The Goose Creek School District provides excellent education at all grade levels, but Goose Creek High School in particular has a unique offering for your budding virtuoso. The Berkeley Center for the Arts supplies a creative curriculum that allows your child to focus on a particular talent -- like creative writing, theater, dance, or a musical instrument -- and refine his or her skills while building a portfolio for college. Art is really at the core here, and the school is somewhat competitive. Students must apply, audition, and provide references and samples of their work, and only incoming freshmen are admitted into the program.
Tucked into the Bi-Lo Shopping Plaza, Asian Pacific International Mart will satisfy your search for inspired gifts. Although the store is tiny, it is stuffed to the gills with unique Asian decor items. There is also a small stock of dry spices and instant noodles. If you are searching for supplies to broaden your culinary horizons, stop at H&L Supermarket to find aisles of specialty ingredients. A range of East and Southeast Asian ethnicities are represented here, and you can get hard-to-find spices and snacks to set your tastebuds aflutter. If you get peckish after all that shopping, there is a delightful Vietnamese cafe inside.
Raise the Steaks
Better than Philadelphia? Absolutely. That is how Goose Creek residents feel about Philly Cheesesteak, one of the top-notch eateries in the city. It serves --what else?-- Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, along with other favorites like meatball subs and hoagies, all served on bread that is flown in daily from a bakery in Philly. The owner is a Philadelphia transplant, and it is clear he knows his stuff. The restaurant is usually mobbed from open to close, but if you are desperate to get your paws on one of these gooey steak bombs, the restaurant runs a food truck that stops around town during the weekday lunchtime rush.