Food & Wine


Known as the Lowcountry’s most complete kitchen store, The Coastal Cupboard, in Mt. Pleasant’s Belle Hall Shopping Center, is a foodie paradise, stocked with gourmet…

Orvieto Wine

There are many fascinating things to see in Orvieto—the Etruscan necropolis, stunning frescoes in the cathedral, St. Patrick’s Well—all legacies of the city’s long and tumultuous history.
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Southern-Style Seafood

When you’re yearning for an iconic seafood platter served up Southern style in a setting equally iconic, R.B.’s is the place to go. The rambling restaurant is perched on prime waterfront property overlooking historic Shem Creek, where working shrimp boats, playing dolphins and Lowcountry sunsets come and go with the daily tides.
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Heretical Wines

Somebody must have been telling lies about the Cathars. A hodgepodge of peaceable ascetics who held admittedly quirky views about sacraments and such things, they lived quietly in parts of northern Italy, Spain and—especially—in Languedoc, in the south of France, between the 12th and 14th centuries. Somehow they fell afoul of the church.
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Something for Everyone

When talk turns to the table and artisanal meat enters the conversation, Craig Deihl’s name is quick to come up. The executive chef of Cypress Lowcountry Grille, Deihl has been at the forefront of charcuterie production in Charleston since 2007, partnering with local, sustainable farms and making the most of pastured pork and beef from nose to tail.
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Restaurateur Steve Palmer

Restaurants have been a part of Steve Palmer’s life since he started work as a dishwasher at age 13. In 2009, when he began working with Oak Steakhouse, he formed the Charleston- based hospitality group The Indigo Road.
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For Signature Events

When planning the perfect party, you don’t want to mess around with libations. That’s why Boris Van Dyck should be the first person on your guest list.
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Classic Chianti

Thomas Mann had things about right. “Deep is the well of the past,” he wrote. “Should one not call it bottomless?”
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Steaks with Sizzle

A tradition born in the kitchen of Grill 225—Market Pavilion Hotel’s luxe destination restaurant—sums up the ethos of the Charleston landmark: a hand-rolled cookie called koulourakia is left at every bedside during turndown service, replacing the ubiquitous chocolate or mint candy.
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