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Posted: Nov 18 2014 - 3:14pm
  If scuzz, fuzz, heavy guitars, and throttling drum beats are your bag, then Charleston four-piece (Mackie Boles, Scott Dence, Antoine...

Posted: Nov 13 2014 - 1:44pm
  Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post pictures—if you post using the...

Posted: Nov 6 2014 - 10:41am
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Posted: Oct 29 2014 - 11:26am
 Looking to make some spooky weekend plans? Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this Halloween weekend. Go, have fun, be...

Posted: Oct 28 2014 - 10:37am
Now here's a horror story you won't hear on a $20 tour at the market. Maria Abascal is an exorcist for hire in the Holy City, a place where evil...

Posted: Oct 23 2014 - 11:20am
 We've discovered Charleston Grit's alter ego—Cat Grit. Ok, so we may be a little late to the game in discovering Meowbify (CNET and Huffington...

Posted: Oct 23 2014 - 9:31am
 Looking to make some weekend plans? Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post...

Posted: Oct 13 2014 - 1:44pm
 Looking to make some weekend plans? Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post...

Posted: Oct 13 2014 - 12:51pm
Modeled after the successful Community Supported Agriculture movement, Charleston Supported Art, LLC is an organization that gives members the...

Posted: Oct 9 2014 - 1:19pm
Looking to make some weekend plans? Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post pictures...

Posted: Oct 8 2014 - 10:49am
Calling all artisans, craftsmen and women, design buffs, or masters of repurposing. Nonprofit Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is hosting...

Posted: Oct 3 2014 - 10:59am
With new restaurants popping up on the Charleston foodie scene almost weekly, it feels good to find comfort in the classics.  Chef John Ondo (a...

Posted: Oct 2 2014 - 12:56pm
Looking to make some weekend plans? Here's our roundup of events happening in Charleston this weekend. Go, have fun, be merry, and post pictures—if...

Posted: Sep 19 2014 - 2:37pm
This Saturday, Charleston hosts its inaugural BandSwap at The Royal American.  What in the world is a BandSwap?  "The concept of BandSwap...

Posted: Sep 16 2014 - 1:31pm
Stay tuned for the video blog Shepic Fail as local celeb Shep Rose and local comedian Hunter Gardner try to become experts in new hobbies. After...

Posted: Sep 12 2014 - 1:32pm
This week, Hunter Gardner gave us three reasons why we should all be listening to local band Shovels and Rope's new albumn, Swimmin Time. We...

Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 11:45am
Do you have what it takes to be on reality TV? We hope the answer is yes, considering that it only takes about half a brain and the ability to...

Posted: Sep 8 2014 - 1:28pm
A wide range of attendees participated in Downward Facing Riverdog despite the looming threat of a torrential downpour on Saturday morning. Yogis of...

Posted: Sep 5 2014 - 1:55pm
In this week's Blog of the Week, Helen Mitternight touched on a much more serious topic than her inagural post, Holy City Pickup Lines. In It's Not...

Posted: Aug 28 2014 - 12:04pm
Are you looking to update your Fall wardrobe, but on a budget? The downtown Charleston clothing boutique, House of Sage, is partnering with The Flats...

Posted: Aug 22 2014 - 3:59pm
In this week's Blog of the Week, Helen Mitternight made her Grit debut by coming up with some witty pickup lines to try in Charleston. We asked...

Posted: Aug 15 2014 - 4:09pm
In this week's Blog of the Week, our newest blogger made his writing debut with a splash. Writing about the tragic death of Robin Williams, Shep Rose...

Posted: Jul 31 2014 - 1:18pm
 A gourmet restaurant that feels like a dive bar? We're in. From the funky decór to the delicious fare, Palace Hotel is the perfect place for a...

Posted: Jul 28 2014 - 10:05am
The Charleston arts scene is like none other. Local artists are everywhere, and cover a wide range of artistic ability and style. Downtown is flooded...

Posted: Jul 24 2014 - 2:56pm
 For this week's Blog of the Week, we chose Kane Hollingsworth's My Sandy Disposition. Kane is a Charleston magazine intern spending her summer...

Posted: Jul 21 2014 - 3:12pm
Craving some Southern Charm in between seasons? The People's Couch brings us hilarious moments on-screen and some viewers' reactions to the show that...

Posted: Jul 16 2014 - 1:32pm
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Posted: Jul 14 2014 - 1:56pm
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Posted: Jul 8 2014 - 9:28am
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Posted: Jul 3 2014 - 3:34pm
As we get ready for a long weekend of fireworks, flags, and family, let's not forget why we celebrate this day every year. Let's stop to remember the...

