9 Mouthwatering BBQ Joints in the Old 96 District

The debate continues, but we maintain that South Carolina is the Birthplace of Barbecue and home of the Official Four Sauces: mustard, heavy tomato, light tomato, and vinegar. But no matter your opinion on its origins, meat-lovers can all agree that the savory taste of slow-cooked, hickory-smoked BBQ drizzled with sauce takes any get-together to […]

Moonshine and Craft Beer on SC’s Freshwater Coast

Moonshine and craft beer. It seems those are common words today! When we think of the best of South Carolina and Old 96 District, a lot of images come to mind. Football, hiking Cedar Bluff Trail at Calhoun Falls State Park, sweet tea, touring Ninety-Six National Historic Site, kayaking on Lake Thurmond and moonshine. In […]

Barbeque Is on The Menu in Laurens, South Carolina

Do you like good Barbeque? Then this is an event you do not want to miss! The 18th edition of Squealin’ on the Square  will be staged on October 5-6, 2018. This is an event that needs to be on your fall calendar. Squealin’ on the Square in downtown Laurens, SC, will celebrate their 18th […]

Satisfy Your Thirst to Explore South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast

We’re heading into another sweltering Southern summer, and you’re probably already looking for ways to beat the heat. Cool down with an ice-cold craft beer, cocktail, or ‘shine from South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast! Experience the charm and hospitality of Old 96 through the brewery and distillery scene. We’ve got a list of hot spots that […]

The Freshwater Coast BBQ Trail

With our miles of shoreline, six state parks, and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration, it might be hard to believe you could explore another type of trail on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast. However, this is the type of trail almost anyone could get excited about and doesn’t require special footwear. It’s the Freshwater Coast BBQ […]

Carolina Moon Distillery

Carolina Moon Distillery aims to recapture the craft and culture of small-scale distilling that our area is historically known for. Through the use of local ingredients, and a little know-how, they produce a range of spirits such as vodka, whiskey, bourbon, moonshine, and rum. Visit their location for a tour of the distillery and a […]

Visitor’s View of SC Old 96 District and Greenwood SC, Part 2

Our trip to Greenwood was filled with many good food stories. I should mention that over the course of the weekend, we ended up eating at The Mill House restaurant not once, but two times. We loved our pizzas so much on Saturday night, we thought we should try out more topping combinations on Sunday. […]

South Carolina Peach Capital

    South Carolina ranks #2 in peach production in the United States, second only to California. Edgefield County, in the heart of the Old 96 District, is considered “The Peach Capital of the World”. This region produces 60 percent of South Carolina’s peaches. Peaches have been an important commercial crop in South Carolina dating […]