Food and Drinks


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…


Falling for Good Food: Charleston’s Newest Restaurants

If after last semester’s finals week you packed up your things and headed back to the comfort of your dog and hometown, or even if you did have the pleasure of living on the peninsula last summer, you probably missed the opening of one of Charleston’s newest culinary hot spots. Whether your stomach leads you…


The 4th Wave: Coffee Culture in Charleston

It’s a movement. Call it hipster, generational, a newfound awareness. Whatever label you choose to apply to the recent surge in independent coffee culture popularity will probably fit. The creative, alternative lifestyles of an inventive and inspired generation have influenced the demand for places that reflect these very attributes. We want modern. We want fresh….

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