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If you grew up here, shucking oysters probably comes as second nature. But if you’re “from off,” just know this: oyster fêtes are bushels of fun—until someone ends up with a bloody palm. We asked executive chef Shane Whiddon of Charleston Harbor Resort in Mount Pleasant to share his tips for shucking

Tracy and Bob Doran infuse “community” back into community development—and have this thing for oysters

Charleston entertaining style editor Mitchell Crosby—owner of event planning biz JMC Charleston—knows how to throw just about any party. But as a Lowcountry native, he’s particularly adept at pulling off a true-blue Carolina oyster roast. Here he shares his top tips:

 

Charleston has deep ties to the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)—as early as1680, the peninsula was called Oyster Point because of the white bank of oyster shells at its tip.