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30 Years of Making
Your Workday More Productive

They say that working smarter is better than working harder.Why not both?

Whether you're running a high-volume warehouse, overseeing a new construction project, or managing a busy retail establishment, you know that a productive workplace is essential. When it comes to your workplace equipment, you need tools that not only save time and money but are reliable when you need them the most and help your team get the job done right.

At Absolute E-Z Up, we help professionals overcome low productivity by providing the finest stock pickers, tire pickers, and platform lifts in Summerville, SC. If you need more efficiency and more profitability at your job site, you're in the right place. Sure, big-picture processes play an important role in your workplace. However, in our experience, the top cause of low productivity involves wasted time on the job site - avoidable problems that slow down your day-to-day work. And when your day-to-day and overall deadlines aren't achieved, that fault falls on you.

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Some of the most common productivity issues
we hear about include:

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  • Low-capacity equipment that requires workers to make multiple trips to transport materials.
  • Unreliable equipment that breaks down again and again.
  • Workers on injury leave because of falls suffered from unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
  • Enlisting more manpower to fill in because you don't have the right equipment to get the job done.

If any of these problems sound familiar to you, you're probably wondering what in the world you can do to get back on track. That's where Absolute E-Z Up comes in - to give you the tools you need to be more productive and efficient, so you have peace of mind knowing your job will finish on time, the right way.

When we founded Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), we created a plan to deliver safe, reliable work platforms, stock picker forklifts, inclined platform lifts, stair climbers, and material handling products that increase productivity by leaps and bounds. We're not talking a few minutes shaved off here or there. We mean upping your work cycles two to three times what you're used to, coupled with drastically reduced downtime from maintenance and repair.

Sound too good to be true?

Not at Absolute E-Z Up in Summerville, SC.

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The Absolute E-Z Up Difference

Our company was founded on three basic values:

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Safety - The Top Time Booster

When workers are injured, they're either placed on light duty or leave until they heal up and get back to work. This leaves you with the conundrum do you hire a new worker (which requires an initial expense) or reassign members of your staff to make up the difference? Obviously, neither situation is optimal. The biggest factor preventing these kinds of frustrating situations is workplace safety, which is why it's our top priority at AEUP. It doesn't matter if you buy a manual platform lift in Summerville, SC, or an electric stock picker. You can rest easy when you purchase equipment from us, knowing that AEUP aerial work platforms and material handling equipment come with the most innovative safety technologies.

A few of those safety mechanisms include:

  • Anti-tilt systems, helping to prevent toppling and turnovers.
  • Built-in pothole protection for driving equipment.
  • Double-foot sensors, which halts the machine from operating unless two feet are planted on the sensors.

Note: Depending on your needs, your machinery may or may not include some of these safety technologies. Please refer to specific product pages for more details.

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Productivity - Doing More with Less

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

  • Versatile - our equipment is more versatile than other options, giving you the ability to fit into small spaces with a zero turning radius.
  • Faster - our batteries change in only a few hours and can last for dozens if not hundreds of duty cycles.
  • More Efficient - Workers can speed up every part of the workday with special features, attachments, and deck extensions.
  • Lower Costs - You can maintain our equipment at lower costs, which saves you money when you need it most.
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Reliability - Always There When You Need to Work Hard

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

Industrial Stock Pickers in Summerville, SC

Warehouse picking involves workers pulling (picking) items located on warehouse shelves and moving them down the line for shipment to customers. This kind of work requires a great deal of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. Filling orders under deadlines and time crunches are common. As such, you need a trustworthy stock picker that can boost efficiency and increase production time.

Managers often adjust their picking strategy to be less time-consuming and costly when the real answer might lie with the tools and machinery they're using. At AEUP, we provide the highest-quality stock pickers for your business so that your workers can do the job they need to do as quickly and safely as possible.

With AEUP, you can increase material handling efficiency in a variety of industries and workplaces. We're talking retail, warehouses, factories, and even event venues. The ISP series offers ideal solutions for diverse applications. The models feature a 35% gradeability for greater job-site accessibility.

