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Up In Smoke – Ledyard Bar B Que

Ledyard Bar B Que Co. is serving up original, homemade dishes in a beautifully renovated house in Knightsville, SC where the owner prefers everything to be customized; from the smokehouse built to his specifications to the self-taught pitmaster behind the smoker. Cheyenne Ledyard is the definition of a Southern pitmaster, with an emphasis on “master.” […]

Hometown Hospitality – Eva’s Restaurant

Whitney and Roy Easler are serving up Southern favorites, and preserving the legacy of Eva’s Restaurant. While not life-long residents of Summerville, Whitney and Roy Easler are very familiar with the area. The couple has frequently visited extended family here over the years and each time they visited, they fell more and more in love […]

Sweet Dreams

Forging ahead with equal amounts of passion and talent, Danetra Richardson brings sugary goodness to downtown Summerville. In sweeping font on an interior wall at Swank Desserts in Downtown Summerville, a message encourages visitors to “indulge your sweet!”If you’re close enough to read the sign, you don’t have a fighting chance to disobey it; surrounded […]

Heart of Clay

Using the freshest ingredients and the principles learned in the red clay fields of Georgia, Chef Geoff Rhyne has bottled more than flavor in his Southern hot sauce. If you’re from the South, you know a little bit about red clay. You know that it sticks to your shoes, and makes your flowerbed a stone-cold […]

Crop Rotation

One of Charleston’s most crowd-friendly restaurants is switching up its game, bringing in new players and planting inspiration just steps away from King Street. There are countless reasons to love living in the Lowcountry, but one of the most rewarding is its long growing season, allowing for green thumbs to harvest a backyard bounty every […]

Pints and Plates: Shore Thing Lager / Oyster Cups

​ Oyster Cups   20 raw oysters, removed from shell 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup Blue Point Shore Thing beer Approximately 8 cups of Canola Oil Put oil in large pot on medium heat. Combine dry […]

A Gracious Plenty

My paternal grandmother’s family came from St. Gallen, Switzerland, to settle in the deep south, where most of them would end up farming the land. My grandmother, who was raised a Southern lady through and through, had a wonderful saying when she welcomed guests to her table: “Please help yourself. We have a gracious plenty.” […]

Camp Eating

AS IT HAS FOR OVER 100 YEARS, THE ANNUAL CAMP MEETING OUTSIDE ST. GEORGE PROVIDES NOURISHMENT FOR BODY AND SOUL, ENCOURAGING WORSHIPPERS TO PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE CHICKEN. The day is hotter than usual for October. On a remote plot of land a few miles north of St. George, the afternoon sun is a […]

Culinary Currency – Charleston Receipts

The lasting popularity of Charleston Receipts proves it to be more than a flash in the culinary pan, and for a new generation of cooks, it is the ultimate handbook to Lowcountry cuisine. “The inheritance of a well-written recipe is as valuable as a silver spoon,” once wrote Heather Richie in Southern Living Magazine. In culinary currency, […]

Bottling Sunshine – Charleston Distilling Company

Whisky has long lubricated the wheels of history, and been lauded by poets and statesmen as “liquid sunshine.” Steeped in the narrative of the Holy City’s past, Charleston Distilling Company’s bright spirits shine a unique light on their founders’ adopted home. Charleston is a city rich in history. From its cobblestone streets to its steepled […]