The April 2019 issue of ‘Southern Living’ named Charleston as the ‘South’s Best City’ for the 3rd time straight. The article is called, “”Why Charleston Is the South’s Best City 2019: Plan a visit, and expect a warm Southern welcome” and was written by Caroline Rogers. She introduces the article this way:
“I had high expectations when I set my sights on Charleston for the first time. A place doesn’t win the title of South’s Best City three years in a row without a gift for hospitality and plenty of charm. The city brims with both—that’s evident—but there’s more. Charleston is home to hundreds of years of history and is still constantly reinventing itself.Source: SouthernLiving.com
Ms. Rogers goes on to share many, many things that make Charleston stand out as the ‘South’s Best City’ and includes beautiful photographs.
Picture Source – National Park ServiceCorner of Market St. and Meeting St., Charleston, SC – 29401 843-853-8000 www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com
‘Steeped in history and charm, the Charleston City Market is a popular destination for all who visit the Holy City.
Open 365 days per year, the Market is an exciting place for tourists and local Charleston residents alike.
Market Hall stands facing Meeting Street as the main entrance to four blocks of open-air buildings.
Strolling through the Market you will encounter a wide assortment of vendors selling high quality products including paintings, pottery, Charleston’s famous sweetgrass baskets, casual and fine dining & more!’
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Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and sometimes later on weekend evenings.
History of the Market –
‘The Market Hall and Sheds, a National Historic Landmark, are the only surviving market buildings in Charleston, and one of a small number of market complexes still extant in the United States.
The Market is also considered to be one of Charlestons best examples of Greek Revival style architecture, exemplified by its massive portico supported by Tuscan columns.
The buildings were constructed in 1840 to 41 and were designed by prominent local architect Edward Brickell White.
The Market was the commercial hub of Charleston for many years and is an important part of the city’s commercial heritage.’
Source – National Park Service
For more about the history of the market and the current occupancy visit the National Park Service Website ORWikipedia.
“2013 Festival Tickets on Sale Thursday, August 30, 2012!” Tickets – http://charlestonwineandfood.com/events-tickets/ charlestonwineandfood.com P.O. Box 22823 Charleston, SC – 29413 843-727-9998 Email the FestivalFax – 843-727-9996
The popular ‘Charleston Restaurant Week’ will be offered again thanks to the planning and promotion of the Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA).
This is a wonderful opportunity to taste the world class cuisine of Charleston and the Lowcountry!
Participating restaurants will be offering menus with three items for one price ($20, $30, or $40).
Hotels have special deals, too!
Check out the list of participating restaurants at www.CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com
Here is an informative blog entry regarding ‘Charleston Restaurant Week’ from Tuesday, August 21st – http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/news/charleston-restaurant-week-is-september-5-16-participating-restaurants-and-menus-are-being-released-now/
“”There are tons of restaurants in Charleston and most of them are great,” says Fodorite suewoo.”
Recipes from Charleston Restaurants –
- 82 Queen Recipes – ‘just a taste of the delicious recipes highlighted in our cookbook and used in our kitchen for generations!’
Charleston based Recipes from Recipe Websites –
- CopyKat.com – Search for ‘Charleston’
- AmericasCuisine.com – Search for ‘Charleston’
The editors and experts of Southern Living magazine held a summit in their test kitchens and and narrowed down their list of the ‘Tastiest Town in the South’ down to 10. Really? Is there really a contest? Here are five of the other nominees:
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Houston, Texas
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Birmingham, Alabama
Before you look at the other five do you have a prediction?
Here is the complete list – http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-tastiest-towns-00417000076768/?iid=magazine-january-2012
VOTING BEGINS FRIDAY, DEC. 23rd (2011)