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Charleston Wine + Food, Night 1: Rooted in Charleston

March 2, 2017

Note: Be sure to catch up on our other daily recaps!
Day 2: Seaside Bites, Day 3: Chucktown Gets Down, and Day 4: What the Pho?!

🎶 It’s the mooooost wonderful time of the yeeear! 🎶 Not going to lie, Charleston Wine + Food might be my favorite festival of the year. It celebrates 2 of the things I love most in life: food and alcohol. What could be better than that?

Ok, yeah, CHSWFF could use more cat-themed events. But other than that, it’s the best.

Night 1 was pretty busy, considering it didn’t even get started until 6pm. First up was the Party for the Partners at the fabulous William Aiken House. This was for select media, partners, participants, etc. It was catered by Fish, and featured lots of yummy cheese, wines, savory macarons, sweet crepes, savory crepes, and (of course) plenty of vino!

Well, for me at least. Sydney T is “on a cleanse” *rolls eyes*

The public grand opening party was in Marion Square and featured all things Charleston! Many restaurants and chefs from around the city were featured in 1 giant tent. Picture this: a hundred chefs cooking on hot plates, plus thousands of visitors moving around and drinking alcohol, on a day that was 70 degrees with 94% humidity, in cramped quarters with no air circulation. It was hot. I was sweaty (and I wasn’t alone).

Still lookin’ fly, though.

We tried so much yummy food (and some food that was less impressive, but such is life!) and listened to rockin’ music, while sipping on refreshing cocktails. If it was 10 degrees cooler, it would’ve been the perfect night.

Another tip for next year: better lighting for Instagram purposes.

Here’s looking forward to many more amazing nights to come! If you see me or Sydney T. hanging out around town during CHSWFF, be sure to say hi! We have stickers!

Plus it makes us feel really famous when our fans accost us randomly.

Charleston, SC Events

Countdown to Charleston Wine + Food

February 9, 2017

So one of my favorite festivals in the Holy City, Charleston Wine + Food, is coming up in less than a month (*fan girl squeal*) and I couldn’t be more excited (obviously). This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before, and to get you excited for CHSWFF17, I’m going to be featuring different events from the festival each week leading up to the big shebang. This week’s feature is the:

Culinary Village

Charleston Wine + Food hypes up Culinary Village returning favorites and launches new events, shows, speakers, and competitions for its 12th year, including a Top Chef inspired Quickfire Challenge hosted and moderated by Bravo Top Chef’s Gail Simmons and Charleston’s own Frank Lee.

 


On Friday at 1PM on the Main Stage in the Culinary Village, guests will witness a true Top Chef experience as local chefs battle in a Quickfire Challenge. Competing chefs will include: Emily Hahn, Jamie Lynch, Casey Thompson, John Tesar, Sarah Grueneberg, Dale Talde, Joy Crump, and Keith Rhodes. This experience is included in a Friday Culinary Village ticket.

Three days of nonstop cooking demonstrations, tastings, special guests, and local artists are among the highlights of the festival’s heartbeat, the Culinary Village, and as always there will be plenty of new additions for guests to enjoy.

What’s new:

  • Top Chef Quickfire Challenge:  Top Chef fans will be treated to the ultimate performance and epic chef throwdown on Friday at 1PM.  Bravo Top Chef’s own Gail Simmons will moderate a Quickfire Challenge on the Main Stage.
  • Main Stage: A fusion of high energy cooking demos, music and friendly competition. This space is a melding of what was the Hands On Kitchen and the Music Stage. Full schedule available online.
  • The Corkyard: The all-wine addition that will feature wines from over 20 vineyards around the world. The Wine Retail Shop presented by Bottles is conveniently located in the Corkyard so attendees can take home wines they taste throughout the day along with accessories for the home bar.
  • Snack Shacks: Four new spots will be scattered throughout the Village featuring exotic twists on Lowcountry favorites. “Duck, Duck Goose,” “Grit Happens,” “Nice Buns”, and lastly “Beer-Battered + Fried” will make for an intimate Village tasting experience between chef and attendee.
  • Teepee Talks: Heritage Radio Network’s new, expanded Teepee Talks are returning with an additional second teepee for more chatter and fun that everyone can take part in.

On Sunday, locals are able to purchase a discounted ticket to the Culinary Village for only $75. Locals should enter their billing zip code upon checkout to receive the $50 discount.

For more information + to purchase tickets, visit Charleston Wine + Food’s website + join the Facebook event.

Events

Valentine’s Day Deals Around Charleston

February 7, 2017

Whether you’re lucky in love or single and ready to mingle, here are all the great parties, dinners, and events happening now thru Valentine’s Day!

