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This week we have a regional giveaway, but it’s a fun excuse to get away for the weekend.  Southern Living is hosting an event where you can visit acclaimed editors and experts for live food demos and learn some new holiday entertaining and fall decorating tips.  If you live in the Charleston area or you can get away for a little weekend vacation, you should consider this fall-filled event.

The Southern Living Taste of Charleston will be held October 8th and 9th at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The two-day festival, open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will showcase Southern Living editors and experts demonstrating the season’s best recipes, holiday entertaining ideas, and fall decorating tips guaranteed to wow your guests. Visitors will enjoy Low Country cuisine from 40 of Charleston’s top restaurants, live music, dance lessons, interactive games and more.

If you want to go ahead and order tickets, visit the Southern Living Taste of Charleston website. Unless you feel like going to the same festival two days in a row, there is no need to purchase a ticket for both days. The lineup is exactly the same for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and food and beverage tickets can be purchased inside the gate. Proceeds for this event will go to support local charities.

On a personal note, I’m sad that I can’t go so anyone that can go needs to look up my sweet friend Christy who is one of the presenters and give her a hug from me.

The Giveaway:

Courtesy of Time Inc. (the publisher of Southern Living Magazine), two winners will reach get 2 tickets to attend the Southern Living Taste of Charleston on the day of their choice.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with your favorite Low Country cuisine (or favorite thing about Southern Living).

Please only enter if you can attend the event.  Winners will be chosen this Thursday morning so we have time to get tickets to you.

    • Cbisset

      Fried green tomatos!!!!

    • Laraanne1

      Shrimp & Grits!

    • Brantom33

      shrimp and grits of course :)

    • Katie

      The Classic Southern Dish- Shrimp and Grits!

    • Kate

      Peach Cobbler! 

    • Jbbaker1

      I love southern living’s christmas decoration ideas!! Plus all the yummy cake recipes!

    • Keri

      Nothing like shrimp and grits:)

    • Couponsforheather

      Collard greens and chicken and pastry.

    • Alisont

      Okra. Love it fried! Yum!!

    • Lisa Prieto

      cheese grits!

    • Lisa

      I love shrimp and grits!

    • Anonymous

      My favorite thing about Southern living (actually being Southern) is not being able to decide what favorite Low Country cuisine to respond with. There are so many sweet, spicy, meat-filled, deep fried choices!

    • SweetDenia

      I’m lucky to be a lifelong Lowcountry girl, and I love me some fried okra (which I just learned how to bake so it’s healthier)! She-crab soup is delicious, too. Do boiled peanuts count? :)

    • Bcoons-long

      I love!!! all the southern recipes that can be found.  I still use one from about three years ago for a chicken and rice casserole that i tore out.  Still rates as a classic to me!

    • RossignolSC

      No contest….   SHRIMP AND GRITS! 

    • Gfloyd11

      How could I say my favorite thing about Southern Living or Low Country Cuisine?!  Guess I have to say shrimp and grits!

    • Klhnurse00

      Shrimp and grits for sure! Love the south!

    • amckenz

      Crab cakes, for sure!

    • Lreynolds40

      shrimp & grits

    • Khinsc

      Shrimp & grits are my favorite! I can’t pick a favorite in Southern Living as I love the entire magazine :)

    • Kiminnc2003

      She crab soup and fried green tomatoes!

    • Jmnh109

      Crab cakes with shrimp and grits a close second. Love Charleston at any time of year. 

    • Cjsmom1990

      fried chicken and peach cobbler!!!  yeah!!!!!

    • Patti

      Peach cobbler for sure!

    • Tiffany

      low country boil

    • Kim

        I would have to say Shrimp & grits ,  southern sweet tea , sweet potato pie

    • Megan

      All of the yummy fall and tailgating recipes!

    • Christieanthum

      I love shrimp and grits, fried green tomatos, and okra and stewed tomatos with buttermilk cornbread!!!

    • Anonymous

      pecan pie, charleston tea cakes, shrimp and grits, frogmore stew…love it all! I hope I win, such a fun event!!

    • Smcoupons123

      Love me some fried green tomatoes!!!

    • juliem

      Frogmore stew and peach cobbler!

    • Both of my sons are in school in Charleston! I would love to have an excuse to go visit! I love any fresh seafood but shrimp and grits (with Anson grits) are one of my favorites!

    • Bsmith

      I love all the recipes in the magazine!

    • Carrie A

      I love fried green tomatoes…well, anything fried.

    • Summer

      Looks like I’ll have to agree with some of the others…Shrimp and Grits is one of my favorites.  I could use a getaway!

    • Stacey

      Shrimp and grits at 82 Queen!

    • I love all the southern recipes plus travel and gardening info! it is a great magazine!

    • Pam A.

      Cheese grits, boiled peanuts,and Sticky Fingers BBQ, but not all at once!

    • Msfrisk

      I love Southern Living for its beautiful pictures, and I eat cat head biscuits and shrimp and grits.

    • Jenn3299

      I think I join the majority and vote for shrimp & grits…..although my husband can make a mean fried green tomato!!  Those are a close 2nd!

    • Imogenenoe

      Shrimp and Grits and I love the recipes:)

    • Hawkinsonfamily

      We have only lived in the South for a few years. I am still getting used to Southern food. My top faves are banana pudding and boiled shrimp. (not together :)

    • Roddygirlcoupons

      Sweet tea!!

    • Traci

      While the cuisine is awesome, i love the gardening.

    • Jenny

      I live in the Charleston Area and I live and die for really good pimento cheese sandwiches with toasted bread.

    • Smjjcj

      Shrimp and Grits!!  YUMMY

    • Cathy

      OK…win this and hubby will be EXCITED…um Shrimp & Grits is his fav! :)

    • Mwinegard

      Shrimp and Grits

    • Angie

      Love, Love, Love everything Charleston and southern!!  Southern Living has the best recipes in the south.  It exemplifies everything good about our culture!!

    • Threeshine

      Shrimp and grits Ya’ll….my favorite southern dish!

    • Sherry Tadlock

      Love some shrimp and grits with good ole’ sweet tea.

    • Sherry Tadlock

      Love some shrimp and grits with good ole’ sweet tea.

    • Misty Vinson

      I love fried green tomatoes and cheese grits. Sounds fun…I would love to go!

    • Southernprincess113

      favorite low country cuisine is fried shrimp….love the entertaining ideas from Southern Living

    • Lauren

      I want to go!  My favorite is fresh local seafood, it’s the best here in the Low Country!  Oh, and I LOVE Southern Plate, too.  Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Couponing_Rocks!

      I would love to win these tickets.  I’ve never been & would love an excuse to getaway for the weekend & use some hotel points.  I’ve never had shrimp & grits but since that is everyone’s fav, I would make sure and try it.

    • Infoseeker30

      Southern born and raised yet spent a few yrs in Northern Mn…….there just ain’t nothing like our Southern food.

    • Lynne

      Shrimp & Grits, of course!! 

    • Pam Felber

      I was born and raised in the Charleston area and my favorite  low country dish is shrimp and grits but then again anything with a good gravy can be eaten with grits!!

    • Mcgowenl

      I would love to go! I live 5 miles from Boone Hall, and the Taste of Charleston is a great time! I especially love Southern Living—looking at an issue feels like sitting on the porch talking with family and drinking some sweet iced tea!

    • Kdbernales

      I love all the great recipes!!! I get annual cookbooks too!

    • Carrie_C

      Shrimp and grits of course!

    • Dinky120101

      shrimp & Grits! YUM! :)

    • Carole Thurston

      I love the recipes, I love the travel articles. I love the home decorating articles. I love the gardening tips. I love all the beautiful pictures! I love everything about Southern Living!  It is my favorite magazine ever!

    • Marsha

      My husband and I would love to go to this!  I love SL mag!

    • Mrs. L

      What a fun giveaway!  I love crab cakes and I love yellow grits (not together though).  My BFF is in Charleston, so I’d love a great excuse to see her :)

    • Kimberlylcarroll

      I have just recently moved to the area and would love to attend. My favorite thing about Southern Living and lowcountry cuisine is that both are a comfort to me and remind me of my hometown….class, style, and hospitality…LOVE!

    • Anonymous

      My favorite Low Country cuisine is shrimp and grits!  Yum!  I love Charleston!

    • SamsMommy

      My favorite lowcountry cuisine is Shrimp and Grits with a Firefly sweet te :)

    • Barbara

      Aside from all the great recipes, pictures, and the good southern Living  Italian Pot Roast we had last night, my favorite thing about Southern Living is that Christy Jordan is now Editor-at- Large!!!  would love to see her :)

    • Crystal

      Can’t beat a great Low Country Boil or Chicken Bog – YUM!!!!

    • Catherine

      My favorite low country cuisine is Low Country Boil.  Yum yum yum.

    • Joysews

      Low country boil!!

    • Omoneal

      Southern Living covers a wide variety of info. You’ll find recipes for southern style cooking, travel info , all kinds of art including info on the artist, sometimes lists of events going on in southern states and lists of note worthy restaurants that may be of interest . The magazine has all the info that anyone that didn’t know any thing about the south would definitely be appealing. My favorite southern cuisine would be some good fall off the bone barbecue ribs !  

