The City Magazine Since 1975

December 2014

Charleston editors and contributors share their picks for recent, locally tied releases
For funerals in the South, in lieu of flowers, bring food
Cozy up to this take on a classic style
Watches saw a revival on this year’s runways, meaning it’s the perfect time to invest in new arm candy of your own. For women, bracelet-style chains, ceramic faces, and eye-catching leather bands
Sculptor Matt Wilson welds found objects into whimsical creations
Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate co-owners David Vagasky and Mark Gray are masters of the art and science of candy making—particularly when it comes to their popular chocolate sea-salt caramels.
As the sommelier for the Peninsula Grill and its adjacent Champagne Bar, Dennis Perry knows bubbly––and he pours plenty of it during the holidays. “I love the season that spans Thanksgiving to New Year’s,” he says.
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Life on the water with “Clammer Dave” Belanger, who’s been cultivating and harvesting his specialized, nationally sought-after bivalves—Caper’s Clams, Caper’s Blades oysters, and new Cape Romaine Clusters—from local waterways
In fields just south of Charleston, Dr. Brian Ward is resurrecting the Carolina African runner peanut
Charleston’s oldest craft-beer producer steps up its game
The MicroCool apron keeps cooks safe from burns
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
A confidant mix of neutral colors and sumptuous textures (if only you could feel the buttery leather of the skirt, the soft mink of the scarf) give this look big-city sophistication
The Food Rescue Truck has one mission: collect enough fare from area businesses to feed homeless locals at One80 Place seven days a week
We all know the beloved Christmas trimming that goes by the name of ”poinsettia,” but plenty of locals have no idea it was named for a Charlestonian. Botanist, physician, and politician Joel Roberts Poinsett discovered the shrub while serving as the first U.S.
With so many local producers turning out spirits, mixers, and more, there’s never been a better time to play bartender with fixings made here in the Holy City
The owners of Mount Pleasant’s The Coastal Cupboard introduce their own innovative style of cutting board
We caught up with the former Charleston Grill chef about his new culinary ventures, his formative years in France, and what he’s cooking this winter
New leadership revamps the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival
It’s that time of year when we tend to have guests flowing through our front doors­—so we asked Muffie Faith, owner of Elizabeth Stuart Design, to dream up the accoutrements for a welcoming foyer.