The City Magazine Since 1975

February 2018

Your ultimate guide to Charleston’s beloved bivalve

It’s hard to believe that the man who built the successful Indigo Road hospitality group—Oak Steakhouse, O-Ku, The Macintosh, and Indaco, to name just a few of its 18 properties in four Southern cities—was once crippled by alcoholism and drug abuse.

A massive KidsFair takes over the Gaillard this month

She Returns From War debuts a fresh sound

All of a sudden, the Holy City’s overflowing with vino. On the peninsula alone, three wine shops and a bar opened in 2017, and at least a couple more are in the works.

Southern Trapper crafts rugged wares from animal skins

Find the best restaurant in a snap with local app Taste

The brown, floppy-eared pooch known as the “Boykin spaniel” today seems omnipresent in the Holy City—especially during February’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo.

Wildlife and sporting artist Peggy Watkins explains why she begins every painting with the same soulful feature 

The Gullah Society is dedicated to rescuing neglected African and African-American burial grounds

Slipping into the perfect loafer has never been easier, with designers turning out a wide array of men’s styles

The designer behind Hart—known for vibrant tassel earrings, as well as embroidered jackets and gold pendant necklaces—fills us in on her “relaxed but sexy” style

New retailers, naturally inspired bow ties, and a Galentine’s staycation

A 1960s brick ranch in West Ashley’s Old Charles Towne neighborhood gets a cool makeover with a mix of mid-century furnishings and accessories, heirloom pieces, and an eclectic art collection

Flavor your cuisine from a homegrown micro garden

What’s happening this month?

Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food-and-beverage openings in Charleston

Restaurateur Karalee Nielsen Fallert whips up a mid-morning spread of savory baked eggs with mushrooms, honeycrisp apple salad, and tangy Aperol spritzers

From crafting cocktails with tongue-numbing spices to pairing wines with “cheese ice,” the co-owner of Xiao Bao Biscuit and new restaurant Tu fills us in on the latest

Indaco’s Elliot Cusher serves up a romantic Valentine’s dinner of homemade pasta with ricotta, browned butter, and winter vegetables

Charleston Wine + Food pays homage to the late Edna Lewis, sometimes called the “Julia Child of Southern cooking.”

What will be in vogue in the Charleston dining scene this year? Here’s what some of our Trendspotting panelists predict

During World War II, many a young person found love in an unlikely place: the Joseph Manigault House.

Pretty finds to swoon over this month