Delicious Eccentricity: Andolini’s of Mount Pleasant

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Stepping foot inside the newly renovated Andolini’s, I’m immediately hit by the comforting smell of crisp, oven-bound crust reaching its full potential. My eyes are treated to the décor – bold, vibrant, with just the right amount of offbeat bravado, a far cry from the traditional checkered tablecloths you’d expect to find in an establishment with the best New York style pizza … [Read more...]

Food With a View: The Charleston Harbor Fish House

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The Charleston Harbor Fish House, located on Patriots Point, offers diners a wonderful view of the USS Yorktown and a sweeping panorama of the downtown Charleston skyline. The atmosphere is upscale but casual. The dining room is a big, open and bustling space that is modern yet at the same time welcoming. No matter where you sit in the dining room, or in the spacious bar … [Read more...]

Funny Name, Fun Food: My Father’s Moustache

Robb Walker’s newest  restaurant is unlike any other in Mount Pleasant. The walls are adorned with photos of the people who were running the world in the 1940s. Traditional American fare is on the menu, but so are meals more often found in the British Isles. Diners can enjoy a game of darts, and the brand of football most often shown on the TV screens is the version Americans … [Read more...]

A National Vineyard Visits Mount Pleasant: Wine Under the Oaks

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  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

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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...]