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Charleston’s City Market Gets Renovated

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

By Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Photo courtesy: Charleston City Market

If you have ever visited Charleston, you have more than likely been to the City Market downtown. It is a must for tourists to buy locally made trinkets and sweetgrass baskets to mark their trip to the Lowcountry. To me, it is one of those things you can say “been there, done that” and check it off your list. However if you are my parents, you must go every time you visit your daughter and make her go with you. Now, I guess they will have a new excuse to drag me there as the Charleston’s Historic City Market just completed it’s 18 month, $5.5 million dollar two-phase renovation.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

The land was given to Charleston in 1788 by Charles Pickney with the stipulation that it always be used as a public market. (Many think this building was used to sell slaves before the Civil War, but this is untrue.) The building itself dated back to 1807 and had not received any updates in over 40 years. The updated 37,000 square foot space houses 148 vendors and provides shoppers with the illusion of an outdoor market yet the comforts of air-conditioning. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. Despite the cramped quarters, lack of temperature control and smell of horse manure from the nearby carriages, I liked it looking old and authentic. I have yet to see it, so I will hold my judgments until I do.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

Charleston’s City Market
188 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-937-0920

Hours of Operation:
Open at 9:30 a.m. daily.
Seasonal Night Market Open from 7 pm to 10 pm in “C” Building

Taziki’s Café Opens on King Street

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: Tazikis Cafe

Taziki’s Cafe recently opened a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in downtown Charleston located at 306 King Street. Locally owned by restaurateurs Joe Norton, Ernie Masters and Doug Van Scoy, the partners offer a new spin on fresh, healthy lunch and dinner fare for under ten dollars.

“With the fast-paced scene in downtown Charleston, our mission was to create a healthy fast casual menu. None of our meats or ingredients are frozen or fried,” states Joe Norton. “Charleston is a supportive community that wants to eat healthy and support local farmers and suppliers.”

Keith and Amy Richards opened up the first Taziki’s Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama after traveling to the Mediterranean. Taziki’s Cafe of Charleston brings their same fresh interpretations of traditional Mediterranean grilled and roasted meats with original sauces and sides for both lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy a fine selection of wine and beer. The walls are decorated with actual photographs from the Richards’ trip abroad for guests to take in while they are enjoying the relaxing atmosphere or in need of a quick, healthy meal.

Photo courtesy: Tazikis Cafe

The Taziki’s Cafe of Charleston partners have over twenty years of restaurant experience and are proud to offer locally sourced fresh ingredients from Limehouse Produce. The restaurant offers an extensive catering menu and daily delivery. Guests can also enjoy daily specials that include savory dishes from fresh fish tacos to Taziki’s famous Friday Pasta Special which pairs cold penne pasta and grilled chicken with a balsamic vinaigrette over a bed of lettuce.

Taziki’s Cafe
306 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

HOURS: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily

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