Posted: Jun 30 2014 - 12:28pm
Southern Season, the gourmet food and housewares retailer in Mount Pleasant, SC, is excited to announce a one-of-a-kind cooking class this...

Posted: Jun 27 2014 - 12:22pm
With Charleston being the second most popular wedding destination in the country, it's no wonder we chose Andrew C. Petersen's blog Camera Ready...

Posted: Jun 25 2014 - 11:51am
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Posted: Jun 25 2014 - 10:42am
Brothers Shep and Ian Murray, chief executive officers and co-founders of Vineyard Vines, announced today the company will open a new retail location...

Posted: Jun 24 2014 - 10:27am
Come down to the Mixson Market in North Charleston this Saturday, the 28th, from 10am to 3pm for the 2nd annual Tomayto Tomahto Festival and Tomato...

Posted: Jun 20 2014 - 2:18pm
The Blog of the Week is...... The Most Races Show On Earth by Hunter Gardner. This show has been getting national recognition, and Hunter's inside...

Posted: Jun 20 2014 - 1:23pm
A local Charleston chef will be featured on the hit TV show BBQ Pit Wars this weekend! The show airs on Destination America on...

Posted: Jun 19 2014 - 10:40am
The Art of Shaving is proud to announce the opening of its Charleston location at Charleston Place on July 16th.Offering a comprehensive range...

Posted: Jun 17 2014 - 10:29am
Charleston Hospitality Group is hosting a grand opening party for Wild Buffalo in North Charleston on Wednesday, June 18. The event starts at 5pm...

Posted: Jun 15 2014 - 11:58pm
We know what it is. We see it everywhere. Most of us are even involved in one way or another, but have you ever wondered what other ways social media...

Posted: Jun 13 2014 - 1:01pm
And our Blog of the Week is........."Mr. President, Chewing Gum is not Presidential" by John F. Abess. Here, he gives is two cents on the...

Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:54pm
Can't figure out what to dad for Father's Day this sunday? How about some of the manliest kitchen tools around? These handcrafted wooden items will...

Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 10:51am
“We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet, for us, we have to play the game of our lives seven times to win the tournament...

Posted: Jun 10 2014 - 12:54pm
Make your dad happy with the Father's Day offerings from Caviar and Bananas. The gourmet market and cafe is carrying both The Mixologist...

Posted: Jun 10 2014 - 11:21am
The buzz is building for New York Times bestselling author and southern writer Patti Callahan Henry’s The Stories We Tell, ...

Posted: Jun 10 2014 - 10:31am
HoM Charleston's Executive Chef, Shay MacDonald believes that the concept of food is eternal "It can never stop evolving into further collections of...

Posted: Jun 6 2014 - 9:48am
And your Blog of the Week goes to....Tim Brennan and his post Welcome to Charleston. Now go to bed. We couldn't help but name him the winner, as...

Posted: Jun 5 2014 - 10:10am
It has been 36 years since a horse won The Triple Crown, and on Saturday, June 7 from 4 to 8 pm Charleston’s best sports bar, The Alley, is hosting...

Posted: Jun 4 2014 - 10:39am
The next big thing in delicious frozen treats is here. Now you have yet another opportunity to grab a treat inbetween your stops on King Street. This...

Posted: Jun 3 2014 - 2:32pm
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Posted: May 30 2014 - 1:31pm
Last night we had our latest Gritty Awards, where we celebrated some of the work our writers have produced. We were honored to team up with Holy City...

Posted: May 30 2014 - 1:06pm
And our Blog of the Week is...........New Styles to Obsess Over by Natalie Mason. Here you can get the best styles for warmer weather from the style...

Posted: May 29 2014 - 1:19pm
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Posted: May 28 2014 - 1:52pm
Stay tuned this week for pictures and posts from the party!

Posted: May 28 2014 - 11:03am
If you haven't already heard, you're hearing now. There's an ordinance thats been drawn up by Mayor Riley and Police Chief Mullen that will close...

Posted: May 27 2014 - 10:37am
Crowned the "Best Music Concert" for three years running by Charleston City Paper readers, Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival...

Posted: May 23 2014 - 4:05pm
On Wednesday, May 28 Charleston’s burger boutique and pong lounge, HoM, is making National Burger Day an entertaining holiday for everyone by...

Posted: May 23 2014 - 3:17pm
With Spoleto here, and our city being filled with so many diferent types of art, we decided what better Blog of the Week than Ayoka Lucas' "Five...

Posted: May 23 2014 - 12:55pm
Asheville, our hip, craft beer brewing, underground music group you've never heard of playing, cousin to the north, is joining us in the Grit family...

Posted: May 21 2014 - 11:02am
Swing low, sweet ropes course! Wild Blue Ropes is just about to open, and had a media day yesterday for a few local people. At a glance, the course...

