New Chinese-American hot spot
The duo behind the award winning food truck Short Grain opened this hot new brick and mortar at the end of 2019, serving new Chinese-American cuisine. You are going to want to try as many dishes as possible at this hip neighborhood restaurant, so bring a few friends and dig in.
Itinerant Literate Bookstop
Cozy independent bookstore with a great selection
They started out as the Charleston Bookmobile in 2015 before opening their cozy brick and mortar in 2018. In addition to selling a nicely curated selection of books, they host a monthly book club and author events.
Some of the best pizza in town
Great local ingredients make these wood-fired pizzas some of the best around, with the Pork Trifecta being a crowd pleaser. Balance out all that pizza with one of their delicious salads. It makes sense that EVO has a great beer selection seeing as they partnered with Holy City Brewing to open Baker and Brewer downtown.
INK MEETS PAPER
Letterpress cards and paper goods
This stationary and card store doubles as the INK MEETS PAPER studio. If you like what you see when you are perusing, see if they are running one of their calligraphy classes while you are in town.
INK MEETS PAPER
Pioneering brewery at an old Naval base
Jaime Tenny and David Merritt opened COAST in 2007 and Chaleston beer drinkers owe both the brewery and the duo a debt of gratitude. Before the Pop the Cap Law (that they were a major force behind) was passed, it was illegal for beers over 5% alcohol content to be made or sold in the state, which made it almost impossible for a brewery to be financially viable. Over 10 years on, this family run brewery turning out organic beer is still a favorite of locals and beer lovers alike.
Orange Spot Coffee
Coffee and light bites in a modern space
The Orange Spot got it's name because it is the owner's nickname for Cha-Yen, an orange thai tea that is on their menu. In addition to classic coffee offerings, they have some pastries and small sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.