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The Tastes that Make the City: Charleston

Foursquare's team of data scientists crunched the numbers, looking at where more than 50 million people go and what they do. The result: the top trending tastes in Charleston and the best places to experience them. From the best biscuit (at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, of course) to the Bourbon selection at Husk, these are truly the ultimate tastes of Charleston.

Our challenge to you: Go and experience them all! Make it a goal to cross one off each week. Heck, change your plans and tackle one tonight! This list represents some of the best the city has to offer, curated by the tens of millions of people who’ve visited, written tips about, liked, or rated places. Challenge accepted?

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  1. Bacon: Bacon Happy Hour at The Macintosh (Radcliffeborough)
  2. Barbecue: Ribs at Home Team BBQ (Maryville - Ashleyville)
  3. Beans: Butter Bean Puree at Indaco (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  4. Beer: Oyster Stout at Bohemian Bull (James Island)
  5. Biscuit: Chicken Biscuit at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (Downtown CHa)
  6. Bloody Mary: Bloody Mary at Fat Hen
  7. Bourbon Selection: Bourbon Selection at Husk (Downtown Charleston)
  8. Burger: Down South Burger at Sesame Burgers & Beer
  9. Casserole: Squash Casserole at Middleton Place Restaurant
  10. Ceviche: Razor Clam Ceviche at FIG (Downtown Charleston)
  11. Charcuterie: Fresh Charcuterie Board at Edmund's Oast (East Central)
  12. Chicken: Kickin Chicken Wing Sandwich at Kickin' Chicken West Ashley
  13. Ultimate Coconut Cake: Ultimate Coconut Cake at Peninsula Grill (Downtown Charleston)
  14. Coffee: Counter Culture Coffee at Black Tap Coffee (Harleston Village)
  15. Collard Greens: Collard Greens at Magnolias (French Quarter)
  16. Corn: Mexican Street Corn at Taco Boy (East Central)
  17. Cornbread: Cornbread at Martha Lou's Kitchen (East Central)
  18. Crab Dip: Crab Dip at Coast Bar and Grill
  19. Donut: Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Fritter at Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts (Radcliffeborough)
  20. Duck Dish: Duck Confit Salad at Cru Cafe (Downtown Charleston)
  21. Egg Dish: Deviled Egg Oysters at The Grocery (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  22. Fried Green Tomatoes: Fried Green Tomatoes at Hall's Chophouse
  23. Fritters: Pimento Cheese Fritters at Poogan's Porch (Downtown Charleston)
  24. Gnocchi: Shrimp Gnocchi at Al Di La
  25. Gnudi: Housemade Gnudi at Trattoria Lucca (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  26. Grits: Maverick Shrimp And Grits at Hominy Grill (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  27. Harbor Views: Harbor Views at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park Playground
  28. Honey: Honey Tasting at Savannah Bee Company (King Street) (Downtown Charleston)
  29. Ice Cream: Gelato at Belgian Gelato (French Quarter)
  30. Juice: Tumeric Tang at The Daily
  31. Outdoor Seating: Stars Rooftop at Stars Rooftop (Radcliffeborough)
  32. Oyster Shooters: Oyster Shooters at Pearlz Oyster Bar (French Quarter)
  33. Oyster Dish: Oyster Sliders at The Ordinary (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  34. Pie: Tomato Pie at Dixie Supply Bakery and Cafe (Downtown Charleston)
  35. Pimento Cheese: Callie's Pimento Cheese at Caviar & Bananas (Downtown Charleston)
  36. Pork: Pork Rinds at Warehouse (Cannonborough - Elliottborough)
  37. Pudding: Red Velvet Bread Pudding at Blossom (French Quarter)
  38. Rice: Carolina Gold Rice at Circa 1886 Restaurant (Harleston Village)
  39. Rooftop Bar: Rooftop Bar at The Rooftop Bar at Vendue (French Quarter)
  40. Sandwich: Pulled Squash Sandwich at Butcher & Bee (East Central)
  41. Seafood Dish: Whole Glazed Flounder at Fleet Landing
  42. Tower: Seafood Tower at Hank's Seafood (Downtown Charleston)
  43. Shrimp Dish: Shrimp Po Boy at Hyman's Seafood (Downtown Charleston)
  44. Soup: She Crab Soup at 82 Queen (Downtown Charleston)
  45. Steak: 24 Oz. Bone-in Rib-eye at Oak Steakhouse (French Quarter)
  46. Sweet Potato Pancakes: Sweet Potato Pancakes at Eli's Table (Downtown Charleston)
  47. Tacos: Fried Mahi Fish Tacos at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
  48. Tasting Menu: Tasting Menu at Charleston Grill (Harleston Village)
  49. Tea: Bottomless Sweet Tea at Jestine's Kitchen (Downtown Charleston)
  50. Wine: Happy Hour at Social Wine Bar and Restaurant (French Quarter)