Posted: May 20 2014 - 3:14pm
We knew this was coming, but did we know the full extent?The new trailer for Reckless, the steamy drama that was picked up by CBS, and has been...

Posted: May 20 2014 - 2:12pm
Hurricanes are a huge part of living in the southeast. If you've ever experienced one, you know people who live here take them, and the weather...

Posted: May 20 2014 - 11:46am
Mixson is proud to announce that Thurston Southern will advise on the culinary programs at Básico, Mixson Market and Mixson Bath and Racquet Club....

Posted: May 19 2014 - 11:20am
You may not be into facial hair, but give it time, it'll grow on you. No, it's not November, but that doesn't mean you can't grow that beautiful...

Posted: May 16 2014 - 12:30pm
And your Blog of the Week is...... "How To Pick A Band Name" by Tim Brennan. Every band needs a name, and for the most part, every band name is...

Posted: May 15 2014 - 12:22pm
 Southerly Restaurant and Patio at Southern Season offers live music on the patio every evening from 6 to 9 p.m. (11 a.m. to 2p.m. on...

Posted: May 15 2014 - 10:45am
If you haven't seen the video yet, you either haven't discovered the internet yet, and someone else is reading this out loud to you, or, you hate cat...

Posted: May 14 2014 - 10:59am
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Posted: May 13 2014 - 1:46pm

Posted: May 9 2014 - 1:35pm
And Blog of the Week is.......Did Facebook Kill The Happy Medium by Renae Brabham. Here, Renae takes a look at how getting too caught up in the...

Posted: May 8 2014 - 12:59pm
Mellow Mushroom Avondale is planting new roots in the Avondale community,  just a half mile from the restaurants front door, at the ...

Posted: May 8 2014 - 9:59am
In its inaugural round of innovation grants, the South Carolina Department of Commerce is awarding $2.4 million in funds to 14 organizations across...

Posted: May 5 2014 - 9:42am
Husbands and kids can remove the stress of reservations, and the hassle of being on a schedule this Mother's Day and take the day to relax, and enjoy...

Posted: May 2 2014 - 11:07am
And your Blog of the Week is.............Bluegrass and Bennet by Devin Grant. The North Charleston PAC has really been stepping up their game lately...

Posted: May 1 2014 - 3:37pm
Everyone has a guilty pleasure. For some it's trashy reality TV. For others, it's sweets. For many however, the ultimate guilty pleasure, or just...

Posted: Apr 29 2014 - 11:20am
Those Duke Boys are at it again, well, at least one of them is. A bridge that spanned a railroad track collapsed yesterday, causing the train beneath...

Posted: Apr 24 2014 - 11:42am
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Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:19pm
No matter what you're celebrating this holiday weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time. Some of you may get tomorrow off, and some of you may work...

Posted: Apr 15 2014 - 1:23pm
It's that time of year again. The time when you can't walk down any cobblestone street in Charleston, and not see some bride getting her wedding...

Posted: Apr 11 2014 - 9:57am
And your blog of the week is......My Hand At Foot Race Photography by Joan Perry. It may be short on words, but the images used are of an amazing...

Posted: Apr 10 2014 - 3:19pm
Charleston, S.C. (April 10, 2014) – Mixson Market and GrowFood Carolina will partner to bring a Saturday morning market to Mixson’s retail...

Posted: Apr 9 2014 - 2:16pm
There's a new reality show coming to Charleston, but this time, it might actually be closer to reality than making the country believe everyone in...

Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 3:14pm
And the Blog of the Week goes to............Hunter Gardner and his article Southern Charm. What We Learned. Round Table Discussion 5. We really can't...

Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 11:23am
If you haven't heard, the Cooper River Bridge Run is tomorrow! If you don't know what that is, you've never ever, ever, been to Charleston, or have...

Posted: Mar 28 2014 - 1:00pm
And Blog of the Week goes to....................Devin Grant and his post Jason Isbell's Loca Secret Weapon. He tells us about Sadler Vaden, the...

Posted: Mar 18 2014 - 1:13pm
    

Posted: Mar 14 2014 - 10:03am
And the Blog of the Week this week is........"That's A Wrap. A Recap Of 2014's Charleston Wine And Food Festival" by Kinsey Gidick and you...

Posted: Mar 13 2014 - 10:59am
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Posted: Mar 7 2014 - 3:15pm
WHO: The Leggiadro boutique of Kiawah is setting up a POP-up shop at the stately Wentworth Mansion during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 67th...

Posted: Mar 7 2014 - 9:46am
And the blog of the week is.......Southern Charm. What We Learned. Episode 1. by Hunter Gardner. Here, he, along with some help from Duke E....

