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The Food Guy: Outdoor dining returns to Capitol and Hale streets


This past weekend saw the return of closed-street outdoor dining along Hale and Capitol streets downtown, a move that seemed to be celebrated by many, based on the number of folks I saw filling tables on Sunday afternoon alone.

For those who are unfamiliar, the city of Charleston blocked off those two streets during weekends last summer, so local restaurants struggling with sales during COVID-19 could set up tables and tents outside to increase seating capacity and offer a safer environment for those who were uncomfortable dining indoors at the time.

City officials recently announced they’ll offer the same setup again this year and I, for one, couldn’t be more pleased.

Get the rest of the review from the Charleston Gazette-Mail.