The Army Wives Season 7 premiere party was hosted at the Mt. Pleasant Cinebarre on Sunday. Military vehicles flanked the red carpet entrance and the entire staff was decked out in desert battle dress uniforms. Eager fans showed up early to get a glimpse of their favorite actors.

This season of Army Wives is seeing a lot of turnover with some newer, younger cast members, and they were excited to talk with us about their time in Charleston. Good news: everyone on the show loves our city, thinks we’re friendly, and really enjoys eating out downtown. We asked Brian McNamara (General Holden since the first season) what he loved about Charleston and he responded “the people.” He also said that he enjoyed playing tour guide for the new members of the show.

Kelli Williams, who joined the cast last year, is up to date with all the great restaurants in town. She told us that some new favorites include Xiao Bao Biscuit, Two Boroughs Larder, Butcher and Bee, and the Green Door. Burgess Jenkins and Brant Daugherty also said that they enjoyed eating their way through all the different cuisines Charleston has to offer. Joshua Henry listed a few of his favorite places to dine as FIG, Cypress, and McCrady’s. Even Ashanti couldn’t stop raving about the great food here — she’s a big fan of the pepperjack creamed corn skillet at Hall’s Chophouse. Ellie McLemore told us that on her first visit to town she was invited to Mellow Mushroom by the staff of a King Street store and was appreciative of the kindness she’s seen here.

Well done, Charleston, our reputation for hospitality and great cuisine was validated by the entire cast. All of the actors and actresses were so lovely, charming, and effusive in their praise of Charleston that we may just tune in to Army Wives to see how their stories play out. And with all the new faces to the series, it should be easy to jump right in to the seventh season.

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