Food and Drinks


Black Tap on Top

Coffee beans have weaseled their way into every moment of our daily lives as Americans. The drive for a caffeine fix sends everyone scampering for a quick afternoon pick-me-up. Even so, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts no longer make the top of the list. More and more people choose to frequent independent coffee shops. Charleston is…


Are we in chains? A look at corporate coffee

Starbucks, founded in 1971, has been dominating the coffee industry since its rise to popularity, but the java giant brews more than just beans. Controversy has surrounded this morning drink Megatron that boasts 16,700 locations in 50 countries. In Manhattan, 68 of the Big Apple’s core 128 stores are within two blocks of another Starbucks….


Nourish yourself at Huriyali Gardens

The word Huriyali, translated from Hindi, is used to describe a lush green space – think rainforests or botanical gardens. The word evokes a sense of green vibrance. These concepts are what served as the primary inspiration for College of Charleston grads Tom McFall and Ruchi Mistry when they founded Huriyali Juices and Gardens just…

Turkey Alternatives: Thanksgiving across the country

Every year it’s the same routine. For most of us, we crowd around a table decked out with a Butterball turkey, pillowy mountains of mashed potatoes, canned cranberry sauce and maybe some lightly sautéed (or microwaved) green beans. While these traditional spreads may hit the spot and satisfy your hunger, they can become dull year…

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