Category Archives: Press

10 Essential Taco Stops in the Lowcountry

Maybe you demand free chips with your order or expect the joint to serve offal speckled with cilantro and onions, but there’s a taco joint of every sort in Charleston. From authentic Mexican tortillas to creative multicultural offerings to places with giant margaritas, this is the list of the top taquerias in town. Don’t see your favorite? […]

An Insider’s Travel Guide to Charleston

This old South Carolina city sparkles with history and natural beauty, but a new generation of hotels, restaurants, and shops has infused it with fresh energy. Hit our favorite spots to get your fill of culture and style.

8 Best Mezcal Bars in the Country

Chef Sean Brock catapulted to national recognition with Husk, where his elevated Southern cuisine won him a James Beard Award. Now Brock is applying Southern flavors at this casual Mexican cantina. We’ll be swinging by for the outstanding mezcal and agave lists as well.  Try a Mr. Niebla for a less alcohol-forward drink — the […]

Best Cheap Eats in Charleston

However you meander your way through this menu—though we recommend starting with your staple chips and salsa—you’ll love this Mexican feast by star chef Sean Brock of Husk fame. Mix and match dishes under $10, including Southern-influenced fried catfish tacos on house-charred tortillas made daily. Beans here are heirloom, not refried, and the bag of churros at the end of […]

Charleston Eats: A 16 Stop Tour

Charleston’s culinary scene continues to evolve, as residents and visitors alike increase their expectations and as the city grows outward. Chef Brock’s newest concept, Minero, offers diners casual Mexican cuisine with a hint of Southern influence. Locals swear by Ko Cha, a Korean joint beside a gas station in West Ashley, a western district of […]

A Pre-Democratic Primary Guild to Charleston

For the political set, this winter may have been devoid of snowbird escapes to tropical locations but included plenty of travel to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. And although Des Moines and (chilly) Manchester may not appeal for your next weekend jaunt, Charleston should already be at the top of your must-visit list. […]

20 Signature Recipes From Top Kitchens and Bars Across the Country

While Tom Sietsema toured the country in search of America’s best food cities, we collected and tested signature recipes from notable restaurants he dined in along the way. 

The Hottest Brunch Spots in Charleston; January 2016

With a newer, larger space, Minero is now offering brunch on Sundays. In addition to the daily favorites, like charcoal grilled wings, the Mexican-inspired eatery serves hearty plates like steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, and chicken fried chicken with red eye mole.

Minero Settles Into New Digs

Minero 2.0 is undeniably bigger. Its seating capacity has doubled to 90, including a significant number of seats at the bar. While it perhaps surrendered a smidge of charm with the expansion, the restaurant was ready to grow: From the start, its bar has produced excellent cocktails, but the crowds kept most people from considering […]

First Look: Take a tour through Minero’s new space

I can’t wait to take my son to the new Minero now housed in McCrady’s former gallery event space where I held my wedding reception six years ago. It’ll be a pico-fragranced walk down memory lane. My husband and I will reminisce about our first dance as queso fundido runs down our fingers. We’ll get […]