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  • 616 Meeting St.,
    Suite A
    (843) 203-3255
    www.sperocharleston.com

  • Circa 1886’s Marc Collins shares a trio of techniques for perfecting easy-to-find cuts

  • Craving a nice, warming brew? Try a Scotch-style ale. Scott Shor, The Charleston Beer Exchange co-owner who’s also behind Edmund’s Oast, says these ales appeal to even novice beer enthusiasts, ”who find comfort in the malty balance and approachability.” He and staffer Brandon Plyler share three favorites (and suggest watching for local Revelry Brewing to put Oh My Darlyn! on tap)

  • The holidays serve up a cornucopia of flavors, so choosing a wine that pairs well with every dish presents a challenge. “Keep it simple—select a bottle based on the star protein,” advises advanced sommelier Patrick Emerson, cofounder of Curated Selections Wine Group. The season also marks a delicious time to splurge on a new selection.

  • When you show up at a party to find a Coastal Crust truck on site—wood oven blazing and wine flowing—you know it’s going to be a blast. We caught up with owner Brian Piesner to learn more about his kitchens on wheels and to get the scoop on his brand-new restaurant, Vintage Coffee & Café

  • McCrady’s chef de cuisine Daniel Heinze strikes gold with three richly flavored rice dishes

  • A delicious foundation for most any kind of sweet or savory treat you can dream up, crepes are easier to craft than their delicate nature and French provenance might suggest. Café Framboise co-owner and pâtissier Dominique Chantepie shares his foolproof recipe, plus a fresh filling idea.

  • 289 E. Bay St.
    (843) 579-4997
    167raw.com

  • Like a grown-up version of its Concord cousin, muscadine jelly boasts a smooth texture with a uniquely complex flavor and deep magenta hue. Butcher & Bee chef Chelsey Conrad spoons up her method for creating this sweetly versatile condiment, perfect on buttered toast or a ham sandwich.

  • He’s been called “the only skinny cook you can trust.” We enjoyed a fireside chat with the man behind Austin’s legendary La Barbecue, who is opening Lewis Barbecue downtown this fall

  • One couple’s dedication to hand-crafting a nostalgic summer treat

  • Local tastemakers revive the centuries-old trend of drinking vinegars

  • Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

  • Pimiento cheese, the “caviar of the South,” is a summertime staple for picnickers and partygoers alike. Enan Parezo, co-owner and chef of Upper King’s Twenty Six Divine, shares his heavenly twist on the traditional spread.

  • Hot days call for chilled bubbly. Sparkling rosé strikes a delicate balance between refreshing effervescence and delicate fruit-forward flavor, making it the “ultimate anytime wine,” says Charleston Grill wine director Rick Rubel. Here are three standouts the sommelier will be sipping this summer.

  • Charleston’s female food and beverage talents dish out a pop-up supper club series with purpose

  • Chef Jacques Larson elevates classic dishes with these vine-ripened veggies

  • This couple de cuisine has poured themselves into their wine and cheese bar, Bin 152, and popular restaurant, Chez Nous. We sat down to learn what fills them up (hint: it’s not alcohol)

  • Can’t decide between red and white? Opt for orange—essentially a white made from grapes macerated in their skins, à la red-wine production. These pours have “textured body, pronounced orange notes, and strong tannins and acidity,” says Morgan Calcote of FIG. Read on for three she’ll be quaffing this summer

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