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We offer several pickers for different needs, including:
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ISP-7M™

If affordable efficiency is your priority, this is the picker for you. With over a 13-foot working height, it will be the last "ladder" your business will need to use. The ISP-7M is one of the most versatile and affordable stock pickers on the market and is ideal for a variety of workplaces:

  • Airports
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™

Industrial Stock Picker

If maximum versatility modern safety features matter most to you, the ISP-11™ will allow your team to work safer, faster, and with less strain on your workers. With this stock picker, you can increase safety, maximize uptime, and be able to adapt to any floorplan or warehouse layout. Durable, versatile, and low-maintenance, the AEUP ISP-11™ is a self-propelled stock picker that will modernize your material handling process.

  • Drive, rotate and elevate all at the same time. Most of our competitors can only do one of these functions at a time.
  • Closed canopy and damage-resistant carbon bumper.
  • Comes with an aluminum alloy mast cylinder column. That means you don' have to worry about motors or chains to maintain. Add to that a 5-year warranty, and you'll be working smarter and harder for years to come.
  • Our electric material trays are adjustable to any shelf height. Many such trays are not electric and can only adjust in six-inch increments. Instead of adjusting your whole machine due to a three-inch miscalculation, you can save time and frustration with the ISP-11.
  • Our double-foot sensor requires that both of your workers' heels maintain contact with the platform to drive. No more safety nightmares, like hanging over the edge to drive.

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™ TTH

If you're in need of a tire picker in Summerville, SC, our tire transport handler is exactly what you need. Safe, efficient, and versatile, this picker has a working height of over 17 feet, giving you the ability to grab tires on the highest shelves. With tires getting bigger and heavier, it becomes necessary to prevent injuries during all operations involving them. The AEUP ISP-11 TTH lifts both the operator and tires, easily placing them at the desired height while allowing faster and safer performance. As if that weren't enough, this tire transport handler also comes with our stellar 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty.

A Warranty That's on Your Side When You Need It Most

Unlike other companies in our industry, we are proud to say that our warranty comes standard on all our equipment. Stock picker forklift in Summerville, SC? Check. Vertical lifts? Check. Inclined platform lifts? Check. But this isn't any warranty - it's the Absolute E-Z Up platinum manufacturer's warranty, which is why you can trust the quality of AEUP products. Our Platinum Warranties are part of our commitment to value, safety, and quality. When you work with us, we want you to be able to trust that your Absolute E-Z Up equipment is a reliable, smart, long-term asset to your business that saves you money and time.

Our warranty allows our customers to secure their long-term budgets by reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since each piece of machinery is different, your warranty should be customized for the equipment that you need.

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5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP Low-Level Access Series

No other elevated work platform or stock picker supplier has anything close to our 5-2-1 warranty. Here's what our warranty guarantees on our low-level access machinery:

  • 5 years on your mast assembly and cylinder
  • 2 years on all other components of your platform or stock picker.
  • 1 year on the lift's battery, which is not pro-rated.
  • Optional AEUP Extended 10-5-1 Warranty Service Coverage (ISPs)
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP EZ Climber Series

Customers choose our E-Z Climber series because it gives them years of dependable service, backed by a warranty that will replace any parts that fail, which minimizes production downtime. We are committed to covering labor costs for the first six months of your purchase. Our E-Z Climber Series warranty guarantees:

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of the machine.
  • 2 years of coverage on your electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the battery, which is not pro-rated.
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on Electric Utility Vehicles

Our electric utility vehicles give you years of dependable service, coupled with a powerful warranty that covers and service that will replace any parts that fail during your warranty period. If a part fails, we'll get it replaced quickly, to minimize downtime from work. Your labor rate is reimbursable and is covered for the first six months.

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of your EUV.
  • 2 years of coverage on the EUV's electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the EUV's battery, which is not pro-rated.

Ready to Get Productive?

At Absolute E-Z, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality transactions and product solutions in the safest manner possible. With the right equipment and mindset, we believe that work can be fun again, and we're here to help make that happen for you and your team. As such, our mission is to be the top provider of stock pickers and other warehouse equipment in Summerville. We make it a point to listen to our customer's needs and do everything in our power to uphold our reputation for excellence.

We'll do so by continuing to honor the commitment we made to ourselves and our customers from the very beginning - earning your respect and loyalty through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation.