    • Phaseonepits

      I love everything about Southern Living.  The recipes are spectacular but having a picture of the recipe is PRICELESS.  Would love to take my mom to this!

    • Jessica

      Fried Chicken and Sweet Tea

    • Amanda

      Favorite low country cuisine… shrimp and grits of course!

    • Egumbiner

      Tough call on favorite low country food. Crabcakes with a corn salsa/relish or shrimp and grits! So yummy!!!!

    • Mitzi4him

      I love the cakes in SL low country boil too !!!

    • Anonymous

      I love anything Low Country. Being from the South, I grew up on southern cooking and Southern Living, ya’ll. :)

    • I love shrimp and grits. Just typing those words transported me to the Carolina Coast! 

    • Aquafuzz

      Love me some shrimp and grits!

    • Danherg

      Low country boil (frogmore stew) is my favorite! Anytime I want my husband to cook, I just have to buy the ingredients and he is there!

    • Amysdeals76

      Southern Living’s great recipes!

    • Desiree

      Being from the South my whole life, I love how southern living shows how beautiful it can be when alot of people think of us as something other than classy! Its Fabulous & helps us Southern Girls show it off =)

    • Melissaallen31302

      Absolutely have to say SHRIMP AND GRITS:)  This is my favorite low country dish, not to mention I am only in Savannah ****AND THE 8TH IS MY 30TH BIRTHDAY****  would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE TO WIN THIS

    • Hoping to win

      Southern Living is a perfect example of the laid back, charming lifestyle of the South.  The simple but elegant style provided with love, to be enjoyed with family and friends. From beautiful decor to scrumptious recipes Southern Living exemplifies true Southern charm. Charleston SC is the perfect location for a Southern Living event and my favorite weekend getaway.

    • Pattilaurens

      I love the recipes!!!!

    • Amy

      I like the receipes featuring what is in season for that month and also the travel sections in Southern Living.

    • Curiousqt

      Shrimp and Grits~ the rest of the country is missing out on this one…mmmmm so good

    • Racheloburns

      Frogmore stew with fresh shrimp out the creek! I live in Charleston and would love to go!

    • Moorechoices

      Can’t wait for sum good cooking!

    • Michelle C.

      Sweet ice tea y’all!

    • Jennifer

      Shrimp and Grits…without the shrimp :)

    • Tina

      I love trying the new recipes that Southern living has to offer, all of them I have tried have been DELISH!!!!

    • Dawnrjustice

      Sweet tea & bisuits & gravey are two of my faves!!

    • Mrsjmartin97

      shrimp and grits but of course…southern living is laid back,good hearted people you’ve known all your life.Your neighbors are your aunts and uncles and we all raise each others kids lol Like momma said earlier,about my daughter I know I raised her better then that = )

    • Stikeleather5

      Southern Living is one of my favorite magazines! Love their recipes and love Charleston. We were planning on going so winning tickets would be awesome!!!!!

    • Njuhan03

      OH MY GOSH- I’D LOVE TO GO TO THIS!!!  Shrimp and grits is  my favorite…  =)

    • Lisa

      Favorite Lowcountry Cuisine,  Shrimp and grits of course. Cant beat it.

    • Misty Ball

      I love Southern Living! I check out the Travel section each month to plan weekend getaways and I love the awesome recipes too! Charleston is one of my favorite places to visit in the fall.

    • Benne Brittle.

    • Mkwsenior

      Grits and Sweet Tea.

    • Volvo_b

      As a Susbcriber I just love the recipes and photographs! I lived in South Carolina and never made as many friends as I did there.  People really care about you and cook great things like Chicken Bogg!  And oh yes- sweet tea for sure!  I’m coming Charleston, look out!!

    • Couponmomalb

      Fried chicken, gravy, biscuits, and Mac and cheese with sweet tea of course! Yummo!!! Hubby and I want to go, we love charleston!!!!

    • Amber Brown

      I love all of the fantastic recipes that not only look good, but taste good!

    • Monica

      Smothered pork chop, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, corn bread and lemonade yall! but I was gonna say shrimp and grits but alot of southerners already said that! lol

    • Britt

      Biscuits and sausage gravy! YUM!

    • Frannycwc2002

      I am a meat girl smothered chops all the way lol

    • kwb715

      My favorite Charleston dish is She-Crab soup!  Yum!

    • Jpu Cox

      Love Love Love Chicken Bog and would really love to go to this!

    • guest

      My favorite thing about Southern Living is the recipes.

    • Karichie3

      Low country boil: shrimp, corn, potatoes.  All of that :)  Shrimp and grits are good too.

    • Jocelyn

      All the food is delicious in Charleston! Fried catfish and baked mac and cheese are my favorite!

    • Anonymous

      Love shrimp and grits and love Charleston – lots of great memories from previous trips!

    • Olivia

      Shrimp and grits is where it’s at! :)

    • 1princess1prince

      Chicken bog, corn bread & half & half tea for me ;)

    • Gaild45

      mac and cheese for me!

    • Weezybee

      I haven’t been to Charleston since the mid ’80’s…..looking forward to some good sweet tea, fried chicken, and some good cakes or pies….wish I could have some seafood, but I’m allergic to all fish/shellfish : /

    • I LOVE living in the LOWCOUNTRY! I live right next to Boone Hall Plantation where this event takes place. I’ve subscribed to Southern Living since I graduated from college and began to cook and take care of my family. I love the recipes the most! Every Thanksgiving I make a yellow squash casserole that was featured in the magazine. It’s delicious!

    • Michelle

      Favorite lowcountry cousine? So easy. Crab cakes!!!!!!

    • Naryawink

      I love ALL things Lowcountry!  I am blessed to have married a true Southern gentleman who can cook!  We love going to the Taste of Charleston every year…especially for a break from our two little darlings.  My favorite dish would have to be Lowcountry Boil with local shrimp.  Yum!!!

    • Trailwalker

      Chicken bog, cornbread and sweet, sweet tea!

    • Jeansmail

      Crab cakes are my favorite low country cuisine. I live in Charleston and would love to surprise my hubby for his birthday with these tickets.

    • Anonymous

      Crabcakes!  I love them!  And this from a Brit!

    • Eileen

      Definitely She Crab Soup !

    • Living in Charleston has been amazing, food wise. Everywhere you go, the mac n’ cheese is AMAZING! Especially the mac n’ cheese with gouda and country ham at Poogan’s Porch. The biscuits there are sooooo good too!! Another favorite is probably fried green tomatoes and you can’t forget the ultimate coconut cake from Peninsula Grill! YUM!! It’d be so awesome to win tickets because I really would LOVE to go to this event!!!

      • lived in charleston 1998-2011. love everything except 26 & 526 traffic! oh and dorchester rd, ashley phos, etc… LOL!! 

    • Miss_afb

      i love southern living cookbooks i have a good sized collection i love the yearly ones that break down the holiday menus, the recipes are so good and easy.

      i love the smells coming from the restuarants when you are walking around charleston yum yum

    • Shrimp and Grits! It was served at our wedding, so not only is it delicious every time I eat it, the dish also reminds me of that wonderful day!

    • Dolphingirl159

      I love all of the great decoration ideas they have for fall and Christmas time. They also have some really great recipes. 

    • Jen

      She crab soup and crabcakes!

    • Cslagsvol

      Love, love grits!  Also love cornbread-I wanted to serve it at my wedding, but my Mom said, No. 

    • Whitequiet

      I love the recipe features for the seasons and holidays in Southern Living.

    • AP

      Buttermilk biscuits and gravy for breakfast is my all time favorite!!

    • SouthernPrideGirl65

      My mom gave me and my sister a subscription to Southern Living years ago.  Her sister had given her one way back when.  Reading SL takes me back to things that I remember from my childhood.  A good home cooked meal with my mom and dad, my sister and my grandmomma.  Granny left us 10 years ago but the memories I will cherish forever.  Thanks SL for being a past of my past, present and future. 

    • Eliznbarr

      I love the holiday season ideas and recipes!!!

    • Jennifer

      Shrimp and Grits!!

    • Cheapergles

      Shrimp and grits.  And I love Southern Living too.

    • Mlv

      can’t pick a favorite thing -it’s like picking your favorite child!  my mother, both of my grandmothers, myself, and now my mother-in-law (gift from me) read the magazine.  love the great variety!

    • Diane

      Sweet tea and corn bread. Yummy!! 

    • Juliesister78

      Crab cake

    • Nickyshova

      Fried green tomatoes!!!

    • Page

      Shrimp & grits – my favorite recipe came from Southern Living for “Cheesy Shrimp and Grits Casserole.”  YUM!!!

    • Sandy565

      I love shrimp and grits!!

    • My favorite lowcountry cuisine is a tie – she crab soup & shrimp & grits!! 

    • Afherren

      My favorite Low Country cuisine is a “Grits bar” where you have the option of adding whichever topping you like (bacon, cheese, jalapenos, mushrooms) to a bowl of grits. And the Southern Living recipes and “featured homes” are my favorites!

    • Rachael

      I splurged and bought the subscription this year. It is a little bit of happiness every time I get it in the mail!

