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Dig In!

Dig In!
September 2011
When it comes to culinary delights, some of the most delicious items can be found in our own backyard. Here, we’ve gathered five decadent goodies made right here in the Lowcountry

Chocolate Cake Charleston
Christen Reese is known for her decadent chocolate cakes, but this fall she’s unveiling red velvet, lemon, and carrot varieties. These new confections all have a surprise chocolate twist: where it’s found is a secret revealed only to those who indulge. Order one to slice into the mystery yourself. $15-$40. (843) 853-0436,

Charleston Pickle Company
Did you know the RiverDogs have an official pickle? It’s true. Charleston Pickle Company produces cold-pour pickles made from locally grown cukes that are delicious as an addition to burgers and sandwiches or as a side. Get them at Burbage’s, Piggly Wiggly, and, of course, at The Joe. $4.29. (843) 478-4656,

Goodie House Pies
Jimmy Hagood has wowed locals with his barbecue. Now the pit master is reviving some beloved sweets from the past—the banana cream, chocolate coconut, and pecan pies made famous at the Goodie House. Pick one up at Hagood’s Cue-osk in the renovated Charleston Market. $18.95. (843) 762-9200,

Onion Made Goodness
Move over soup-packet dip, OMG (Onion Made Goodness) has arrived. The work of Pawley’s Islanders Kelli Bair and Laura Tiller, the addictive caramelized onion creation is giving pimiento cheese a run for its money. Buy it at Sewee Outpost and Boone Hall Farms. $7. (843) 997-8304

Mama’s Secret Recipe
Stephen White’s family has been pickling shrimp as far back as his grandmother Dibby. So when the commercial fisherman welcomed a baby girl to the world in 2009, he decided to spend less time on the ocean and more in the kitchen. Grab a jar at Avondale Wine and Cheese. $17. (843) 727-5290,