Posted: Feb 25 2014 - 2:31pm
As if Charleston hadn't had enough of the Southern Charm cast, Bravo has recently released a series of videos showcasing some of the cast member's...

Posted: Feb 24 2014 - 1:35pm
And the Blog of the Week is..........Can Your Man See You Without Makeup by Andrew C. Peterson. In it, he describes the woes and frustrations...

Posted: Feb 21 2014 - 9:32am
And the blog of the week is..........C&C Style Club: Venita Aspen. Here, blogger Desmond Kinlaw tells us about Venita Aspen, a young...

Posted: Feb 18 2014 - 4:03pm
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Posted: Feb 17 2014 - 4:20pm
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Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 4:26pm
And the Blog of the Week is........The Bacon And Bourbon Event At The Memminger. Here blogger Hunter Boone tells us the delicious tale of bacon...

Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 3:50pm
Last night the Charleston Music Hall did it's best to hold in the voice of Charleston's own Elise Testone, but it could hardly keep up. With a full...

Posted: Feb 13 2014 - 12:00pm
Chassity Evans, one of our bloggers, is making moves. She's had her personal blog Look Linger Love since 2010, and joined us here at Grit in 2012....

Posted: Feb 7 2014 - 4:03pm
And the Blog of the Week is.......Tim and Devin's Year In Review: Part Deux. Here the dynamic musical duo bring to us the second episode of...

Posted: Feb 3 2014 - 4:04pm
Arthur J Ravenel Bridge, what, the hell, are you doing? Over the past few weeks, days, you've seen some serious stuff man. From being frozen into a...

Posted: Jan 31 2014 - 3:40pm
The blog of the week is......"Secret to Songwriting Revealed" by Tim Brennan. Here, Tim gives us a play by play of the "In The Mix Series" first...

Posted: Jan 29 2014 - 8:03pm
Jim Cantore was at CofC's Cistern last night reporting live on Charleston's surprisingly severe weather when he got an unexpected visitor....

Posted: Jan 27 2014 - 11:21am
Here are just a few of our favorite Tweets from all the preparation for tomorrow's "Snow Death."@Foodmancing, Best. Tweet. Ever. [[{"type":"...

Posted: Jan 24 2014 - 2:54pm
The Blog of the Week this week is.... "Highlights from Saturday Night's Emerging Designers Party" by Desmond Kinlaw. In it, he not only paints us an...

Posted: Jan 22 2014 - 11:48am
Bars are great. You can drink and catch up with friends, drink and watch the big game, drink and eat delicious food, or just drink. There are a few...

Posted: Jan 21 2014 - 11:18am
Did you hear about the “sting” on the rickshaw driver giving commentary about the passing sights, or, as the ticket read, an "unlicensed tour" to an...

Posted: Jan 17 2014 - 5:00pm
The Blog of the Week is..."Keep Calm and Remain Charleston" by Renae Brabham. In this beautiful description of Charleston, Ranae brings to life all...

Posted: Jan 14 2014 - 9:02am
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Posted: Jan 10 2014 - 2:36pm
This week's Blog of the Week is... "Want to Get Drunk on TV?" Though it had been common knowledge that Comedy Central's hilarious series...

Posted: Jan 6 2014 - 3:07pm
People up North are scoffing at us. Colin Kaepernick, Aaron Rodgers, and the 77,000+ fans who cheered in the stands of Lambeau Field last...

Posted: Jan 3 2014 - 4:27pm
And the first Blog of the Week of 2014 is... Renae Brabham's Like Water Off a Duck's Back. If you haven't read it yet, do, because it's a reality...

Posted: Dec 20 2013 - 8:02pm
And the blog of this week is... Hunter Boone's "ANOTHER Local Reality Show?" Coming in at the end of a year in which we've seen local reality...

Posted: Dec 16 2013 - 11:29am
Here at Grit, we're at odds on whether this SNL skit is entertaining or irritating. A silly glimpse at the mega-store or an assault on the...

Posted: Dec 13 2013 - 1:53pm
The Blog of the Week is... From Calling Cards to Pokes & Posts by Renae Brabham. This got us thinking a little differently about our birthdays,...

Posted: Dec 6 2013 - 1:17pm
The Blog of the Week is... Lying: The Booming New Profit Center by Tim Brennan. It's a rather entertaining recognition of just how easy it is these...

Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:31pm
First off, given the occasion, we'd like to say what we're thankful for here at Grit... ... We live in one bad ass town—and it particularly...

Posted: Nov 22 2013 - 2:54pm
The Blog of the Week is... Pecha Kucha 20: A 40-Something-Photo-Recap by Hunter Boone. He was at Parliament Charleston's 20th such event, and got a...

