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Beverages / 6.7.12

How about Some Octopus with That Rosé?

For the upcoming July|August issue, The Local Palate panel of wine experts teamed up to taste and rate summer’s most desirable wine: rosé. TLP Wine Editor Mike Cohen shares with you the panel’s favorite picks—a host of varieties that are sure to please. The feature alone would be pleasant enough, but luckily for you (and […]

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Dining / 5.28.12

Charleston Grill Wine Dinner

On a recent balmy May night, Mickey Bakst and his troupe of artisans brought traditional Umbrian food and wine to Charleston Grill. Special preparations of beans, grains, modest portions of grilled meats, and, of course, truffles were on display during this exceptional evening with delicious food expertly prepared by Chef Michelle Weaver. Upon stepping into […]

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Dining / 5.23.12 / by Maggie White

Oak Dinner

Because I only rarely eat red meat (and I never eat it rare, but that is a separate issue that confounds many people in my life, my father-in-law especially), when I do have beef, I want it to be a really good, reliable cut of meat procured from a reputable source. So rather than order […]

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News and Events / 5.6.12 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

First Flush Festival 2012

Come Celebrate The First Flush Festival with The Local Palate this Sunday, May 20th at The Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw. The oldest tea plantation in the country and the only United States tea plantation still operating, first flush celebrates the first cutting of the leaves, making it the strongest, most flavorful batch of the […]

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News and Events / 5.4.12 / by Lauren Mitterer

A Morning with Lauren Mitterer

STICKING IT OUT ON STICKY BUN SUNDAY Lauren Mitterer’s Sunday begins dark and early at 2:30 a.m. She unlocks the door of her Charleston bakery, WildFlour Pastry, and starts by dusting the first layer of King Arthur flour on her wood-top baking table. As she reaches for her rolling pin, she can hear in the […]

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Culture / 4.30.12

May and June:
The Best Bottles and Bubbly of the Season

The Local Palate’s team of wine experts has been busy tasting and rating wines in order to provide you with tried and tested options and thus instill you with purchasing confidence (and drinking pleasure). The wines solicited for each tasting are those deemed the most typical, favored, or appropriate for the season. They are then […]

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