If you're ready to take your workflow to the next level, we're only a click or call away.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Latest News in Summerville, SC

6 things to do this summer in Charleston, SC

Summers feel long in the Lowcountry, but that can be a good thing. We rounded up some bucket list items to tick off before fall that can be fun activities with friends and family or unique date ideas — and some of them don’t cost a thing. Without further ado, here’s a list of six things to do this summer in Charleston.Once a month in downtown Charleston, King Street is closed to vehicles. Locals and visitors alike walk down the Holy City’s main street to enjoy shoppi...

Summers feel long in the Lowcountry, but that can be a good thing. We rounded up some bucket list items to tick off before fall that can be fun activities with friends and family or unique date ideas — and some of them don’t cost a thing. Without further ado, here’s a list of six things to do this summer in Charleston.

Once a month in downtown Charleston, King Street is closed to vehicles. Locals and visitors alike walk down the Holy City’s main street to enjoy shopping, live music, and food trucks. Read up on fun facts about King Street. Take a peek at the event here.

While the Morris Island Lighthouse is offshore, you can get a great view of this iconic landmark from Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. Walk along a colorful graffitied path to the beach. You can also book a boat tour for a closer look at the lighthouse.

Did you know that Summerville is the official birthplace of sweet tea? Follow along this “trail” with dozens of stops to support local businesses. Bonus: Drink Up Week is just around the corner, and we’ll delve further into Summerville + sweet tea in our newsletter.

You’ve probably visited the Charleston City Market during the daytime, but did you know you can go… *Spongebob voice* at night? On Friday + Saturday evenings, you can explore the downtown marketplace under the twinkling lights and listen to live music. Check out the history of the Charleston City Market.

Calling all TV and film buffs: We rounded up local filming locations for Netflix’s drama series “Outer Banks” and feature film “The Notebook” at the links above. You can also book an “Outer Banks” film locations tour. Reminder: Always be respectful of private property.

The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™ cares for sick and injured sea turtles, and the day-to-day operations are in full view. Visit interactive stations about the causes of sea turtle stranding, see current sea turtle patients, and learn the unique stories of each patient. Grab tickets.

If you snap a cool photo of your adventures, send the image or social media link our way here for a chance to be featured in our newsletter. Happy exploring.

Multi-use pathway wanted in Summerville; how it affects Highway 61 improvement plans

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in Dorchester County are raising safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians ahead of next week’s South Carolina Department of Transportation’s public information meeting.This meeting will discuss future improvements for Highway 61, but some people are not satisfied with the current plan.The ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in Dorchester County are raising safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians ahead of next week’s South Carolina Department of Transportation’s public information meeting.

This meeting will discuss future improvements for Highway 61, but some people are not satisfied with the current plan.

The SCDOT’s Rural Roads Safety Project’s purpose is to improve safety for a section of Highway 61 between Boone Hill Road to Bacons Bridge Road in Dorchester County. South Carolina currently has the highest traffic fatality rate in the country, according to the SCDOT website,

Pete Poore, Director of Communications for SCDOT, says he wants this project to help solve that.

“The main goal is safety,” Poore said. “The idea is to prevent run-off the road crashes and save lives. These techniques have proven to reduce crashes and fatalities by 50%, so we hope even more, if possible.”

Some of these improvements will include rumble strips, guardrails and wider shoulders. However, people that live along this road say they want the SCDOT to prioritize their safety without a car before when they are in a car.

Erica Malachowski, a Legend Oaks resident and leader for Bike/Walk Summerville, says she worries for the kids’ safety when getting to school.

“Our main safety concerns really aren’t just about vehicle crashes,” Malachowski said. “Our safety concerns are, really, connectivity on this road. We have, last year, about 7,000 people that live in this basically 3-mile stretch. We all can’t connect to each other. There’s no safe way for children to ride their bike to any of the four schools that are on this road without a chance of being hit by a car.”

Alan Saracina, a Summerville resident and cyclist on this road for 20 years, says the current roads are extremely unsafe.

“It’s not that bad for vehicles, but it’s horrible for bicycles and for people to walk on or to push a stroller on or to ride your bike on,” Saracina said. “I mean, there’s no shoulder, there is a small rumble strip that you kind of have to dodge, you’re dodging potholes, and you got to watch for cars and dump trucks. It’s like, really, the most unsafe section of the road there is.”

The SCDOT says they do not have a multi-use pathway on their to-do list, but it could come from the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments once they get the funding.

