Mount Pleasant – Shem Creek – Lowcountry – Charleston – Seafood – vendors

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One of the luxuries of living on the coast is that you have access to an abundance of local seafood. We Southerners are passionate about our food, and having fresh ingredients at our fingertips is just one of the advantages of residing in the Lowcountry. It should come as no surprise that seafood abounds on the menus of most Mount Pleasant restaurants. In many cases, the … [Read more...]

Fear No Easel: Bringing Back Creativity

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Overheard from the next table, “I haven’t held one of these in my hand since the eighth grade.” The 60-something-year-old gentleman was talking about a paintbrush as he sat in front of his blank canvas at Fear No Easel. Many in the room expressed similar sentiments: not having painted since high school; not feeling this creative since helping their child make a volcano for the … [Read more...]

Gullah Cuisine, 1717 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Gullah Cuisine - Dining area - Mount Pleasant, SC - 1717 Hwy 17 N.

If you are not from here, You might think you’ve had real Southern cooking because you’ve tasted takeout chicken. You have not. If you are from here, you might have your mother’s fried pork chop recipe on a stained index card. And maybe you’ve known how to cook collards since you were old enough to reach the counter. Still, you don’t always feel like pulling out the heavy … [Read more...]