Summer Vist to Charleston

Although late August is the time to escape the city, it comes with one very travel prohibitive drawback...evening thunderstorms. Attempting to fly down to Charleston, South Carolina for the weekend, I was faced with this incoming tempest. Needless to say, my flight was canceled. Despite the travel setbacks and delays, I eventually made it down … Continue reading Summer Vist to Charleston

Charleston: Summer 2018

Although summer might not be the best time to visit Charleston in terms of the weather, there is always plenty to see and do in the sunshine. During my last summer visit, I took a carriage ride with former prosecutor Jared Mogil. Our route took us along the battery and throughout Charleston's historic downtown district. One … Continue reading Charleston: Summer 2018

Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part III

Having re-fueled with oysters, our next stop on the Charleston food and drink trip was the Palmetto Brewery. The oldest brewery in South Carolina, Palmetto has a tap room where beer enthusiasts can sample their brews, listen to live music, and hang out. I started with the Ginger Slap, the winter seasonal red ale spiced … Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part III

Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

And the adventures in Charleston continue! Late Saturday afternoon, we visited the Akien-Rhett House for a tour of an historic Charleston home. Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House is a preserved antebellum townhouse complete with outbuildings and grounds. What makes this tour unique among other house tours is that it hasn’t been refurbished and repaired, … Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I

Doesn’t every weekend story start with a great brunch? A few weekends ago, I took a quick trip down to Charleston with friends, our intended goal to eat and drink all of the things. I think we made pretty good progress towards that. We started our chilly Saturday morning in Charleston with the Pappas driving … Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I

Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s

In West Ashley, just outside of historic downtown Charleston, you can find the delicious purveyor of chicken sandwiches, Boxcar Betty's. Rivaling the chicken sandwiches of even David Chang's Fuku in Manhattan, Boxcar Betty's makes their sandwiches with only the highest quality chicken and locally sourced ingredients. The look is ultra-retro and down-to-earth. The counter service … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s

Sailing in Charleston Harbor

Although it is a bit of a geriatric activity, we decided to take a sunset cruise of the harbor on my last night in town. After some quick Google research, I quickly learned that there were not many available on Sunday nights a few hours before they set sail. The weather also looked ominous all day; there … Continue reading Sailing in Charleston Harbor

Charleston Outdoors

While Charleston has incredibly lovely historic homes, the natural landmarks are also stunning. No, I am not being sponsored about any sort of tourism department there, I just have to share how remarkable of a place it is. The picture above is actually the branches of a single tree- Angel Oak. This is the largest tree … Continue reading Charleston Outdoors

Charleston: Bowens Island Restaurant

After a fantastic weekend in Charleston, I am back in New York but have to share all of my foodie adventures! In addition to soul/low country food, seafood is another specialty. I had a lot of fun Friday night venturing out to Bowen Island (yes, an actually marshy island) near downtown Charleston. What used to … Continue reading Charleston: Bowens Island Restaurant