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Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food-and-beverage openings in Charleston
French cuisine is on the rise in Charleston as of late, and John Zucker’s new West-side restaurant, Purlieu, is quickly becoming a favorite. But don’t be fooled by the swanky-sounding name, which translates to “edge of the forest” and also nods to perloo, the Lowcountry rice dish; the place is laid-back and welcoming, and the dress code is casual. Similar to Zucker’s other eatery, Cru Cafe, the setting is intimate, offering seating for about 30 diners with cozy, European-inspired ambiance and an open kitchen. Fresh ingredients paired with French wines star on the menu. Split a frog leg tarte or artichoke au gratin (pictured above left) to start, and then pick from satisfying entreés like skillet hanger steak served with celery root hash. End on a sweet note with apple terrine and a frothy cappuccino.