What’s New in Charleston This Winter

What’s New in Charleston This Winter

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With its vibrant culturerich historyexquisitely-preserved architectureidyllic coastal locationcelebrated 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 winter!

Accolades
New Restaurants
Restaurant News
Retail
Accommodations
Tours & Attractions
Highlighted Special Events

ACCOLADES

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NEW RESTAURANTS

CONDADO TACOS
1712 Towne Centre Way, Mount Pleasant
condadotacos.com | @condadotacos

This build-your-own taco concept has opened a new location in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant features a dining room, a stand-alone bar and a large outdoor patio. Condado allows guests to choose from a variety of taco shells that they can fill with proteins, plant-based options, toppings and sauces. Opened November 2023.

COSTA

COSTA
320 Broad Street, Charleston
costacharleston.com | @costacuisine

Costa offers a culinary journey through the coastal regions of Italy, from Liguria to Amalfi and down to Sicily. The menu features inventive global compositions and seasonal influences from these diverse regions. Expect to savor handmade Italian pasta, the freshest seafood, classic beef dishes and other culinary odes to the Mediterranean. Curated by Chef Vinson Petrillo, Costa draws inspiration from the convivial style of Italy, where dishes are continuously served and intended for sharing at the table. Opened November 2023.

THE DEN
181 Church Street, Charleston
frannieandthefox.com | @frannieandthefox

Whether you are looking for a post-work pick-me-up or an after dinner nightcap, sneak over to The Den, a new bar concept hidden inside Hotel Emeline’s bar and restaurant, Frannie & The Fox. Enjoy shareable plates, champagne, mini martinis and caviar in an intimate setting that is open daily to the public and available for private events. Opened September 2023.

FARM HAUS
604 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant
farmhaus-sc.com | @farmhaussc

The Farm Haus Butcher & Beer Garden is a unique destination that combines a restaurant and a butcher shop. The new location in Mount Pleasant offers signature house-made sausages, burgers and Southern-style sides. Customers can also purchase take-home sausages from the butcher case. Opened October 2023.

THE HARLOW
1015 Harbor View Road, James Island
theharlowchs.com | @theharlow_chs

With deep roots in the James Island community, The Harlow is the go-to spot for local festivities, family dinners, laidback date nights and out-of-towners seeking an airy, indoor-outdoor setting. The menu features a variety of American and seafood dishes such as bison burgers and chargrilled oysters. Opened October 2023.

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
237 Fishburne Street, Charleston
honeysucklerosechs.com | @honeysucklerosechs

Honeysuckle Rose is a new dining experience that features a fixed, eight-course tasting menu with sommelier-selected wine pairings. The menu rotates every four weeks, highlighting unique, seasonal ingredients each month. Dark textures, flowers and candlelight act as the backdrop to an intimate dining room. Opened September 2023. 

IDLE HANDS COFFEE HOUSE
17 Warren Street, Charleston
@idlehands_chs

Located inside the downtown Charleston restaurant Coterie comes a new coffee shop concept. Idle Hands Coffee Company features a full espresso menu alongside unique items such as nitro masala chai and tea-centric cocktails. Opened October 2023.

KING BBQ
2029 Carver Avenue, North Charleston
eatkingbbq.com | @kingbbqchs

This new restaurant concept from the team behind Jackrabbit Filly blends Chinese BBQ and North Carolina-style BBQ. The King BBQ menu includes items such as char siu (Cantonese barbecue pork), Chinese sausage, roasted duck and fried cabbage. Opened October 2023.

Lamar’s

LAMAR’S SPORTING CLUB
570 King Street, Charleston
lamarssportingclub.com | @lamarschs

From Republic DMG, Lamar’s Sporting Club is a new cutting-edge fusion of sports and nightlife. Lamar’s is designed to provide guests with a unique experience filled with exceptional service, top-notch amenities and a vibrant atmosphere that seamlessly blends sports and entertainment. Opened September 2023.

LOWLAND TAVERN
36 George St. Charleston
lowlandcharleston.com | @lowlandcharleston

James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef Jason Stanhope brings a new tavern and dining room concept to Charleston. The Lowland Tavern is heavily focused on sourcing and supporting Lowcountry purveyors and using local ingredients to create classic dishes with Chef Stanhope’s unique style. Inspired by taverns, pubs and izakayas, the food is influenced by the styles of Southern American, British and even Japanese cooking. The menu features dishes like ossabaw porchetta and collards, banoffee pudding and chicken tsukune. Opened November 2023.