Daniel Brock, BCDCOG regional strategist, provided this statement when asked about the project:

“While a desirable goal for this dangerous stretch of highway -- which saw 243 crashes in a recent four-year period – is a shared-used path, there are other cost-effective measures that could potentially be considered in the meantime as part of SCDOT’s proposed safety project. Some examples, such as sidewalk replacement, lighting and crosswalks would greatly improve safety, connectivity and access for Dorchester County residents in this rapidly growing area, who have a chance to voice their views online via the project website or during an in-person public meeting next week.”

Sandy O’Keefe, Summerville resident and another leader for Bike/Walk Summerville, says she is ready to share her thoughts at the meeting next week.

“This is a residential area,” O’Keefe said. “This is not a major highway. There’s cars that fly up and down this road like it’s a major highway, but it’s not. It’s residential. There needs to be some sort of access for kids to be able to ride their bikes to school and walk to school.”

The SCDOT will hold a public information meeting about these improvements on July 14 at Ashley Ridge High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public can write comments online, by mail or in person at the meeting.

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Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces Second Quarter Earnings

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,542,981, or $0.28 and $0.27 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 – a decrease of $125,703, or 7.5%, from earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2...

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,542,981, or $0.28 and $0.27 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 – a decrease of $125,703, or 7.5%, from earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 of $1,668,684, or $0.30 and $0.29 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2022 decreased $471,671 or 13.6%, to $3,007,088 compared to $3,478,759 for the six months ended June 30, 2021. Annualized returns on average assets and average equity for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were 0.90% and 12.57%, respectively, compared with June 30, 2021 annualized returns on average assets and average equity of 1.27% and 12.80%, respectively.

In its May 2022 issue, American Banker Magazine ranked Bank of South Carolina Corporation 68th on its annual list of the Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts based on three-year average return on equity (Source: Capital Performance Group). The rankings include publicly traded banks and thrifts with total assets less than $2 billion, of which there were 438 institutions that met the criteria for consideration this year.

Fleetwood S. Hassell, President & CEO of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "Balance sheet growth continues to impact return on assets; however, return on equity remains favorable. Our challenge remains the deployment of excess liquidity into higher-yielding investments. As we await further Federal Reserve actions, we continue to focus on asset quality and control of operating expenses. Margins are improving, and we are optimistic that higher loan interest income will offset any declines in mortgage origination volume. We remain ahead of our profit plan for the first six months and look forward to the second half of the year."

The following table shows the balance sheet and income statement highlights:

(Unaudited)June 30,

(Unaudited)

June 30,

2022

2021

Common stock shares outstanding

5,552,351

5,533,999

Book value per share

$ 7.50

$ 9.84

Total assets

$ 655,465,190

$ 581,915,387

Three Months Ended

Net income

$ 1,542,981

$ 1,668,684

Basic earnings per share

$ 0.28

$ 0.30

Diluted earnings per share

$ 0.27

$ 0.29

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

5,550,951

5,528,835

Diluted

5,693,808

5,686,026

Six Months Ended

Net income

$ 3,007,088

$ 3,478,759

Basic earnings per share

$ 0.54

$ 0.63

Diluted earnings per share

$ 0.53

$ 0.61

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

5,547,767

5,525,291

Diluted

5,682,968

5,690,024

About Bank of South Carolina Corporation

The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). The Bank is a South Carolina state-chartered bank with offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community and has been in continuous operation since 1987. A sixth office at 1730 Maybank Highway on James Island is anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2023. Our website is www.banksc.com. Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC".

SOURCE Bank of South Carolina Corporation

Top 25 places to eat in Charleston

Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Taco Kitchen tucked away off of Savannah Highway in West Ashley. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat in Charleston.Did your...

Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Taco Kitchen tucked away off of Savannah Highway in West Ashley. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat in Charleston.

Did your favorite restaurant make it into the top 25? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if you take the time to review it. So share your thoughts on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list!

Topping this year’s best 25 list is Myles and Jun Yakitori, a Japanese Char Grill with delicious Yakitori, small plates, and Japanese classics such as Hibachi. It is also known for its welcoming and lovable owners, Mama Myles and Jun. They will always remember you and if you’re lucky, Mama Myles may even sing you a song!

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.

