COVID-19 variant leading new wave of infections, health experts stress vaccines, caution

Skyler Baldwin

‘An Optional Pandemic’ A resurgence of COVID-19 spearheaded by the highly transmissible delta variant is sweeping across South Carolina, inflating daily COVID infections to levels that haven’t been seen since before vaccinations became widely available and leaving hospital staff fearing for a return to another emergency situation. “We’re not there today,” Dr. Patrick Cawley, CEO […]

Palmira pop-up brings sustainable approach to Texas-style barbecue

Parker Milner

Hector Garate may have the tools and drive to be the next great Charleston pitmaster, but that’s not his mission. The Puerto Rican-born owner of Palmira Barbecue serves made-from-scratch Texas barbecue cooked in an offset smoker Garate welded himself — with a little something extra. “I’m doing sustainable barbecue. Essentially, farm-to-pit — that’s my thing,” […]

‘Dessert Camper’ now open on Dashi patio

Parker Milner

North Charleston Latin-Asian fusion restaurant Dashi recently debuted its new Dessert Camper, now serving local ice cream from Cirsea and treats from Camper pastry chef Austin Dubinsky, who doubles as the pastry chef for 5Church and Tempest.  “About three weeks ago, I started speaking with Dashi,” said Dubinsky, who transitioned to a job in food […]

Root Note takes over Pour House deck walk-up window

Parker Milner

Root Note food truck will take over The Pour House container walk-up kitchen currently occupied by Micho, Eater Carolinas reported Monday. Root Note owner Josh Taylor will take this week off before restarting service Monday with an expanded menu including Sunday brunch, he told the City Paper.  “We have expanded our menu and offer a […]

Basic Kitchen annual ‘Salad Project’ kicks off

Parker Milner

Get ready for seven weeks of seasonal salads at Basic Kitchen, located downtown at 82 Wentworth St. After kicking off Monday, the second annual “BK Salad Project” invites seven local “tastemakers,” including Jackrabbit Filly executive chef Shuai Wang and TV chef/Lenoir owner Vivian Howard, to create a salad with BK chef Charlie Layton to be […]