A National Vineyard Visits Mount Pleasant: Wine Under the Oaks


  Lary Petterson never tires of telling the story of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Petterson is the southern regional manager of L&L, a family-owned business based in Solvang, California. The vineyard stretches 400 acres across Santa Barbara County, with 25 different grapes in the soil right now. The business is named for its founding owners: Louis Lucas, one … [Read more...]

They’re Getting Fresh with Us: East Cooper Restaurants


Recently, I told our publisher that I believe Mount Pleasant is in the midst of a renaissance. We are enjoying the benefits – and weathering the challenges – of new people and new businesses moving into the area, and one place where these nuances are perhaps most apparent is on the culinary front. With an abundance of new chefs, new ideas and new restaurants comes the perk of … [Read more...]

Momma Knows Best: Momma Goldberg’s Deli in Mount Pleasant


  There's a new spot in town to grab a sandwich at lunch, grab a craft beer at happy hour and grab a seat for football games on the weekend. That spot is Momma Goldberg's, recently opened to much fanfare from Mount Pleasant residents – and other Lowcountry residents as well, thanks to its proximity to the Ravenel Bridge. Owner Mike Green has big plans for his deli and … [Read more...]

Under the Sun or Stars: The Rusty Rudder Offers Outdoor Dining


One way to take advantage of the Lowcountry’s magnificent weather is to enjoy an excellent meal under the sun or stars. That certainly is a possibility at the Rusty Rudder, one of Mount Pleasant’s newest restaurants.Counting the dozen or so seats at the Tiki bar, around 100 people will be able to soak in the outdoor ambience on the huge patio behind the main building. Shaded by … [Read more...]

An Island Tradition: Laura Alberts


While Daniel Island is a relatively recently-established community, Karen Elsey, a founder of Laura Alberts Restaurant, says the staff there enjoys the pleasure that comes from being a part of the social and culinary fabric of the island. “We have watched children grow and people retire here on the island. We appreciate all of our islanders and all of our patrons that come … [Read more...]