The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

300 Years of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina South Carolina was first settled in 1670 under the authority of eight landowners – the Lords Proprietors. As a private colony with no formal military presence, self-defense was a constant concern. By the 18th century the Proprietors had learned the difficulties of managing their colony from… Continued

Huguenot Torte

A delicious dessert has been on the St. Philip’s Church Tea Room menu since the Tea Room’s beginnings in 1952

Shrimp and Grits

Nothing chases away the chill like a steaming hot bowl of shrimp & grits. Have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

She Crab Soup

No visit to the Charleston area is complete without sampling a bowl of creamy She Crab soup.


Deep-fried and served with seafood, especially fish, hushpuppies are a southern treat with roots that go back to the 16th century.

Charleston Red Rice

A true Lowcountry delight, there are nearly as many ways to prepare red rice as there are cooks in Charleston, but the basic recipe remains the same.