"You're a grand ole flag, you're a high flying flag..." We, the people of South Carolina, are extremely proud to fly our state flag. But few native Sandlappers know that the white symbols on a blue background don't constitute the original flag. Few have heard the term 'Sandlappers,' am I right? Colonel William Moultrie designed a flag to hang over Fort Sullivan (now Fort … [Read more...] about Do You Know the History of the South Carolina State Flag?
Photo: Holy City Hospitality Valentine's Day is right around the corner - and by right around the corner, I mean, THIS Friday! Are you ready? This post is for all the procrastinators, like myself, who haven't nailed down the details of your romantic evening! Hutson Alley is playing cupid and we've made a list of the specials each restaurant will be featuring this … [Read more...] about Hutson Alley, Will You Be My Valentine?
Now that we've settled into the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a list of just a few big events coming to the Low Country in 2020. Charleston Boat Show Friday, Jan. 24, Charleston Area Convention Center. The boat show kicks off Charleston's boating season and we're excited! Power boats, ski boats, yachts, marine education and family entertainment make … [Read more...] about Charleston Events Preview 2020
Lunch hour doesn't have to equal a fast food drive thru. Hutson Alley to the rescue! Bread served straight from the oven (aka, soft and warm) is a heavenly way to begin your meal. Add butter and it's truly a salvation experience. It doesn't get any better than Truffle Potato Soup and Beef Tartare. Bet you never thought you'd say appetizer in the middle of a workday. I … [Read more...] about Fine Food Fast at 39 Rue de Jean
How many of you made a resolution to eat healthy (and lose weight) in the new year? Well, it's been a week so now it's time to test your will power! (You're welcome!) What better way to kick off the New Year than with Restaurant Week! Charleston is geared up and ready to serve. Beginning January 9 and running through January 19, you'll have a wonderful opportunity to sample … [Read more...] about Restaurant Week Charleston 2020
Can you finish that sentence? I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Our Christmas was perfect! The best part was the nothingness (is that a word?) of it. We visited Mom's family on Christmas Eve and Dad's on the twenty-sixth. All the children opened gifts after everyone inhaled huge amounts of food. On Christmas day, we did nothing. The relaxation and special time … [Read more...] about New Year, New…
Cantina76 in Mt. Pleasant has gone all out this holiday season. The exterior is decked out in festive lights, holiday palm trees (that's a thing, right?), and a fifteen foot rooftop Christmas tree! Guests are invited to drop in for a seasonal cocktail. Oh, and bring the kids because there's complimentary candy canes and plenty of room to get your wiggles out on the … [Read more...] about Christmas at Cantina76 in Mt. Pleasant
We couldn't wait to get our taste of the alley. Hutson Alley has become our go-to when we're in need of exceptional food. Don't let the sign fool you. This establishment is so much more than an Italian - American restaurant. In addition to mouth-watering pasta (all made in-house), Vincent Chicco's serves up a Fresh Catch of the Day and elaborate dishes such as Faroe Island … [Read more...] about A Christmas Treat for the Tastebuds| Vincent Chicco’s
We're sort of in love with the South Carolina Aquarium. The fact that it's in our back yard makes it even better! Did you know that the Loggerhead Turtle is the state reptile of South Carolina? A fascinating part of the Aquarium is the Sea Turtle Recovery Hospital. Injured and ill turtles are rescued and nursed back to health. Visitors can see first hand how healthy turtles … [Read more...] about Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release
Charleston, South Carolina is often referred to as "The Holy City," in part, due to its rich history of church buildings dating back to the early 1800s. One of these buildings is the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) on Calhoun Street. The congregation was the first independent black denomination and one of the oldest African Methodist Episcopal churches in the … [Read more...] about The History of Mother Emanuel AME Church