In The Kitchen

Charleston Hospitality Group Launches Nationwide Campaign Amid Ongoing Health Crisis Beginning March 30

Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG) is creating a nationwide movement to give hope and sustainability for unemployed hospitality workers and healthcare responders through the COVID-19 health crisis. Its newly launched campaign, “Full Belly, Full Hearts, will provide a donated hot meal at each of their Toast locations to hospitality workers laid-off and their families along with…

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COVID-19 Response Update: Lowcountry Food Bank is Fully Operational and Continues to Serve Neighbors Who Struggle with Hunger

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) is fully operational and serving neighbors who struggle with hunger. The LCFB is carefully monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 from state, regional and local authorities, including SC Emergency Management Division, Governor McMaster’s office, Feeding America and Feeding the Carolinas.  The LCFB is always dedicated to providing equitable access to food for…

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Holy City Hospitality Adjusts Restaurant Operations in Wake of COVID-19 Updates

  The Holy City Hospitality team has enacted changes to the daily protocol of its restaurants. Effective immediately, Virginia’s on King, 39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, The Victor Social Club, and Vincent Chicco’s all have made the following changes to restaurant operations: –      Dining room floor plan layouts adjusted to assist in the practice of social…

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Tracye McQuirter, MPH, Launches 10,000 Black Vegan Women

Award-winning author and public health nutritionist Tracye McQuirter, MPH, has been changing the landscape of health and wellness over the course of the last 30 years. Now, McQuirter is bringing her expertise to the world with her new program “10,000 Black Vegan Women.”    Through a series of online 21-Day Vegan Fresh Starts throughout the year that…

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$.75 Oyster Night Every Wednesday at The Victor Social Club

What’s better than enjoying oysters with friends? Enjoying $.75 oysters with friends! Every Wednesday you can indulge in select oysters for just $.75 each. This oyster special begins at 4:30pm and is available while supplies last, until closing. This one-of-a-kind deal and the recent addition of brand new TV’s to the bar area is a recipe for…

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South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for 2020 Announced

In January, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers and SCPRT Director Duane Parrish named the participants for the 2020 South Carolina Chef Ambassador Program. Chefs from across the state are nominated each year for the state’s program. Four were chosen for the quality of their provisions and their dedication to incorporating healthy,…

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Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine

By Dwight Brown Discover a vibrant international food scene in a city that’s home to 230 different nationalities. There are countless reasons to visit the very multicultural city of Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Movie lovers flock to the Toronto International Film Festival. Sightseers explore CN Tower. Tourists pedal around town on Toronto Bicycle Tours. Romantics head to Niagara Falls. And, history…

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CofC Alum Sweetens Summerville With New Shop

By Erin Perkins Only three weeks into doing business in downtown Summerville, South Carolina, Danetra Richardson ’12 has the Lowcountry hooked on macarons, brownies and Nutella-stuffed cookies from her shop Swank Desserts. The pastry chef, however, has been working on this dream for much longer. Richardson started Swank Desserts as an online business after graduating…

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District’s partnership with Lowcountry Food Bank addresses needs of at-risk students

Since 2006, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) to serve at-risk students through a program called BackPack Buddies Program. The mission is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger or homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to…

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