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Why Charleston is the place to eat right now

Jeff Allen

Over the past year, we’ve lost some dear old stalwarts and few restaurants have opened to replace them, but if you’ve followed the Charleston food scene, you have to be excited. Yes, the headline remains our continued dominance of the James Beard Best Chef: Southeast category — this year featuring a win by Sean Brock of McCrady’s — but a larger, more global shift has been taking place, and in the process it’s redefined the essence of what it means to cook and eat in Charleston.

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