Plus, pairing dinners at Felix Cocktails et Cuisine.
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That’s the ticket
CHStoday no parking sign
Yes that means no double parking for a cone of Jeni’s ice cream. | Photo by @CHStoday
Parking in Charleston can be tough, and most of us have received a ticket or two in the past. Follow along to see the best practices for taking care of your ticket.

There are three different methods of paying for a City of Charleston citation: in person, online, and by mail.

Tickets can be paid in person by bringing your citation and payment method to the administration at 180 Lockwood Blvd. If the ticket is misplaced, maybe lost in the bottom of a messy purse, you can use your license plate number instead.

Online payments can be made through the parking ticket portal. Payments can be made with a Visa or MasterCard using the portal. If your ticket is misplaced again the license plate number can be used online as well.

CHStoday parking meter

Just looking at this picture has us fumbling for quarters in the cup holder of the car.


Photo by @CHStoday

Classic snail mail is another option offered for payment. Make sure to note that mail payments can only be made using a check or money order. Envelopes should be addressed to:
  • City of Charleston
    Revenue Collections Parking Division
    180 Lockwood Boulevard
    2nd Floor
    Charleston, SC 29403
Don’t worry friends, you can also appeal your tickets in case you were just double parking in front of Jeni’s real quick. To go through with an appeal, the citation holder can make an appointment online with the adjudications office. Heads up: appointments have to be made within 30 days of receiving the ticket.
Where do you live in the Charleston area?

A. Downtown
B. James Island
C. Mount Pleasant
D. Other
Monday, May 8
  • Under the Southern Sun | Monday, May 8-Wednesday, May 31 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 E. Bay St., Charleston | Free | Browse new oil paintings by local artist Tina Maryland featuring landscapes with unique mood and texture.
Tuesday, May 9
  • Mount Pleasant Town Council Meeting | Tuesday, May 9 | 6 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Council Chambers, 100 Ann Edwards Ln., Mount Pleasant | Free | The public is welcome to attend town council meetings and submit comments on the agenda ahead of time.
Wednesday, May 10
  • West Ashley Farmers Market | Wednesday, May 10 | 3-7 p.m. | Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston | Free | Head this weekly market featuring fresh produce, live entertainment, rotating food trucks, and activities.
  • Evening Post Books Presents: Lowcountry Voices | Wednesday, May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., Charleston | $75 | Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with authors + browse the reading room.
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News Notes
  • The Chick-fil-A at 849 Folly Rd. has reopened. The newly-remodeled location on James Island is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Coming Soon
  • A new grocery store is coming to the East Cooper area of Mount Pleasant. Aldi plans to open a 23,000-sqft location at US Highway 17 + KOA Campgrounds Road near Charleston Fun Park. Stay tuned for info on the timeline. (The Post and Courier)
  • Ahead of the 250th anniversary of the United States, Charleston County Council recently commemorated George Washington’s visit to Charleston. From May 2-9, 1791, the first president of the US visited the Holy City on his Southern tour. Read the resolution.
  • Great Wave Books is teaming up with organizations We Are Family and Reading Partners SC for the 2nd Annual Book Drive for local youth. To participate, you can donate new and like-new books at designated drop off locations now through May 31. Learn more.
  • Graduation season is here. The College Today published a guide to the 2023 spring commencement at College of Charleston with answers to FAQs. Check it out.
  • Trivia is back at The Kickin’ Chicken’s downtown location. Put your knowledge to the test on Wednesday nights for trivia starting at 7 p.m. — plus, $5.99 nuggets.*
  • The free Upside app gets you cash back on everyday purchases at 50,000+ locations nationwide, from gas stations to restaurants and grocery stores. Frequent users earn ~$340 per year. Bonus: Use code CHS25 for an extra 25 cents per gallon cash back on your first tank of gas.*
  • She doesn’t need another bouquet of flowers — give mom the gift of learning a new language instead. Bonus: Get 55% off.*
  • It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we’re helping you choose the perfect gift for your favorite educators. Show them love with Marble and Steel Craft Chocolates or a handwritten note using a Joy Paper Co. card.
Eat and Drink
Crafty cocktails + tasty snacks
CHStoday Felix pairing dinner
Butter poached grouper with carrot puree and cauliflower, need we say more? Yum. | Photo by @CHStoday team
Did you know? Felix Cocktails et Cuisine has a monthly program pairing unique cocktails with a five-course meal. Each one is inspired by a different drink.

On May 2, we tried out the spritz pairing menu. Included was panzanella, arrancini, grouper, lamb, and panna cotta and plenty of refreshing cocktails. Yeah, delicious. We were very content and full when finished.

Note: After speaking with the chef, he informed us that as long as he has notice ahead of time, he can adapt the menu for dietary restrictions as well.

The pairing dinners take place on the first Tuesday of every month. When you make reservations on those evenings through Resy, Felix will either contact you about it or you can call the restaurant to let them know you’d like to participate.
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