Posted: Nov 20 2013 - 3:54pm
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Posted: Nov 15 2013 - 3:00pm
The Blog of the Week is... No Need to Shave November? by Nate Anderson. In it, he pointed out that for some, the now renowned No Shave November—a...

Posted: Nov 14 2013 - 12:08pm
A few weeks ago, Grit blogger Cortney Bishop took us on an impressive design tour of the Flats at Mixson—the swanky studio apartment...

Posted: Nov 8 2013 - 9:04am
The Blog of the Week is... Say Hello to Soup Season by Mellissa Sevigny. Because wow. Ten (count 'em, 10) insanely delicious looking soup right as...

Posted: Nov 7 2013 - 2:19pm
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Posted: Nov 5 2013 - 1:47pm
Sure, the Holy City's stunning year-round, but here at Grit, fall holds a special place in our hearts. As for why, it's hard to say. Maybe it's the...

Posted: Nov 1 2013 - 4:45pm
The Blog of the Week is... One Last Hurrah With Tyler James Mechem by Devin Grant. The former lead singer of Crowfield is leaving town with his...

Posted: Oct 27 2013 - 6:44pm
Ready, set... trot out your mad stage skills! That's what America's Got Talent casting teams want from you. They contacted Grit last week to help get...

Posted: Oct 25 2013 - 11:18am
The Blog of the Week is... Jelly Beans & Acne Cream by Evans Craddock. The news that a 12-year-old Florida student committed suicide following...

Posted: Oct 25 2013 - 8:48am
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Posted: Oct 24 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED! And the winner is? D'Allesandro's Pizza, with more than 43 percent of the vote. Who's up for some Get Gnarly 'za?!   ...

Posted: Oct 20 2013 - 9:38am
You don't need to beat FSU. You don't even need to come within 20 or 30 points of them... All you really need is a camera, a live national feed, and...

Posted: Oct 18 2013 - 10:47am
The Blog of the Week is... The Real Stonewalling by Stephanie Hunt. Reflecting on her recent trip to Majorca, Spain, she draws on the perspective...

Posted: Oct 15 2013 - 9:55am

Posted: Oct 11 2013 - 2:13pm
The Blog of the Week is... Boo, Charleston! Boo! by Joan Perry. The Holy City is clearly already in high gear gettin' all unholy for the Halloween...

Posted: Oct 10 2013 - 2:57pm
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Posted: Oct 10 2013 - 9:28am
It's official. Grit has fallen in love... at first sight, actually. (Sigh.) It happened yesterday: We were scrolling through news blogs,...

Posted: Oct 8 2013 - 11:30am
It's October. We got to wear light jackets to work today. And the sun hasn't peeked through those clouds all morning.  All signs point to...

Posted: Oct 7 2013 - 10:43am
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Posted: Oct 4 2013 - 10:24am
The Blog of the Week is... How to Win a Gun Fight at the Airport Ticket Counter by Nate Anderson. His tale of wading through a sea of delayed...

Posted: Oct 4 2013 - 10:08am
Aaaah, fall. It's (pretty much) in the air. To celebrate this weekend, how 'bout heading to the farmers market and picking up some of the season's...

Posted: Sep 27 2013 - 11:32am
This week's Blog of the Week is... Do Better. by Hunter Gardner. The message here is pretty straightforward. It's to do better. To improve thyself....

Posted: Sep 26 2013 - 5:49pm
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Posted: Sep 25 2013 - 2:46pm
If you haven't seen or heard, sad news broke today from just up 17: a fire in Georgetown started around 5 a.m. this morning, engulfing the...

Posted: Sep 20 2013 - 10:48am
The Blog of the Week is... Beach Lesson #1: The Power of Jean Shorts, Sand Grenades, & Now by Cullen Murray Kemp. Reading that blog, we couldn't...

Posted: Sep 18 2013 - 1:27pm
UPDATE: And the People's Choice winner is... HoM! Dos Diablos burgers for lunch, anyone?   Meat + melty cheese + bun. Could there be...

Posted: Sep 13 2013 - 2:00pm
No Blog of the Week this week, more like several. Instead, we've got a Very Charleston To-Do List, meaning... here's what you'd be...

Posted: Sep 12 2013 - 11:03am
UPDATED: We heard back from the Skinful Halloween producers, and have a bunch more info to share. Start stocking up the body paint,...

Posted: Sep 8 2013 - 9:29pm
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Posted: Sep 6 2013 - 4:24pm
This week's Blog of the Week is ... Logan Street's Little Free Library by Joan Perry. Maybe the national news just had everybody jonesing for...

