DISH ‌ The Future Is Here

DISH ‌ The Future Is Here

An influx of innovation puts Charleston on the cutting edge

Back in January, when I was first approached by the City Paper with the opportunity to write about food, I was intrigued, to say the least. I am an academic, an educator and historian, rather than a chef, and my time spent studying the rich history of Charleston's cuisine instilled a deep reverence for the traditions and customs that our diverse legacy passed down to the present day.

DISH ‌ Fresh Plates

DISH ‌ Fresh Plates

Dishes that honor the bounty of the season

Summertime meals are as much about enjoying the pleasures of eating as they are about the food itself. What other time of year can you let watermelon juice drip down your chin or get ice cream sticky between your fingers?

DISH ‌ Oh, Oh, Oh, It's Okra

DISH ‌ Oh, Oh, Oh, It's Okra

The prickly vegetable gets treated right 'round these parts

Slime is not a word often used in favorable descriptions of food. But when it comes to okra, the magic is in the mucilage (let’s just stop calling it slime, shall we?).

DISH ‌ Local Catch

DISH ‌ Local Catch

Fresh shrimp and crabs can still be snagged at East Coast Seafood on Wadmalaw

East Coast Seafood Wadmalaw Island. 2659 Cherry Point Dr. 559-5085 Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

DISH ‌ A Super Market

DISH ‌ A Super Market

The Stono Market offers farm-fresh produce alongside lunch counter faves

Stono Market Johns Island. 842 Main Road.

DISH ‌ Summer Whites

DISH ‌ Summer Whites

Charleston’s sommeliers suggest something to cool you off

When you're taking out the speedboat, you pack the cooler with beer, but when you're taking out the sailboat, you carry along a Sancerre. A crisp, cool white wine provides the perfect accompaniment to the harbor breeze and a light summer meal.

DISH ‌ Tutti Frutti

DISH ‌ Tutti Frutti

Summer’s harvest makes the dessert course all the sweeter

Every year, summer fills our baskets and drips down our chins with the ripeness of its bounty. Often, the natural sweetness of the berries, peaches, and melons that define this time of year can satisfy an aching sweet tooth all by themselves.

DISH ‌ Chucktown 'Cue

DISH ‌ Chucktown 'Cue

Local barbecue joints take the whole darn pig

Charleston's barbecue scene is all over the map, literally. We have smoky pits putting out a range of styles that represent the slow-cooked pork as it is commonly prepared across our state and beyond.

DISH ‌ The Green Scene

DISH ‌ The Green Scene

The U.S. Vegetable Lab has a lot on its plate — and yours, too

Out on the West Ashley corridor of Highway 17, just past the gaggle of fast food chain restaurants, lies a building where you're much more likely to hear the word "organic" used in a food-related context — the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, a $20-million facility that spans over 400 acres and is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. This unassuming structure, or the labs that were scattered across the roadside prior to the brick behemoth's 2003 opening, served as the birthplace for a myriad of dinner-table staples.

DISH ‌ For the Love Of Food

DISH ‌ For the Love Of Food

Matt McIntosh gets his hands dirty in the Slow Food movement

I love to get my hands dirty. But I truly admire the farmer who is always getting dirty to provide the Lowcountry with fruits and vegetables that appeal to the eye and please the palate.

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DISH ‌ Advertising Supplement

DISH ‌ Advertising Supplement

Profiles of DISH Advertisers

11 Center Street 11 Center Street fuses good food and beautiful scenery for an enjoyable experience at Folly Beach. The creative tapas menu features dishes like empanadas, a Mediterranean plate, spinach and poultry spring rolls, and citrus scallop ceviche.

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DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Essentials

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Essentials

City Paper’s bi-annual guide to dining out in Charleston

Charleston is a city of restaurants. Few places in the world boast as dense a concentration of food purveyors as our urban areas.

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Nine Top

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Nine Top

Dressed up or down, these are Jeff Allen’s favorite places to dine

How do you narrow a selection as diverse as the entire Charleston dining scene into a best of the best? It is virtually impossible.

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Spice Is Right

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Spice Is Right

From soul food stops to Brazilian steakhouses, Charleston’s food scene keeps getting spicier

Amazon Grill Steakhouse Entrées $15-$20 Goose Creek. 1316 Redbank Road.

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ Don't Call Them Dives

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ Don't Call Them Dives

Good and hearty fare isn't hard to find at these joints

A.C.'s Bar and Grill Pubs/Taverns Entrées $5-$10 Downtown. 467 King St. 577-6742; Mt. Pleasant.

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Sweet Life

DISH DINING GUIDE ‌ The Sweet Life

Charleston's sugar shacks peddle pies, cakes, gelatos, and good, old-fashioned ice cream

Cupcake Downtown. 433 King St. 853-8181 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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See Also: 2006 DISH Summer Dining Guide Archives

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