Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 96

Fresh and local dining in Charleston C Charleston is well known as a beautiful waterfront city steeped in rich traditions, culture, history and outstanding food. With its abundance of places to eat and drink, to see and be seen, diners can find just about any cuisine under the sun. The city has become a creative mecca for food lovers, who often return again and again to enjoy the many culinary options the city has to offer. Charleston restaurants have embraced the farm-to-fork (or farm-to-table) movement. With an abundance of farms and other suppliers so close, the emphasis is on locally sourced fresh ingredients. According to Hanna Raskin, food writer and critic for the Charleston Post & Courier, “Charleston 94 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM WRITTEN BY Delia McMullen has fortunately reached the stage at which farm-to-table isn’t a selling point: It’s standard practice. Thanks largely to the efforts of organizations such as Grow Food Carolina and advocates such as Anson Mills’ Glenn Roberts, chefs here are dedicated to cultivating personal relationships with their purveyors, and leveraging them to tell Lowcountry stories. What’s more interesting now is the deepening exploration of Charleston’s place in history as well as on the map.” Whether you’re a Charleston native, a first-time visitor or a frequent traveler to this charming and historic place, here are five spots you won’t want to miss on your next trip to “Chucktown.”