A Tale of  Two Stores

A Tale of Two Stores

South Windermere Earth Fare says good-bye while Harris Teeter says hello to West Ashley Circle by Lorne Chambers | Editor Not too long ago, much of West Ashley bordered on being designated a “food desert,” according to federal officials. A big swath of 29407 and 29414...

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A Truly American Wheat

Drink this for months to come It’s not yet summer, and I’m certainly not finished drinking the wonderful ambers, pale ales and bocks of spring. However, yesterday the temperature slipped gently past the 80-degree mark and there was not a cloud in the sky. Oberon had...

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Casually Upscale

Casually Upscale

Betty Lou’s Bistro fills a niche in West Ashley by Lorne Chambers | Editor For more than a year, the space that formerly housed Fork Café on Ashley River Road sat empty. However, the shopping center around it was booming. A popular local pizzeria opened, then a...

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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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Feelin’ Chippy

Feelin’ Chippy

A Salt N Battered brings British-style fish-and-chips to West Ashley by Lorne Chambers | Editor Across the pond a “chippy” is slang for a fish-and-chip shop. In America, the term is often used to describe someone or something that is feisty or scrappy. A Salt N...

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West Ashley’s Whiskey Makers

West Ashley’s Whiskey Makers

Cannon Distillery releases first-ever bourbon By Lorne Chambers | editor Since opening West Ashley’s first and still only distillery in 2017, Cannon Distillery’s signature grit-made vodka and its two variations (Coffee and Chai) have become fixtures at restaurants and...

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Dial R for Restaurant

Dial R for Restaurant

Celebrated chef Raul Sanchez finds his dream gig at mysterious R Kitchen West by Lorne Chambers | Editor By design R Kitchen is a bit of a mystery. When is it open? Is it actually open? How do I get in? What’s on the menu? What does it cost? These are all typical...

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Filling The Void

Filling The Void

High heat can do a lot of things in a restaurant, like sear a steak to perfection, or burn through workers. Charleston’s perpetually hot dining scene has meant high demand for workers in the dining rooms and kitchens or restaurants throughout the region. For years,...

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A Craft Collaboration

A Craft Collaboration

West Ashley businesses Broom Wagon Coffee and Charles Towne Fermentory team up to make one deliciously dark beer By Lorne Chambers | Editor Coffee and beer are among the oldest and most widely-drank beverages on the planet. And while they’re different in many ways,...

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Following the Yellow Sauce Road

Following the Yellow Sauce Road

Hitting the road to pay homage to a lost BBQ icon, Michael Bessinger contemplates his own place in an ever-changing industry by Lorne Chambers | Editor In just a few months, Bessinger’s Barbecue on Savannah Highway will celebrate 80 years in business. Michael...

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A Slice of Home

A Slice of Home

Photograph by Andrew Cebula New Yorker Todd Lucey brings culinary experience and passion to pizza with Slice Co. by Lorne Chambers | Editor Tucked into the back corner of the Indigo Village Shopping Center, Slice Co. officially opened its brick and mortar location in...

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