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The weather is dipping into the 60s, leaves are falling from the trees (some of them, anyway) and we’re once again layering on jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts. Autumn is here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with a fresh slice of pie from some of Charleston’s top restaurants. Or, if you’re craving something more savory, creamy or even a bit crazy, let us guide you to some of the weirdest (and absolutely delicious) fries in the city.

For those who don’t want to have to choose, we’ve rounded up a handful of places in town that offer chef’s tables and tasting menus, all curated by restaurants like Wild Common, Sorghum & Salt or Chasing Sage. And of course, our Top 50 is back and better than ever, highlighting some of Charleston’s longstanding favorites. New to this issue is City Paper’s Hot List, a curated list of new(ish) restaurants that have opened in the past year, and definitely deserve the hype. Bundle up and enjoy. —Michael Pham

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