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Stratton Lawrence

Writer/Southern Rambler @ strattonlawrence.com

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Virginia born, Southern bred. Currently by the sea in Folly Beach, SC

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How Charleston Became a Drinking Town

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Charleston’s 8 Essential Dishes (and Where to Try Them)

Credit for much of Charleston’s celebrated cuisine goes to the enslaved Africans and downhome cooks of yore who found the tastiest ways to showcase the local bounty. Charleston’s culinary scene is known for its standout seafood and down-home country cooking, although today’s buzzed-about new restaurants are as likely to serve Indian fusion as shrimp and grits.
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Where to Find the Best Chicken in Charleston

No matter how you like your poultry prepared—chicken wings, roast chicken, fried chicken either shellacked and crispy with Sichuan spices, or simply crunchy drumsticks cooked from a traditional Southern recipe—we're divulging our favorite chicken joints in Charleston. Albertha Grant never set out to win a James Beard Foundation award and win the adoration of international magazines and patrons—she simply cooked good food and served it to people in her North Charleston neighborhood.
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The Best Bars in Charleston

With lots of locally brewed beers and bartenders famous for their finely concocted cocktails on every corner, rooftop lounges, candlelit bistros, and deliciously divey bars, you'll never be far from a drink in Charleston. The Thoroughbred Club is in the lobby of Charleston Place hotel, right in the middle of downtown Charleston.
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The Best Places to Eat Oysters in Charleston

Eating oysters in Charleston can be a delicate affair, of course, with open shells served on beds of ice with lemon wedges, but it's more likely that you'll be served up a cluster of steamed oysters, pried open in front of you, ready for the slurping. and the local Lowcountry—bivalves at our selection of great restaurants for oysters.
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Dishes Worth A Drive from Charleston

Okay, some of these restaurants are technically still in Charleston, but what they have in common is food that merits a trip outside the well-trodden tourist area. Get there however you can, but don't miss the extraordinary things—soul food, Chinese food, barbecue, French-accented local, whatever!
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Where to Find Charleston's Best Southern Cooking and Soul Food

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Charleston Destination Overview

Highlight pages on seafood, watersports, history and festivals in Charleston, South Carolina.
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What’s on When, Y’all: Charleston’s Best Annual Events

Can’t decide when to visit Charleston? Our month-by-month rundown of annual events—highlighting everything from jazz to oysters to dogs that like to leap off docks—can help you plan your perfect itinerary. Smaller events, though, like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and Boone Hall Fright Nights, feel purely local and full of just-Charleston flavor.
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Fodor’s InFocus Charleston

One of the South's most iconic cities, Charleston has perennial appeal for travelers. I am the sole author of the Charleston content for the 2018-2020 edition.
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Charleston Bachelor Party: The 72 Hour Guide

Charleston’s nickname may be the Holy City, but these days, there’s more action on King Street on Saturday night than on Sunday morning. The city still balances the pious with the party— Sunday brunch features a colorful mix of seersucker-clad sophisticates and bleary-eyed frat boys nursing a breakfast stout.
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Charleston: Where the Living's Easy

Once a slow-paced city by the sea, Charleston has transformed from regional secret to international sensation. including a 2016 nod from Travel & Leisure as the “No. 1 City in the World”—are well deserved. An intrepid foodie could book a month’s worth of memorable dinner reservations. Or, visit during Spoleto Festival USA (May-June), Charleston Wine + Food fest (March), or Charleston Fashion Week (March), and you’ll experience a cultural scene that rivals New York City’s, minus the hectic pace.
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About

Stratton Lawrence

Writer, Editor, Southern Rambler

Get in touch at Stratton@strattonlawrence.com or 843.452.7429

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Skills

  • Music Lover
  • River Travel
  • Summit Topping
  • Editor
  • Writer