By: Jeff Allen

If you’re feeling inspired by the revelry surrounding this month’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival, plan a trip to one of our restaurant scene’s more recent arrivals—some gritty, others posh, all totally Charleston.

 THE PARK CAFÉ
730 Rutledge Ave.  

Had your fill of heavy, indulgent fare? Then head north to this little bistro in Wagener Terrace. Many of the delicious salads and creative entrées are crafted from local, seasonal produce, but there are plenty of picks for meat- and fish-lovers, too, including country pâté and a “daily dog.” And best of all, because it’s a quieter neighborhood spot, you won’t have to jockey for a seat. www.theparkcafechs.com