Book a table at Fazio’s and get ready for a delectable meal firmly rooted in Italian cuisine. Established and operated by a family of Italian descent, Fazio’s has been on Charleston’s dining scene for over 35 years under the direction of chef Danny. Here guests can sample many exquisite Italian delights, like the house-made Italian sausages, the fried zucchini and cauliflower, and any option from the selection of piping hot pastas. Every dish is perfectly cooked and made fresh from scratch whenever possible to ensure maximum taste and bursts of Italian flavour.
Fazio’s, 1008 Bullitt St, Charleston, WV, USA, +1 304 400 6501
A fixture of Charleston’s food scene since 1979, fine dining restaurant Laury’s flaunts one ofthe most charming locations in town. The restaurant is housed inside the historic Amtrak train station, a unique landmark listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The building is located along the Kanawha River that runs through the city — from the restaurant, guests can enjoy scenic views of the river and of Charleston’s downtown. Laury’s interiors impress just as much, with its extremely elegant setting creating the perfect ambience to match the house’s delectable, lip-smacking cuisine.
Laury’s Restaurant, 350 Maccorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV, USA, +1 304 343 0055
Downtown Charleston is home to Taylor Books, a unique independent bookstore set up in a characterful venue with an unmissable large, red facade, brick walls and exposed ducts. Taylor Books offers a vast selection of books and rare magazines — make your pick, then sit in the bookstore’s cosy café to enjoy a cup of coffee and perhaps a sweet treat while you settle in to your reading, or take advantage of the bookstore’s free wifi. Contiguous to the bookshop is the Annex Gallery, an art gallery exhibiting works by local and regional contemporary artists. Indie, artsy and eclectic, Taylor Books is absolutely worth checking out by anyone visiting Charleston.
Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV, USA, +1 304 342 1461