The City Magazine Since 1975

December 2013

We’re up for a taste of Sean Brock’s Nashville, and the whole city feels like it’s smoldering with creative energy—for food, style, and design
Celebrating the lives of six remarkable Charleston citizens who left us this year after helping to shape the city we love
’Tis the season for gifting and indulging! So, we rounded up some favorite holiday treats—and their recipes—from local bakeries and purveyors to give you eight delicious options for doing just that. Whip them up in your own kitchen or pick ’em up from the pros
The Holy City has become a renowned culinary destination, but few know the Lowcountry’s true haute-cuisine history—a legacy of African-American slave cooks-turned-caterers and immigrant restaurateurs
You could spend a week out on the open ocean, braving the tempest with Mark Marhefka on his local fishing boat, Amy Marie, and your calloused hands wouldn’t reveal the secrets of Coda del Pesce.   
Chef John Ondo transforms Meyer lemons into a meal
Holidays mean special dishes, and when talking about Hanukkah, that can only be one thing: potato pancakes.
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”).
Find out what’s shaking at the second annual Charleston Dance Festival  
Gorilla Fabrication redefines food truck customization
CoPilot Designated Drivers gets you and your car home safely
From restaurants to a resident sports team, much of Charleston bears the branding work of graphic designer Gil Shuler
Catching up with Scott Blackwell, the serially successful food and bev entrepreneur behind High Wire Distilling Co.
The small but mighty Charitable Society of Charleston draws thousands to hit the streets for the fundraising Reindeer Run
One native ponders the loss of longtime local grocery chain, and friend, Piggly Wiggly
This season’s cocktail hour offerings recall parlors of eras past in their refinement. Sophisticated detailing and elemental materials reign right now—barware and serving items are decked in gold, silver, brass, and horn for polished, elegant entertaining, notes designer Matthew McLaughlin.
Celebrate the season with this easy-to-grow, fragrant perennial