The Beer Snob — The Versatile Porter

The Beer Snob — The Versatile Porter

Classic English ale has multiple personalities  As you probably already know, I love beer. I love discussing the subject, trying new styles and different brewery releases, even travelling for beer events. Beer really can and does bring folks together. Yet I’m often...

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The Festival Beer

Märzen and Oktoberfest So, it’s fest time of year again. Time to embrace the wonderful beers of fall. Of course, it’s probably still 90 degrees where you are, so it might be a bit hard to get into the autumn festival spirit. However, in southern Germany the greatest...

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It’s All Greek to Me

Two Mediterranean restaurants open, offering two different dining experiences Somewhere on the other side of West Ashley Michael Stavrinakis has to be scratching his head and smiling a little bit. Stavrinakis is the owner of Manny’s Mediterranean Café on Old Towne...

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The Art of the Roast

Local specialty roasters Broom Wagon bring coffee culture to West Ashley with new café Several years ago while traveling, Jeremias and Rachel Paul stumbled upon a café that served a cup of black coffee so sweet and full of flavor it changed everything they thought...

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West Ashley Bags A Moose

Local restaurateurs Jen and Mike Kulick have deep roots in West Ashley. Not only do they live here with their two kids, but they’re also the creative forces behind the trend-setting Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge in Avondale and their business offices (a.k.a. Mission Control) is located along Highway 61. Now the entrepreneuring couple has opened a Tattooed Moose in the Citadel Mall.

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The Power of Soup

The story of Stone Soup is an old folktale that’s common in many different cultures, but the story is essentially the same everywhere. It goes something like this: Hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to...

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Home Team BBQ Rocks The Block

Ever since Home Team BBQ opened its first restaurant along Ashley River Road more than 10 years ago, the owners of the West Ashley restaurant have worked hard to give back. As they continued to grow, opening other locations on Sullivan’s Island, in downtown...

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Chocolate Treats

Of the few traditions associated with Valentine’s Day, chocolate may be the most delicious. The sweet, dark goodness of this sinful delight has been touted as an aphrodisiac and is a stimulant. Often when discussions of alcohol wander to chocolate, the prevailing...

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A New Year’s Resolution

As a new year opens up, many of us strive to change our ways, to do things differently than we might have last year. Why not drink better beer this year and really enjoy it. If you’re new to the craft beer game, resolve to find and enjoy the good stuff. I know that...

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The Brownies Are Back!

Many of you might be familiar with the little black building in front of what will eventually become West Ashley’s first and long-awaited Whole Foods. The sign reads Burrell and Flynn’s and owners Beth Burrell and Seana Flynn want you to know that they are back in the...

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