    • Hughesk

      Shrimp and Grits……I love Southern Living because My mom tries out the delicious recipes on my family…yummmm…

    • Holiday decorating and the food recipes!!!

    • Cbeard2

      I love a low country shrimp and andouille sausage boil.  ummmhmmmm

    • Jfmiller82

      biscuits and sausage gravy…..and I love Charleston!! 

    • Lauren M

      Hummingbird pie!  I tasted it for the first time at Taste of Charleston three years ago and would love to re-visit!  

    • sam

      Hmmm…what do I love about Southern Living?  It was born in the same city I was.  The travel articles are well written and make so many road trips around the south seem attainable and worth while.  I love the yummy recipes and ideas that come out of the SL test kitchen.  There are almost too many good things to mention in one blog comment.  I think that right now I am loving Southern Living the most for allowing their September issue to highlight what most southerners truly love about September….the beginning of college football season!

    • Patsy Buendia

      shrimp and grits, my favorite!!

    • Mmccauley42

      Love the recipes in southern living…ultimate being Tomato Pie..mmmmm

    • Debbie6145

      my favorite low country  food is  shrimp , fried green tomatoes 

    • Scharpers

      Love my Southern Living each month.  My family faves or shrimp and grits.  Shrimp from Beaufort and stone grits from Lexington.

    • Saving in Savannah

      I love Southern Living because they showcase the best Mom and Pop, local dives, and hole-in the wall eateries that I have actually been to and places I want to try. 

    • Susancbedell

      Shrimp and Grits.  All time Charleston favorite!!!

    • ShaRee

      My favorite Low Country Cuisine….Shrimp and Grits!!! Yumm!

    • Georgia Girl

      WOW! I sure would love to meet Christy because I have cooked a lot of her recipes from her cook book that you recommended last year.

    • srene14

      Love love love oysters!  Steamed, raw, they are just great!

    • cindy

      shrimp and grits

    • Rhonda Pruden

      Southern Living is the only magazine in my house and the one magazine I give as gifts. Each month it arrives I look forward for all I will experience from wonderful recipes to special places to travel too. Living southern in SC

    • Caity

      grits :)

    • Jan

      OK, I seriously love collard greens and red rice.

    • Emmayun2

      The recipes are the best in Southern Living along with the plants that work best for your  area based on the time of year! 

    • Amanda_3860_2000

      Love the recipes in southern living. The best low country meal is local shrimp and seafood.. shrimp and grits is sooooo tasty

    • Shannon

      Chicken Bog

    • Shacklefordj

      I love southern living magazine.  They feature the best destinations, food and cultural activities of the south.  They also pay attention to the needs of traveling families. 

      Favorite southern cuisine: I loved the lobster roll at High Cotton in Charleston.

    • LG

      Shrimp and Cheddar Grits : )

    • Porkchopqueen

      Love Southern Living, for the food, decorating, and especially the Grumpy Gardener!  But I not only love the magazine, but the southern living life! And now it means so much more to me.  I am currently undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, my husband died last November of cancer and I was hit very hard by the April tornadoes and Hurricane Irene. The hurricane killed my rooster, Barry, (named after the president) a tree fell on him. My dog was killed and I got the shingles.  Can anything go right in my life?  Food is one of my wonderful retreats in life and I would love to come to Charleston to see the beautiful sites, enjoy fine foods, and visit my sweet daughter who is a chef at Eurasia Cafe in Mt Pleasant.  I need to be there.

    • Janagunter

      Crabcakes from Hyman’s.

    • kathy

      Shrimp nd grits!  And for dessert pralines! Love Southern Living Magazine! Every Christmas my mom gives me and my sis a suscription to the magazine! Im 53 so ive gotten several magazines! Thank you!  

    • Marsha

      I’m always happy with sweet iced tea and barbequed pork!  I have EVERY Southern Living Annual Recipe book since 1979, and I’ve been a subscriber that long, as well.  I love SL’s recipes, gardening articles, travel guides, and decorating tips.  Although I was born and grew up in a border state, I’m definitely a Southern gal!   Thanks!

    • Sandy

      Any kind of seafood.  Shrimp ‘n Grits – of course!

    • Kathryn21

      Charleston is one of my favorite places–my husband and I went there for our honeymoon!!!  We ate at one of the best places ever–Magnolia’s!!!  The fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and collards were amazing!  Fried chicken and mashed potatoes are 2 of my favorite southern foods!  Yummy–can’t wait to go back to Magnolia’s!

    • Heather Hoyt

      Haha…A South Carolinian HAS to love dem Shrimp ‘n Grits!  YUM.  Hubby is in the Army and every time I come home, that’s what I seek out…well…that and BBQ with Hash and Rice.  We’re home for good now and I still haven’t made up for lost time!  I’m workin’ on it though!

    • Angela Sims

      Chicken Bog.. yummy

    • Retirdnvyoficer

      Boone Hall Plantation is in my backyard.  I love to throw a net off the dock there, and bring home fresh shrimp.  Toss it in a fresh basil pesto cream sauce, and serve over angel hair pasta, with a crusty loaf of bread..  Oh, did I mention the pinot grigio?
      Later, chill on the front porch with my Southern Living magazine, while sipping a peach tea.!  Life is good!

    • Elizabeth

      Life is too short not to be SOUTHERN!
      LOVE ALL THINGS SOUTHERN LIVING!

    • Wethedeans

      My favorite thing about charleston is walking the residential areas early morning and admiring the old architecture and mini landscapings the residents have “done up”. And of course the food! Last time we were there we went in one place to get a cocktail, another to get an appetizer, another to get a main course and another to get dessert!

    • sue

      When we were vacationing at Hilton Head, my husband just fell in love with the Shrimp and Grits. We have been planning to go to Charleston and this would be perfect.

    • Apl20

      LOVE grits! but there is so much more to Southern Living….I live in Charleston, would DEFINATELY go and would love to go. I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend!

    • Terjas

      I love Southern Living! It is sooo neat to get to learn about different places in the south and to get to try recipes from these areas. My mom loves to try and visit these places and go to the specific places and meet the people. It has been great to see the joy she gets from these experiences

    • Candace

      Low Country Broils are fun!

    • MAS

      Love Shrimp and Grits.  Love living in the south!  Love visiting Charleston!

    • kgil

      Love oysters, shrimp and grits, crabcakse well all southern food, pick me :)

    • Not an original southerner but learning to love the food! Grits are a new favorite! and I’m always in for a nice Mac n’ Cheese!

    • Kamnsc

      Shrimp and grits!!

    • Htaylor32

      I love Shrimp and Grits! My first time that I ever heard about them and tried them was here in Charleston! I was very fortunate to get stationed here in the Air Force and now retired here! I also love the charm of Southern Living and drooling over the beautiful “old south” style of homes both inside and out! If I win, I will be sure to say hello to your friend, Christy, too!

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    • Fgschofield

      I love all the wonderful apple recipes in the fall!  YUM! YUM!

    • lovethemgrits

      After spending 9 months in Moncks Corner working there are three things I greatly miss from the area. First is the wonderful people there friendly and helpful. Second is the the surroundings giant live oaks, blue bottle trees and spanish moss. Third is a little ole place just off the beaten path in Summerville SC named Oscars that has hands down the best shrimp and grits to be had in the entire state!

    • Hancock24

      Beufort Stew is the best thing I have discovered living in the south

    • Jjelderandbuddy

      We love Shrimp and Grits around here!

    • Michael Fulwood

      Shrimp & grits are great, there is no doubt. Fried green tomatoes surely are tasty, but for me, it has bot to be the Low Country Boil!

    • Amberkoerber

      Sweet Tea Chicken from Triangle Char and Bar

    • sb1997dj

      I love pecan pie, especially this time of year.

    • Jenniferbrown2001

      thanks for the chance to win!!! Love the shrimp and grits too!!!

    • Bjessa

      ummm shrimp and grits! 

    • Addasdramamama

      Almost any food from Page’s Okra Grill. Shrimp and Grits, Sweet Tea, Pies….It’s food heaven down here y’all!

    • sfazan

      I absolutely love Charleston, so much history, beauty and fabulous food. Southern Living is my favorite magazine, packed with everything Southern, wonderful recipes, lovely gardens, beautiful homes and great decorating ideas. Thank you Southern Living, reading your magazine takes me places without ever having to leave home.

    • steph

      I live in Summerville, just outside of Charleston and you  CAN NOT beat the bbq, fried chicken, hash, corn fritters, pork rinds…..oh my goodness, I’m hungry now….from Duke’s BBQ in Ridgeville.  It is a hole in the wall, next to the train tracks, but it is some serious-good food!!!

    • Raniah

      shrimp and grits for sure

    • JH

      My favorites are shrimp and grits and Chicken Bog !

    • Krumley

      Fried Chicken and Greens

    • Anonymous

      No question… shrimp and grits.  Or maybe she-crab soup. Or,,,,

    • The one dish I ALWAYS have when we go to Charleston is she-crab soup!

    • Jcarriker

      There’s nothin’ better than shrimp ‘n’ grits!  Yum!

    • Sue

      The best recipe I have learned from living in the LowCountry is for sweet tea.  My whole family loves it.

