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…
Based on OpenTable Reviews:
- Best Ambiance
- Best Overall
- Best Service
- Best Charleston Restaurant
- Good For Groups
- Hot Spot
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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…
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…
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….
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,”…
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…
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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…
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…
Halls Chophouse announced today that construction on their new upstairs space is finished and the room is available for dining or meetings. This is the first expansion of Halls Chophouse since it opened four years ago at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston.
According to Bill Hall, Sr., the space will comfortably seat 32 for dining and can be easily re-configured for business meetings. “It’s a wonderful addition that can be very private for special occasion fine dining or perfect for boardroom type meetings,” said Hall.
When the doors…