1. Myles and Jun Yakitori (Summerville, SC)

Cuisine: Japanese

Known for: Yakitori (Japanese BBQ Skewers), Crispy Pork Belly, their lovable owners

Yelpers say: “Sangria is a must, the flavor is ever changing with a variety of fresh fruit daily… you won’t be disappointed. There has not been a dish we haven’t enjoyed. Grab a few skewers for an appetizer, the beef tongue or beef heart are great as well as the Kawa (fried chicken skin), it’s like a hot pork rind but much better… There are very few places you go where the owners know you by name and treat you like family.”

2. Hall’s Chophouse (Downtown CHS, SC)

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Known for: Steak, Lobster Tails, Oysters Rockefeller

Yelpers say: “The owner talks to all of the customers and personally shakes your hand when you come in, it’s truthfully so rare that businesses care as much as this one. Now besides the amazing servers, beyond spectacular service, and amazing environment the food is stellar. The steak is absolutely the best around the area. The shrimp and grits were delectable. The absolute showstopper is the lavender brioche French Toast with an espresso mascarpone on top and the best bacon I have ever had in my life.” – Jess S.

Cuisine: Italian, pizza

Known for: Their thicker crust pizzas (Detroit style), affordable prices, and salads

Yelpers say: “A beautifully crisped margherita greeted me. It’s basically just extra tomatoes and basil. The best part is the way the cheese browns at the corners, but when you eat it fresh, the light, fluffy crust shines as well and the flavor mix is mesmerizing. In the entirely likely event that I someday visit Detroit, I can only hope to find a pizza this delicious.” – John B.

4. Jack Of Cups Saloon (Folly Beach, SC)

Cuisine: Globally inspired comfort food

Known for: Their changing menu, Sangria, and curry options

Yelpers say: “I will keep coming back until I’ve tried everything on the menu and then I’ll keep coming back to repeat! We got the Captain Crunch deviled eggs which were delicious. We also got the Indian nachos with the coconut curry and wowwee — delicious! So many unique flavors and satisfying… Then we ordered the espresso martinis, which come with mini powdered doughnuts on top! “ – Daniela Z.

5. 167 Raw Oyster Bar- Charleston (Downtown CHS, SC)

Cuisine: Seafood

Known for: Raw Bar, Lobster Roll, Fried Oysters, Tuna Burger

Yelpers say: “The vibe is hip, trendy, and you can’t help but get swept up in the energy of the restaurant. The staff was phenomenal, offering great suggestions and helping us get out of our comfort zone. As busy as it was (and it was nuts) we never wanted for anything. The oysters were on point with the freshness. We tried three different varieties, along with the V-10 oyster shooter (you HAVE to try this.) The lobster roll was divine, the local farm salad was gorgeous, and the ceviche, forget about it…we were fighting over it. The flavors were so developed and it was just delicious.” – Annemarie B.

6. Sena Cafe (Mount Pleasant, SC)

Cuisine: Cafe, bakery, breakfast & brunch

Known for: Lobster roll, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and desserts

Yelpers say: “We tried the German chocolate cake, mascarpone, strawberry shortcake, and several pie slices and they were all so good I couldn’t choose a favorite. Their breakfast sandwich croissants are buttery, flaky, cheesy and oh so good. We loved their coffee drinks as well; they’re strong! We spoke to the baker, and he was such a kind man who has an inspiring passion for making tasty desserts.” – Harry W.

7. The Pickled Palate (Mount Pleasant, SC)

Cuisine: American with Italian style paninis

Known for: Italian paninis, wine and beer selection, their garden atmosphere, soups

Yelpers say: “The paninis are SO good. We got the Turkey Brie and the Italian and both meals were so delicious. Like some of the best paninis I’ve had… There’s so much greenery around and it’s mostly outdoor seating with a little inside. It’s super super cute and photogenic. I highly recommend the scene for a fun lunch, a girls date out, or a casual date! Overall a wonderful experience and I’d love to go back and try the other paninis too!” – Alexis P.

8. Bistro A Vin (Downtown CHS, SC)

Cuisine: French

Known for: Wine, Charcuterie boards

Yelpers say: “This wine bar is phenomenal. All of the staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Conversations were great. We got a bottle of sparkling wine and a Charcuterie Board with Rust Belt Saucisson (meat) and P’tit Basque (cheese). The inside is very elegant and inviting, and the patio is so cute. Great scenery. We had a fantastic time and everything was delicious!” – Ali D.

