Well, peak season for our Isle of Palms vacation rentals is officially over, Labor Day is in the rear view mirror, and it’s time for the latest installment of Charleston Restaurant Week.  Also, the Isle’s own farmers market is cranking up once again.

Charleston Restaurant Week (CRW Fall Edition) is here again


First up, it’s the fall incarnation of Charleston Restaurant Week.  It starts tomorrow (Wednesday, September 5th) and lasts through Sunday the 16th.

Sponsored by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Charleston Restaurant Week hasbecome a very popular event that happens each January and September.  It’s a great choice for both local residents and out-of-towners.  It’s a perfect way to sample the cuisine for which Charleston has become famous.

Well over a hundred restaurants are participating in this incarnation of Charleston Restaurant Week.  Generally they offer their own chef-designed multi-course prix fixe menus, at prices lower than ordering a la carte.

Here is a link to the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association’s helpful webpage on the event.

You can find participating restaurants in these areas/categories:

  • Charleston (Downtown)
  • Daniel Island
  • Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes 
  • James Island/Folly Beach
  • Johns Island/Kiawah
  • Lunch/Brunch Options
  • Mount Pleasant
  • North Charleston
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Participating restaurants show up under each category or location. There are links to their menu, website and often where you can book a table, if possible.  It’s highly recommended to make a reservation.  Seats for CRW fill up notoriously FAST.

None of these locations is too far away.  Even Kiawah, the farthest option, is a scenic and pleasant drive from the Isle of Palms.  Plus, you could even factor in a stop along the way at a true Lowcountry treasure  –  Angel Oak.

Here’s more from Count on 2 News.


The return of a farmers’ market on the Isle of Palms!


Also this week marks the start of the second annual Isle of Palms Farmers Market.

You don’t even have to leave the Isle to get some of the freshest local produce and foodstuffs available.

You can get produce that was in the field or on the tree just a couple hours ago, often at better prices than the big chain stores.

Starting this Thursday, September 6th, walk, ride a bike or golf cart to the IOP Farmers’ Market!  Last year was its first year, and it proved so successful that they are making it an annual thing.

Here are the details:

  • The IOP Farmers’ Market will take place Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. in September and October. (They’ve added an extra hour. Last year it was from 4-7:00.)
  • The 2018 season will last from September 6th through October 25th.
  • Location: Isle of Palms County Park at 1 – 14th Avenue.
  • Free parking.
  • Plenty of vendors. Produce, crafts & food.  Food trucks.
  • Kids’ activities.
  • Live music!
  • More info on Facebook.

So check out those great eating options like Charleston Restaurant Week starting this week.   And when you are looking for a great place to stay at the beach, be sure to call EP for the best.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger