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BY: Ann Kaufman
Ever wanted to make your favorite drink, from your favorite bar while you were at home? Well here are step by step instructions for one of Charleston's best concoctions.
BY: Holly Herrick
Making bisque the right way isn't for the faint of heart, but the results are well worth the work, and it can be in stages. This is about the most beautiful crab bisque you will ever savor.
BY: Holly Herrick
With temps setting record lows lately, all I've been craving are soups and stews. Here's a delicious, easy-to-make lentil soup with bacon—a sneak-peek recipe from my upcoming cookbook!
BY: Holly Herrick
Though layered with complex flavors, French onion soup couldn't be more simple—or delicious. As it can be made ahead and assembled last minute, it's a snap for holiday entertaining (i.e. New Year's)..
BY: Natalie Mason
Carrots and cucumber, sprouts and avocado—this baby's got it all. Here's what else you need to whip up the tastiest good-for-you sandwich out there
BY: Holly Herrick
Here's a draft of a new recipe for my upcoming cookbook, "The French Cook: Soups and Stews," out fall 2014. The brilliant red, white, and green hues of this soup make it a perfect Christmas starter
BY: Rebeccah Connelly
This may not be the kind of list you recite around a crowded Thanksgiving table, but that doesn't mean I can't be grateful I have them...
BY: Holly Herrick
Ditch the traditional pie this Thanksgiving and serve up a decadent—and oh so easy—tart. With peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, whipped cream, and chocolate, it's a Reese's lover's dream come true
BY: Natalie Mason
Stuffed with all-day-long braised beef, homemade pickled onions, Mexican crema, and jalapeños, these tacos are a must for your weekend eats menu
BY: Renae Brabham
The season of feasts is drawing near, reminding me of my kids', husband's, and my own food-related quirks. Also? Here's why you should bless the cook—or cooks—behind your Thanksgiving meal this year
BY: Holly Herrick
Editors' Note: if this post doesn't give you a hankering for turkey just like your mama makes, we don't know what will? Meantime, cue the run-up to warm, aromatic kitchens and crowded family tables
BY: Instant Grit
Plus! This one video will make you want to put your phone in the other room and leave it there... (well, after you text everyone to tell them that's what you're doing). Watch it and be frightened
BY: Natalie Mason
Packed with fresh veggies—like broccoli, bell pepper, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potato—and loaded with Gouda, this vegetarian pasta dish is the bomb dot com
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
It's November and finally chilly... So soup season's official! Here are my 10 faves—including the likes of Jalapeño Popper, Pumpkin Chipotle, and Spinach & Artichoke Dip soups. Bonus? They're low carb
BY: Holly Herrick
Tourist food = bland and boring? Not so at these all-star restaurants in Williamsburg, Virginia. Foodies: if you've been having the itch to travel, here's where you should go and what you should order
BY: Claire O'Bryan
In a letter to customers, the eat-healthy Mount P hub opened up about its struggle for profitability amid sky-high food costs (aka, the cost of keepin' it real). Here's what's next for the cult fave..
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
Easy to make (just throw it in a crock pot), easy to serve (either in lettuce wraps or a soup bowl), full of flavor, and low in carbs, this pot roast is a keeper. Recipe here...
BY: Hunter Gardner
Day 2, I arrived hungry, and that was the plan: the food stand I started with, what I found in the VIP tent, outta-town ice cream, my interview with SG Chef Rusty & beer pro Gary Valentine, & more!
BY: Natalie Mason
The perfect complement to kale? Crispy garbanzo beans, apparently. Here's the recipe for this super simple, super healthy salad that's off-the-charts amazing
BY: Instant Grit
Cool weather + wind gusts + another chance of showers = time for some soup. Here's a fantastic Thai spiced pumpkin variety, PLUS a recipe for parsnip fries (cause who doesn't like fries?!)
BY: Instant Grit
...There's only one place you need to be this Saturday. We'll tell you all about the 4th annual Mac Off, which restaurants are competing, and, wait—did somebody say "zip line?" (Yes.)
BY: Instant Grit
Butternut squash, kale, Brussels sprouts, and crisp apples... grab these farmers market faves this weekend for a top-notch autumn pizza and some savory sprouts (aaaah, fall...)
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
The delicious (and low-carb AND gluten-free) muffin you should make this week, plus some words of wisdom about appreciating—no, loving—the life you've got
BY: Instant Grit
Guys, today is National Cheeseburger Day. Before you get out there and order yours, take a look at 10 of the top burger spots in Charleston and vote for your fave. UPDATED! See the winner here!
BY: Molly Hutter
If, as Abrishami claims, black & white is reality and dream life is drenched in color, play, drinking, and the like... then the latter was my Saturday night at Vendue Inn's artist dinner
BY: Instant Grit
Less Blog of the Week, more Charleston Hip-Hop Breakfast Spelling Bee To-Do List: so stretch those hammies & give this list a whirl. Hint: it involves watching a video of Flavor Flav performing in CHS
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
It's low carb, but HELLO! It's made with pancakes. You heard me, pancakes—and sausage, and eggs, and cheese... You get the idea
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
Actually, these are TRIPLE bacon cheeseburger meatballs. And they're low carb. And gluten free. Moral of the story? You should make 'em stat
BY: Holly Herrick
No one wants to work hard on Labor Day, so whip up this low-cal, super easy Sparkling Canteloupe Soup with Prosciutto and Basil. It's full of summer flavor (and champagne...)
BY: Kinsey Gidick
Perhaps you read my post last week crowing about my upcoming visit to the Asheville Wine + Food Festival. Don’t worry. I got mine. A rundown of the trip, the food, the drinks... and the tow trucks
BY: Hunter Gardner
Food = flavored air. Taking risks = how you learn. Making mistakes = just fine. These and other life lessons from the RiverDogs' F&B director, plus a peek at what's next for The Joe's menu
BY: Kinsey Gidick
Are you ready? It's otherwise known as the Asheville Wine + Food Festival, and I'm heading up next weekend. What I'll be eating, drinking, and arrested for...
BY: Instant Grit
UPDATED WITH TOP 10! A sweet (and sour and spicy...) local surprise on Bon Appetit's 50 nominees for Best New Restaurant 2013. Plus, we'll tell you where your next foodie vacation needs to be...
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
I confess, I'd rather do most anything than go on an organized tour. But I went on this one, which included four local restaurants and plenty of small bites. What I thought, and what my faves were
BY: Hunter Gardner
How do you start a grilled cheese stand? How do you do it in THIS foodie city? Cory Schwartz knows the secret is tender love and care...and probably bacon. He even gave us a few tips to take home.
BY: Mellissa Sevigny
Paired with a bacon & arugula salad, this is one of my favorite lunches... Here's the easy, low-carb, gluten-free recipe + random pics of last week's trip to the zoo (don't worry, they're worth it)
BY: Natalie Mason
This takes almost no time to assemble and cook, so if you're a Mexican food fan like me, look out—this one may trump taco night
BY: Holly Herrick
If blueberries plucked right from the bush don't remind you of summers growing up, I don't know what will. Here's a delish recipe for sweet treats, and I didn't skimp on the chocolate...
BY: Brian Wilder
Last week The Alley hosted a Stone Brewing Beer Dinner. Here's what I thought of Chef Courtney Tomer's cuisine, plus what I learned about the Columbus Street spot
BY: Joan Perry
Georgia lays claim as nation's "peach state," but that honor may hold true in title only. More on that, plus juicy photos from the Farmer's Market....

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