Charleston has some of the best restaurants in the Southeast, and you won’t be disappointed if you make the trip to Charleston for Thanksgiving. Recently, Sean Brock’s now famous Husk Restaurant was voted one of the best Thanksgiving feasts in the US:
Chef Sean Brock will create his menu on the eve of Thanksgiving—not because he likes the added stress, but because his innovative, farm-to-table Southern cuisine is based on what’s freshest. A feast inside the Victorian house in historic Charleston nods to the way the pilgrims did things, cooking meals made with ingredients procured straight from the land and sea. Though the three-course prix fixe menu ($45 per person) isn’t yet set, you can look to last year’s dinner for clues: the menu featured dishes such as wood-fired clams from a local clammer and North Carolina cornmeal-dusted catfish with smoky butterbeans and field peas. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without turkey and Brock does it right—last year he paired it with homemade mascarpone cheese potatoes, wood-fired Brussels sprouts, cornbread stuffing, Tennessee foie gras and turkey gravy.
Feel What It’s Like to Live Like a Winner…
Charleston was recently voted the best city in the world, as well as the “Top City in the United States” as part of the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards! This is an amazing honor for the city of Charleston, and just another reason you should visit! The 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are based on six categories: Atmosphere & Ambiance, Culture & Sites, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants and…
It’s Always Sunny in Charleston…
That might be a bit of a stretch, but the weather in the Charleston area is truly remarkable. The weather remains fairly mild throughout the year, and you can enjoy strolling the historic streets without having to bundle up and fight the cold. Here’s a look at monthly average high and low temperatures for Charleston, SC from weather.com:
As autumn descends on Charleston, SC, and milder temperatures cool the Holy City, the town erupts in a flurry of bridal veils and bouquets: peak wedding season has arrived. If you’re invited to celebrate nuptials in this genteel town, extend your trip to encompass a long weekend, embracing lowcountry culture, cuisine and history.
Upon arriving, hop aboard one of the city’s ubiquitous carriage tours, a favorite way to see Charleston’s major sights like the City Market and Old Exchange Building, while learning a plethora of fascinating facts about the historic city. Seek out Palmetto Carriage; famed for its knowledgeable and entertaining guides, the company has become a veritable star among its competitors and favored by locals. Tours explain little-known details about the city’s history and architecture (ever wonder why “Widow’s Walks” on top of houses were really built?), told through captivating and humorous tales. To get the total Charleston experience, book a cruise around the Charleston Harbor and get close-up views of Fort Sumter and the stunning Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Combo carriage and boat tour tickets can be purchased via Palmetto Carriage.
Once you’ve gotten your bearings around the historic district and waterfront, take time to wander the streets by foot, exploring Battery Park by the waterfront, and meandering through the high-end boutique shops on King Street in the town center. When hunger strikes, visitors will find that Charleston is a foodie mecca, home to James Beard Award-winning chef, Sean Brock, whose restaurants McCrady’s and Husk have helped put the Holy City on every gastronomer’s map. It’d be a near crime to leave this waterfront town without slurping down oysters and a cold glass of beer or wine; do so at Pearlz Oyster Bar or the Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, and be sure to indulge in the briny Gulf oysters.