WISCONSIN MEAT & CHEESE
1027 Folly Road Suite 2, Charleston
wimeatandcheese.com | @wiscomeatandcheese

Bringing Wisconsin to the South, this new concept offers a cozy style interior, over 150 different cheeses, more than 50 kinds of meats and the perfect assortments for charcuterie boards. Fill your plates with jams, crackers, mustards, pickles, olives, spreads, finger foods and sweets. They offer a “Sample of the Day,” which provides customers a chance to try different cheeses that are thoughtfully chosen. Opened November 2023.

RESTAURANT NEWS

Sullivan’s Fish Camp

BRUNCH MENU AT SULLIVAN’S FISH CAMP
2019 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island
sullivansfishcamp.com | @sullivansfishcamp

Sullivan’s Fish Camp has announced the launch of a new weekend brunch menu. Executive Chef Nick Wilber has created a menu featuring his spin on brunch classics, including a Smoked Salmon Platter and Fish Camp Pancakes. The new menu also features unique drinks such as the Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour and Pumpkin Espresso Martini, along with housemade bloody marys and mimosas. 

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK
lowcountryhospitalityassociation.com/restaurant-week/

Celebrate the winter installment of Charleston Restaurant Week. This culinary dream, executed by Explore Charleston, is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. January 12 – 22, 2024.

LA CAVE
550 King Street, Charleston
felixchs.com | @lacavefelix

Inspired by owner Félix Landrum’s travels to the South of France, La Cave at Félix will be a sipping lounge and salon privé. The space will complement its sister restaurant with an expanded wine list, craft cocktail program, small bites and a focus on private parties and events. Opening Spring 2024.

LITTLE PEANUT PASTRIES
2408 Ashley River Road, Charleston
littlepeanutpastries.com | @littlepeanutpastries

This popular wholesale pastry company seen in shops and restaurants, such as Millers All Day, Caviar and Bananas, Kudu and more, is opening its very own brick-and-mortar. ​​The new location will serve its popular pastries including muffins, scones, biscuits and cookies, as well as new items including seasonal cakes and desserts. Opening December 2023.

PIZZA MAKING EXPERIENCE WITH CHEF PAOLO ROSSIN
The Den located inside Frannie & The Fox
181 Church St, Charleston
hotelemeline.com | @hotelemeline

Learn how to make Frannie & The Fox’s famous woodfired pizza with Chef Paolo Rossin. This monthly, interactive 10-person cooking class includes meatballs, choice of salad and all the ingredients to make the perfect pizza. Enjoy cocktails, wine and champagne from the bar with your meal for a fun-filled evening. November 6, 2023 – May 6, 2024.

Gabrielle

NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF AT HOTEL BENNETT’S GABRIELLE
404 King Street, Charleston
hotelbennett.com | @gabrielledining

Gabrielle, the signature restaurant at Hotel Bennett, has appointed Edgar Kano as its new executive chef and unveiled a new coastal-focused menu sprinkled with international flair. Kano brings his cultural and culinary diversity to Gabrielle and Charleston with over two decades of experience in some of the world’s top seafood-centric destinations.

SIPPING SANTA AT PROHIBITION
547 King Street, Charleston
prohibitioncharleston.com | @prohibitionchs

Prohibition will re-open its doors for the holiday season, unveiling the return of Sipping Santa, an over-the-top Christmas-themed pop-up bar with floor-to-ceiling decorations. The menu will feature festive original cocktails served in Sippin’ Santa’s signature Christmas mugs and glassware. Prohibition’s culinary team will serve specialty dinner, brunch and lunch menus created specially for the holiday season. November 24, 2023 – January 1, 2024.

RETAIL & BUSINESS

DOYLE AUCTIONS
123 King Street, Charleston
doyle.com | @doylenewyork

Doyle Auction House has opened a Charleston gallery. Doyle hosts consignment days featuring their internal team of specialists alongside thought leaders on a range of collecting topics. They also host preview exhibitions of property to be auctioned in New York and online to collectors around the globe. Opened October 2023.

LOUNGE WITH US
520 Folly Road, Unit 130, Charleston
loungewithus.com | @loungewithus

The Charleston-based online luxury boutique has opened a storefront for in-person shopping. Their mission is to deliver real comfort to women in real situations through loungewear, lifestyle and longevity. Opened October 2023.

MARSH & MAGNOLIA
404 King Street Suite 101, Charleston
marshandmagnoliachs.com | @marshandmagnoliachs

Founded by Charleston locals Adele Cisco, Erin Engebritson and Kristin Smoak, this custom hat bar gives guests the opportunity to work with skilled hat stylists to create a unique and personalized hat just for them. Located on the ground floor of Hotel Bennett, the experience is central to the heart of Charleston. Opened November 2023.

