly 100% sweet, but I am talking about the real thing.  Real sugary things.  This past 18 months or so, Charleston has seen the opening of countless numbers of sweets purveyors – some overall bakeries, and some that fill that special little niche.  So here’s a...

Jazz is reviving in Charleston

For years I have complained that there just wasn’t a good jazz club in Charleston. How could a lively city such as this be bereft? Well, times-they-are-a-changin’ and the Charleston Jazz scene is picking up its tempo. A little more than one year ago, Charleston jazz musicians got together to form Jazz Artists of Charleston, a group with a vision...