More than a decade ago, Maverick Southern Kitchens‘ President Dick Elliott found his muse for Charleston Cooks! while traveling in New Orleans. With three bustling restaurants successfully running in Charleston, Elliott consciously kept his thumb on the pulse of various culinary trends around the country.  “I saw the Louisiana General Store and New Orleans Cooking School near Jackson Square. It … Read More



CHARLESTON, SC – November 19, 2014 – As Charleston Cooks! approaches its ten year anniversary on East Bay Street, the retail store and culinary school continue to offer innovative products and exciting cooking classes. Owner Dick Elliott selected Kim Rada to be Director of Charleston Cooks! and its three locations in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville. Kim joins Charleston Cooks after fifteen years at … Read More


A Holiday Toast + Tribute to Nathalie Dupree

BB&T Charleston Wine + Foodand Slightly North of Broad are honored to pay tribute to Southern Grand Dame Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author, writer, and advocate at a very special five-course dinner with wine pairings on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00pm. Nathalie is the Founding Chairman of BB&T Charleston Wine & Food, award winning author, TV host, and so much more. … Read More


From our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!

In celebration of Thanksgiving, our staff members at the Old Village Post House would like to share some of their favorite holiday recipes and traditions. Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you soon! Christian Flores, Line Cook Christian’s Thanksgiving memories are centered on his mother’s famous pork shoulder. His family’s Dominican roots are deliciously illustrated on the holiday dinner table … Read More



COLUMBIA, SC – November 7, 2014 – Charleston Cooks! Columbia loves to host a party, and our second anniversary at Cross Hill Market is a reason to celebrate! To thank the Columbia community for two years of business, Charleston Cooks! invites the public to join us Saturday, November 15th from 12-3pm for an afternoon of cooking demos, tastings, and prizes! … Read More

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Have You Herd? High Cotton Offering 1/2 Price Burgers!

Come into High Cotton’s bar for half-priced burgers and live music! Between 4-7pm Monday through Friday, our mouthwatering burgers will come with a choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and fries for $7.  Guests may add bacon, mushrooms, and other toppings for an additional charge. We cannot offer splitting, substitutions, or take-out orders. For more information, call 843-724-3815.


Chefs Frank Lee & Nico Romo: Predator & Prey Dinner

Are you looking for a dinner to really sink your teeth into? Maverick’s own Chef Frank Lee and Fish Restaurant‘s Chef Nico Romo are hosting a five-course dinner with wine pairings on November 1st at 6pm. The event will take place on the second floor of Fish. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ocean research conducted to measure the … Read More

Bloody Mary 80th Anniversary

Bloody Mary Cocktail Celebrates 80th Anniversary

High Cotton Greenville is getting into the celebratory spirit as it commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Bloody Mary cocktail. During the month of October, the restaurant’s Sunday brunch menu will feature special Bloody Mary cocktails including The Original Red Snapper, High Cotton’s traditional Bloody Mary and a newly created, award winning Bloody Mary called “So Fresh and So Green.” … Read More

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The Bradford: Not Just Another Watermelon

Watermelons are a summertime staple in South Carolina, and this year Chef Forrest Parker, Sous Chef Tim Pettit, Chef Frank Lee, and the Old Village Post House’s culinary team decided to take this traditional fruit up a notch. The Bradford Watermelon, one of the three oldest North American watermelons, was developed in the 1850’s near Sumter, SC by Nathaniel Napolean Bradford and … Read More

Charleston Cooks! Columbia Wine Workshop

Hey Columbia! Join Charleston Cooks! on Thursday, September 18th at 6:30pm for our next Wine Workshop! We will explore the taste of place, or terroir, through four famous wine regions around the world: Italy, Germany, Argentina, and Portugal. Wines will be paired with cuisine from the same region, so you can discover world-class flavor combinations! This workshop will be led by the head wine buyer of Morganelli’s Party … Read More