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Impossibly thin, subtly sweet, and crunchy with sesame seeds, the benne wafer is a time-honored staple of Charleston cuisine. This delectable edible hearkens back to Africa and to the blending of cultures that resulted from slavery and now defines the city’s unique culinary heritage.
If the Holy City could count its blessings this month, the iconic public building at the corner of Church Street and Queen Street (once called Dock Street), would justly be among them.
Among the largest of the 14 species of bats indigenous to South Carolina, these creatures of the night regularly set up residence in human houses and outbuildings (but may also sleep away the days inside tree cavities and bark crevices).