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Add This Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe to your Holiday Menu

Sweet potato biscuit with seared foie gras, maple butter, and truffle honey Charleston Grill’s Executive Chef Michelle Weavers’ Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe is a simple, yet delicious, addition to any holiday menu. The tender and fluffy texture are perfect to serve alongside your favorite hearty soups, stews, or even in the morning with a spoonful of your favorite jam. Try your hand at replicating Chef Michelle’s go-to biscuit recipe, and impress your guests with this unique and subtly sweet side. Recipe 2 cups All-purpose flour 3 tbs. Brown sugar 2 1/2 tsp. Baking powder 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Baking soda 6 tbs. Unsalted butter, cold and cubed 1 cup Sweet potato puree ½ cup Buttermilk Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together. Cut in butter with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients together. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Pat dough into a disk about 1-inch thick. Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Roll dough one more time and repeat. Recipe should yield 8-10 biscuits. To help the biscuits rise, place them as close together as you can. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Rotate once while cooking. When fully cooked, brush each biscuit with melted butter and serve.
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Sip These Seasonal Cocktails

In Charleston, the sun-filled days, cozy nights, and gentle sea breeze that wafts through palmetto trees are a warm welcome to fall’s arrival. As the season begins to change, we trade in our cool, summer spirits for cocktails that warm us inside and out. Whether you’re hosting your own holiday gathering or looking to impress your significant other, take cues from our masterful bartenders at the Thoroughbred Club, and dive into these delicious cocktails. Autumn Afternoon The unbeatable combination of whiskey, Grand Marnier, and apple cider is a crowd pleaser. Once you take a sip, you’ll be dreaming of making these all season long. 1.5oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey .75oz Grand Marnier 1.5oz Apple cider 1-2 Cinnamon sticks Combine apple cider, Grand Marnier, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir ingredients thoroughly. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Peanut Butter Delight Who needs dessert when you can make this treat? The delicious flavors of peanut butter whiskey, Godiva, and other sweet spirits will make you want another slice, or, sip. 1.5oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey ½ oz Frangelico ½ oz Kahlúa ½ oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Salt for rim Cocoa powder or crush salted pretzels Dip and turn martini glass into the salt until fully coated. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail mixer. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cocoa powder or crushed salted pretzels. Morning Dew Packed with bold, refreshing flavors, the Morning Dew mocktail is the perfect alcohol-free option for any occasion. 1oz cranberry juice 1 oz mint and basil simple syrup 1 mint leaf Soda water 1-2 cranberries to garnish Fill rocks glass with ice and stir. Add cranberry juice and mint and basil simple syrup into a cocktail mixer. Shake and strain into the rocks glass. Top with soda water, and add mint leaf and cranberries to garnish.
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Beers with a Charleston Address

With Charleston’s dining scene named one of the best in the nation, it is only fitting that the Holy City has begun to parallel its culinary industry with a booming craft beer industry. Spring in Charleston comes with the perfect weather to indulge in a cold beer from one of the many breweries around town. Explore some of these nationally known craft beer destinations that are based right here in Charleston.
Palmetto Brewery- Established in 1993, Palmetto Brewing Company was the first brewery to open in Charleston since Prohibition. The original Palmetto Brewery was in operation before the beginning of the Civil War until the start of Prohibition, when it was forced to close its doors. Today, Palmetto Brewery offers a range of beers, brewing each and every one right here in the Lowcountry. Delight in the taste of their Espresso Porter or Amber Ale.
Revelry Brewing- Located downtown, Revelry Brewing is fairly new to the craft beer scene, winning the “Best New Brewery in South Carolina Award” in 2015. With a fun and inviting atmosphere, the name “Revelry” quite literally means, “boisterous festivities, while enjoying craft beer.” Revelry was awarded a golf medal in the US Open Beer Championships for their Gullah Cream Ale, a crowd favorite.
Holy City Brewing- Opened by four friends dedicated to craft beer and their community, Holy City Brewing opened its doors in 2011. The friends started with an all-grain pilot system in their garage that was made out of welded bicycle parts, which now stands in the heart of their brewery. With names like Slanted Porch Pale Ale and Washout Wheat, these brews celebrate Charleston’s surroundings.
Coast Brewing Company- Family-owned Coast Brewing Company prides itself on making organic products with local ingredients. Operating on the old Naval base in North Charleston, their warehouse-type setup makes for an unparalleled atmosphere with room for corn-hole and food trucks. Stop by and try their HopArt IPA, a locally cherished beer.
Edmunds Oast- One of the few brewery based restaurants in Charleston, Edmunds Oast draws its diners in with pub fare and house-distilled drafts. Their beer program also features guest taps from other local, national and international craft beer companies. Try their Peanut Butter and Jelly beer; brewed with all of the ingredients you’d expect for a sandwich-in-a-glass experience.
Westbrook Brewing Company- A husband-and-wife team opened Westbrook Brewing in 2010, making it their mission to “create the most interesting and awesome beer possible.” They pride themselves on exploring different brewing techniques to create a beer that people love. With its hints of fresh lemongrass and ginger roots, Westbrook’s White Thai is a favorite among locals.
With these local breweries becoming a hotspot, they are a must-do for your Charleston getaway. Most of these craft beer destinations offer daily tours and tastings in their tap rooms, providing the perfect break from sightseeing. With over fifteen to choose from, there is sure to be a brewery that you’ll love.

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