[Updated 2/7/17, 8:30 am]

5 Church


5Church will be serving a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu as well as an la carte option beginning Friday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 15 from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.  With options for three courses at $70 per person, 5Church’s beautiful interiors make it the perfect place for a romantic dinner out to celebrate the holiday with someone special.  Hand-selected wines by the bottle and half-bottle are available for purchase as well. Full menu can be found here.

Bay Street Biergarten

We are hosting a Bitterness Bash that would make Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood proud. DJ Natty Heavy will be dropping beats that will make you wanna dig your key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive.

Did they tell you they needed space? And then call you up again last night? Tell you that they missed you and they’ve changed? They won’t. But you know what will? Our prices on drinks – $4 Burning Love Shots (Jack Fire), $4 Black Heart Shots Jagermeister), $15 Shotskis (Jack Fire & Jager) and $6 Jager Bombs.

Cannon Green

Chef Amalia Scatena has a beautiful prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Dishes include lobster salad, broiled oysters, crab cakes, and lavender panna cotta. Reservations and the full menu are here.

Cocktail Club

In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Cocktail Club will host a cocktail class devoted to cocktail recipes for two. Starting at noon, participants will learn how to create cocktails led by bar manager Ryan Welliver. Patrons will enjoy a step-by-step lesson through the making of three unique recipes that can be easily recreated at home.
Small bites will be provided.

Tickets are $25 per person plus tax and can be purchased at the link above. Space is limited to 20 seats.

Lewis Barbecue

John Lewis is spicing things up this Valentine’s Day with a sizzlin’ fajita platter, perfect for sharing. This “Tex Mex for 2” special is available all evening starting at 5 p.m. and includes beef fajitas with peppers, housemade toriillas, and all the fixings.

Low Tide Brewery

Join us for our Valentine’s gourmet chocolate and craft beer pairing. We have teamed up with Christophe Artisan Chocolatier – Patissier again to create a fun and tasty night out. You will get six samples of the most decadent chocolates and delicious beers that have been paired to bring out the most flavors in both.
We are hosting our event TWO nights on the week of Valentine’s. This event is perfect for a date night, a group of friends, or individuals.
We want to keep this event intimate so there are a limited number of tickets available for each night.

  • Dates include: February 13th & February 14th.
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Ticket Price: $22

Stop in the taproom or call to purchase tickets at (843) 501-7570

Mac’s Place

Get your tickets here: https://goo.gl/1te6pB

Are you single, competitive and love winning great adventure-based prizes? Well, don’t let being single ruin the opportunity of having a blast on Valentine’s Day. On Purpose Adventures has partnered with Mac’s Place in downtown Charleston for our Valentine’s Day Nuts & Bolts Singles Party. Come mix, mingle and compete for great prizes while enjoying the music of the talented Gracious Day band

Upon arrival, each person is allowed to choose a nut (ladies) or bolt (men) from a bin. Once you have your hardware, the goal is to find the person(s) that matches up with the hardware you have. If/When you find your ‘mate’, you are eligible for a free drink. There are also upgrade stations where you will have one minute to solve problems or complete activities (together) to receive an upgraded drink special. You can return to the hardware bins and try again and again throughout the event. And of course – not all hardware will have a match, so you can also swap yours at anytime.

Each time you match or win at the upgrade stations, you will receive a raffle ticket. All tickets will be put into our drawing for raffles throughout the evening and Grand Prize drawings at the end of the event. Prizes include adventure-based dates and other items from On Purpose Adventure, Nature Adventures, Charleston Zipline Adventures and MORE!

Tickets are $20 up until February 13th at 8pm. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Prohibition

At the speakeasy hot spot, Chef Greg Garrison has a prix fixe dinner menu with dishes like Shrimp & Grits, Grass-Fed Angus Burger, and an Ambrose Farm Pork Chop. This three-course menu with a champagne toast is $45/person and reservations can be made here.

Zero George

For an over the top celebration, Chef Vinson Petrillo pulls out all the spots with a 6-course meal including Aerated Foie Gras, Poached Cod,  Beef Wellington, and a Chocolate Caramel Tart with each course paired with a carefully selected beverage. The prix fixe menu with wine pairings is $160/person.
Charleston, SC Events

Restaurant Week Dining Guide – Winter 2017

January 5, 2017

Winter restaurant week in Charleston is upon us yet again, which means you have another special opportunity to try some of Charleston’s best restaurants without putting a big dent in your wallet (which is great news for those of us still trying to recover from holiday spending). The list of restaurants participating grows every new RW, and the new, less restrictive pricing list means that you can have a totally new experience every time RW rolls around. I’ve been to more than my fair share of RW meals, so I can say with the certainty of experience that not every restaurant week deal is created equal.