    • Tammy Caudle

      Boiled peanuts….it just don’t get better than that :)

    • rford

      This ole’ Southern girl still loves the shrimp and grits at Hyman’s, fried seafood at the Wreck, a stroll thru the marketplace, the pecan pralines, and a walk along the Battery …..only in Charleston..

    • Mrsputman04

      Fish and grits! I love the creamy texture of the grits! I haven’t quite mastered it yet, but I’m working on it.

    • Lesley

      My husband and I lived in Charleston for the year when he was stationed at the Naval Base there in Goose Creek. We loved living there and eating all the awesome food! Our favorite things were crab cakes or shrimp and grits.

    • Greeneggsandkam

      Love shrimp and grit but more than that my family lives there!

    • deb

      I’m a lowcountry transplant (my husband is Charleston born & bred). We love Shrimp & Grits, best eaten while sitting by the water!

    • Anonymous

      pecan pie

    • Anonymous

      Nothing like an oyster roast!

    • jane spark

      Country Captain! Yummy!

    • Lvcmoberg

      As a vegetarian, you can’t go wrong with simple roadside southern cuisine— boiled peanuts!

    • Lawconstruct

      Shrimp and grits! Yummmmmeeeeee

    • JF

      I love fried green tomatoes!

    • Lea Andra Ashley

      Shrimp and grits is my favorite!

    • Mary S

      barbeque ribs and shrimp

    • Mertice

      As a kitchen and bath designer, I always keep Southern Living Magazine in the showroom.  I get great ideas and can always find pictures to help convey design ideas to my clients.  Thanks, SL!

    • AliBrown

      mmmm… yes, shrimp and grits!

    • Teach_ashlee

      Sweet potatoes–every way they can be fixed!  (Especially in Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole-AMAZING!)

    • Hend5

      I love shrimp and grits–bacon based or sausage, it doesnt matter as long as the grits are stone ground and rich and creamy! The best place to have shrimp and grits is Charleston, SC!

    • MaryS

      One more thing is frogmore stew    

    • Sajantz

      I am a southerner and I absolutely love and enjoy reading Southern Living Magazine- the articles and recipes are fantastic! :) And my favorite southern dish/cuisine woudlm have to be fried green tomatoes with peach/mango salsa! It is so refreshing! :) I would love a chance to win tickets to the Taste of Charleston; I have not gotten a chance to go before.
      I read the entry below from PorkChopQueen, and I must say that she probably deserves to win a set of tickets…her comment made me tear up and realize just how fortunate so many of us are. I’m praying for you, my dear! :)

    • SueAnn Crawford

      I live about 60 miles from Charleston, and LOVE visiting Boone Hall Plantation.  The restaurants represented are all wonderful, and many of them I have yet to visit.  I would really really really love to win these tickets!!!

    • Mbuchner

      low country boil (Beaufort Stew)

    • Anonbunny

      I’d never even heard of grits until I moved here from Canada years ago – but I’ve grown to really love the stuff!!! I’ve never been to the festival and would LOVE to go!!!

    • Favorite southern cuisine is shrimp and grits!  Would love to attend with my daughter who graduated with her master degree in May!  She has been seeking employment for the pass 2 yrs. and still don’t have a job!  We had planned to go to Charleston if she got a job this summer!  We love to shop and eat at upscale resturants but it has been on hold for a while now!  Thank you!

    • Carol

      Shrimp and grits!

    • Abby_864

      My grandmother always made Hot Pineapple and I thought that was very southern…we never knew whether to put it with the sides or desserts! 

    • meagan

      We love a good low country boil, as my husband makes it all the time. Our friends live in Mount Pleasant and we’d love to visit them and Boone Hall as well! 

    • Caro

      I love Southend Brewery’s pork tenderloin with grilled apples, apple brandy sauce and white creamy grits!

    • SKW

      I am from Mississippi and we were raised on red rice. Cook bacon, saute onions in skillet add tomatoes, rice, salt, pepper and of course the Hot Sauce! While that cooks on low heat you make some Hot Buttered Biscuits and lap it up!!!!

    • Laury

      For over 20 years, month after month, I’ve been going to my mailbox and finding the best birthday gift, Southern Living!!!  My sister has never missed a year renewing the subscription and because of this I have compiled a homemade cookbook with the recipes we love. From southern fried chicken to sweet potato casserole, it’s easy to tell what food I like to eat just by looking in my cookbook!!

    • Trogers2

      I love some rich creamy shrimp and grits!!  I just wish I could have southern living decorate for the holidays for me!!

    • Lauren

      Crawfish Po Boy

    • Chrissy

      Shrimp and grits!

    • Susiec2

      Red Rice. . .can’t beat it. . . .and Southern Living, I love the recipes !!

    • Miss B

      Fried Green Tomatoes! There is this restaurant in Charleston that has the best- 82 Queen.
      Southern Living is a life saver. When I was getting to know my seemingly-rigid future mother-in-law, we were sitting in her kitchen listening to crickets until I spotted a Southern Living magazine. I told her I was a subscriber and they featured my hometown on their cover last year and Voila- we suddenly had something to talk about.

    • Sherry T

      I can’t tell you how excited I am when I get my fresh copy of Southern Living in the mail.  If I can’t immediately sit down and pour over it I am irritated.  I love love love it!!!!

    • Melemag

      I love!!!! the scallops’ dish that Cru Catering creates.  I’ve never been a big fan of scallops until I tasted their’s.  Nothing like fresh scallops from our coast.

    • Traveling_blue

      Southern Living shows the classy side of the South and that is what I love about Charleston!  The quaint inns such as the Harbourview Inn right by the pier and the best buttermilk soaked fried chicken…. YUM! 

    • Kendra

      I love chicken and grits! And, the decor in Southern Living is eye candy!

    • Brandy

      I love any kind of grits& g fried green tomatoes

    • Shari

      Fried chicken, green beans, and mac&cheese. Oh, and don’t forget the sweet tea!

    • Tambam

      I love the crab cakes. Southern Living is a great magazine

    • Janet

      shrimp and grits
      Love the South and Southern Living! 

    • Carol

      Undoubtably shrimp and grits!

    • Pstrieter

      I scour my Southern Living each month, and especially enjoy the gardening pages. I love to see what people have done with their spaces and get ideas for the plants I want most!   Then I go to the houses and house plans, and then the travel. Although I love the recipes, they come in at fourth.

    • Leigh

      My favorite Lowcountry cuisine is the Boathouse at Breach’s Inlet’s, spicy shrimp & grits and I love Southern Living. I can’t do without the magazine, it’s a way of life. When my friends and I have parties, the question for attire for the evening? We always reply, well, Southern Living casual of course!

    • Kari

      I’ll take anything with fresh shrimp and some greens!

    • sarah

      Frogmore stew!

    • Susykue

      Shrimp and grits and the recipes

    • Liz

      Shrimp & grits, frogmore stew – anything with shrimp!

    • Katie

      My favorite thing about Southern Living are the holiday issues with great recipes!

    • Amanda

      Definitely shrimp & grits! I have the best recipe & my husband loves it when I bother making it!

    • Fiocean

      I love all of the recipes and travel ideas and decorating ideas! I love Southern Living altogether!

    • 2Cor9:12

      Shrimp and Grits…but, only when they’re on sale and I have the coupon!!

    • Tnjcent

      Love all the recipes that I can only dream of making one day when I am retired!….meanwhile I’ll keep reading and plugging away at my job:) :)

    • Karen Lupinek

      My mother is coming from Ohio to visit that weekend so I would love the tickets. We both love Southern Living Magazine for the great decorating ideas , especially the Christmas edition. I have several Low Country Cuisine favorites which include shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, BBQ, peach cobbler and anything from Justine’s Kitchen in downtown Charleston. 

    • Debbie

      I love shrimp and grits

    • Marissa Noto

      I am a Charleston local that would love to attend this event.A perfect day for me would involve eating biscuits & sausage gravy for breakfast, she crab soup for lunch and Dukes BBQ for dinner.

    • Lindsey

      It’s hard to pick just one, but if I had to, it would be buttermilk friend chicken (I love the chicken from Magnolia’s in Charleston).  

    • Elizabeth

      I love shrimp and grits.

    • Mcnjc

      South Carolina shrimp and cheddar grits.

    • deb

      Shrimp and grits and southern fried chicken.

    • Tara

      I live here in Charleston and would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to attend this event!  Shrimp and grits is certainly a local favorite of mine, but fried green tomatoes are pretty awesome too.  Boone Hall Farms Market Cafe makes a wonderful “Southern Grilled Crab and Pimento Cheese Melt with Fried Green Tomatoes” that was featured in Southern Living! (And I love Southern Living for all of the wonderful food recipes and pics!)

    • Birds4me2

      My sister and I love Souther Living and we just LOVE the fried chicken and so many other foods.

    • Stephanie H

      I love Southern Living Magazine and my favorite southern cuisine is hands down Shrimp and Grits! It was a must have at my wedding reception a couple weeks ago!

    • anything with crab! i looooove crab!! or my favorite thing about Southern Living is all the ideas and pictures. they relax me just looking at them!

    • THudgens

      Love Southern Living because it just reminds me of how beautiful the south is and makes me proud it tell everyone im from the south. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this magazine. :)

    • Angandmike

      I love chicken and grits! And, the decor in Southern Living is eye candy!

