In six locations around the Charleston area, King Street Grille rolls out upscale pub fare and a few dozen flat-screen televisions. Full of contemporary versions of traditional bar favorites, the menu unfolds to reveal mac ?n? cheese egg rolls, nine types of grilled, hand-formed burgers, and plates weighed down with comforting entrees, such as pork chops and Chicken Madeira. The bar stocks more than 100 beers and its own line of liquor to wash down meals or offer as gifts to the thirsty actors who reenact big games inside the TV. Throughout the week, the eatery pairs good food with good times by transforming its space into a venue for trivia nights, billiards, and live music.
Voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Corner Store of 2011, Queen City Grocery provides hungry patrons with a wide selection of conventional and organic groceries, crêpes, sandwiches, smoothies, and more. Toast co-workers at the morning coffee trough with a savory Wentworth breakfast crêpe loaded with banana, walnuts, and brown sugar ($7, add $1 to all crêpes for gluten-free servings), or consume the harmonious ham, avocado, red onion, and organic goat cheese quartet playing inside each Happy Houdini sandwich ($9).
Created specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. The Curves 30 minute workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching.
Christophe Paume, a third-generation Chocolatier, learned the art of cocoa manipulation as a child in his father's pâtisserie in Toulouse, France, and has been crafting sweet masterpieces ever since. His current shops form all of their mouthwatering morsels on site, subbing pesky preservatives for sweet, chew-activated infusions of children's choir harmonies. Hand-painted, molded, and flavor-filled chocolates come in 19 tongue- and eye-dazzling varieties, including lavender caramel, mango rum, fresh mint, and earl grey tea. Truffles seduce sweet teeth with tastes ranging from topical coconut to rich and creamy cappuccino cheesecake. Opt for an assortment (starting at $9.95 for four pieces) if you're feeling indecisive or like to use sweet-smelling boxes to capture spare noses.
Following a car accident, Doctor of Chiropractic Patrick Leonard had chronic lower-back pain to the point where his back would give out on him, and his physicians gave him frustrating advice: to accept that he had a bad back. Instead of accepting this painful fate, he enlisted in chiropractic treatments, and his pains have all but vanished in the years since. In that time, he became a chiropractor himself and, along with Doctor of Chiropractic Timothy Wanninger, another former sufferer of chronic back pain, helms Charleston Chiropractic Associates. Their treatment methods include spinal adjustments and manipulations, massage, cooling cryotherapy, and therapeutic exercises.
Inside the gleaming cathedral of a silver food truck, a diverse array of breads and cheeses join together in toasty, customizable matrimony. Grilled cheese enthusiast and founder Cory places his own favorite sandwich, Cory's Famous Grilled Cheese with muenster cheese, crispy bacon, and honey mustard on cinnamon-raisin bread, alongside weekly specials that reflect his culinary whims. Patrons can build their own sammies with a toolbox of breads and cheeses including chevre and gluten-free bread and then dress them up with fillings such as pear, avocado, and bacon. Eaters can follow Cory on Twitter to find out where his truck will pop up next.