TEMPEST

THE FOLKS WHO LIT UP THE CORNER of North Market Street with 5Church Charleston have sailed back into the Holy City with a new seafood-centric concept designed to celebrate all things sustainable. Dubbed Tempest–an allusion to fishing lore claiming big storms produce great catches–the sister restaurant opened in August, spearheaded by partners Jamie Lynch, Patrick […]

SOUTHERN LIGHT

HUSK, THE 10-YEAR-OLD LOVE LETTER to Southern cuisine, is ready to recapture the hearts of Charlestonians as it opens its doors and safely welcomes back friends and family to its embrace. The restaurant that came to life in 2010 in a hist-oric, refurbished house on Queen Street has been experimenting with a thing or two […]

DELANEY OYSTER HOUSE

SALTWATER RUNS THROUGH Shamil Velazquez’s veins. The Delaney Oyster House executive chef hails from the island of Puerto Rico and says “it was music to my ears” when he was tapped to helm the opening of the seafood-centric restaurant last fall. The latest venture of The Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG), whose multistate portfolio includes Charleston […]

A STEAKHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

IF YOU ARE AMONG THE IN-THE-KNOW CROWD, you’re probably privy to the sizzling scene at one of Charleston’s top upscale eateries. Burwell’s Stonefire Grill takes the concept of the classic American steakhouse and zhuzhes it up a bit to give it 21st-century pizzazz. Both the look and fare are lighter and more approachable. And its […]

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

  TUCKED AWAY ON RESIDENTIAL SOCIETY STREET, is a place regulars have affectionately dubbed the “Charleston Cheers.” Slide onto a stool at the cozy bar inside Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar, and it’s not long before you’re shaking hands and on a first-name basis with most of the happy hour crowd. Veteran bartender Donnie holds center […]

THE WAY OF ALBARIÑO

Blessed with “verdant valleys, rocky highlands and Atlantic surf,” the autonomous community of Galicia lies at the northwest corner of Spain, extending from the Cantabrian Sea down to the border with Portugal.

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

As I stumbled around making coffee that morning, the announcer on the local classical music station mentioned that it was the birthday of Stanley Kubrick, the great film director. What an amazing artist Kubrick was! Who else could have created a comic masterpiece about nuclear war? Who else would have filmed a historical drama using […]

PUB PARADISE

One of Charleston’s newest brew pubs is a beer lover’s haven and so much more. In a mammoth space on Daniel Island, Dockery’s is blending innovative food, live music and craft beverages under one roof and has quickly become a hot spot for the local community and beyond. Gigantic stainless- steel brewing tanks and a […]

TURNING UP THE HEAT ON BROAD STREET

One of Broad Street’s newest addresses is home to a restaurant determined to upend the status quo—not exactly what its name suggests. Just shy of a year ago, The Establishment hung its shingle amid those of lawyers and bankers in Charleston’s traditional business district. It was an unlikely location for an eatery. The focus would […]

MUSINGS

Cabernet Sauvignon has been described as the world’s “most renowned” varietal. We tasted several Cabernet Sauvignon wines to see how winemakers have responded to this inspirational grape.