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Newer, bigger Monza shifts gears on a growing stretch of upper King Street

Ruta Smith

Restaurant Reviews

Newer, bigger Monza shifts gears on a growing stretch of upper King Street

Slice of Change

by Vanessa Wolf

After tearing down the walls between Closed for Business and Monza, they reconfigured the space, added a full bar, and modified the menu. Keep reading...


Gibbes Museum hosts 10th annual street party this May with more than 30 local restaurants

From Edmund's Oast to The Establishment

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Each spring, the Gibbes throws the most epic street party on the peninsula, with bites and sips from local chefs and bartenders, plus live music and themed entertainment  — i.e. a dancing dragon snaking through 2016's Year of the Gibbes fete. This year's theme is "Light up the Night" (which we are certain is not an open invitation to 'light one up' FYI) but rather, as the Gibbes explains it, a theme which "showcases the Gibbes' dynamic space in a whole new light — under the night sky." With an "all-star" lineup of more than 30 local restaurants as well as an open bar, there will be plenty of  revelry to be had.

Swig & Swine in Summerville is back open, 10 months after fire

Smoked meats ahead Summerville

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Yesterday, Swig & Swine Summerville announced they were officially back up and running after a 10 month rebuild. A June 2018 no-injury fire left a quarter of the restaurant "ravaged" — firefighters had to put the fire out twice in a span of five hours.

Baker & Brewer now allowed to pour beer, celebrate with $3 house drafts all weekend

The Evo-Holy City collab is now fully operational

by Mary Scott Hardaway

After first being denied their liquor license and opening as BYOB on Fri. March 29, Baker and Brewer announced Friday morning that they've won their fight in court and are now pouring the good stuff.

Kwei Fei owners will serve up Mexican street food on the Pour House deck at Micho starting this summer

Tacos and tortas on the deck

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Kwei Fei owners David and Tina Schuttenberg have announced that they will be opening another concept at PoHo this summer — Micho.

Uptown Social is bringing back NYC pizza guru Anthony Falco for a "buttercrust pop up" this May

Tastiness, squared

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Self-dubbed "international pizza consultant" Anthony Falco will be popping up at bar pie-slinging Uptown Social, a TV-laden bar replete with frozen slushies and sportsball, for a special butter crust pizza event Wed. May 22 and Thurs. May 23 starting at 6 p.m., making the square pies "while supplies last."

Plan your Mint Julep Month with creations from these 11 Charleston bars

#mintjulepmonth

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Started in 2013 by Louisville Tourism (home of the Derby and beaucoup bourbon), and now hosted by Garden & Gun with partners Maker's Mark and Bourbon Country, Mint Julep Month is an annual, nation-wide celebration of the mint julep running April 4-May 4.

Planting seeds for the future at South Carolina's first Black Farmers Conference

You reap what you sow

by Chase Quinn

The one-day gathering brought together a mix of educators, food justice advocates, and black farmers with a simple goal.

Off Track Ice Cream opening in May on Beaufain Street with cold brew shakes, locally sourced flavors, and vegan scoops

Milk, cream, sugar, egg = 🍦

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Marc and Alissa Zera's new scoop shop, Off Track Ice Cream, is set to soft open (if everything goes according to plan) over Memorial Day weekend, with a grand opening planned for the following weekend.

Zero Restaurant kicks off monthly wine seminar starting Sat. May 4

Off the vine

by Michael Pham

Beginning Sat. May 4, Zero George will be hosting a monthly wine seminar on the first Sat. of each month.

11 Asian restaurants in Charleston and what to order when you go

Yum, yum

by Michael Pham

When I moved to Charleston in 2011, there wasn't a lot of variety as far as Asian food goes. But now, things have changed. Asian restaurants and Asian-inspired dishes are popping up every year, bringing in new diverse flavors and food experiences Charleston hadn't seen before.

Charleston, satisfy your munchies with these 4/20 events

Elevated Eats

by Michael Pham

It's 4/20, and you know what that means ... Satisfy the munchies, or quench your cotton mouth with these 10 food and drink events:

What's Poppin': Eat, drink, and hop your way around town this week

Eat up before the egg hunt

by Michael Pham

Easter is this Sunday, which means egg hunts, family time, and of course, Easter brunches. But, if you wanted to spend some time alone or with friends before seeing your family, here's 18 ways you could do so.

Get a Taste of James Island with a friendly cooking competition next Sat. April 27

Friendly competition to raise money for James Island Outreach

by Michael Pham

On Sat. Apr. 27, the Taste of James Island cooking competition and fundraiser will be held at the First Baptist Athletic Fields on James Island from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Flower crowns and chilled red at Saturday's High Water Fest Pass the Peas brunch

Shuai Wang and Jacques Larson passing the peas and pasta, respectively

by Mary Scott Hardaway

We scored a seat at the family-style Pass the Peas Sat. brunch event Saturday morning ahead of High Water Festival and let us tell you, it was next-level pre-noon fare.

James Beard Foundation hosting long list of Charleston "celebrity chefs" at Tradd's dinner Wed. May 15

Eight courses = eight reasons to go

by Connelly Hardaway

Sit down to an eight (!) course meal with a long list of local chefs at this year's James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef dinner, held at Tradd's on Wed. May 15. All-inclusive tickets are $200 and can be purchased online. The night starts with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., with dinner kicking off at 7 p.m.

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