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Wood & Grain is pizza heavy, but it’s the seafood that shines

Jonathan Boncek

Restaurant Reviews

Wood & Grain is pizza heavy, but it’s the seafood that shines

A Lotta ’Za

by Vanessa Wolf

Whoever first said 'location, location, location' probably didn't have Wood & Grain in mind. Formerly the site of a nail spa in a strip mall off Shelmore, the restaurant has been strikingly transformed into a chic, sophisticated space. Set two doors down from sister restaurant Langdon's, the airy restaurant features an open kitchen and communal tables, as well as sweeping views of the Bi-Lo parking lot. Keep reading...

BevCon nixes Charleston, moves to L.A. for year three

Lookout La La Land

by Kinsey Gidick

"This was never meant to be a Charleston event — it’s not for Charleston but for the beverage industry,” BevCon founder Angel Postell told Post & Courier Thursday in a story announcing that her beverage industry conference would move to Los Angeles in 2018. After two years hosting the event in Charleston, Postell — the former Charleston Wine + Food festival director — is shifting BevCon to the West Coast.

Gin Joint offers brunch for one day only this Xmas Eve

A brunchmas eve miracle

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Yes, Virginia, there is a cozy spot on East Bay where all you Christmas dreams will come true. The Gin Joint's Miracle bar pop-up has been poppin since late November, and now, they're stepping the cheery up a notch.

Le Farfalle turns into a Tiki bar this Sunday

Buy Billy a Beer

by Kinsey Gidick

Though synonymous with the 40s and 50s, the popularity Tiki culture is timeless and Le Farfalle knows it. That's why the Italian restaurant is pulling out the tiny umbrellas for a one-night-only Tiki party.

McClellanville combat vet and farmer to be featured on PBS' 'Lidia Celebrates America'

Land of opportunity

by Kinsey Gidick

Jon Darling, a McClellanville sheep farmer and veteran who served as an Army Ranger, will be featured on Lidia Bastianich's "Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes" episode this weekend.

Luke's Craft Pizza open next Monday for special bar pie sale

Setting the bar pie

by Kinsey Gidick

Luke's Craft Pizza is rolling out a Monday special and we're pretty jacked about it. Why? Every week we have to wait until Thursday for Luke's to open. But not next Monday.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is obsessed with a Charleston-made hot sauce he got from Stephen Colbert

He got a lot smarter / By eating some Peach Slow Burn Hot Saucer

by Kinsey Gidick

Twitter's a weird thing. One minute it's all talk of Roy Moore on horseback and the next it's revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's favorite Charleston-produced hot sauce.

Home Team BBQ hosts Dames for the Cause holiday party Tues. Dec. 19

A dame good time

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Dames for the Cause, the monthly event series that highlights outstanding female bartenders in the Charleston food and bev community, will hold their holiday party at Home Team BBQ downtown Tues. Dec. 19 from 9 p.m. til 1 a.m.

Madison Tessener named executive chef of forthcoming Miller's All Day restaurant

Breaking the fast

by Kinsey Gidick

Miller's All Day, the new spot from partners Greg Johnsman and Nathan Thurston, has named two chefs. Madison Tessener will be executive chef and DaVee Harned is the pastry chef.

Grab and go these special Charleston holiday treats this season

All we want for Xmas is a ready made meal

by Mary Scott Hardaway

It's only 13 days until Santa squeezes down the chimney, which means it might be time to start thinking about what you'll be putting on your holiday table. Bowls of candy and eggnog? A full spread with roasts and decadent sides and homemade pies? Takeout? Whether you're in the mood for sweet or savory, grab and go or sit and stay a while, Charleston area restaurants have got you covered.

D'Al's jumps into the Detroit pan pizza game


by Kinsey Gidick

In their brief foray at Smith Street Pizza, D'Allesandro owners Nick and Ben D'Allesandro worked with business partner Dave Uecke to bring what he described as "Grandma" slices to Charleston. The square, pan 'za was solid, but Smith Street shuttered just three months later.

Check out the elaborate Mercantile and Mash gingerbread house, then get one of your own

Hansel and Gretel approved

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Merc and Mash pastry chef Lindsey Reynolds and her team created the village in one week, and their hard work is evident — no detail is overlooked. While you cannot take this winter wonderland home with you (seriously, don't try), you can purchase a miniature version for $35.

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit will be featured on Best Thing I Ever Ate this Mon. Dec. 11

Butter believe it

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Cooking Channel's popular series, Best Thing I Ever Ate, a show where food stars and top chefs highlight the best damn thing that's ever met their mouths, premiered their last season in 2011. Six years later, the hit is back on the air, and Chucktown's very own Carrie Morey and her dreamy/flaky/buttery biscuits will be featured on episode one.

Local artists design labels for Frothy Beard bottles released next Friday

The art of drinking

by Connelly Hardaway

Next Fri. Dec. 15 Frothy Beard Brewing Co. is dropping three limited edition Frothy bottles. You can snag the Hooloovoo Blueberry Gose, Rum Barrel Aged Mermaid's Milk, or Bobby Don Bigelow Lemone & Black Pepper Saison. Talk about a mouth party.

Brown's Court starts serving beer and wine, joining the ranks of booze-friendly coffee shops

And we're stoked

by Connelly Hardaway

Tonight, head to Brown's Court starting at 4 p.m. for discounted pours of draft beer during happy hour (which runs until 7 p.m.); a variety of canned and bottled beers, wines, and mimosas; and a menu of focaccia, pretzels, homemade condiments, and pastry chef Carrie Ann Bach's "host cakes."

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