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2008 - 2013Blog Articles

Halls Chophouse Among Top Restaurants

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

By Ashley Barker 
abarker@scbiznews.com
Published Dec. 11, 2013

A Charleston steakhouse placed in the top five of the OpenTable 2013 Diners’ Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America list, according to a news release.

Three other S.C. restaurants were included on the list, which ranks restaurants based on five million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners.

Halls Chophouse, located at 434 King St., ranked No. 4 on the list, behind two California restaurants and a Hawaiian fish house.

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36 Hours in Charleston, S.C.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

For years, intrepid eaters in search of authentic local fare have headed to an unassuming cafe in an industrial area called Martha Lou’s Kitchen. Though the 83-year-old Martha Lou Gadsden is still whipping up fried chicken and stewed cabbage, there’s another queen of Lowcountry cooking who offers food with a lighter twist. Alluette Jones specializes in what she calls “holistic soul food” at Alluette’s Café. That means no pork (almost heresy in Southern kitchens) and a focus on vegetables from nearby organic farms. The dishes, from spicy fish stew to creamy…

TripAdvisor: Halls Chophouse is named among the top restaurants in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Second Annual Awards Recognize Travelers’ Favorite Fine Dining Spots Around the Globe

NEWTON, Mass., October 30, 2013 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice™ Restaurants awards. The awards honor travelers’ favorite fine dining establishments worldwide, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.

The awards recognize 171 restaurants, covering 13 countries and seven regions around the globe, including lists for Europe, Asia, South America, South Pacific, the Caribbean, the U.S. and the World.

“It’s always food for thought when we tap…

400 guests walk red carpet for youth entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The evening commenced with four hundred guests walking the red carpet into Memminger Auditorium for the Fourth Annual Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina Gala. The night glimmered in the effervescence of champagne and flash of the paparazzi, Summerville High School photography students. Upon entering the elegantly decorated auditorium complete with gorgeous chandeliers, mirrored glass, and beautiful floral arrangements, guests dined on hors d’oeuvres from Hall’s Chophouse such as deviled eggs with crab meat, pâté and cheese. Attendees met and exchanged with South Carolina’s top 10 student entrepreneurs. Each student had a table with his or her business…

Economic growth impacts Charleston hot spot

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce says that the city’s economy is booming and it’s causing a trickle effect for certain areas reaping the benefits.

Upper King Street is gaining a lot from the economic growth and is becoming the hot spot for where businesses want to go, that’s according to Patrick Price, of the Prime South Group.

Halls Chophouse has been on King Street for five years and were quick to buy their neighboring property when it opened up….

The Third Time is Charming for Charleston

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

South Carolina’s Historic Coastal Destination Named #1 U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for Third Consecutive Year

October 15, 2013 – Condé Nast Traveler announced today the results of its 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the world’s leading travel brands and best cities. For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named the #1 U.S. City with an overall score of 83.2 from the Culture, Friendliness, Atmosphere, Restaurants, Lodging, and Shopping categories.

“We have been tickled pink and on top of the world,”…

Feast for a King

Friday, October 11th, 2013
By JEFF ALLEN » Photos by OLIVIA RAE JAMES, Courtesy of Charleston Living Magazine, View Recipes

At work, Halls Chophouse executive chef Matthew Niessner deals with some of the finest steaks in Charleston. But cooking for the family requires a different approach. At home, Niessner prefers to buy large cuts that lend economy to the grocery budget, and he advocates cutting your own to maximize their use.

Take something as simple as the chicken. The onslaught…

Small Business Lunch with Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa
Photo By: The Post and Courier


Gen. Rosa will addressed the need for principled leadership in today’s business world and share highlights of The Citadel’s contributions and the college’s strategic initiatives to impact the lowcountry and the nation with innovative new college programs including Homeland Security, Intelligence Analysis and Cyber Security.

For this months Small Business Lunch at Halls we had the pleasure of hearing our distinguished speaker, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa upstairs at Halls Chophouse.

As usual to accompany a wonderful speaker we also provided an imaginative three-course meal prepared…

ABC NEWS 4: Lowcountry Live Segment 2013

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Tommy Hall and Chef Matthew Niessner had the pleasure of promoting the restaurant on ABC News 4, Lowcountry Live segment morning news on Thursday, April 25th 2013. Also, featuring Charleston best steaks in town provided by Allen Brothers “Great Steakhouse Steaks!”.

Restaurant Goes All the Way to Make Sure Food Is Nut-Free: A Mother’s Story

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This article was written exclusively for PeanutAllergy.com by Amy Mogel, the mom of a 16-year-old son with peanut and tree nut allergies. She writes about her family’s positive eating experience at a restaurant in South Carolina.

Recently, we took a family vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. One amazingly wonderful thing happened on our trip.

As all of you know, traveling with food allergies is a challenge. To be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking in choosing a place where boiled peanuts are…