Posted: Aug 30 2013 - 5:58pm
This week's Blog of the Week is Kinsey's wonderfully vivid recap of the Asheville Wine + Food Festival. She had us pissed we missed it and...

Posted: Aug 23 2013 - 2:06pm
The Blog of the Week is... The Professional's Guide to Surviving the School Year by Jon Yarian. With his trademark charm—and by "charm," we mean wry...

Posted: Aug 20 2013 - 11:36am
Part of Grit's "Crib Sheets" series—Your totally local guide to getting through the back-to-school season. Also check out...  * ...

Posted: Aug 19 2013 - 9:05am
The U.S.A. Eagles played Canada in this weekend's big rugby match at Blackbaud Stadium. The Eagles lost 9 - 27, but more than 5,000 came out for the...

Posted: Aug 16 2013 - 12:02pm
The Blog of the Week is... Got An Itch to Help Others? Don't Quit Your Day Job Just Yet by the Center for Women (guest written by...

Posted: Aug 13 2013 - 6:26pm
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Posted: Aug 12 2013 - 12:17pm
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Posted: Aug 9 2013 - 3:40pm
The Blogs of the Week are: Hunter Gardner's pair of "Why Is No One Talking About...?" posts. Why? Because in one week we were introduced to the...

Posted: Aug 8 2013 - 12:17pm
Live 5 News is reporting that there's a petition circulating (as of yesterday) to put the kibosh on any MTV plans to film a "Real World Charleston."...

Posted: Aug 6 2013 - 2:07pm
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Posted: Aug 2 2013 - 11:44am
The Blog of the Week is... Just Call Me the Jane Goodall of the Hipster Habitat by Nate Anderson. You either a) thought this blog was hilarious...

Posted: Aug 1 2013 - 5:55pm
Whist scoping out Grit blogger Chassity Evans' newly revamped Look Linger Love the other day (Have you seen it? If not, you need to go now...

Posted: Jul 31 2013 - 3:08pm
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Posted: Jul 31 2013 - 10:29am
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Posted: Jul 30 2013 - 12:46pm
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Posted: Jul 30 2013 - 10:05am
When was the last time anyone asked you: How is YOUR recession? Seems like the media has a knack for informing us on our own state of affairs—...

Posted: Jul 26 2013 - 3:57pm
The Blog of the Week is... Breakin' in the Park by Joan Perry. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"8839","attributes":{"alt":"","...

Posted: Jul 19 2013 - 4:23pm
The Blog of the Week is... Is Freedom Really This Complicated? by Renae Brabham. If you haven't read it yet—about the divisions in our country,...

Posted: Jul 19 2013 - 10:03am
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Posted: Jul 16 2013 - 9:49am
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Posted: Jul 15 2013 - 5:19pm
Need a Hump Day happy? Or a reminder of how freaking cute our city is? Take a quick break and scroll through our Instagram pics snapped...

Posted: Jul 15 2013 - 5:17pm
Tibi fans: get pumped. The NYC-based line—known for clean silhouettes, bold colors, and feminine cuts—has released its fall 2013 collection look book...

Posted: Jul 12 2013 - 3:31pm
The Blog of the Week is... Charleston's Secret Word by Dr. John Abess.  As a nod to Dr. Abess' clever call-out of our low-profile native...

Posted: Jul 11 2013 - 3:44pm
The abode? The Miles Brewton House. The tenants? Leigh Manigault and her daughters India and Gigi. Reminding us of just how charming Charleston...

Posted: Jul 10 2013 - 11:45am
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Posted: Jul 5 2013 - 1:53pm
The Blog of the Week is... FK'D: A Lively Q&A With the Gals of Find Keep Vintage. Oh, how we love a blog with great photos and info...

Posted: Jul 3 2013 - 3:16pm
4th of July Blowout! Your Grit Guide to Independence Day in the Holy City  MONDAY: How NOT to Ruin the Big Beachside Holiday...

Posted: Jul 3 2013 - 11:50am
{Looking for the Fat and Juicy giveaway? Scroll down!}  4th of July Blowout! Your Grit Guide to Independence Day in the Holy City...

Posted: Jul 2 2013 - 11:32am
4th of July Blowout! Your Grit Guide to Independence Day in the Holy City  MONDAY: How NOT to Ruin the Big Beachside Holiday ...

Posted: Jun 28 2013 - 5:10pm
Before we get to the Blog of the Week, we have few other winners to announce! Thanks to all who chimed in this week to Erica Rodefer Winters' yoga...

Posted: Jun 28 2013 - 2:06pm
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Posted: Jun 24 2013 - 1:31pm
... ONE MORE UPDATE: See what Jay Leno had to say about The Pizza Rescue Wednesday night on The Tonight Show here! (Fast forward to...

