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Gentry Bar & Room packs flavor, but lacks focus

Jonathan Boncek

Restaurant Reviews

Gentry Bar & Room packs flavor, but lacks focus

Identity Crisis

by Vanessa Wolf

From the minute you walk in, it feels like Gentry Bar & Room is grappling with dissociative identity disorder. Is it a sports bar? Is it an upscale restaurant? Is it a rock concert? A man staring at one of the many television screens suddenly screams out in a calamitous manner, while a dainty dish is served to a nearby table. Keep reading...

Chez Nous is closing ... for vacation

Take us with you

by Kinsey Gidick

Hot on the heels of our designation of Chez Nous as one of the city's eight best accounts for armchair wanderlust, the restaurant has announced that it's closing for a week for "our annual vacation to Europe to gather inspiration for our restaurant!"

Chef Patrick Owens pairs a raw bar and pizza at his new Wood and Grain restaurant

Roasted octopus, anyone?

by Kinsey Gidick

Pairing arguably the Lowcountry's most popular foods — pizza and seafood — Chef Patrick Owens has just opened Wood & Grain, wood-fired pizza and raw bar. Wood & Grain joins Owens' Langdon's and Opal restaurants and is located just two doors down from the former at 778 South Shelmore Blvd 102.

UPDATE: 30+ Charleston restaurants have signed on to the Strawless Summer Challenge

These restaurants do not suck

by Kinsey Gidick

If the turnout at Tuesday's Strawless Summer Challenge kickoff at Redux was any indication, Charleston does not, in fact, suck.

Rutledge Cab Co. offers up a hearty take on the doughnut burger, but is it worth the experience?

Doughnut deny you’re curious

by Dustin Waters

There exists, in a special corner of the culinary world, a very interesting game of one-upmanship. We’re not talking about the usual quest for perfect plating, full refinement, or the goal of elevating one’s palate. No, this is more about pushing American cuisine in a more extreme, more absurd direction.

Charleston food and bev design trend spotting: Shipping containers

Step aside, Edison light bulbs

by Kinsey Gidick

In case you haven't watched HGTV lately, shipping container architecture is all the rage right now. From a proposal to replace slum housing in major cities with Container Skyscrapers from China's CRG Architects to Canadian "modpool" swimming pools crafted from repurposed shipping containers, the industrial steel boxes have become all purpose building blocks.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails opening The Mill Street Tavern on Shem Creek

Tavern on the Green(wich)

by Kinsey Gidick

Alarm bells may be going off about Shem Creek's water quality, but the appeal of building a restaurant on the Mt. P waterway hasn't diminished. Today Crave Kitchen & Cocktails owner Peter Woodman has announced that next month it will open The Mill Street Tavern at 508-B Mill St.

14 excuses to drink local craft beer this week, June 21-25

Sun and suds

by Chris Mottram

Summer is officially here, and there is no shortage of beer-related happenings around town to celebrate the solstice. And if you can’t attend one of these, don’t worry, your local brewery certainly has plenty of libations to help enjoy the start of the season.

6 must eat cool treats for summer

2017 Summer Guide

by Kinsey Gidick

When it's hot as balls out in this city, there's only one thing for it. Ice cold sweet treats. Fortunately we've got plenty of options.

13 patios you should drink on this summer

2017 Summer Guide

by Enid Spitz

This is not a list of the best patios in Charleston. Or the best bars. This is your roadmap to a summer sampler of boozy patios where you can have it all — midnight tot nachos, top-shelf rosé, and a $4 happy hour burger that would be cheap at triple the price. One day it's Britney Brunch at the Biergarten, the next it's Coronas at Red's Ice House as you watch the sun dunk into Shem Creek. Hell, try a few in a day. Charleston, of all places, is a city made by and for patio drinking.

Taco Tequila Kombat continued with last night's battle, Amen Street vs. Tavern and Table

Taco 'bout a good time

by Connelly Hardaway

At last night's sold out Taco Tequila Kombat, presented by the Taco Kick Society and held at The Brick, two local restaurants brought their taco A-games in the battle to see who has the best taco in Charleston.

5Church holding four-course dinner to benefit Moultrie Park Playground by Chs. Parks Conservancy

Feast for the trees

by Mary Scott Hardaway

5Church is pretty prolific when it comes to serving up multi-course meals. This Thurs., though, the feast benefits not only your tastebuds, but your local Ashley Ave. Moultrie Park Playground, too.

Bad and Boozy is a new approach to Charleston brunching


by Kinsey Gidick

O'Day Washington understands Charlestonians' obsession with brunch. That's why she started a brunch pop-up series. Each quarter she hosts public brunches featuring pop-up shops, live music, and art. And they're all themed. The first one was called Grits and Glam. The second Brunchin' is a Habit. Now she's prepping for her Aug. 6 Purple Buffalo brunch: Bad & Boozy.

Workshop's Slice Co. adds delivery service

Special Delivery

by Kinsey Gidick

350 pizza slices of pizza sold every second, according to The Week. So it's no wonder that Workshop's Slice Co. wants to pump their pizza to more of Charleston's population. To do so, owner Todd Lucey is offering pizza beyond his current window service.

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