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Letter From the Editor: Our Insider’s Guide To Charleston Is Here

By: Emily Havener

Unveiling our first official city guide issue: an Insider’s Guide to Charleston

Charleston area residents will tell you that the Lowcountry has changed a lot. There are more restaurants than ever before, and boutique hotels are trying to keep up with demand as visitors pour in for Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Spoleto, the Bridge Run, and just a delicious time any week of the year. Those of us who live here love the ever-increasing variety of cuisine available for curious palates, even as we lament the traffic. And fortunately, there’s still plenty of room for long-established spots doing the same excellent thing they’ve always done.

That’s why in our annual magazine dedicated to Charleston food, drink, and fun, we’ve organized our restaurant listings alphabetically into New and Noteworthy and Tried and True, so you can see what’s opened in roughly the last year or seek out a longstanding spot you haven’t tried before.

We’ve also decided to bring the magazine formerly known as Tableaux fully under the Local Palate umbrella as our first city guide issue that will give you an insider’s guide for what to eat, drink, and do in Charleston’s many neighborhoods.

We know our readers love local as much as we do, so in this issue we particularly wanted to bring attention to some organizations that make it their literal business to support local food-related industry. We talked with the executive director of Lowcountry Local First, Jacquie Berger, about the important work they do to promote small, locally owned businesses and help startups get off the ground through their Community Business Academy. This past year we also celebrated with GrowFood Carolina at the ribbon cutting for the new, expanded food hub space they recently moved into, just down the street from the Local Palate’s current office.

I hope you’ll use this guide again and again as your primary resource for all that Charleston has to offer.

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Emily Havener
Managing Editor

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