Posted: Jun 20 2013 - 8:53pm
The Blog of the Week is... Do Better by Evans Craddock.  Just last week, I was in the last stretch of yoga and thought I was going to vomit if I...

Posted: Jun 14 2013 - 3:13pm
The Blog of the Week is... Why I Want a TV Dad by Rebeccah Connelly. She laid out a list of aftershock-like habits she picked up from years with...

Posted: Jun 12 2013 - 1:55pm
Phew! Has it been (more than) a year already?! Last night, bloggers and friends headed to The Alley for Grit's one-year...

Posted: Jun 10 2013 - 4:27pm
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Posted: Jun 7 2013 - 2:54pm
The Blog of the Week is... The Men Who Sit on my Spring Street Stoop by Cullen Murray Kemp.  Cullen, no doubt, garnered silent applause for...

Posted: May 31 2013 - 1:50pm
And the Blog of the Week is... Steve Martin & Bluegrass: A Wild & Crazy Show by Devin Grant, where he gave us lines like:   "I like...

Posted: May 30 2013 - 1:05pm
Heat up your summer menus with these lean versions of a cookout favorite. On the menu: Black Bean Burger Lettuce Wraps, Big (Lower Fat) Greek Burgers...

Posted: May 24 2013 - 4:02pm
The Blog of the Week is.... Lottery Loser Takes All by Stephanie Hunt. This didn't just bring us down to earth out of our $590 million...

Posted: May 24 2013 - 12:09pm
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER! Your Grit guide to Charleston's golden seasonMONDAY: Summertime Dos & Don'tsTUESDAY: The Best of...

Posted: May 24 2013 - 12:05pm
Charleston's golden season—it's officially here! To celebrate, we've put together a Grit guide to summer in the Holy City. Read on for a recap:...

Posted: May 22 2013 - 4:40pm
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER! Your Grit guide to Charleston's golden seasonMONDAY: Summertime Dos & Don'tsTUESDAY: The Best of...

Posted: May 21 2013 - 4:01pm
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER! Your Grit guide to Charleston's golden seasonMONDAY: Summertime Dos & Don'tsTUESDAY: The Best of...

Posted: May 20 2013 - 8:44pm
Wait, what are we drinking to this time? Well, here's the deal—today is the annual meeting for Society 1858. That's the Gibbes Museum’s...

Posted: May 20 2013 - 8:10pm
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER! Your Grit guide to Charleston's golden seasonMONDAY: Summertime Do's & Don'ts  TUESDAY: The...

Posted: May 19 2013 - 7:25pm
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER! Your Grit guide to Charleston's golden season  MONDAY: Summertime Do's & Don'ts DO save...

Posted: May 17 2013 - 4:40pm
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Posted: May 15 2013 - 4:40pm
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Posted: May 13 2013 - 1:14pm
Charleston's even got Beverly Hills beat these days. Word is, the pilot they were filming on Broad a few months back (billed as "sultry legal drama...

Posted: May 10 2013 - 4:39pm
And the Blog of the Week is... Being a Mom by Natalie Mason.  "It means sometimes going days without showering or leaving the house. It means...

Posted: May 10 2013 - 11:18am
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Posted: May 8 2013 - 7:57am
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Posted: May 3 2013 - 3:07pm
And the Blog of the Week is... A Day in the Life of the Anti-Text/Tweeter by Renae Brabham. You really have to read this blog right down to the last...

Posted: May 2 2013 - 3:18pm
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Posted: Apr 29 2013 - 3:04pm
We know Charleston's K. Cooper Ray for his wildly popular style blog Social Primer, for his bow ties sold via Brooks Brothers (find them ...

Posted: Apr 26 2013 - 9:37pm
Desmond Kinlaw's five-part "Spring's Essential Trends" series offered just the reminders we needed, didn't it?  For instance, we always...

Posted: Apr 24 2013 - 3:58pm
If you're a fan of "The X Factor" (or just want a shot at being seen on TV): get PUMPED because the show's hitting the road this season and its...

Posted: Apr 22 2013 - 2:44pm
Hollywood's headin' to town. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" will be holding a casting call at the Music Farm May 4!  If you're ready to get out there...

Posted: Apr 17 2013 - 8:48am
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Posted: Apr 4 2013 - 11:52am
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Posted: Mar 17 2013 - 2:35pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes  Submitted by: LorenAge: 22Occupation: Style AssistantLives: Downtown, Coming...

Posted: Mar 14 2013 - 6:28pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 14 2013 - 11:11am
Want to join our ranks?!  Charleston Grit—recently named Critics' Pick: Best One-Stop Blog by Charleston City Paper—is on the hunt for an...

