If you aren’t from here, or are just moving here (or if you already live here I think you’ll agree), it’s hard not to plump up in Charleston. Why? Because…
- Charleston is very social. Perhaps it’s our Southern need for camaraderie and gatherings, but we like to get it togetha.
- There is always something going on. Whether it’s art, or benefits, or meet and greets, or events or music – there’s so much to choose from. Even in a town this size, it’s easy to double book your night, every night of the week.
- New enticing restaurants open up weekly. No exaggeration. Just this past month we’ve added several to our vast array of foodie delights:
- Barsa – opening up in Shine’s former spot on Upper King St.
- The Rice Market – opened up in the old Boathouse location on East Bay St, you’ll find local food with an Asian flair and a fantastic outdoor patio (complete with a bocce court!)
- The Belmont Lounge – a low key bar that serves artisan beers, liquors and a fine selection of wine.
- The Patat Spot – not quite open yet but coming soon. Serving those addictive steaming french fries in a paper cone with 50 different sauces to choose from. I confess I left New York partly to get away from these.
So I thank my lucky stars that at least in Charleston I can attempt to walk or bike this goodness off. Or swim. Or kayak. Or anything else that suits my daily fancy. Yeah, I could go to any one of the million gyms or bootcamps, or try a newfangled class like Hot Yoga/Barre/Zumba, but for me, the Lowcountry is just too pretty to stay inside…
Besides, I have to check out the new restaurants.
- CJO and JAC announce 2011 Season (charlestoncitypaper.com)