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Charleston abounds with images of the pineapple—in art, architecture, even notepaper and handmade jewelry. While the city isn’t responsible for making the tropical fruit a symbol of hospitality, its mannerly residents certainly embraced the custom early on and carry it forward today.
Grits, more commonly called “hominy grits” by Charlestonians, are as much a part of the Lowcountry diet as the shrimp placed atop them (an 1894 News & Courier article stated, “hardly a family in the city does not have this dainty little crustacean served for breakfast”
There’s a romance to rare, decades-old cars—a beauty you don’t have to be a “gearhead” to appreciate. Don’t believe it? Try attending one of the two motoring fests rolling into the Lowcountry this fall.
On the banks of the Cooper River lies Magnolia Cemetery, or the Garden of the Dead, where ancient oaks drip moss over funerary sculptures and grand mausoleums honoring powerful Holy City families, hundreds of Confederate soldiers, even the Hunley heroes.