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Champagne

October 2014
Many of our city’s hip hotels boast noteworthy nightlife—and why should tourists have all the fun? Here, our favorite...

July 2014
Chef Nico Romo hosts a Bastille Day celebration inspired by those of his native France

July 2014
As wine director and co-owner of two hip vino spots—Lower King’s Bin 152 and Elliotborough’s Chez Nous—Patrick Panella...

Coming from a family of avid gardeners, FIG beverage director and recently named James Beard Outstanding Wine Program...

March 2014
In the Holy City, this month brings a marathon of merriments. Can this writer make it out in one piece? 

February 2014
Whether you’re looking for a more intimate setting for your special Valentine’s Day dinner or just trying to avoid the...

This season’s cocktail hour offerings recall parlors of eras past in their refinement. Sophisticated detailing and...

December 2013
One native ponders the loss of longtime local grocery chain, and friend, Piggly Wiggly

November 2013
How’d you like to share a holiday potluck with some of the town’s best chefs? Join hosts Mickey and Ellen Bakst for a...

August 2013
Head for the hills in Western North Carolina to finish off your summer with some fun new outings - plus a few old...

June 2013
Go early or be prepared to wait. You’ll want an ample appetite and a pack of friends.

April 2013
A Mount Pleasant couple reinvents a classic treat

True tales and tips from food & bev pros who work the front lines of the dating scene

January 2013
Things Every Local Must Experience Whether your bloodline dates back generations or you just moved to town, check out...

Which traditional meat dish are you serving with your holiday dinner? Whether it’s a crown roast of pork or venison,...

November 2012
Giving thanks for Turkey-Day holiday vintages to cover every pocketbook

July 2012
A gastronomic trek through Western North Carolina’s new culinary star

March 2012
Miniature-sized split bottles are a wallet-friendly way to sample new wines. These vintages aren’t meant to be aged, so...

February 2012
Next Door chef-owner Ben Berryhill creates a five-course menu for two that's sure to inspire romance

February 2012
Looking for the perfect vino to add romance to Valentine’s Day? Try one of these alluring varieties

January 2012
The French 75—a favorite of French and American soldiers during WWI—packs a delightful punch

December 2011
Add flavor in the kitchen with these sweet and spicy aprons

December 2011
Not only lovely in the glass and on the palate, each of these bubblies has a family story to tell

November 2011
“I can’t personally write a check big enough to pay for such an event, but I can give my ideas and energy to create it.”

November 2011
This holiday season, be grateful for all-American wines perfect for pairing with your turkey dinner

Classic comfort, impeccable service, and the gracious cuisine of Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver make...