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BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass

BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown


Want to experience a different side of Charleston, SC? Then don’t miss the BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown on Saturday, November 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. The 2nd annual Lowcountry Hoedown is a celebration of Southern fare & libations set to a fiddle!

Sip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, and whiskey cocktails from over a dozen distilleries including Charleston’s own Striped Pig Distillery, scheduled to open later this year. Enjoy craft brews from three great Southern states, including local favorite Holy City Brewing. Nibble and nosh on BBQ, brisket &  tasty Southern treats from Lowcountry restaurants and artisan food vendors. Continue reading


Charleston’s Tavern Scene

Moe’s Tavern
(by Sarah Chambers, Southern-Traveller Restaurant Reviewer)

Why would you settle for pub food when you’re in Charleston–one of great the food-Meccas of the South?  One burger at Moe’s Tavern and you will completely understand why they were named the Best Pub Food in Charleston for five years running.
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Cruise from Charleston, SC

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The 70,000-ton Carnival Fantasy operates year-round five-, six- and seven-day voyages from Charleston, S.C

Close your eyes and imagine yourself relaxing in the warm sun, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean, sipping a cold drink and tapping your feet to island music. Until now, most Carolinians have had to drive or fly to Florida to catch a cruise bound for the Caribbean, but with Carnival’s newest port of departure in Charleston, S.C., cruising is easier and cheaper than ever.

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Charleston–casual dining with flare

Eating in Charleston, SC, is an event itself! Top-rated restaurants and chefs abound in this city. But what’s unique is that you can get amazing food even in a casual dining atmosphere.  Check out Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar and Hominy Grill. You won’t be disappointed!
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 Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Within walking distance to River Front Park is Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar.  It’s the only restaurant in Charleston actually on the waterfront. Housed in a 1940’s retired naval building, the restaurant has a wrap-around porch with a great view.

Fried Green Tomato and Crab Stack appetizer -Fleet Landing Restaurant

Their appetizers are equal to what you might find in a 5-star restaurant.   My favorite is the Fried Green Tomato Stack (perfectly fried sliced green tomatoes layered with blue crab and creamy shellfish sauce).

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Weekend in Charleston, SC

Pineapple Fountain at Water Front Park

Just returned from a  hot but fun weekend to Charleston, SC.  My first two stops (camera in tow) were two of the most photographed sites in Charleston.

(1)  The Pineapple Fountain at  Waterfront Park.  Although Southerners like to claim the pineapple as their own unique sign of hospitality,  the pineapple actually the international symbol of hospitality.

Water fountain at River Front Park in Chareston, SC

Keeping cool at Charleston's Water Front Park

 While the Pineapple Fountain may be favorites with adults, the most popular destination at the park seems to be the fountain that kids are allowed to splash  in!

Be sure to walk  to the end of the pier where there’s a great view of the 575-ft. foot tall Cooper River Expansion Bridge as well as Patriot’s Point and the USS Yorktown.

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