About The Southeastern Dispatch


The Southeastern Dispatch is a digital publication that covers the food and beverage scene in the Carolinas. We aim to celebrate the distinctive food culture of our region, help readers find the best and most interesting things to eat and drink, and tell the stories of the people making it all happen.

We cover news and trends alongside people and personalities, and we publish old fashioned restaurant reviews, too, which we like to think of as “restaurant criticism.” We love looking for patterns and helping people make sense of the changing culinary world around them. More than anything, we look to bring you the most authoritative and entertaining voices writing about food in the Carolinas today.

Our Territory

The official scope of The Southeastern Dispatch is North and South Carolina, though we may sneak across the state lines from time to time. We believe the Carolinas need more critical, thoughtful food writing at the local level, whether it’s comprehensively covering a beat or producing informed restaurant criticism and contextually-grounded writing. To provide high-quality, on-the-ground coverage, we have decided to keep our geographic scope tightly focused.

Our Approach

At The Southeastern Dispatch, we aim to put our authors and their writing at the heart of what we do. For that reason, we have a subscription-based model. Non-subscribers can read a few free articles per month, but we hope that you find yourself returning to the Dispatch again and again and will consider becoming a subscriber, which will help us keep bringing you fresh, relevant writing week in and week out.

Our Team

The Southeastern Dispatch is a publication of Lime Tree Media, a digital publishing company based in Charleston, South Carolina. Our team of talented writers and photographers are based around the Carolinas.

Want to learn more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to chat!