We were thrilled to hear that Cru Catering had be chosen as the caterer for the wedding of Former Olympic figure skater, Tara Lipinski, and Fox Sports Producer Todd Kapostasy.  It’s an honor to work with any bride and groom on their special day and every event is magical, but this one did leave us feeling particularly proud of the entire Cru Crew.   People Magazine covered the Charleston wedding in detail and included tidbits ...

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It’s the weekend, so in other words, it’s time to brunch. If you are traveling to Oregon this summer, or already live there, we have the perfect place for you- Raven and Rose. For starters, we recommend ordering their famous donut muffins. These delicate buttermilk-nutmeg muffins are topped with brown butter and cinnamon sugar. Need we say more? Now for the breakfast fare. If you are looking for something light, yet fully satisfying, ...

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With summer officially starting, that means it is time for two things: rose and refreshing cocktails. We have an appreciation for restaurants that transform their drink menu based on season; out with the old and in with the new. Here in Charleston, Virgil Kaine completely remakes their drink specials for the summer. Nice, right? When we think summer, we think fruit. Virgil Kaine’s Ladson Cobbler Cocktail is just that. To make this ...

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Havens, a new high-end boutique on King street is a welcomed addition to the upper king block otherwise occupied by Little Jacks Tavern, Pancito and Lefty’s, and Leon’s Oyster Shop.  An incredible and fashion forward store and a place for one-of-kind unique finds, Havens’ urban aesthetic gives off vibes of a trendy boutique in Williamsburg or an artistic bohemian shelter along the Parisian left bank. Havens, a breath of fresh air, is ...

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On this Easter Sunday in between celebrating church services, hunting for eggs, and waiting for the Easter bunny to arrive, the holiday is best spent sitting around the table and enjoying good food with family and friends.  Historically described by Christians as a “moving feast,” Easter Sunday Brunch is exactly that— a smorgasbord feast of delicious springtime cuisine and southern comfort food. This Easter, if family tradition insists ...

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The Local Palate explores Nashville’s diverse food scene

Posted on February 7, 2017

The Local Palate recently spoke to some of Nashville's celebrated chefs on the city's growing food scene, including chef Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen in the Gulch. While each chef and restaurant represents a different approach to cuisine, they all agree that Nashville's unique culture plays a huge role in influencing diners and inspired chefs.    

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As we cruise toward the weekend, there’s no better time to relax and enjoy some comfort food. Recently, chef Ben Thibodeaux of Cavan in New Orleans shared some of his recipes for the cheesy favorite with The Times-Picayune that are leaving us hungry. Crabmeat Mac and Cheese: Click here to ...

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A Simple Easter Cocktail

Posted on March 25, 2016

Is it just us, or did March fly by this year? We can’t believe it’s already Easter weekend, but we’re looking forward to relaxing with family and friends this Sunday, and perhaps indulging in a refreshing spring cocktail or two. Luckily, bar supervisor Drew Childers of the highly anticipated Charleston restaurant Harold’s Cabin has the perfect tipple to serve your guests this holiday weekend. Childers’ Rosemary and Gin Sparkling ...

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2016 Preview

Posted on February 24, 2016

Here in Charleston, March means two things – we can shed our winter coats as the temperatures (and humidity) start to rise again and one of our favorite events of the year, Charleston Wine + Food Festival, kicks off. Each festival is bigger and better than the last, and this year is no exception. Held at a variety of locations across the Holy City, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival runs from Wednesday, March 2 to Sunday, March 6. For us, ...

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A Proper Southern Breakfast

Posted on February 19, 2016

We’ve all been there before – you have a busy day ahead with just a few minutes to get out the door and no time to cook a proper meal. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it often goes overlooked in favor of our hectic schedules. Across the region, Southern chefs are putting the emphasis back on breakfast and, we have to say, morning has never looked better. Today we rounded up a few tasty breakfast dishes from some ...

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