Charleston Holiday Traditions

If you’re in Charleston during the holiday season, you’re in luck. With thousands of sparkling lights, singing carolers, inviting fireplaces and steaming cups of cocoa, the historic streets of Charleston are the perfect place to enjoy the festivities. Join in on the fun with one of our top nine favorite Lowcountry traditions. Check everyone off your list at the annual

Chef Talk

We talked to one of the most renowned chefs in the city to find out what he loves most about summer in Charleston, Chef Donald Barickman of Magnolias Restaurant—and to get him to dish on one of his favorite summer recipes. Q: What is your favorite thing about the summer season in Charleston? A: I look forward to the arrival

Keep On Shuckin’

Here are five places for great oysters while you’re in the Charleston area: Bowen’s Island Restaurant This hard-to-find spot is a local favorite. It’s not frilly but the focus is on the food—especially the oysters, fresh from the marsh. 1870 Bowen Island Rd., 843.795.2757, bowenisland-restaurant.com Pearlz Oyster Bar Sure, traditional oysters are on the menu, but bivalve lovers come here