A 'taste' of local flavor at the Taste of Charleston

Image by Image provided by Paul Robinson of Lucky Dog Publications, LLCImage by FC_Taste-Of-Charleston-1.jpg Allen Palmer (left) of Atlanticville Restaurant and Jeremy Cundiff (right) of Red's Icehouse participating in the legendary Waiter’s Wine Race.

By Elizabeth McGough

For nearly 30 years, the Taste of Charleston has celebrated Lowcountry cuisine, featuring some of Charleston's finest, nationally renowned chefs. 

This year's event, spread out over the entire weekend, brought together more than 40 of Charleston's best restaurants to host more than 10,000 locals and tourists alike. Put on by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA), the Taste of Charleston has long been lauded one of the "top 20 events in the southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society. The addition of three new events to this year's schedule catered directly to visitors, enticing a weekend-long culinary indulgence from regional and national tourists.

For the first time, the Taste of Charleston offered a full weekend of events that included a local Iron Chef competition and a downtown art walk, but it was Sunday's main event at Boone Hall Plantation that drew huge crowds. Visitors poured into Boone Hall to take advantage of the first-rate food and live entertainment, set amongst one of Charleston's most historic backdrops. Fine representations from Charleston's best restaurants offered visitors a....

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