35th Annual 2015 Southern Living Taste of Charleston

Charleston South Carolina Southern Living


Contemplating an Autumnal visit to the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina? It's the perfect place to savor fresh seafood while checking out some of the stunning South Carolina beach communities. The Lowcountry has morphed into a destination for foodies of all sorts, Boomers on the verge of retiring included. It is harvest time in the Lowcountry. Local produce is peaking and  succulent oysters are in season.

The next question is what to have for dinner? For appetizers, we propose Lump Crab Cakes with Tomato Butter or Fried Green Tomatoes with Cheese Grits. Dinner could be Parmesan Crusted Flounder or Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Tasso Gravy, maybe a Caesar Salad on the side or some super fresh local Green Beans sauteed with Garlic. Dessert promises to be Rum Cake or the famous Coconut Cake, perhaps Cannolis. All served with appropriately paired beverages, of course.

Have we teased your appetite? How about a trip that includes a taste of all those dishes and the opportunity to try more - the 35th Annual 2015 Southern Living Taste of Charleston happening this weekend, from September 25 through September 27. The three day event is headquartered at the Historic Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, about half an hour from downtown Charleston. Boone Hall is an excellent place to start your tour of the Sea Islands South Carolina to see some of the best places to live in Charleston.

Fifty of the Lowcountry's best restaurants will be serving sample sizes of their food as well as beer and wine. Other fun events at Boone Hall include:

  • Specialty Beer Tasting Tent
  • Live Music
  • The famous Waiters Race
  • Kid's Kitchen Sideshow

After taking in the Taste of Charleston in Mount Pleasant take time to tour the nearby best places to live in Charleston and South Carolina beach communities. Here are a few Charleston neighborhoods we recommend:


Situated on the banks of the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek, the community features the only Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course in the area. An elegant clubhouse stands guard as the golf course threads through the marsh. After golf, enjoy dinner and drinks or some exceptional bird watching. The course has been highly ranked by the South Carolina Golf Panel as "Best You Can Play" and has hosted LPGA events as well. Homes and homesites are available in the RiverTowne Country Club community


Wild Dunes is a resort community on the Isle of Palms in the Sea Islands South Carolina. Just over the bridge from Charleston, the Isle of Palms is a barrier island with sandy beaches. This resort is packed with amenities starting with 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio, these links are ranked among the "Best in State" by Golf Digest. Other amenities include tennis, a fitness center, fishing, kayaking, boating, organized activities for kids of all ages and best of all, a spa on site. You never have to leave here, even dinner can be delivered to your door. Property types available vary from vacant land to condos, townhouses and single family homes. It's hard to find more beautiful South Carolina beach communities.


Daniel Island is an exclusive new town community located on the banks of the Ashley River, a stone's throw from downtown Charleston and the Atlantic beaches, this coastal community is the best of both worlds. The Daniel Island Country Club sports a world class golf experience with a course designed by masters Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. The centerpiece of the community is the clubhouse that offers fine dining as well as tennis, swimming and a fitness Center. Housing types available at Daniel Island include single family homes, homesites and condos.

Set your sights on fine dining and gracious living in the Holy City of Charleston. The seasons are changing and romantic days beneath the centuries old Live Oaks with the scent of tea olive in the air and the camellias in bloom are on tap for the lucky traveler. It is a beautiful time to be in the Lowcountry, Fall is one of the best times to tour the city and Mount Pleasant and to enjoy food, fine homes and a taste of life in the rich cultural environment of one of America's most historic cities.

If you're exploring Charleston for the first time for retirement, ask for our free Charleston relocation information to help you learn more about the Sea Islands South Carolina.

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