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Christa Polinsky

A Charleston favorite, Mercantile and Mash is an all-in-one culinary, craft beverage, market, butcher, dining, and entertainment experience. Founded and curated by Christa Polinsky, the “gourmet foods emporium” is located on East Bay Street at the newly renovated Cigar Factory. Opening in September 2015, the emporium incorporates high-quality homemade items and locally produced goods

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Charleston, SC
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Angel Oak
Visitors snap photos of the legendary Angel Oak Tree, which is over 60 ft. tall with a wide canopy.
3671 Angel Oak Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455, USA
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The Cocktail Club
Stylish speakeasy-style bar with exposed beams offering bespoke adult beverages & a rooftop terrace.
479 King St #200, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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Bar Mash
Led by bar manager Teddy Nixon, Mash is a cozy American whiskey and beer bar offering an extensive American-driven spirits collection and menu of elevated bar food.
701 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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Bay Street Biergarten
Rustic-chic tavern for Bavarian-inspired Southern bar food & craft beers, with pour-your-own taps.
549 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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The Macintosh
Creative menu items include bone marrow bread pudding at this lively farm-to-table American eatery.
479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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Charleston Music Hall
19th-century Gothic Revival building, now a venue for concerts, dance, theater & comedy shows.
37 John St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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White Point Garden
Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, this prominent landmark provides a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and the Charleston Harbor. It was first used as a public garden in 1837. With the outbreak of the Civil War, it became a fortification for the city. Many of the historic mortars and cannons from the Civil War used to shell as well as defend the city can be found here.  
2 Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
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Second Sunday on King Street
Charleston's most exciting shopping and dining district is King Street, the most unique Main Street in the world. Now on the Second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, King Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to celebrate Southern Sunday afternoons by welcoming everyone to stroll, shop, dine and enjoy Charleston at its finest.
King St, Charleston, SC, USA
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Bull Island
Bull Island, also known as “Bulls Island”, is a breathtaking estuary housing loggerhead sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, 293 bird species including bald eagles, Alligator Alley and Boneyard Beach - a forest stranded in the surf. The result of surf that is steadily moving sand away from this end of the island, there's hundreds of oaks, cedars and pines that are left behind that, weathered by the salt and sun, create a skeletonized forest in the sand.
Bulls Island Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429, USA
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