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Charleston still living up to its stellar reputation

Charleston still living up to its stellar reputation

In an age when just about everything and everybody gets hyped to dizzying degrees, it’s nice to know that there’s nothing exaggerated about the paeans heaped for two decades upon Charleston, the flagship of area restaurants launched by Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman.

As a first-time Charleston customer and innately skeptical soul, I confess that I braced for a letdown. At the very least, I figured, attitude would be dished out along with the food. After all, you gotta be a little suspicious of a place with this dress code advisory: “A jacket and tie are most comfortable but not required.” Oh, yeah? Most comfortable for whom?

But from the moment we walked into the smartly designed...

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