CHARLESTON: WHAT’S CLASSIC AND WHAT’S COMING

Discover the timeless, not-to-miss spots that have made Charleston what it is today—and the new places that will define the city’s future. Our panel of local experts share their picks in this insider’s guide to the Holy City.

By Brooke Porter Katz

Charleston is a city of contrasts. There’s the charming side, with its cobblestone streets, flower-filled window boxes, and shop owners always ready with a smile. Then there’s the edgier, more contemporary side, one of trendy designer boutiques, of-the-minute restaurants, and a sophisticated cocktail scene. To highlight the Holy City’s duality, we asked a panel of local experts to weigh in on topics ranging from architecture and the arts to shopping and nightlife. Here, they share both the timeless, not-to-miss spots that have made Charleston what it is today—and the new places that will define the city’s future.

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: History

Kitty Robinson is the executive director of the Historic Charleston Foundation. “I like to think of Charleston as America’s most historic city. The most prominent...

My Charleston: Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree is the award-winning author of New Southern Cooking and several other cookbooks. She lives in Charleston and is the founding chairman of...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Dining

Charleston natives and brothers Matt and Ted Lee are the authors of three cookbooks, most recently The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. “Dave’s Carry Out (843-577-7943)...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Shopping

Ayoka Lucas is founder of Charleston Fashion Week, style director at Charleston Magazine, and a freelance fashion stylist and consultant. “In the Antique District, the...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Culture

Nigel Redden is general director of Charleston’s Spoleto Festival and director of Lincoln Center Festival in New York. “In the performing arts world, Russian violinist...

My Charleston: Darius Rucker

Grammy Award–winning singer and former Hootie and the Blowfish front man Darius Rucker was born and raised in Charleston, and lives there with his...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Music

Quentin Baxter is a native Charlestonian, world-class drummer, and musical director of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. “There are a lot of restaurants where the music...

What’s Classic and What’s Coming: Nightlife

Timmons Pettigrew is the author of Charleston Beer and founder of CHSBeer.org. “Charleston’s nightlife scene has undergone a shift in recent years, with the emphasis...

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