    • I have the pleasure of living in Charleston, and love everything about it…. even the humid dog days of August!  My favorite lowcountry dish has got to be shrimp & grits!  Yummo!

    • Mel

      shrimp and grits! I am going, but it would be great to get in for free

    • Soozeqpon

      Definitely shrimp & grits! I love reading a magazine who has a southern girl’s (or guy’s) heart in mind. And it is so neat when you read an article and can say “I know where that place is” or be inspired with vacation ideas that are not too far away from home.

    • Shrimp and grits!! It has been a family tradition for years!

    • Erika5591

      Southern Living reminds me of my mother. She raised us to pray for all things good and always wear lip color, even with the flu. I miss her and Charleston, very much- but blessed to have my Dad, still living there- so I can go back to visit both.

    • Tonya

      My favorite is a low country boil with family and good friends!  Love the combo of shrimp, sausage, and corn!  :)

    • Jlhb

      My husband lived in Charleston for 17 years.  The best resturaunt is Carolinas located downtown.  They have been featured in Southern Living on more than one occasion.  They definitely got that one right!

    • Shar

      Anything with grits! Love ’em grilled and topped with a good marinara. Southern Living covers always draw you to the magazine and they don’t disappoint!

    • Nicky

      If it weren’t for Southern Living, I wouldn’t be living back in the south so soon after moving around the country for over 20 years.  That magazine had kept my heart close to home, even though the military kept me at bay.  I would cry when I read articles that reminded me of home and thankful that now I live out my dream of relishing life with people and places I love.

    • jlj2k

      Shrimp and Grits!!

    • Victoria V

      Low Country Boil!! Ohhhh yeaaa! I’m new to the South, but picked that one up real quick!

    • Deb

      My favorite is shrimp and grits… so good. I also love Southern Living magazine.

    • Savannahcouponshrink

      New to Southern Living, but I love me some cheesy shrimp and grits, y’all!

    • RhondaB

      Shrimp and Grits !  I have never been to this and would love to go.

    • Yoopergirl

      Frogmore stew!!

    • guest

      I’m from Charleston, and would love to go to this on my birthday weekend! And nothing says lowcountry like shrimp and grits!

    • Brooke

      My husband and I are planning to be in Charleston that weekend to celebrate our one year anniversary!  Growing up homemade chicken and dumplings were often a staple in our home, often follow with a fresh baked dessert!   

    • chance83

      I must say shrimp and grits. Me and my husband were just talking about wanting to visit charleston.

    • Elizabeth

      Shrimp ‘n Grits has to be an all-tim favorite, but I also love snacking on some Benne Wafers!

    • PammyFran

      I’m new to Low Country cuisine and have never been to Charleston – would SO love to spend a weekend with my sweetie getting to know both.  My 30-year collection of Southern Living is one of my treasures!

    • Jen

      Anything with their seafood, man they make some amazing she crab soup

    • Danielle Lebarron

      I love shrimp and grits!

    • Yolanda

      Blue Crabs 

    • Kelly McDaniel

      shrimp and grits

    • Mischelle

      The magazine is awesome and always has been.  It is full of wonderful recipes, decorating ideas, gardening, and so much more!  Please pick me!

    • Margaret

      For starters pimento cheese spread a top some nice soft bread, then on to spicy shrimp and grits, and polish it all off with some peach cobbler and french vanilla ice cream. YUM :-)

    • Jenny W.

      I’m from Georgia but moved to Tennessee six years ago. Even though Tennessee is still considered “the south”, reading Southern Living makes me feel at home. I currently don’t have my own subscription – my mom sends me hers when she is done reading it. As I flip through the pages, I dream that I am a gourmet Southern chef, welcoming people to my elegant Southern home, wrapped up in the comfort of Southern culture. I just love it!

    • Oooh!  I would have to say that the food at the Charleston Crab House is spectacular, although I would love to try a lot of the other restaurants as well.

    • Crystalccc

      shrimp and cheese grits with a side of fried okra and some sweet tea!  saving room for peach cobbler for dessert. mmmm mmmm good!

    • Crystalccc

      shrimp and cheese grits with a side of fried okra and some sweet tea!  saving room for peach cobbler for dessert. mmmm mmmm good!

    • Lisa

      Shrimp and Brown Gravy is a recipe I learned how to make when on a Shrimpboat many many years ago in Mt. Pleasant.  I was born at Roper Hospital and raised and still live in Mt. Pleasant, and absolutely love the food we have in this great city!  I also love the Taste of Charleston event.  Great food, great people, great music, and just great times.   Too many foods to rave about!

    • Sbfarlow

      Love Southern Living!  I’ve been getting it off and on for over 20 years, and love the recipes they share.  My favorite low country dish is a Low Country Boil – great for a party! Taste of Charleston would be a great way to spend my hubby’s 50th birthday!

    • Sheila29526

      Shrimp and Grits! That’s all that needs to be said! :)

    • Jaggreer

      I was a military wife for 20 years before retiring back home in S.C. Southern Living was a must have magazine for anywhere I lived. It kept me grounded in the south and I always would find yummy foods to cook. When building my final home here on Edisto I had a folder of home decorating ideas to dream with.

    • Kellyacer

      Well moving here from the north, I’m always looking for new southern cuisines to try! Found so many great ones so far… Hominy is amazing though! :)

    • CJ

      Fried Pickles

    • Gamecockgirl

      I love low country food.  My favorite is crab cakes!

    • Carolyn

      It’s got to be the she crab soup!

    • Jess L

      We just moved from the North and I can not get enough shrimp and grits and sweet tea! :)

    • Angela

      Fried pickles are the way to go! Yummy!

    • Anonymous

      Sounds so fun!

    • Susan Hunsinger

      If you haven’t tried it——Frogmore Stew is a must.

    • heather

      I am a shrimp and grits fan!!

    • MIRANDACOOKE86

      SHRIMP AND GRITS!

    • Jrachelkeim

      looove sweet tea!!!!

    • lvrofsunshine

      Jalapeno Pimiento Cheese Please!  

    • Rvykukal

      Benne wafers and okra beignets!

    • mary

      One of my favorite things about Southern Living would be the incredible photography of the South and the wonderful recipes to go with the great food pictures.  Very inviting pictures drawing one into the beauty of the south.

    • Shannon

      Shrimp & Grits!

    • Pamwise7

      I love shrimp and grits and Beaufort Stew! I enjoy all the great tips I get in the  Southern Living magazine. It was a gift from a dear friend and now I am hooked!

    • Emmavictoria123

      Everything with butter!

    • Saultman

      My favorite Low Country cuisine would have to be Oysers!  To be specific, a Low Country oyster roast!  You have a bucket of your fresh raw oysters thrown on a  piece of tin suspended over with a pit of wood coals.  Throw a dripping wet burlap sac over the oysters, wait till they open, scoop them onto your picnic table and enjoy with saltines, tabasco sauce and coctail sauce. YUM!  Makes me miss Beaufort!

    • Blessedandmore

      Shrimp and grits without a doubt is my favorite followed by she crab soup.

    • Stephanie

      Shrimp and grits…is there anything better?!

    • saving in the south

      I love seeing seasonal decorating ideas and seasonal recipes in Southern Living!

    • Obolton12211

      My favorite LowCountry cuisine is the shrimp and grits. I had my first shrimp and grits experience shortly after I moved down to Charleston, SC from Rocky Hill CT. My hubby and I went to Hyman’s. I ordered the shrimp and grits with the gravy and cheese and  fell in love at first bite. I could eat shrimp and grits everyday!

    • Kbbogh

      I love everything about the south being a northern girl. This magazine has great recipes and decorating ideas. There is nothing like a northerner making shrimp and grits or pimento cheese burgers.

    • I absolutely love okra gumbo!  Would love to win tickets!

    • Erin

      Shrimp and grits–best southern dish ever!

    • I love Shrimp and Grits! YUMMY :-)

    • Jessica

      Crab cakes… baked mac and cheese… cornbread… my mouth is watering! I love the fall and Christmas decorations and ideas in Southern Living. I’m from Atlanta and would absolutely love a weekend getaway to Charleston with my hubby!

    • Linda Cribb

      Shrimp and Grits, of course!  Love, love, love Charleston and Southern Living Magazine!  This would be a perfect wkend getaway for my mom and I!  Her birthday is October 9, she’ll be 74!

    • April

      Definately a Pecan Pie Girl………

    • Amandacdodd

      Start off with some She Crab Soup, then of course Shrimp and Grits and finish with a little Key Lime Pie.  My husband and I just moved to Charleston and have been dying to visit Boone Hall and try Charleston cuisine.  My mom is coming to visit on the 8th from Kentucky. THIS WOULD BE SUCH A FUN AND EXCITING TIME!!!!

    • Amybranyon

      Without a doubt-crab cakes!

    • Kathy Welborn

      My 2 favorite things about Charleston: bourbon bread pudding and biscuits from Poogan’s Porch.  To die for!

    • Jordan

      I look forward every year to receiving the fall and holiday Southern Living. My mom has the recipe books from every year going back to 1980 and some of my favorite memories are opening up the books at Christmas and being able to choose a recipe for us to make together.
      One of my favorite things is a low country boil with fresh shrimp right from the docks. My husband and I actually have already planned to go to Charleston that weekend for our anniversary and this would be the perfect surprise!!

