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Beverages / 8.2.12 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

Party Time

GEMS FROM THE GARDEN MAKE AN EXCELLENT COCKTAIL John Aquino, mixologist at Coast Bar & Grill in Charleston, SC concocted this flavorful summer sipper. The peach, mint, and jalapeño all come from Aquino’s garden, which makes this a delightful homegrown treat, one that you can easily reproduce yourself. While watching Aquino make this drink we […]

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Culture / 8.1.12

Attack of the Heirloom Tomato!

TOMATOES AS THE STAR IN YOUR NEXT SUMMER SALAD Heirloom tomatoes are making a resurgence. Thankfully, they taste nothing like what you buy on the supermarket shelves. They are packed with flavors and vitamins that you just can’t find in the overly processed stores. Now is the time to get to know your local farmer […]

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Beverages / 7.30.12

Craftsmen, Beer, and Guerrillas

CRAFTSMEN KITCHEN & TAP HOUSE JOIN WESTBROOK BREWING CO FOR GUERRILLA CUISINE’S 100TH DINNER I’m a big beer fan. Always have been and (I anticipate) always will be. It’s refreshing, smooth, and scratches the itch perfectly after a long, hot day. I sometimes wish beer would be as kind to me as I am to […]

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Dining / 7.23.12

Dining Out with our Amuse Chef

STEVEN GREENE CREATES PETIT DISHES, HUGE SUCCESSES The Amuse chef for our latest issue, Chef Steven Greene of An Cuisines, recently treated The Local Palate to a divine meal specifically tailored to our individual tastes. Chef Greene created a “Petit Four” menu for each of our diners, Jennifer and Carl Hitchcock, using his sophisticated Asian-inspired […]

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Recipes / 7.20.12 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

Chill Out!
Cold Soups for Hot Days

THE MESSY APRON PROVIDES US WITH EDIBLE AIR CONDITIONERS It’s mid-July, and saying “it’s hot outside” is the biggest understatement going. You’ve tried fanning yourself, turning the air conditioner to lower and lower temps, a cold shower, and have likely lingered in front of the open refrigerator door under the guise of looking for a […]

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Uncategorized / 7.19.12

Johns Island Welcomes a New Culinary Gem

REFINED SOUTHERN CUISINE AT ANGEL OAK RESTAURANT As Charleston’s culinary star continues to rise, we can expect to see more and more quality restaurants popping up within and beyond the peninsula. One such anticipated restaurant is Angel Oak Restaurant, set to open August 2nd on John’s Island. This homey joint, opening under Jay and Nicole […]

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