Here are some of my recommendations for restaurant week, based on past experiences (RW or otherwise), followed by some places to avoid. 

Do Visit:

Zero Restaurant + Bar


3 courses for $49

Why it’s great: Normally, their 9-course prix fixe menu will run you about $125/person, so if you don’t want to drop that chunk of change on a meal, the restaurant week deal is pretty fantastic.

Recommendations: Although the menu changes frequently, if the octopus a la plancha or the beef wellington is on the menu, definitely go with those for your meal. Also, they have an upcharge to do the “snacks for 2,” which features their world famous deviled eggs, and I highly recommend you do that if you’ve yet to experience them. You won’t regret it.

Pictured: Octopous a la Plancha at Zero George

Vincent Chicco’s

3 courses for $30

Why it’s great: Their normal entrees tend to average about $20 – $30, so 3 courses for $30 is a great deal.

Recommendations: Although the 1st course options leave a little to be desired (mostly because their bruschetta isn’t one of the choices), the lamb sugo is one of my favorite entrees and it is on the RW menu this year.

Pictured: Lamb Sugo at Vincent Chicco’s

Halls Chophouse

3 course for $45

Why it’s great: normally, a dinner at Halls costs me at least $100 (it’s worth it, but it’s not something I can afford to do on a regular basis). I’ve never had a bad meal at Halls, and the service is so great that you can sometimes get them to be a little lenient with the RW restrictions (just don’t be an asshole about it).

Recommendations: I recommend seeing if they will switch out one of the salads for the chopped salad, because it’s my favorite salad of all time. For entrée, you BETTER get the filet, because if not why are you even eating at Halls. Dessert varies by day, but you can bet that it’ll be delicious. Pair it with a 434 cocktail because it’s one of my favorite cocktails in the Holy City.

Pictured: The filet mignon at Halls Chophouse

Henrietta’s at the Dewberry

3 courses for $35

Why it’s great: I was delightfully impressed by my meal at Henrietta’s and is one of the few new restaurants in Charleston that I tried before restaurant week (PawPaw and Scarecrow, I’m coming for you). Their menu features a number of really creative (and tasty) options that are pretty impressive for a RW menu (methinks they’re trying to get more people in the door).

Recommendations: The gnocchi for course 1, the flounder amandine for course 2, and the crepe cake for dessert.

Pictured: I’m not sure, but it looks delicious.

Twenty-Six Divine

4 courses for $40

Why it’s great: I went to Twenty Six Divine for restaurant week dinner a year or 2 ago and was seriously surprised (considering it was a restaurant I hadn’t ever heard of before). They put a lot of effort into each dish, and for such a small space, the atmosphere was great.

Recommendations: it’s a prix fixe menu, so just have an open mind.

Pictured: things to get you excited for Twenty-Six Divine, but not necessarily on the RW menu.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

3 courses for $30

Why it’s great: I feel like The Watch doesn’t get enough love. The food is great, the views are breathtaking, and the drinks are creative.

Recommendations: I don’t have any feelings toward either of the appetizers, but the Shrimp & Grits is some of the best I’ve ever had in the entire city. For dessert, I would recommend the banana pudding, because I think they really do it justice.

Pictured: Shrimp and Grits at The Watch.

Indaco

3 for $35

Why it’s great: Indaco has one of the most comprehensive RW menus of all the participating restaurants, offering pretty much the entire menu with full portion sizes. To me, this is what restaurant week is all about.

Recommendations: Course 1: antipasti (burrata) or pizza (brussels sprouts) Course 2: pasta (black pepper tagliatelle) or piatta (wreckfish) Course 3: dessert – any

Pictured: Black Pepper Tagliatelle at Indaco.

Grill 225

3 for $45

Why it’s great: Grill 225 has the biggest restaurant week menu of all the steakhouses on the list, with a 7 different options in the entrée category (including 1 vegan option!).

Recommendations: blue crab chowder to start, the 12 oz Prime ribeye or the tuna tower (depending on how hungry you are), and finished with the banana bread pudding, which is a perfect way to end any meal. Be sure to add one of their signature Nitrotinis to add a little fun to your dinner!

Pictured: The Prime Ribeye at Grill 225

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

Lunch (3 for $16) or Dinner (3 for $33)

Why it’s great: I think Chef Landon Ganstrom is a hidden gem of the Charleston culinary scene. Although it disappoints me to my core that the mac & cheese isn’t an option on the RW menu, it features a number of new and cool options I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet.

Recommendations: Lunch: Risotto tots, leafy greens side salad, and blackened fish tacos.
Dinner: Southern tomato pie, Beef Wellington, vanilla crème brûlée with seasonal berries.