    • Julierichbourg

      Love Beaufort stew!

    • Bethjbrown1

      Crabcakes.  Nothing like Charleston!

    • Shemaschool

      Biscuits…

    • Lizakemp

      So many to choose from but some of my favorties include Shrimp and Grits, Fried Okra, Brunswick Stew, Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Skillet Apple Pie!

    • Anonymous

      I never get tired of shrimp and grits!!!

    • Kay

      Its a tossup between low country boil and shrimp and grits!

    • Jennylynn

      Chicken & Dumplings!

    • CoupLew

      Shrimp and grits….yum!

    • katie c

      Nothing in the world would beat my late great grandmothers Roast with rice and mashed potatoes with home made bisuits!!!! that was the best southern meal in the whole world!

    • Supergirl3009

      There is nothing like Southern biscuits/gravy or shrimp/grits.  Southern Living always takes the basic and shows how to add a little flair.

    • Shenelle D

      Shrimp and grits!!

    • Holly

      My favorite thing about Southern Living is the Made By Southern Hands section near the front. My favorite lowcountry cuisine is shrimp and grits. :-)

    • Jnvsibley

      My mother in law’s steak and gravy with stewed potatoes, fried squash, and her own canned green beans.  Plus pecan pie for dessert :-)  Yummy.

    • Katherine M

      My favorite Low Country cuisine would definitely be the Low Country Boil & my favorite thing about Southern Living would be my best friend who works there!

    • Michelle

      What’s not to love about all Southern Low Country cuisine & Southern Living…two great things!  Have never been to this event, would LOVE to check it out.

    • Lila

      Love to get Charleston’s she crab soup!

    • Gamecock Dance

      I love the annual recipe books published by Southern Living. I was able to find the books for the years my husband and I were born. It is fun to see what was popular then!

    • Chica00735

      Some of my fondest memories are of my grandmother making biscuits.  Too bad she can’t remember the recipe anymore to pass down to my kids. =(

    • Jessica

      Nothing beats Hominy Grill’s shrimp and grits.  It’s the most delicious thing in the south!

    • Billijo

      Lowcountry boil and the wonderful local bbq!!!  The atmosphere is absolutly wonderful at this event also!  Great family time!! :) 

    • Mcmaynardo

      I love looking for new ideas for each season – whether it’s decorating or new dishes, it’s always a treat!

    • Hamptongamecock

      Just about ANYTHING my grandmother cooks is my favorite :)  However if I would have to pick one it would be her “famous” shrimp dip.  She is a HUGE Southern Living fan and I would love to be able to take her for a special day for this!!!

    • My favorite thing about Southern Living magazine is that I can get inspiration for my home decorations from special occasions to everyday life. I have tried some food recipes and they have turned out delicious. Several years ago I read article on raspberry bushes that grow well in South and got those for my garden, and have enjoyed fresh raspberries since through summer.
      I have not been to Charleston, but always wanted to go. This would be a wonderful getaway trip for me and my daughter if we win. Please select me!

    • Neena Gulley

      Shrimp and grits are the BEST!

    • Julie

      I love trying all of Southern Living’s recipes!

    • Jrmaddox5

      I love Southern Living because it celebrates true Southern style each season.  Fall wouldn’t be the same without seeing the fall issue with seasonal decorating tips and the beautiful fall flower pages – I love mums! 

    • Lesleibird

      I love red rice and oyster roasts!  I went to College in Charleston and miss all the lowcountry food!

    • Laura

      Crab cakes, mmmmm.

    • The Carrolls

      Shrimp and grits has to be my all-time favorite… yum!!

    • Kristen M

      Hands down shrimp and grits! My mouth is watering just thinking about that! Oct. 9th would be ideal! Thanks!

    • Rebecca M.

      shrimp and grits!

    • Pawstoreflect

      shrimp and grits or blue crab cakes…..hummmm, what a decision……

    • Couponqueen1967

      Nothing beats a heaping bowl of white cheese and Tasso grits with blackened shrimp…YUM!

    • Amy Walters69

      Hank’s Seafood’s shrimp and grits. Yummmm.

    • Emma Horan

      Might sound redundant, but Shrimp and Grits!
      I love Southern Living because I love living southern! Born and raised in Arkansas, I traveled to Charleston as a kid and knew this was going to be home one day. I moved here in 2006, and met my husband and have a 2 year old girl named Emmie Lou :). My husband is a yankee from Michigan, but he loves trying all the old and new recipes from Southern Living.

    • Kat

      Fried okra!

    • Katielass

      I love Hoppin’ John, it combines the best of all worlds: rice, black eyed peas, salty ham and bacon,a little onion and celery. It is truly South Carolina Gullah cooking at its best!

    • Jmholley

      Well, we live in Alabama and I wouldn’t have it any other way, we are try southerners, we love the Shrimp Grits, we actually make them at home alot! You normally cannot go anywhere and find them….they are better at home anyway!!!

    • Lorilori78

      Never liked Grits until i moved to Charleston! Now I love them!!

    • Lynn M Barber

      crab cakes!!!!

    • Omalleyjs

      Shrimp and Grits!!!

    • Eerporter

      Definitely chicken and dumplings! 

    • My favorite thing about Southern Living is the recipes, just found one the other day for Southern Pecan Pie with bourbon! 

    • Islandedisto

      Fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, blue crabs, shrimp and collards. I am hungry!

    • Gina

      I love Shrimp and Grits.  I love the way Southern Living showcases
      southern towns we can easily visit.

    • Cindyak20

      love Charleston and Southern Living .. BBQ Shrimp and grits from 82 Queen.

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE southern food.  My favorites are definitely shrimp & grits, fried chicken and collards.   I’m salivating at the thought.

    • My first true “southerner” dish was a Creole Cajun Gumbo and I was shown how to make the “roux” from scratch. I fell in love!!! This sounds like such a fun weekend, I would totally take my mom for the day. She lived in Charleston as a child and hasn’t been back in decades!!!

    • Shrimp and grits – classic low country!

    • Djn1946

      Have subscribed to Southern Living for years & years. Love everything about the magazine. Love Charleston too. 

    • Anonymous

      I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use Gr?bPenny.?om

    • Carol Sandel

      I would love this prize. Charleston is one of my favorite places. I have never been to this event, sounds like fun.

    • SLH19

      Country Fried Steak and gravy! mmmm hmm! proud to call Charleston home :)

    • Allinole

      Love country style chicken

    • Jennifer Darcy

      There is nothing better than hot fresh Peach Cobbler with a a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!!!

    • Got to go with Frogmore Stew (some call it Beaufort Stew)!  It was new to me when I moved to Charleston over 10 years ago, but it is fabulous!   Get the shrimp and corn and red potatoes B1G1 from Bi-Lo, coupon up to a great deal on Hillshire Farms sausage, and boil away!  A real crowd pleaser!

    • Darlene

      Nothing says southern like pecan pie!

    • Cindy

      I love Charleston and a weekend trip would be great, it has been a tough year due to the loss of my mother.  I love Southern Living and my Mom is the one who introduced me to this magazine sice  she was a subscriber.  She paid for me a subscription one year and I have been hooked since. My favorite low country cuisine is ‘hoppin John:
      and I love the decorating tips, especially the holidays, in the Souther Living magazine.
      Cindy

    • Thenley

      I look forward to reading my Southern Living magazine every month!

    • Jdfcoupons

      Reading the other comments is making mue hungry!  Now I need some crab cakes, shrimp and grits, she crab soup and chicken fried steak!  It’s hard for me to pick one favorite.

    • Beth Sanders

      I am a true Southern belle. Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1963. I am a mother of 5 and my children were born in Charleston, S.C. I dearly love all of the low country crusin that Charleston has to offer. My favorite would be fried shrimp and the lowcountry crab dip made from the local blue crabs.I am born, breed and Southern fed.

    • Jessica

      Shrimp and Grits is a low country classic…but you gotta have a side of Red Rice, too!

    • Valmartin71

      Red Beans and rice are the best!  Curry Chicken or shrimp is a strong second :)

    • Kimberly

      Sweet tea, blue crabs, and boiled shrimp.

    • Shelly Cook

      I love low country boil. Ever since my daughter and I saw Paula Dean make it and saw that it was fun to eat MESSY and not worry about who saw you, we were hooked!!I would love to go learn more.

    • Wendy

      Shrimp and Grits

    • Susie Harris Smith

      There is nothing better than Southern Sweet Tea, Sweet Potato Casserole with Southern Pecan topping an Southern “Pe-CAN pie”!

    • Gillian

      I feel like Southern Living is the ultimate guide to becoming the proper Southern belle my mother has always wanted me to be :) Love it!

    • Georgiatechlady

      I love grilled cajun shrimp and grits and there is nothing like Southern sweet tea to wash it down with!

    • Southernprideis

      Southern sweet tea with shrimp and grits! YUM!

    • Shellpbaker

      SHRIMP and GRITS!!! Planning on going down anyway as a birthday treat. Free would be even better!

    • Jeff

      low country boil using Bulls Bay shrimp all washed down with FireFly and lemonade!

