It is the time of year lowcountry locals can enjoy the cuisine Charleston is famous for around the world. The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA) sponsors the event. Participating restaurants offer discounted menu items. The purpose of the week is to encourage lowcountry residents to try one of the area’s many fine restaurants. For more information on participating restaurants go to http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/charleston-restaurant-week.