Rum Cocktail Hits the Mark as Perfect Cool Weather Drink

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The Old Fashioned is a favorite wintertime cocktail whether you’re relaxing at Friday happy hour or enjoying a casual dinner out. So, when bartender Scott Bailey was creating a new cocktail at Cane Rhum Bar, he turned to the Old Fashioned for inspiration. "Come winter, I'm thinking about two things — drinking Old Fashioneds and escaping to somewhere warmer. This cocktail from Cane Rhum Bar combines the best of both … Read More

Add Some Whimsy to Your Next Cocktail Party With This Recipe

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Fans of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” will appreciate the name of a new fall cocktail at The Gin Joint on East Bay Street. Called “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” this cocktail is a whimsical concoction that combines a wine sour with chai tea, an extra nod to the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Cocktail creator James Bolt, also the owner of The Gin Joint, wanted a fun drink for the restaurant’s … Read More

Get a Taste of the Lowcountry at Music to Your Mouth Event

Sponsored by: Montage Palmetto Bluff We’ll never know who plucked that first craggy oyster from the sea to eat, but we do know that he or she had this stroke of genius a very, very long time ago. The ancient Romans so prized the briny bivalves that they created the world’s first man-made oyster beds. Like wine, oysters take on the terroir of where they were grown: the higher the salinity … Read More

How to Upgrade Your Next Tailgate Party

Football season is in full swing. Whether you’re cheering for your college alma mater or your favorite NFL team, every Saturday tailgate or Sunday afternoon football party needs great food and drinks. Sure, beer and pretzels might be fine for the sports bar, but if you’re hosting the game watch, why not give your football party an upgrade? Here are some ways to score a touchdown with your next tailgate … Read More

This Buzz-Worthy Cocktail is Sure to Be a Hit at Home

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Roderick Groetzinger took his inspiration from the 1920’s to create a new twist on a prohibition-era cocktail called “Bee’s Knees” – a blend of gin, lemon and honey. Groetzinger’s new version of the classic cocktail, named “Bee Humble,” is available at Sermet’s Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar. The recipe includes an aperitif wine, apple brandy, honey syrup, lemon juice and a dash of orange bitters. Simply mix all the ingredients in a shaker and … Read More

Treat Yourself to Charleston Restaurant Week, Now Through September 21st

Back by popular demand, Charleston Restaurant Week is going on now through Thursday, September 21st! The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. The coast is clear, the table is set and your … Read More

Be 'The Boss' of Your Next Party with this Margarita Recipe

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Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore When it comes to crafting a delicious and refreshing cocktail, sometimes the best recipe is just a classic drink made with a world-class liquor. That’s what Morgan Hurley, beverage director at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, was thinking when he created the El Jefe Margarita. He turned to classic margarita ingredients – tequila, citrus and triple sec – for a refreshing addition to the Mex 1 cocktail … Read More

Living the Locals Life at Lowcountry Beaches

Sponsored by: Feel like watching the sun rise over the ocean? Need to stick your toes in the sand and recharge after a tough week at work? Want to change up your usual running route to include beach views? When you live in the Charleston area, it’s easy. Most people are 30 minutes or less from getting their feet wet in the Atlantic. You can catch a Saturday sunset … Read More

Summer Cocktail Stays Simple with Sweet Tea and Bourbon

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  Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore In the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Simple Man," a mother imparts wisdom to her son, urging him to be satisfied, follow his heart and be a "simple kind of man." It's a beautiful life lesson set to hard rock rhythms. This summer, "Simple Man" has a new iteration as a cocktail now on the menu at Home Team BBQ. The song's lyrics match the cocktail's ingredients: sweet … Read More

Cheers to chicken! 7 boozy pairings for your fried chicken palate

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Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage SuperstoreIf you think the only thing that pairs nicely with a platter of Southern fried chicken is a glass of sweet tea, think again. Wheat beers and off-dry wines are the perfect complement to fried chicken – whether served at an upscale restaurant or a backyard family picnic.Here are 7 beverages that will bring out all the flavors of grandma’s classic fried chicken recipe courtesy of … Read More

Charleston's Happy Hour Just Got More Sophisticated

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Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore Move over happy hour – there's a new way to usher in the evening. Stems & Skins and Bottles Beverage Superstore are partnering to change the way people think about their pre-dinner drink by introducing Charleston to the aperitivo culture. An Italian tradition, aperitivo is the time of day when you relax after work and prepare for dinner with an appetite-stimulating drink. "This is a … Read More

Eating in Season Never Tasted so Good

Eating well in South Carolina has never been so easy. With restaurants sourcing local fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, and farmers markets popping up in every community, it's not hard to have fresh, local food on your plate.Over the years, we've grown accustomed to getting whatever fruits and vegetables we want from the grocery store at any time of the year. Shoppers forgot produce has a season and that strawberries … Read More

Tucked Away Near King Street is an Alley Filled with Dining Options

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Both locals and visitors to Charleston are drawn to the picturesque alleyways tucked between commercial buildings and historic homes all around downtown. These shady spaces are a cool respite in the heat of the summer. They are a charming backdrop for a quick selfie or a professional photo shoot. They are Charleston's hidden gems.One such alley is not only a beautiful space, but also home to some of Charleston's best … Read More

Pass the Chicken Wings at Annual Festival Fundraiser

Chicken wings are a bit like potato chips - you can't eat just one. And that's definitely the case at the annual Hilton Head Wingfest where attendees gobble up 6,000 pounds of chicken wings. For more than 20 years, local restaurants and bands have combined with kids' activities and some friendly competition for a springtime festival organized by the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association. Here's what you need to know … Read More

4 Reasons to Put this Food Festival on Your Calendar

Sponsored by: Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival For more than three decades, foodies have gathered in Hilton Head to celebrate this beach town’s culinary atmosphere in a picturesque setting.The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival from March 8-12 includes a Sip and Stroll wine and shopping event, educational seminars and plenty of delicious food and wine at two tasting events.Here’s why it’s a must-attend festival for any food … Read More

Local barbecue restaurant brings out line of all natural meats

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A Lowcountry staple for tasty Southern-style food, Melvin’s Barbecue now serves brisket that’s also all-natural and hormone free. The meats come from animals that have been ethically raised in a humane environment, according to the well-known Charleston area restaurants. “Our resturant is committed to not only serving great food, but serving food that is safe, healthy and the best we can buy,” said David Bessinger, owner and third generation pit master.