    • Bncopeland

      I love Southern Living Magazine – i was born in Mississippi and moved to Ky so it keeps me grounded!

    • Kim

      Definitely fried foods- okra, squash, chicken, PICKLES… anything!

    • Southern Mom

      Sweet tea and red beans and rice

    • Jthompson

      Love-Love Southern Living for their food, landscaping & travel info.  Was just reading their picks for October vacations yesterday and checking out their Charleston article! Need a getaway after just hosting my daughter’s wedding a week and a half ago! Sounds like fun.

    • Herngulley

      My husband and I love everything about Charleston, we’re trying to get over there for a belated anniversary trip :)~ fav cuisine is among low country shrimp boil, shrimp and grits& she crab soup. I have subscribed to Southern Living for many years, the one mag. I can”t do without!!

    • Pamala

      My favorite thing about Low Country cuisine is that the food is bought, seasoned and prepared with the sole purpose of touching the soul of those who will consume it. As southerners, we enjoy a good meal and when it’s prepared from the heart, it’s somehow transported into the divine taste of the food and opens the door for great conversation…..ALWAYS!

    • Caw-2

      shrimp and grits.  The first time I had them was in Charleston and I’ve been hooked ever since.

    • Anonymous

      Sweet tea and shrimp and grits!

    • Aweston29290

      chicken bog

    • rjdl

      Love the decorating tips and wonderfully, delicious recipes.

    • How can one choose? There’s catfish, low country boil and the ultimate, shrimp and grits. Don’t forget the biscuits. Yummy!

    • Kimwinehale

      Shrimp and Grits!!!!

    • Mustangmiss79

      My favorite thing about Low Country cuisine is that a meal is an experience.  A dinner is about the southern hospitality with a helping of shrimp and grits with broccoli and cheese cornbread on the side and a big glass of sweet ice tea.

    • Zollers

      Low Country Boil….

    • Nursewoody81

      Love a good low country boil, and grits of course!

    • Jbailey

      Love, Love, Love shrimp and grits!

    • Ann

      Collards! Grits! Lowcountry Boil!

    • Paula

      The extra love that flavors every dish!

    • Lizmitt89

      shrimp and grits

    • akmorris

      Vinegar-based barbecue!

    • Lksoni23

      low country boil is delish!

    • Lejane84

      My favorite thing about Southern Living would be the recipes.  As a new wife and mother I love being able to recreate recipes from my childhood. 

    • Kim P

      Grilled scallops!!

    • JTS

      I really love Jestine’s Kitchen’s fried chicken and fried green tomatoes! Lowcountry boil is also superb! As a side note, October 8th is my birthday, and it sure would be great to win some free tickets!

    • I have a few favorites when it comes to Lowcountry cuisine, a few being Fried Green Tomatoes, Lowcountry Boil, Shrimp & Grits…I could go on & on! We live in Charleston & I’d love to win so I can take my mom  to this awesome event!!

    • Anonymous

      I love Southern Living because of all of the highlights on all the small restaurants that you might otherwise never hear about!

    • LynnI

      I have to say Low Country Boil or Fried Catfish and grits. I grew up in the South but lived on the West Coast for a couple of years and now live in Savannah. The best thing about the South is the PEOPLE. True Southerners are the most friendly people in the world. I would love to go. Charleston is just right up the road from SAV

    • Atlcouponqueen

      I love southern living magazine because the recipes that they produce have lasting memories and you can go back to them time and time again.  It is a continuation of yummy fun creations…. coconut cake is the best, I can picture it on the cover now…

    • Kim

      I would have to say Fried Green Tomatoes for sure, my husband would however say Shrimp and Grits. Either way we both could eat our way through something like this!!!

    • Kristie

      This one’s easy: pimento cheese heaped on top of fried green tomatoes — an artery clogger, for sure

    • Beckyjrobertson

      shrimp and grits of course!!!

    • my favorite lowcountry dish is the sweet potato pancakes at Joseph’s on Meeting Street. YUMMMY!! =)

    • Wddechadwick

      We are truly southerns and love collard greens and fatback.  Our daughter attends the College of Charleston and we have not seen her since school started, so this would be a great opportunity to spend some fun family time together.  Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Phlutter

      I love low country boil. We make it at the beach every year.  :)

    • Kat

      I have always loved the down-home southern attitude and hospitality that has always emanated from Southern Living! The recipes are fool proof and I can’t tell  you how many of them are crammed in my box of favorite recipes! I also look forward to the attention to home decorating. There again, I have a special file full of helpful decorating tips and travel destinations I am chomping at the bit to visit! Thank you for all the years of joy given to me by your magazine. It has always been one that never makes it to the recylcle bin! Kathleen Danze

    • Jsrumple

      Favorite LowCountry dish is shrimp and grits.  Didn’t think I would like it moving here from Indiana, but that is what I always order when I go to Charleston Crabhouse!

    • Angrich

      Love Southern Living magazine for new takes on classic Southern recipes (especially the lightened versions of favorites)!

    • Tooeypew

      My favorite lowcountry cuisine is Shrimp and Grits! :)

    • Missersue

      My absolute favorite is a good old fashioned low country boil but I won’t turn my nose up at shrimp and grits too!! Both are fantastic southern meals that have loads of great taste!

    • Caroline

      Oh wow, too many choices to name.  Carolina Yacht Club’s shrimp and grits.  Oyster roasts.  Firefly!

    • Kim Maynor

      Shrimp and grits are always good but I also love the southern fried chicken we have in Charleston.  Would love to win these tickets!

    • Brenda

      Low country boil….yummmy!!!

    • Kay

      I love shrimp and grits and crab cakes. Southern Living is great for recipes–all of them 

    • Alli

      Shrimp and Grits is definitely a favorite! I love Southern Living – it has great ideas for the home and wonderful recipes!

    • Dosthoff

      I love, love, love SC mustard-based BBQ pulled pork, and of course, shrimp and grits!

    • ah

      Low country boil or she-crab soup!

    • Allison H.

      I love low country boil-yum!

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE shrimp and grits with sweet tea.  Yum!  This sounds like a great event!

    • lisa

      I love the decorating tips, planting tips and of course the great recipes

    • Sandy

      Shrimp and Grits….and I would love to attend.  Also sweet potato pound cake.

    • Laura Royal

      shrimp and grits

    • Carmen

      Love, Love, Love Shrimp and Grits, crab cakes, She crab soup…All of this plus more and eating it all at a great place as Charleston, well it’s worth the drive.

    • Casey Roberts

      Pumpkin Pie and all things fall :) I live in Charleston and would love the opportunity to attend!

    • Pamelahmccall

      I have subscribed to Southern Living magazine for over 20 years and so many of the recipes are now a part of our family traditions.  I grew up on chicken bog even thought that is not my favorite.  It is probably collard greens… when my husband makes them…awesome! 

    • Kmcminn3

      Definitely love a low country boil complete w/ Shrimp, sometimes crab, crawfish, corn, andouille sausage, onions, Old Bay creole seasoning and my homemade coctail sauce!  YUM!  OH my goodness…we may have to have that this weekend!  ;)

    • Jringer4

      Shrimp-n-Grits is my favorite!

    • Gibblet28

      Definitely fried green tomatos!  Great as a side to a heapin helpin of shrimp and grits! Makes my taste buds celebrate!

    • katiedaisy

      My favorite thing about Southern living is the wonder people, gorgeous sunsets and of course the food!!! I love living in beautiful Charleston and hey if you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes! 

    • Charlahenderson

      Shrimp and Grits!!!

    • Deb Mays

      I just love shrimp boils and my Southern Living Magazine subscription. My favorite is Steve Bender, aka The Grumpy Gardener. He just makes me laugh!

    • April V

      Low County Boils!

    • Bulldogbaton

      We just moved to this area and I cannot get enough shrimp.  We are still trying to discover all of the yummy foods of the area!

    • ambie keen

      Oh my, how to choose a favorite?! I will go with Poogan’s Porch’s Sweet Tea Glazed Salmon! YUM!

    • Jessann1203

      I love FRIED GRITS!!

    • Karen

      My favorite thing about Southern Living is it showcases ideas on how to keep my house with an up-to-date look. Thanks Southern Living.  Karen

    • Ucmba97

      How can you choose just one southern living food staple?? Shrimp and grits are a family favorite and then of course the low country boil for special family gathering occassions.  Both of which my recipes came from southern living magazine!!

    • fotokik

      I love the down-to- earth ideas, advice, and (the best for last) foods!

    • heidiw

      I love shrimp and grits and she crab soup!!!

    • Anonymous

      My favorite thing about Southern Living is the online recipes.  I use these for inspiration often!

    • ab

      I live in Charleston, and my favorite cuisine is a Lowcountry Boil! I so hope I win tickets to the ToC–I have been wanting to go! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Richardson6

      It has to be Fried green tomatoes over grits!  YUM! YUM!  I also love Southern Living.  Charleston and it’s surrounding area is my most favorite places to visit!  Luckily I live in Columbia so it is only a skip, hop & a jump!  

