The Local Flavor: Farmers Markets in the Lowcountry

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I remember the first time I sunk my choppers into a homegrown, perfectly ripe, South Carolina peach. Like taking a bite out of the sun, it filled my senses with aromatic vibrancy and just the right amount of sweet. Grocery-store produce picking falls short of the wonder and sense of community provided at area farmers markets. Stacks of green onions, collards, crimson peppers … [Read more...]

Craft Beers for a Good Cause: The Charleston Beer Garden

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“The 5th Annual Charleston Beer Garden event is really about fun, not beer snobbery. It’s about coming together for a day and enjoying great beer, good company and listening to fantastic regional music.” So said Jason Kirk, organizer of the event set for May 14. The director of development for Lowcountry Aids Services, Kirk does much to raise funds for the 25-year-old … [Read more...]

Calling All Idea People! DIG SOUTH 2016 is Here

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Every spring, the Lowcountry crackles with the kind of creative energy that could power a locomotive. A multitude of tech and digital innovators descend upon the area to brainstorm, share tales of entrepreneurial ventures and keep the flame of creativity burning bright. On April 26, 27 and 28, 200 speakers and more than 2,000 attendees will come together to inspire, encourage … [Read more...]

Set to Rock Daniel Island: Southern Ground Music and Food Festival

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Now in its fifth year, the Lowcountry’s own Southern Ground Music and Food Festival is set to rock Daniel Island to the delight of those who like their country gritty, their whiskey straight and their food options varied. With arguably the most impressive lineup to date, this event may indeed attract more out-of-town music lovers willing to clock the miles in the name of … [Read more...]

Showcasing at SEWE: East Cooper Artisans

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  Every February, artists, outdoorsmen and nature lovers gather in the Lowcountry for a three-day event unlike any other. At The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, attendees truly get to experience the best of the great outdoors. Where else can folks sip on the region’s tastiest bourbon, beneath mossy oaks, while getting to see a bald eagle show off his impressive … [Read more...]

Coffee: Helping Strangers Conduct Business Since Who Knows When!

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    Coffee is one of my vices – I drink it daily, usually more than once. In fact, coffee was one of the first bonds that I shared with my co-editor, Brian Sherman. He and I both love the stuff, although he drinks his totally black, no cream or sugar, and I like to experiment a little more with lattes, espressos, cappucinos or whatever woos me at the … [Read more...]

A Seasoned Favorite: Southern Living’s Taste of Charleston

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To say Charleston is a town full of foodies would be an understatement. We praise the farm-to-table, small batch, innovative dishes assembled with grace by those who know their way around the kitchen. Whether it’s the opening of a new restaurant or the arrival of a new farmers' market vendor, each is met with enthusiasm. Cuisine isn’t just an extra in our story; it’s the main … [Read more...]

The Sounds of Summer: Music Acts 2015

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There’s something about summer that makes us want to relive our youth. It’s running around, sparklers in hand, while the Carolina breeze caresses our tresses. It’s cracking open a cold one, dockside, while the smoky scent of a flaming amber grill burns into the wee hours. Despite the humid temps, folks love to gather with friends to revel in outdoor activities, and so sprang … [Read more...]

At Appetite for Atmosphere: Waterfront Dining in East Cooper

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Why would we live in the Lowcountry if we didn't ever dine outdoors? It's one of the perks we enjoy during the warmer months (or even the not-so-warm months, thanks to our mild winters), and, when the view includes water, it's even better. Here in East Cooper we have a great selection of places to dine on the water this summer, from Shem Creek to the Isle of Palms. The best … [Read more...]