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Dining / 10.17.12

Adding Lowcountry Flavor To Any Recipe

Carolina Gold rice has excellent flavor, texture and aroma, and these qualities make it very versatile when it comes to cooking. Although Carolina Gold rice is a staple ingredient in dishes like gumbo, pirloo and red beans and rice, it can also be used in unexpected ways. I have fond memories of Carolina Gold in […]

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Beverages / 10.16.12 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

Allspice Dram

IT’S ANYTHING BUT DRAB With its dark brown color and strong aroma of allspice, dram liqueur is making its comeback on the cocktail scene. Allspice dram, also known as Pimento Dram, is a rich allspice flavored liqueur originally made in Jamaica. Thanks to Wray and Nephew, who imported their version into the United States, people […]

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Beverages / 10.11.12 / by Christina Oxford

Fall in Love with Seasonal Southern Brews

Out with the old and in with the new because the new seasonal brews are in and ready to help us kick back and celebrate the leaves changing colors, the pumpkins ripening and yes, Octoberfest! These seasonal ales, porters and lagers are created around the best ingredients that the season has to offer. In Charleston, […]

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Dining / 10.8.12 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

Banh Mi for Me and You

VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES MAKE THEIR MARK IN CHARLESTON Football season is in full swing and we are constantly looking for good eats to go along with what is hopefully (fingers crossed!) a great game. Whether you are packed in the stands or cozy on the couch, there’s a chance one hand will be occupied by a […]

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Beverages / 10.2.12 / by Allston McCrady

It’s Apple (Cider) Season!

It’s apple season, y’all! Across the south, the leaves are starting to turn, and orchard trees are heavy with fruit for the picking. Roadside stands are doling out fresh cider to passersby, both “soft” (non-alcoholic) and “hard” (yippee!). Here at TLP, we just received a sample of a hard apple cider that is making its […]

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Culture / 10.1.12

Frank Stitt’s True South

COMMEMORATING FRANK STITT’S 30 YEARS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA In a former life, I worked in land conservation, specifically saving land for the planet’s good and for children to have safe places to play.  My foremost passion, however, was—and remains—food, specifically good, honest eats made with joy from simple, pure ingredients, preferably sourced from farmers with […]

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