Shem Creek’s New Hot Spot: Tavern & Table

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I used to think that I loved meeting other writers. Not that it's changed – if any writers are out there reading this, look me up – but I've realized I love meeting any artist who is serious about his or her craft, food included. And when I met Katie Lorenzen-Smith, head chef at Shem Creek's new restaurant, Tavern & Table, I could tell right away that she is a passionate … [Read more...]

Olive Love at The Crescent Olive

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Whether you use it to dress a salad, sauté some shrimp or apply to your skin for a youthful glow, nutrient-rich olive oil is essential for zesting up your cuisine and your life. Legend has it that the goddess Athena generously bestowed the gift of the olive tree to humanity. One shop in Mount Pleasant is serving up a vast selection of the liquid gold worthy of the gods. From … [Read more...]

Serious About Fun: Juanita Greenberg’s

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About all Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale takes seriously is serving fresh, tasty and budget-conscious Mexican-inspired food and drink. And really, what could be more important than that? The tall adobe-red building with teal windows and trim stands out on Coleman Boulevard, beckoning curious motorists. Inside, the brick walls that reach toward the vaulted ceiling are … [Read more...]

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...]