What You Need to Know About the Southern Living Taste of Charleston


Taste of CharlestonOne thing we all know and love about Charleston is its food. A magazine many southerners swear by is Southern Living. Not only for its recipes but style, decor, and much more. We at Infinity Realty love not only Charleston but our festivals as well. One, in particular, is the Taste of Charleston. The Taste of Charleston is an event that many plans for each year because it is not only fun but delicious. Come see what to expect when you choose to go to this year’s Taste of Charleston.

About Taste of Charleston

This year will mark the 36th year of the Taste of Charleston event. It will run September 23rd through 25th at various locations around Charleston. There will be events each day and each has separate tickets. While the main event is on Sunday, each of the Taste of Charleston events is wonderful. Let’s look into what each day will hold.


Friday starts the Taste of Charleston with a cooking competition at the Gaillard Center. The Iron Chef Competition will be from 6-9 pm and will be like the cooking show we all love. There will be two teams. One features a hospital chef, the other a restaurant chef. Of course, there will be a mystery ingredient that will be revealed as well. Guests will be able to enjoy the show and have drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres while they wait to see who has won. Tickets to this event are $100 per person.


Sunday is the main event for Taste of Charleston. There will be 40 restaurants showing off their best dishes in sample size bites. It will take place at the historic, and gorgeous, Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. Not only will there be delicious food but also beer and wine to pair it with. Enjoy events like the Waiter’s Race and live music to make the day perfect. Tickets start at $17.50 for General Admission and food and drinks are purchased separately. There is a $100 VIP ticket which includes admission and access to the VIP area where food and drinks are provided.

Taste of Charleston Gives Back

Any part of a great event is when you can give back. The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will give a portion of the proceeds to the following organizations:

As you can see, we Charlestonians are not only crazy about our food but also having a great time. Thinking about taking the leap and joining us in the Holy City? Consider using a local realtor like us at Infinity Realty. We have an intimate knowledge about the city. We can help you from looking at houses on the market to getting settled. Contact us today and let us help you find your next Charleston home.

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