With its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely-preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene, and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s best loved travel destinations. Come, experience what’s new in the Charleston area this fall!
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Food & Wine
Black Wood Smokehouse
90 Folly Road, Charleston | blackwoodsmokehouse.com
Fourth generation Charlestonian Chef Joseph Jacobson’s lifelong barbecue appreciation has inspired Black Wood Smokehouse. Featuring seasonal produce and seafood, the eatery’s menu offers a number of smoked items from fish to pork and everything in between. Sample the Pulled Pork Sandwich alongside one of the innovative house-made cocktails. Opened August 2017.
Cuban Gypsy Pantry
141 Calhoun Street, Charleston | cubangypsypantry.com
This food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant specializes in authentic Venezuelan cuisine. Cuban Gypsy Pantry offers traditional Venezuelan menu items including Tequenos, Cuban Sandwiches and Ropa Vieja. Opened August 2017.
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King Street, Charleston | edmundsoast.com
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., a production brewery and taproom, is an extension of the restaurant Edmund’s Oast. This 20,000 square-foot facility features a 65-foot bar, 26 taps of house-brewed beers, wood-fired pizza oven, charcuterie tasting room, smokehouse and outdoor seating. Menu items include Chorizo & Peach Pizza, Lowcountry Chowder and a Cuban Sandwich. Opened September 2017.
550 King Street, Charleston | felixchs.com
Restaurateur Félix Landrum is bringing a Parisian-inspired cocktail bar to King Street. Félix will offer specialty cocktails along with classic French small plates for lunch and dinner. Menu items include Coq Au Vin and Steak Frites. Opening Fall 2017.
Grace & Grit
320 Wingo Way, Mount Pleasant | gracegrit.com
Former Acme Lowcountry Kitchen Chef Frank Kline, known as the “Grit Master,” brought Grace & Grit to the scene as the newest Southern seafood eatery in Mount Pleasant. The restaurant’s Lowcountry menu highlights local and seasonal dishes including Fried Oysters, Shrimp + Grits and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Opened August 2017.
Ice & Pan
567 King Street, Charleston | facebook.com/iceandpancharleston
Ice & Pan serves a Southeastern Asian inspired concoction of a liquid ice cream base that is spread, frozen and scraped into cigar-like rolls of sweetness. The King Street store offers the newest dessert sensation sweeping the nation in a variety of flavors ranging from Matcha Madness to Rocky Road. In addition to rolled ice cream, Ice & Pan offers fruit teas, Boba teas, slushies and smoothies. Opened August 2017.
Ink N Ivy
565 King Street, Charleston | charleston.inkanivy.com
Charlotte-based pop art-inspired eatery Ink N Ivy opened their third location on King Street in Downtown Charleston. The menu features American cuisine with a modern twist along with artisan cocktails, craft beers and an extensive wine list. Menu items include a Wok-Charred Salmon Salad, Goat Cheese Burger and Chicken Quesadilla. Opened August 2017.
721 King Street, Charleston | eatatmelfis.com
Restaurateur Brooks Reitz of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern is opening his third highly curated Charleston restaurant, an italian eatery in partnership with Little Jack’s Chef Jon Amato. Melfi’s will offer thin crust pizzas, simple pastas, craft cocktails and an all American wine list. Opening Fall 2017.
Miller’s All Day
120 King Street, Charleston
Chef Nathan Thurston of The Darling Oyster Bar has partnered with Farmer Greg Johnsman of Geechie Boy Mill to bring a “brunch- centric” restaurant to King Street. Miller’s All Day will operate seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and eventually dinner services. The menu will focus on traditional Southern fare and feature specialty produce from Johnsman’s farm. Opening Fall 2017.
Mill Street Tavern
508-B Mill Street, Charleston | millstreettavern.com
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails Owner Peter Woodman is opening The Mill Street Tavern in Mount Pleasant this fall. The restaurant is named after the Greenwich Mill, the first tidal mill in the world built in 1793. The menu will feature Lowcountry favorites incorporating local ingredients and flavors. Opening Fall 2017
201 Coleman Boulevard, Charleston | nicoshemcreek.com
Former Fish Chef and Culinary Executive Director Nico Romo is opening a lively French oyster bar featuring wood-fired seafood. NICO will offer classic raw bar fare and French brasserie cuisine. Opening Fall 2017.
442 King Street, Charleston | facebook.com/parcel32
Parcel 32 will transform the former FISH restaurant into a Lowcountry eatery featuring the flavors and heritage of the coastal South in a refined, yet laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. Executive Chef Digby Stirdiron has been nationally recognized for his culinary expertise by renowned publications including Coastal Living and The New York Times. Opening Fall 2017.
560 King Street, Charleston | charleston.pourtaproom.com
Pour Taproom, a self-serve brewpub that specializes in selling craft beers by the ounce, is located in downtown Charleston on the ninth floor of Historic District Hyatt. The self-serve aspect provides customers with the freedom to taste the widest and most unique selection of craft beer. Opened August 2017.
Southern Roots Smokehouse
1083 East Montague Avenue, Charleston | lucky17restaurants.com/southern-roots-bbq
Southern Roots Smokehouse opened its second location in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston. The restaurant’s menu extensively covers the barbecue basics, offering plates of pulled pork, brisket, turkey and chicken. In addition, the menu features shrimp baskets, burgers and salads. Opened July 2017.
404 King Street, Charleston | hotelbennett.com
Overlooking Charleston’s historic Marion Square, Hotel Bennett will be located in the heart of downtown Charleston. This luxurious hotel will feature 179 guestrooms and suites, a signature restaurant with spectacular views of Marion Square and a sophisticated lounge and bar. In addition to a rooftop pool with cabanas, Hotel Bennett will boast a luxury spa, event and meeting space, French patisserie and Charleston’s first classic Ladies Bar, boasting reclaimed pink marble and a mirrored ceiling. Opening Spring 2018.
720 Magnolia Road, Charleston | theschoolhousechs.com
Charleston’s newest and most anticipated event space once served as an elementary school in 1944 and was used for local elections, club meetings and cultural performances by students. This renovated venue now features a fully renovated commercial kitchen and elegant office and private event space, overflowing with Southern culture and charm. Opened August 2017.
Pineapple Tour Group| pineappletourgroup.com
Pineapple Tour Group provides bus tours, walking tours and customizable private tours throughout the city of Charleston. Stroll in the footsteps of the pirates, politicians and patriots that shaped and transformed the history of the South or take a ride on a Pineapple Tour Group bus as you explore 300 years worth of history. Opened August 2017.
The streets of Charleston sway with the captivating rhythm of African music while the smell of Caribbean cuisine permeates the air during this 10-day celebration of Gullah culture named for the Swahili word meaning “one.”
Peek at heirloom silver and meander through carefully cultivated boxwoods during these docent-led tours that invite guests into some of the Charleston area’s most historic and architecturally significant dwellings.
5th Annual Colour of Music Festival, October 18 – 22
The Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The festival delivers a global offering of the leading black artists with featured performers from France, Colombia, Great Britain and the Caribbean. This year’s highlight includes an ode to opera sensation Leontyne Price in honor of her 90th birthday.
Middleton Place invites visitors to see what life was like on a Lowcountry plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries. This weekend-long re-creation of the rice harvest season includes cooking, weaving, pottery, candle making, cotton processing and blacksmithing demonstrations.