9. Lewis Barbecue (Downtown CHS, SC)

Cuisine: Central Texas style Barbecue

Known for: Brisket, “Hot Guts”, Pulled pork, Ribs

Yelpers say: “ Absolutely. Love. This. Space. Great indoor and even better outdoor space. Food is so tender, like fall off the bone. If that isn’t the goal when eating delicious BBQ, what is right? I have been here multiple times and each time I am so happy as are the people I bring. Perfect for any group size and for kiddos. The staff here are always so nice and helpful. The Green Hatch Chile is a must, even if you are thinking nah, no… GET IT! We call the ribs “Meat Candy” because it is so good and serves as the perfect dessert! All the sides are great but our faves are the mac & cheese and green chile corn pudding.” – Anna L.

10. Sorghum and Salt (Downtown CHS, SC)

Cuisine: American

Known for: Tapas, seasonal ingredients, changing menu, trendy setting

Yelpers say: “This charming little place has big flavor. I cannot say enough how happy I was to stumble on to this gem serving up dishes that impressed my taste buds in a way fussier restaurants tend to miss out on. The atmosphere is casual and perfect for a quiet dinner for two or six. Whether you’re celebrating or just out for a bite to eat, this place is special.” – Angela F.

11. The CODfather Proper Fish & Chips (North Charleston, SC)

12. Gnome Cafe (Downtown CHS, SC)

13. The Harbinger Cafe and Bakery (Downtown CHS, SC)

14. Taco Kitchen (West Ashley, SC)

15. Vicious Biscuit (Mount Pleasant, SC)

16. R Kitchen (Cannonborough, Charleston, SC)

17. Ra Coffee Company (Goose Creek, SC)

18. Jackrabbit Filly (North Charleston, SC)

19. Wild Olive (Johns Island, SC)

20. Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse (French Quarter, Downtown Charleston)

21. The Grit Counter (Mount Pleasant, SC)

22. Dashi (North Charleston, SC)

23. Stella’s (Downtown CHS, SC)

24. Boxcar Betty’s (West Ashley, SC)

25. Edison James Island (James Island, SC)

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Parts of Lowcountry still dealing with effects of Thursday's downpour, flooding

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The flooding last night is still having some lasting effects in some parts of the Lowcountry.Friday, the pond at Ashley River Park rose about six to eight inches over the boardwalk.Crews have been doing what they can, but unfortuna...

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The flooding last night is still having some lasting effects in some parts of the Lowcountry.

Friday, the pond at Ashley River Park rose about six to eight inches over the boardwalk.

Crews have been doing what they can, but unfortunately, Mother Nature isn't helping out a whole lot.

"Some of those rain gauges recorded four inches of rain in a two-hour time period, and that’s a lot for the pond to keep up with," said Austin Zuniga, the Director of Parks & Recreation for Dorchester County.

The Ashley River Park is fairly new, but it is still drying out after Thursday's downpour.

The Parks & Rec team spent Friday working to drain the area, but another high tide made the job difficult.

"Well this park was built in a flood zone; the Ashley River is just behind me, and the Ashley River itself is just as high because of all the rain we’ve received in the Lowcountry recently," Zuniga said.

And although the location is beautiful, Zuniga says the natural beauty tends to come at a cost.

"We’re in a flood plain, and that’s part of the challenges of managing the Ashley River Park. With the beauty of this property, comes additional challenges," Zuniga said.

Parts of North Charleston also received an intense amount of rain Thursday night, with some spots getting five to seven inches.

One woman says that the rain near her apartment complex became very intense, very fast.

“I think it may have to do with how quickly the rain came down," said Brandi Hodge, a resident who lives on North Kenwood in North Charleston.

"It was a lot of rain in a very short period of time, and it wasn’t able to stay fast enough.”

Some cars along North Kenwood drive ended up on their side due to the high floodwaters.

But will this happen again?

“Whenever we do see heavy rain amounts that happen in short periods of time, we’ll possibly see this again,” Zuniga said.

The nature trail and the fishing pavilions within Ashley River Park are closed off and will remain that way until further notice. Park leaders are hoping to get back to regular operation as soon as as possible.

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