One of Lexa's favorite ways to spend a summer night is on Shem Creek. | Photo by Emmy Gaddy on Unsplash
While today may bethe first official day of fall, most Charlestonians know that the fall vibes won’t really kick in for (at least)a few more weeks. It’s a little difficult to get into the spirit of the new season when it’s still 80 degrees and sunny every day, right? We’ll see how we’re feelin’ on October 1...
There are still a few things we want to do before we trade in our t-shirts for sweaters + boots, so put on your sunglasses and start crossing things off our end-of-summer activities list.
Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 1-6 p.m. | Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Head to the largest networking event in Mount Pleasant for interactive booths, demonstrations, and food from vendors including Nothing Bundt Cakes + The Motley Chew. 🍴
Live on The Patio: TNT DUO | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 6:05-9 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St. | Free | Enjoy live music on the patio with TNT Duo. 🎵
North Charleston Farmers Market | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 3-7 p.m. | Exchange Park, 5025 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston | Free | Shop locally-grown produce from farmers like Joseph Fields Farm and Robert Fields Farm, plus art, craft, and specialty food vendors. 🍅
Multicultural Festival | Fri., Sept. 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Cistern Yard, 66 George St. | Free | The CofC Hispanic-Latino Club will host the Multicultural Festival featuring club tables, food trucks, music, and carnival games.
Wildcraft Workshop | Fri., Sept. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Medway Community Garden, 2069 Medway Rd. | $30 | Local botanist + owner of Yahola Herbal School April Punsalan will share the proper techniques to harvest, wash, and prep herbs for use. 🌿
Community Engagement Fair | Sat., Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wando Mount Pleasant Library, 1400 Carolina Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Learn about volunteer opportunities at local nonprofit organizations like YWCA Greater Charleston, Historic Charleston Foundation, and East Cooper Community Outreach.
Brunch in the Park | Sun., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. | $25 | Enjoy local food trucks, beer + wine from Graft Wine Shop, and live music with Charleston Jazz at the Rose Pavilion. 🍷
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This 3-minute online allergy quiz was designed by allergists to give you the best recommendation for treating your unique allergy symptoms. | Photo provided by Picnic
At CHStoday, we love everything about fall. Almost everything — cozy sweaters are great, but we could do without the inevitable spike in allergies. (And no, it’s not just you — allergies are much worse these days.)
But you don’t have to suffer in sneezy, itchy silence. Picnic is a one-stop shop for allergy treatment, with individually customized plans that combine over-the-counter and prescription med solutions so you can live your best Charleston life unbothered.
Nashville-basedHugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop is making its way to the Holy City. Set to open in late fall, the restaurant plans to serve barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, and fried chicken sandwiches at 1028 St. Andrews Blvd. in West Ashley. We’re looking forward to the made-from-scratch milkshakes. 🥤
Speaking of new digs, five new vendorsarejoining the Port of Call Food and Brew Hall space. Three spots — Pineapple Hut, Délicieux, and Taco Art — have opened their doors while LowCo Seafood Shack + Pisco Mar are set to open later this fall. Check it out at 99 S. Market St. 🍴
The owner of Recovery Room Tavern and Bangkok Lounge is bringing a new bar to the peninsula. Set to open on Wed., Sept. 28, The Lucky Luchador will feature Mexican-inspired bites and pub fare and a variety of tequilas, Irish whiskeys + Guinness in the former Palace Hotel at 35 Hanover St. 🍻 (Charleston City Paper)
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The two-story, 3,200 sqft. building at 109 President St., formerly Gnome Café, recently sold for $950,000. The property was purchased by 302 Coleman Blvd, LLC + is expected to be repurposed for a new restaurant concept. Commercial real estate agency NAI Charleston facilitated the sale. Stay tuned for more info. 💰
In case you missed it:The RiverDogs are Carolina League Champions for the second year in a row. The team won 6-2 over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday night, finishing the postseason at 4-0. We’ll raise a toast to that. 🎉 (WCBD)
Yesterday marked 33 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall just north of the Holy City. With Charleston at the center of the worst damage along the coast, the Category 4 stormcaused $7 billion in damage in the US + Puerto Rico. This signified the costliest hurricane in US history at the time. (WCBD)
Heads up: Downtown’s John L. Dart Librarywill be closed for renovationsbeginning Sat., Oct. 15. The updates are expected to take several months+ include new carpet, paint, and furniture. In the meantime, items on hold will be re-routed and books may be returned to any open location. 📚 (WCSC)
Nexton, a master-planned community in Summerville, was recently named Innovator of the Year by the Charleston Metro Chamber — recognized for creating a cutting-edge product or service. Congrats, Nexton. 🏆
It’s (almost) time to get spooky, Charleston. The Original Pub and Brewery Tours of Charleston’s 10th Annual Haunted Pub Crawl is set to return next Sat., Oct. 1. Explore the history of Charleston + sample local beer as you bar hop between various venues until Mon., Oct. 31. 🍺
Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” broke records for new Prime memberships last week, with more sign-ups over a three-hour periodto view the Chiefs-Chargers game than on Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. Tonight’s game? Steelers vs. Browns. Join the party with a 30-day free Prime Video trial. 🏈 (CNBC)*
Fall may take a little longer to get to the Holy City, but when it does, it's pretty great. | Photo by @nutritionbymia
While we’re on the topic of fall...
To us, watching the leaves turn from vibrant shades of green to tones of amber, scarlet, and rust is one of the most spectacular things in the world.
This year, The Farmers Almanac predicts that the city of Charleston + other areas in South Carolina will see peak fall foliage between Wed., Oct. 19 and Fri., Nov. 4.
Head over to Charles Towne Landing to experience the most colorful time of the year surrounded by towering oaks and magnolias, as well as spectacular river views. If that’s not enough, here are some more fall foliage insights.
Wanna know some of our favorite places to see the leaves? Here are some driving-distance spots + pro tips for finding the best views in the city.
Today’s issue was written by Alexandra.
Editor’s pick: While it’s still a bit of a ways away, I’m already looking forward to the return of this year’s Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park, set to be held from Sat., Nov. 12 to Sat., Dec. 31.
I’ve been going to the event with my family for as long as I can remember, and I just love the way that the attraction immediately gets me into the holiday spirit. Did you know this year is the event’s 33rd season?
Anyways, Charleston County Parks is hiring for various positions for this year’s festivities, including attendants, maintenance, and even... someone to play Santa Claus. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, apply here. (WCSC)
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Check out where to grab oysters around town, here.
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