Posted: Mar 13 2013 - 10:34pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 12 2013 - 3:21pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 11 2013 - 5:43pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 8 2013 - 5:16pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 7 2013 - 5:04pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 5 2013 - 4:53pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 5 2013 - 4:45pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 4 2013 - 4:13pm
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Mar 1 2013 - 11:42am
Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit...

Posted: Feb 28 2013 - 5:42pm
Ladies and gents, it's time to shape up our image. Or perhaps try to shape up someone else's? This is Day 1 of Charleston's Grit's 12 Days...

Posted: Feb 27 2013 - 2:01pm
Think you know Bryce? Think again: here's his Pecha Kucha 17 testimonial from The Alley, February 19. Profound, (sweaty palms and all)... ...

Posted: Feb 15 2013 - 10:07am
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Posted: Feb 12 2013 - 10:21am
Claire O'Bryan of Heavy on the Veggie on Valentine's Day: It's stupid. Instead, I recommend everyone watch comedian Jim Gaffigan's 45-minute special...

Posted: Feb 11 2013 - 12:16pm
Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! Rather than getting into the sweet (/sappy) stuff—with 25+ top restaurants doing Valentine’s Day packages complete with...

Posted: Feb 1 2013 - 11:54am
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Posted: Jan 31 2013 - 10:07am
Charleston’s own Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent—aka Shovels & Rope—rocked the stage last night on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. The...

Posted: Jan 16 2013 - 12:51pm
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Posted: Dec 21 2012 - 3:32pm
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Posted: Dec 7 2012 - 11:12am
 As you can see HERE, we handed out some pretty cool Gritty awards last night. The occasion? The Charleston Grit Blog-Worthy Holiday Bash (...

Posted: Dec 6 2012 - 1:13pm
Last night at our blogger holiday bash held at Mynt, we announced the 3rd quarter best-of-blog Gritty award winners. Here's who won! [[{"type":"...

Posted: Nov 16 2012 - 11:10am
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Posted: Sep 27 2012 - 3:40pm
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Posted: Sep 12 2012 - 12:22pm
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Posted: Sep 10 2012 - 11:23am
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Posted: Aug 13 2012 - 12:00pm
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Posted: Aug 2 2012 - 1:37pm
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Posted: Jul 27 2012 - 11:05am
Check out our photo gallery of last week's Gritty Awards, held on Upper King at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery (502 King Street). Click once on the...

Posted: Jul 26 2012 - 1:58pm
Here they are, the Second Quarter, 2012, Gritty Award winners:  [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2633","attributes":{"alt...

Posted: Jul 20 2012 - 5:13pm
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Posted: Jul 20 2012 - 9:49am
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Posted: Jul 18 2012 - 10:47am
By reading posts like Vintage Kitchen Covet and Stone Cold Sexy, we know interior designer and Grit gal Cortney Bishop is...

Posted: Jul 10 2012 - 11:37pm
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Posted: Jun 7 2012 - 2:53pm
This just found: A video from Sperry Topsider’s Spring 2012 photo shoot. The shoot's storyline appears to be a run-of-the-mill triple date set here...

Posted: Jun 5 2012 - 10:46am
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Posted: May 29 2012 - 11:58am
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Posted: May 22 2012 - 11:45am
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Posted: May 11 2012 - 11:30am
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Posted: May 8 2012 - 2:45pm
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Posted: Apr 30 2012 - 3:42pm
Despite the sport's loud jumpsuits and occasional mullet, Nascar and the world of fashion aren't as disconnected as you may (well, probably) think....

Posted: Apr 26 2012 - 12:09pm
Click to see FULL SIZE VERSIONS! Check out our Launch Party Photo Gallery! Last night's party was a big success and our talented bloggers came...

Posted: Apr 25 2012 - 11:43am
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Posted: Apr 25 2012 - 11:23am
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Posted: Apr 24 2012 - 10:50am
Only a few days left to vote for Chas. in the Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Let’s keep our #1 U.S. Destination title!...

Posted: Apr 23 2012 - 9:17am
Gayot named Jeremiah Langhorne, chef de cuisine of McCrady's, among their top five rising young chefs in the U.S. Meaning, they're under 30 and they'...

Posted: Apr 20 2012 - 3:41pm
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Posted: Apr 13 2012 - 12:28pm
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Posted: Apr 12 2012 - 1:02pm
It's awfully smoky East of the Cooper today, worse than a 2am haze floating through Club Habana on a Saturday night. Where's the fire? According...

Posted: Apr 11 2012 - 10:55am
video platform video management video solutions video playerIn just about a week and a half, the Bridge Run's "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" has gone...

Posted: Mar 27 2012 - 12:33pm
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