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Brews for You—SC Beers to Try This Year

If you want a great beer, tap into some of South Carolina’s best brews.

Libby Wiersema

Grilled Cheese Is for Grown-ups at These 12 SC Restaurants

Grilled cheese sandwiches get gourmet treatment at these 12 SC restaurants.

Libby Wiersema

Name That Beer: 10 SC Brews with Regional Cues

What’s in a beer name? Lots of things, including hints of local history, geography and culinary tradition.

Libby Wiersema

Go Whole Hog at These Barbecue Joints

Said to be a dying art, SC whole hog barbecue is alive and well thanks to the dedicated pitmasters at these barbecue houses.

Libby Wiersema

Chili Bowls Are Hot at These SC Restaurants

No matter how you like your chili, South Carolina restaurants have a bowl you’ll warm up to.

Libby Wiersema

When Dining with a Crowd, Try These SC Restaurants

Eating out with a group? Larger parties are welcome at these SC restaurants.

Libby Wiersema

Cozy Up to the Fireplace at These SC Restaurants

Fireside dining at SC restaurants delivers a warm welcome in cold weather.

Libby Wiersema

Greenwood Offers Plenty of Opportunities for Outdoor Fun

Whatever your recreational interests, you'll have no trouble staying active in Greenwood.

Perry Baker