The City Magazine Since 1975

October 2014

On the water (and in the air) with Chucktown’s own pro kiteboarder, Davey Blair
Conservationist Dana Beach may be best known as the Lowcountry’s chief environmental watchdog, but in a recent book, Deveaux (USC Press/Coastal Conservation League, May 2014), his passion for bird-watching (and talent for photography) comes into focus.
The new southern table cookbook author Brys Stephens creates a buffet of flavors gathered from a lifetime of global travels and serves them at a Sullivan's Island dinner party
North Charleston’s Folbot crafts travel-ready folding kayaks
At the Sewee Center, volunteer Rob Johnson is working to save the endangered red wolf, one litter of pups at a time
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A local entrepreneur harvests the rain
Colour of Music festival founder Lee Pringle works to awaken the nation to black classical music
Come fall, you’ll find Brad Ball sipping on hard cider. “There are so many nuanced, striking picks at everyday prices,” he says.
Shoe styles (like loafers, brogues, and oxfords) have found firm footing this season.
The royal hue held court on this fall’s catwalks. We reinterpreted Elie Saab’s look by mixing shades and textures as well as trading the cloak for a shorter (but still totally luxurious) version
Move over, oysters—sweetgrass mussels are growing wild in the ACE Basin, and St. Jude Farms is bringing them to a menu near you
Take this high-fashion look to the streets with tips from the experts
Josh Keeler hails from Pennsylvania, where he grew up eating sauerkraut and pork on New Year’s Day.
Plant daffodil bulbs this fall and, in a few months, their cheerful blooms will signal warmer weather to come
Barbecue virtuoso Jimmy Hagood puts cane syrup to work in four favorite recipes
Canicross comes to Charleston
A local businesswoman and community volunteer turns a 1956 residence into the contemporary home of her dreams—without interrupting South Windermere’s quaint, cottagey vibe
Meet Cherie Blackburn, the 52-year-old attorney scaling crags around the country
Today’s Holy City offers resources galore for those raising their own food and even keeping their own bees: places to plant, to grow one’s knowledge, and to learn from pros while lending a hand. Here, a look at the bounty
The Gibbes is ”on the go”
Logan Venderlic brings his latest tunes to The Pour House
Some say “pea-CAN” and others, “pea-KAHN.” No matter how you pronounce it, the sweet and buttery flavor of these nuts makes for tasty eating—either gobbled straight from the shell or incorporated into a dish, like the classic pecan pie.
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
We caught up with the super-busy chef—who this month opens Minero, a taqueria on East Bay Street—about his new cookbook, his latest tattoos, and how he unwinds
Many of our city’s hip hotels boast noteworthy nightlife—and why should tourists have all the fun? Here, our favorite spots on the peninsula