July 2018

July 2018 Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Until three weeks ago, I had never tried a lobster roll in my life. Now I hail from New York, in somewhat close proximity to all of those Maine crustaceans, so I’m not sure how I missed out on this gastronomic delight for all of these years. What I do know, is that every time I come across Lori and her Lowcountry Lobster food truck, I’m having one. Maybe even two to make up for lost time.

This month’s adventures had the CH2 crew chasing food trucks, from Ridgeland to Lawton Station and Old Town Bluffton. We tried pizza, lobster, authentic tacos, Boba tea, chicken and rice in a pineapple, cupcakes, cookie monster ice cream and more — all served fresh from a rolling kitchen. In Justin Jarrett’s article on page 44, we give you a brief history of food-to-go, along with info on where you can find our local food trucks and what you should order once you get there.

Our obsession with food continues this month as we accompanied CH2 Lucy on a tour of her favorite restaurants in Kitty Bartell’s feature Dining with Dogs. If you have a canine companion you probably already know about most of them, but as a refresher, check out the restaurants listed on page 59 for places that welcome your well-behaved furry friend.

Feathered friends also got their due this month, in a special feature on Wild Birds Unlimited. This store has become more than just a place to pick up seed, binoculars and feeders. Owners Sean and Julia Dennis have created a community of avian enthusiasts, holding monthly birding walks (in season) and special visits from Lowcountry Raptors, an organization that rehabilitates birds of prey and tours the South on an educational mission. The best part? The store mascot and shop pet is a CAT named Ferris.

In the South when it gets hot, we head to the water. In a special section devoted to all things aquatic, Becca Edwards takes us Sailing to St. Catherine’s Island (page 80) and Linda Hopkins talks about how being on, in or around water is its own brand of therapy (page 91).

For your summer fashion fix, be sure to check out our features on Coastal Bliss (page 62) and Too Belles Boutique (page 98). We’re not sure how they did it, but the fashionistas (Blake Schmid and Christina Dzendzel of Coastal Bliss and Jackie Wells-Lindstrom of Too Belles Boutique) who own these local shops managed to look fresh as daisies for the photos that were taken in the 100-degree heat of a June day. Color me impressed.
One more must see in this issue is the stunning Berkeley Hall home of Gary Donner and Irene Miller. They were kind enough to open their doors and show us their impressive abode. You, too, are invited to tour this unique waterfront home on page 118.

Wishing everyone a safe holiday! Until next month…

Maggie Washo

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