    • Ava501

      I moved from Savannah, GA to Charleston recently and love many of the foods that are popular in the lowcountry. My favorite has always been a low country boil- that’s how I said it in Savannah but now that I live in Charleston many people refer to it as frogmore stew…love it no matter how ya say it! I have been a longtime subscriber to Southern Living which always has the best recipes but what I love the most is the travel section especially when it has something local- several times it has let me know about things in my area that I was not aware of (and gave the pricing so I knew if I could afford it). I just took a crabbing excursion in my area that I had clipped out of a Southern Living article.

    • Kagleason

      I did not grow up in the south but recently tried grits for the first time. They were excellent. My husband and I went to charleston on our honeymoon and would love to go back!

    • Laura

      Gumbo!!!

    • Liz

      Fried Shrimp

    • Tonya

      I am a Lowcountry girl, and I love shrimp and grits….and she crab soup…and chicken bog…Okay, I love it all!!

    • beingjennifer

      banana pudding

    • Photothia

      I moved here 6 years ago from Connecticut and I have to say.. I love it! Sweet tea is as american as apple pie, friendly people always saying “Hi” and flip flops all year long! What more can I say? I attended the Culinary Institute of Charleston for baking and was never able to attend the Taste of Charleston but would absolutely love to!

    • Coupongirl29485

      I would love to get tickets for the Taste of Charleston to celebrate my 30th Birthday on the 9th. My favorite low country food would have to be fried seafood and crab cakes. I love the seafood platter at Hank’s.

    • Carrie L

      I love all of the great design ideas in Southern Living and the laid back, gentile style they showcase… plus the recipes are great!

    • Kathyneff

      Only in Charleston for a few more months and would love to give Christy a hug for you!!

    • Rachel

      I moved down to Charleston from Michigan and have learned to love SHRIMP & GRITS!

    • Sara

      I’m from Kentucky and I’m going to visit my sister in Charleston that weekend and we would love to go!  I love Shrimp Gumbo!

    • Gboice

      Southern living is a way of life filled with charm and heritage.

    • Elizabethmomof3

      I’m from Charleston and always LOVED Taste of Charleston. I’d love to go down and visit during the taste of Charleston! Shrimp and grits from a certain place are fantastic, but really any seafood mixed with a soul food side will be sure to please…

    • Stadtermanj

      Crab cakes & remoulade !! I live in upstate SC & would love a mini vacation! Thanks

    • Sunshinecakes10

      Shrimp & Grits!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Shrimp & grits, crab cakes, too many to name!!

    • Da-niners-rule

      Crabcakes!!!

    • Kristaspas

      Shrimp and grits

    • Mommyto2kids

      She-Crab soup, crabcakes…my list could go on! I love living in Charleston! ;)

    • Melwitch

      Fried greed tomatos are the best!

    • Jenbug318

      Shrimp and grits!

    • Kristen

      What’s not to love?  I love it all!  Shrimp and grits or oysters…

    • Jill Mcabee

      I grew up in West Virginia and married my southern man who wouldn’t leave his mama!  I feel when it comes to the cuisine and the living, I am a southern girl at heart.  Give me shrimp and grits, collards, beaufort stew (boil) or she crap soup and being outdoors, I am in heaven!!

    • Shrimp n’ Grits are the best!

    • Shrimp n’ Grits are the best!

    • hwalters

      I am from Charleston and I love Crabcakes and Shrimp n’ Grits!! 

    • Jshirley9

      Beaufort Stew is my familie’s fav! My parents live in Beaufort so that may have something t do with it :)

    • Ewilkes02

      There are soo many Lowcountry food’s that I love it’s hard to name just one! However, I would have to say that I personally love the fresh local oysters straight from the Folly River! What a joy it is to live in the South!

    • Jade1104

      Shrimp and Grits :)

    • Dannie

      Low country boil…yum!!!

    • Shanna

      I love the variety of food that is NOT seafood, but still representative of Lowcountry cookin’ – Hoppin’ John, cornbread, Carolina Gold rice, good BBQ pork… my mouth is watering!

    • Freemn4

      I moved here just over a year ago to the Charleston area from Seatte WA…  I love shrimp and grits and had never tried them until I came to the south.

    • tara heise

      Shrimp and Grits…my favorite!

    • Demetria Mckensie

      Okra soup!  Great mixture of okra, tomatoes, shrimp, corn, and spices:-)

    • Susan Castner

      I am originally from New Jersey and moved South years ago.  I was introduced to grits and especially enjoy cheese grits and shrimp and grits.

    • Gabby Hayes

      I LOVE crabcakes!

    • Nana2

      Does anyone have a good recipe or Grits and Shrimp?

    • Thank you for being so sweet Jenny! I’m posting this on my Facebook page as well! (don’t enter me in the giveaway, but I am waiting on those hugs from the winners!)

    • Snesbitt1977

      Shrimp and grits!

    • Georgeanne

      shrimp alfredo with grits

    • Georgeanne

      shrimp alfredo with grits

    • Mary Manville

      A love everything about Southern living but…Shrimp & Grits for sure!  A trip to Charleston AND a hug from Christy would be awesome!

    • Robinodom

      Low country boil! Love this

    • Sherry Crutchfield

      I love the recipes in southern living. Low country boil is my favorite

    • Jasmeneherring

      I live anything all southern food and southern living! They always have great ideas that are simple yet yummy!!

    • Jasmeneherring

      Sorry stupid auto correct!
      Wanted to say that I love all southern food!

    • Gobiidae

      She crab soup is my fav.

    • Stellaken

      I love a low country boil – shrimp, potatoes, corn and anything else that could be thrown in. Seafood is me!

    • Lisa Smith

      My favorite Lowcountry food is Frogmore Stew. This was something new to me since I am originally from Florence, AL. I have lived right outside of Charleston for 6 years and I am still experimenting with the regional foods.

    • Jenny Brown

      I love Southern Living magazine so much that I gifted my mother with a subscription. We both look forward to the recipes and I also look forward to the wonderful decorating ideas presented every month. I always smile when I see the new copy in the mailbox because I know it’s filled with wonderful Southern ideas and recipies! I’m proud of my Southern heritage, and obviously so it Southern Living!

    • Nonna0815

      My vote is for Low Country Boil with shrimp, corn on the cob and everything else my son-in-law puts in it. He cooks up the best LCB the best!!!

    • melissa

      My favorite is fried chicken and potato salad!!

    • Kaylabroom

      Low country boil is the best!

    • Holly

      Shrimp and grits!!!

    • Rebelsky

      I’ve been a fan of Southern Living for many, many years and have cooked several hundred of the recipes they share with each one being absolutely delicious!!  Enjoy the Taste of Charleston every year!  Good choice with Christy Jordan!!

    • Pinkposeypetals

      Low country Boil :)

    • Robsnest60

      Fried Green Tomatoes and Collard Greens.  Thank you for this amazing opportunity.  I would love to attend.

    • JasonPorterTN

      Been a longtime fan of Southern Living, and have followed Christy’s BLog for over two years!!

    • Lwmcleod

      Love shrimp, collards, cornbread, biscuits, and Southern Living!

    • Hannahtpt

      Fried pork chops with rice and gravy! Yum!

      • Hannahtpt

        Did I mention I will be in Charelston that weekend celebrating 6 years of being married to my love! Hope I win!

    • Jtillman8

      Shrimp and grits

    • Razzcinn

      Hi!  I’m new to the south.  I moved to Georgia from northern California.  When I first visited Charleston, I realized I was seeing places that I taught about to my US history high school students!   I love low-country cuisine. I had shrimp and grits and She-Crab soup for the first time in Charleston. I couldn’t get enough of either.    

    • Scadena

      Anything at The Wreck!

    • Ctessex

      Southern Living is the best magazine ever & I started reading it with my Grandmother many years ago.  I the time we spent together but especially all of the wonderful recipes we made each month from the magazine.  She has been gone many years but I am fortunate to still have my Mom at age 76 who 4 years ago survived the fire that took away my Grandmother’s farm house & Dad, but she still carries on our Southern Heritage with cornbread, beans, fried cabbage & too many deserts to name.  It would mean so much to her if we could attend this year.

    • sshanna

      The “jolly” would be missing from my holiday meals without Southern Living recipes and table scapes. And, Charleston is the perfect city to begin holiday family traditions. Crab cakes, sweet iced tea, the sweet smell of magnolias and the cool mist from an ocean spray along the battery.

    • Lori B

      Definitely crab cakes!  Nothing better with a dash of hot sauce.  :)

    • Lorne Shumak

      Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp and Grits

    • Renee

      Love all sea food! Shrimp and grits, though I initially was not a fan of grits, the blvd diner won me over on that one…she crab soup and red velvet cake! I am enjoying discovering more southern cuisine favorites.

    • Brittany

      As a recent Charleston transplant (due to the Air Force),  I am enjoying trying all the foods native to the lowcountry!!!   I’d have to say so far…. Shrimp and Grits! My husband and I are looking forward to attending this festival, and would love to be able to go for free! The tickets would be GREATLY appreciated.. Thanks!

    • E3vangel

      When I think of Souther Living Magazine, I think of all the delicious, savory, easy to prepare, creative, amazing foods my friends and I have prepare, shown, eaten and drank. Your magazine is the best. Southern Living Magazine, “YOU ROCK” in my kitchen.