Click through the hottest issue of SWIG yet, drink in the pics of the hottest bartenders in town. We’ll reveal the winners once the voting is over on October 23.
For each issue of SWIG, we try to focus on the latest liquors to hit the Holy City. Sometimes they're new brands, while other times they're simply new to the Lowcountry.
Step back craft beer, small-batch liquor is moving into the Lowcountry. While we would never disparage the town's booming brewski scene (we're hop heads through and through) we're excited to see how quickly distilleries are growing in Charleston.
Charleston has no lack of good bartenders. Even at dives you can get a good cocktail. Take Palace Hotel for instance. The Hanover Street watering hole regularly presents new and unique drinks like last month's Grande Hotel cocktail — a mix of Amaro, passion fruit syrup, lemon, and basil.
Meet Glenn Orange, your friendly neighborhood Uber driver. He's not a taxi driver by trade, just a guy with a clean Mazda 6 and a smartphone app that lets you flag him down for a ride.
A steady flow of new breweries into Charleston over the past few years has not only added new social hot spots to town, it's also endowed local beer geeks with a variety of new and creative beers that go way beyond everyday American pilsners.
Ben Franklin said it best when he said, "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." In Charleston beer has become its own religion, with devoted drinkers flocking to local breweries every day of the week. While Charleston beers are kicking some local brew ass, there are plenty of beers from around the country (and world) that are worth a try.
The Musée du Louvre may have the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," but here in Charleston our winged victory rests on the plates of some great bars and restaurants. And we'd argue that these chicken wings (and one "pig wing") are just as exhibit worthy. Whether smoked, sauced, or charcoal-grilled, these birds fly high above America's favorite game-day bite.