Author Archives: Minero

The New New South

Creativity and cosmopolitanism have been sweeping through the Southern states- and not just in Nashville, Atlanta and Charleston.

The Perfect Weekend in Charleston, SC

This iconic Southern town has no shortage of attractions, which is why it’s a perennial haven for tourists. From historic homes and architecture, a thriving culinary scene, to its stylish locals, there are many reasons why T+L readers named Charleston the Number One City in America for 2015. In town for a short jaunt? Check […]

Southern Food in 50 Dishes

From the Tidewater to the Texas coast, From boudin to benne salsa, the great eats prove our region’s dining knows no bounds

12 Cocktails to Drink in Charleston Right Now

Charleston is a social city. Rare is there a night where the bars are not filled with imbibers who are buckled up to the bar, ready to enjoy a nice evening filled with some tasty cocktails. Just as the city is home to some of the country’s best restaurants, it, too, has its fill of […]

Restaurants Under the Radar

What more is there to say about celebrity chef Sean Brock? Lots, actually. His latest hotspot, Minero, is a casual eatery serving authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Start out with the Chips and Three Salsas – the chips are handmade and arrive at the table in a cozy little pocket0 and don’t miss the […]

Charleston Now

With a fresh crop of new hot spots, it’s never been a better time to visit the holy city.

The Review: Minero

Minero opened to more buzz than a tattoo parlor, and surely more ink. Five months in, it’d be a safe bet for chef/partner Sean Brock to add a tat referencing the quirky cantina (the Mexican wrestling mask that graces the eatery’s coasters, perhaps?) to the already colorful canvas of his flesh. Like the art on […]

Minero

True to the local-ingredients form that has made him a James Beard winner for best Southeast chef, Sean Brock sees that the tortillas made here are from the Lowcountry’s best kernels of corn and ground fresh daily. Tacos such as green chorizo, pork carnitas, and shrimp and masa grits are reasonably priced. Other plates include […]

How McCrady’s sommelier Cappie Peete’s passion for wine led her to mezcal and more

As the sommelier of McCrady’s, a typical afternoon involves many activities: ordering, stocking, and editing the wine list to start. But my most important task is, of course, choosing the wines to accompany dishes. For any dish, selecting a wine takes careful selection, but imagine trying to pick a pairing for one of Chef de […]

Mezcal Finally Gets Its Day In The Sun

Back in 2013, we talked all things tequila with Gustavo Arellano, the editor of the OC Weekly and the man behind the “¡Ask a Mexican!” syndicated column. A student of Mexican spirits, he was surprised that mezcal — the equivalent of agave moonshine ­— was coming into vogue.