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 […]

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 […]

Experience The Masters From South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast

It’s that time of year again. While Spring is still struggling to, well, spring, in many corners of the world, the first Major tournament of the golf season is upon us. The Masters, slated for April 5-8 this year at Augusta National, in our neighboring area of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the best reasons […]

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 […]

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. […]

Southern Food-Not Tradition But Lifestyle!

Yes, food in South Carolina is rooted deeply in tradition. But, food in the South is also a lifestyle! Some families will serve the same meal every Sunday of the month. Others find weekends are the perfect time for sharing a meal. Even Southerners by birth don’t truly understand the meaning of the traditional foods […]

Discovering Unique and Exceptional Restaurants in Old 96 District

We have a good variety of unique and exceptional restaurants in Old 96 District- let’s do a taste tour of a few. Abbeville County, SC The Village Grill uses no sulfites, preservatives, or MSG in the preparation of meals. They also support local farmers as much as possible to make use of the freshest, best quality produce. From […]

Best Hot Dog in Edgefield County

The Billiard Parlor in downtown Edgefield is known for its delicious food and fun atmosphere. Known to the locals as simply “the pool hall”, this establishment specializes in burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries & onion rings. It is family owned and operated. Next time you are around the Edgefield area, stop in and shoot […]

Lowcountry Lounger – A Peach Cocktail Recipe

Make this delicious peach cocktail recipe inspired by South Carolina ingredients! Quite possibly, a most anticipated fruit each year is the annual bounty of peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The peaches are juicy, sweet-tart, freestone and simply great. With plenty of peaches to consume, you can experiment with various recipes including creative cocktails. For a cocktail recipe inspiration […]

Lots to See and Do Downtown Laurens, South Carolina

Downtown Laurens, South Carolina is a historic community with roots that go back to the mid-18th century. Five roads intersect that lead to a charming and vibrant public square that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While still proud of its history, downtown Laurens is not resting on its laurels and living in the past. The public square is a beehive of activity with more than 140,000 square feet of commercial space housing unique shops, corner cafes, fine dining, and popular pubs.

Feast Your Eyes on Kickers Restaurant in Greenwood SC

In the heart of Old 96 District, in the quaint town of Greenwood, there’s a little restaurant that is truly one-of-a-kind. Locals flock to Kickers Restaurant Greenwood SC for the sumptuous-and creative-fare prepared by chef Abdel Dimiati. Each and every dish is a winner and a visit to this off-the-beaten-path treasure is well worth the trip.