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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:34

Charleston, South Carolina Named "South's Best City" in Southern Living Awards

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 12, 2019) - Charleston, South Carolina has been voted No. 1 “South’s Best City” in Southern Living’s 2019 South’s Best Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Charleston has been named “South’s Best City” by the readers of Southern Living. In addition, Charleston was awarded the title No. 1 “South’s Best Food City.” A record of more than 65,000 respondents voted in the annual awards.

“We are honored to be named the “South’s Best City” for the third year in a row, as well as “South’s Best Food City” for the first year,” said Michael Tall, President & Chief Operating Officer for Charlestown Hotels, Inc. and Chair of Explore Charleston. “Charleston provides an authentic experience unlike any other destination. Our hospitable community, world-class accommodations, rich culture, celebrated cuisine and historic landmarks are what make Charleston a quintessential Southern city.”

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 10:26

Doar Bros. Offers Big Flavors, Creative Cocktails in Cozy Space on Meeting Street

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By Emily Gracey on behalf of ABC News 4

Walking down Meeting Street, you may just miss it. Doar Brothers is tucked into a small space but is packed with big flavors.

Owner and Chef Jonathan Doar started his culinary training right here in Charleston; across the street at the Peninsula Grill.

From there, he made stops in New York, Italy and Seattle before returning to the Holy City to create his own menu, which has been influenced by each stop of his journey.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 13:05

Doughnut Dash Honoring Mother Emanuel Victim Returns to Lowcountry for 4th Year

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By Christian Senger on behalf of ABC News 4

On Saturday, March 23rd, the 4th Annual Doughnut Dash honoring TyWanza Sanders will be held in Charleston. The race starts at 9 am in the South Windermere Center in West Ashley.

The community supported, family friendly run/walk is held each year in honor of the life and legacy of TyWanza Sanders, who died in the Mother Emanuel Church shooting on June 16, 2015.

 

Friday, 08 March 2019 16:43

'Food 4 Cast' Features Lowcountry Café With Indian Flare

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By Emily Gracey on behalf of ABC News 4

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Whether you're looking for a hot cup of tea, some authentic Indian food, or a hard cocktail, you'll find it at Coorg Indian Café in Mt. Pleasant.

Owners Preethi and Darshan Ayandra are both full time employees of Boeing, but their coffee concept has been percolating for a long time.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:09

New Taco Restaurant in Charleston Combining Cuisine with Pop Culture

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Talk about prime real estate for a new restaurant.

RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila has moved in to the corner of East Bay Street and Queen Street.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 15:39

Sean Brock's Appearance on Netflix Show 'Chef's Table' Features Lowcountry Cooking

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On Friday, Sean Brock’s episode of Chef's Table premiered on Netflix. Brock is the founding chef and culinary advisor at Husk in downtown Charleston. The James Beard Award-winner previously led the kitchens at Minero, McCrady’s, and McCrady’s Tavern.

Although Brock has shifted his focus to Nashville, his episode of Chef's Table will feature his work here in the Lowcountry. He is featured in the first episode of the documentary's sixth season.

Friday, 22 February 2019 11:18

Charleston Selected One of the Best Places to Propose in America by Expedia

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Love is in the air!

Expedia has just announced their list of the Best Places to Propose in the US, featuring cities that "offer idyllic settings to steal the heart of your honey," and Charleston comes in at number 8.

 Here's what writer Lily Rogers had to say about the Holy City:

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:28

South Carolina Rep. Marvin Pendarvis and Rep. JA Moore | Quintin's Close-Ups

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South Carolina State Representatives Marvin Pendarvis and JA Moore recently sat down on Quintin's Close-Ups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW0FPcFemnI&feature=youtu.be

Monday, 18 February 2019 08:30

Little Jack's Tavern a Charming Burger Spot on Upper King

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Written by Kendrick Henderson on behalf of ABC News 4

Downtown Charleston has plenty of food options, but some may not know what hidden gems you can find on upper King Street.

I took a trip to Little Jack's Tavern to get a feel of the small, charming burger spot. It was recommended to me by word of mouth. The restaurant's website describes the spot as a "neighborhood restaurant and bar with all day service and timeless appeal."

Friday, 15 February 2019 13:55

'Gabrielle' Restaurant Finds Home Inside Charleston's Luxury Hotel Bennett

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Doors recently opened on a new luxury hotel on King Street. The land was originally part of the old Citadel. In the 1950s it became the Charleston County Library. Michael Bennett purchased the land with the goal of building the grand hotel that stands today.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:00

'Vicious Biscuit' in Mount Pleasant Serving Palate-Pleasing Comfort Food

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Nothing screams southern comfort like a giant biscuit topped with fried chicken and covered with maple sausage gravy. It's one of the many palate-pleasing dishes you'll find at Vicious Biscuit in Mount Pleasant.

Monday, 11 February 2019 09:33

Charleston's Workshop Launches New Tastes, Doesn't Break the Bank

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Written by Kendrick Henderson on behalf of ABC News 4

Charleston has great food, there's no need to elaborate on that. But a cool spot hidden just outside the downtown area is bringing variety to Charleston's food scene with a unique concept blending new tastes and dining experiences.

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