THE RUTLEDGE ROOM
207 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston
therutledgeroom.com | @hambycatering

In partnership with Hamby Catering & Events, a new intimate event space called The Rutledge Room has opened. The new 3,000-square-foot private event venue features three spaces, including an outdoor courtyard and an enclosed piazza. On-site guest accommodations are also available for the space through a collaboration with Stay Duvet. Opened September 2023.

SOUTHERN RUETZ
128 Meeting Street, Charleston
southernruetz.com | @southernruetz

Southern Ruetz provides a premier custom hat experience to the Charleston area. Individually handcrafted using high-quality sustainable materials, guests can create and design their own personalized one-of-a-kind hat. Head up to the second floor to experience the Maker Mall, which showcases a curated collection from over 40 local female artisans, including painters, photographers and creators. Opened September 2023.

ACCOMMODATIONS

THE BACKYARD
237 Meeting Street, Charleston
theryderhotel.com | @littlepalmbar

The Ryder Hotel has unveiled a new, highly anticipated 2,100-square-foot outdoor venue, The Backyard. Centered around a fireplace and located in the heart of the boutique hotel, The Backyard offers casual dining and cocktails under open-air skies. The Backyard is also available for private events. Opened October 2023.

CHARLESTON CREEKSIDE INN
2545 Savannah Highway, Charleston
creeksidelandsinn.com

After a half-a-million-dollar renovation, The Creekside Lands Inn is being rebranded as The Charleston Creekside Inn. The upgraded inn, seen on the popular Netflix show “Outer Banks,” features new beds, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves ovens, lamps and paint.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

CANDLELIGHT TOURS
3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston
draytonhall.org | @draytonhall

Experience Charleston’s historic estate, Drayton Hall, at night with an incredibly special candlelight experience. Beautiful and moving, see this eighteenth-century historic house in a remarkably unique way as you celebrate the holiday season. After the tour, you are invited to enjoy a warm cup of a seasonal beverage. November 25 – December 16, 2023

AQUARIUM AGLOW
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston
scaquarium.org | @southcarolinaaquarium

This holiday season the Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the neon lights of the coast, let wildlife lead the way to celebration this holiday season. November 16 – December 30, 2023

MUSEUM MILE MONTH
charlestonsmuseummile.org | @charlestonmuseum

During the month of January, enjoy access to more than 10 different participating Museum Mile sites such as the Aiken-Rhett House Museum and The Charleston Museum all for one low price. With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your schedule. January 1 – 31 , 2024

HIGHLIGHTED SPECIAL EVENTS

TASTE OF FOLLY FESTIVAL
Center Street, Folly Beach
visitfolly.com/taste-of-folly/ | @visitfb

Celebrate all of the delicious eats that Folly Beach has to offer in this annual festival. Eat and drink your way through Folly with special events like cocktail competitions, Oyster Shucking Contests and the Server Olympics. Enjoy live music from local bands, 50+ Folly art, craft and fashion vendors and a dedicated area for kids to enjoy all the fun. January 19 – 20, 2024

THE LOWCOUNTRY OYSTER FESTIVAL
Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant
lowcountryhospitalityassociation.com/oyster-fest/ 

Join the world’s largest oyster festival. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival will include live music on the main stage, raw oyster eating and shucking contests, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants. February 4, 2024

COLOUR OF MUSIC FESTIVAL
Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston
colourofmusic.org | @colourofmusicfestival

The Colour of Music Festival highlights the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. With a classical repertoire of baroque, classical and 20th-century music at the highest of musical standards, the fesitval features leading black artists with special performers from France, Colombia, Great Britain and the Caribbean. February 6 – 10, 2024

SEWE (SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPOSITION)
sewe.com | @sewe

 SEWE is the nation’s premier celebration of wildlife art and the great outdoors. It’s where artists, craftsmen, collectors and sporting enthusiasts come together to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and connect through a shared passion for wildlife. This year’s programming will feature special events such as DockDogs® demonstrations, Cocktails and Conversation with Garden & Gun, a Lowcountry Social and a live performance from Ian Munsick. February 16 – 18, 2024 

CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD
Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston
charlestonwineandfood.com | @chswineandfood

Charleston Wine + Food was founded in 2005 by a group of community leaders with a vision of creating an event to promote + elevate Charleston’s culinary brand. This celebration of Charleston food infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, experts and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event with over 100 unique experiences. March 6 – 10, 2024. 

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