Got a visit to Charleston on your calendar? Check out this article in The New York Times which documents one travel writer’s whereabouts in our fair city for a mere 36 hours. We have to hand it to her – she covered a lot of ground in a short period of time.

She also seemed to be able to nail down the activities that are of utmost importance to Charlestonians: eating (of course); and day drinking – hey, you can’t drink all day unless you start first thing in the morning, and we have a reputation to uphold. We’re actually surprised we didn’t hear more about her day drinking during this trip, but it’s not for everyone we all know that if you don’t keep it going, you’re bound to go down for nap. Rookie.

In case you’re wondering what a local would say about her restaurant choices, we approve across the board – ALL great places. When you put down as many groceries as we do you kinda become an expert at dining out. And while we’d really love it if tourists consistently got caught up the tourist-trap restaurants so that we could actually get a seat at our preferred hot spots, we have to agree that these places all deserve national recognition. (The ones she didn’t mention? Our little secret).

And just as a little disclaimer here – those “young lovelies behaving badly” that she mentioned – not us. Pretty sure we were all out of town that weekend. Or at the office working late that night. But, definitely were not at the Belmont. Nope. Not us.

Got a visit to Charleston on your calendar? Check out this article in The New York Times which documents one travel writer’s whereabouts in our fair city for a mere 36 hours. We have to hand it to her – she covered a lot of ground in a short period of time.

She also seemed to be able to nail down the activities that are of utmost importance to Charlestonians: eating (of course); and day drinking – hey, you can’t drink all day unless you start first thing in the morning, and we have a reputation to uphold. We’re actually surprised we didn’t hear more about her day drinking during this trip, but it’s not for everyone we all know that if you don’t keep it going, you’re bound to go down for nap. Rookie.

In case you’re wondering what a local would say about her restaurant choices, we approve across the board – ALL great places. When you put down as many groceries as we do you kinda become an expert at dining out. And while we’d really love it if tourists consistently got caught up the tourist-trap restaurants so that we could actually get a seat at our preferred hot spots, we have to agree that these places all deserve national recognition. (The ones she didn’t mention? Our little secret).

And just as a little disclaimer here – those “young lovelies behaving badly” that she mentioned – not us. Pretty sure we were all out of town that weekend. Or at the office working late that night. But, definitely were not at the Belmont. Nope. Not us.