Pictured: Fish tacos at Crave

Le Farfalle

Brunch / Lunch (2 for $20) or Dinner (3 for $35)

Why it’s great: I really enjoyed my dinner at Le Farfalle recently, and would like to go back, but I think these restaurant week prices would help me try more of what’s on the menu without having to take out a personal loan.

Recommendations: Brunch: 1. Bellini (not sure if this is included or just encouraged) 2. Biscuits & gravy or Nutella waffle 3. Apple & quince crostata
Lunch: 1. Whipped ricotta or Italian wedding soup 2. Ricotta gnudi all’amatriciana
Dinner: 1. Polpette Alla Siciliana 2. Fazzoletti verde 3. Cookie plate.

Pictured: Fazzoletti verde at Le Farfalle

Oak Steakhouse

3 course for $45

Why it’s great: I get the impression that people think of Oak as an old people steakhouse. And yes, that may be their main demographic, but I think they have some redeeming qualities. I do still have some lingering resentment from when they pre-cut my filet without asking me, but the food tastes great and the service is friendly as well.

Recommendations: 1. Chopped Salad, 2. Filet mignon (request that they don’t pre-cut it) 3. Chocolate turtle torte

Pictured: the filet mignon at Oak Steakhouse, Oscar style.

Restaurant Week Restaurants to Avoid:

Drawing Room at Kiawah

The waitstaff at Kiawah tried really hard to talk us out of ordering from the RW menu. And I get it, restaurant staffs across the world abhor restaurant week because they tend to not make any money unless people order off the menu (plus with a lower price, waiters are making less in tips) So I get it. But our waiter became kind of surly and dismissive once he found out we were sticking to the RW menu. The portions were small, and in general, it was definitely not worth the drive out to Kiawah.

The Macintosh

Ok, so I’ve written about Macintosh being disappointing in the past, specifically for the way they handle restaurant week. I love them for brunch, but would recommend skipping visiting The Macintosh at pretty much any other time.

Stars Rooftop

Ugh, Stars. I would have to say this this was one of my most disappointing restaurant week meals of all time.  Come for (overpriced) drinks on the rooftop, but plan to get dinner elsewhere.

82 Queen

Restaurant week or not restaurant week, 82 Queen is consistently underwhelming. It just happens to be even more so during this period of time, for reasons I addressed earlier.

Poogan’s Porch

I actually like Poogan’s, but they always do a rollback menu (this year from 1/23/17 – 2/9/17) that gives diners 40% off the normal cost of a meal, which tends to be a better deal than their restaurant week offerings. So just wait til right after RW is over to make your reservations!

Al Di La

I would wait until Avondale Restaurant Week to try out Al Di La. Or better yet, just go to Indaco or Vincent Chicco’s, because I’ve been disappointed with Al Di La for years now. It’s been a while since I’ve been, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt (maybe things have gotten better), but there are so many other restaurants to try, I’m not in a huge hurry to go back.

Ms. Rose’s

I’m not saying that Ms. Rose’s gave me food poisoning during restaurant week one year, but I’m not not saying that.

Any restaurant offering a RW deal in the $20 range whose normal entrees cost ~$10

(I’m thinking things like Wild Wing, Carolina Ale House, Mellow Mushroom, Mex 1). This is a lesson learned from a personal strategy of mine, that restaurant week should be saved for the restaurants that are more expensive so that I’m not out quite as much money if it’s disappointing. But also, a number of the places on the $20 spectrum are offering deals that aren’t really deals. You might be saving $5 or so, but is that really worth it? Unless you were planning on going there anyway and forgot that it was restaurant week, I wouldn’t waste a RW meal on these places.

Events

New Years Eve Party Round Up 2016

December 28, 2016

Charleston is known for putting on a great party, and there’s no better night to party than December 31st! Here are all the great options for your NYE event:

[editor’s note: I’ll be updating as I get more details leading up to New Year’s Eve]


[Last Update 12/28/16 7:30 pm]

The Alley

The Alley is rolling into 2017 with their annual all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, December 31st at 9pm.

The general admission ticket, which is only $85, includes everything you’ll need to to ring in the new year, including drink tickets for house beer, wine and spirits, beats from DJ Phamtastik, light hors d’oeuvres, free bowling and arcade games, a photo booth and a champagne toast at midnight.

For guests looking to start the new year in style, 4 VIP lanes are available for groups up to six people. The VIP treatment, which costs $750, includes premium liquor from the private, back bar area, a personal server and a bottle of bubbly for a new year’s toast.

The Alley will be open to the general public starting at 3pm for the Alabama vs. Washington CFB playoff game, and then, starting at 7pm, only ticket holders will be able to stay and enjoy the Clemson vs. Ohio State playoff game.

Please visit www.AlleyNYE.com for more information and to purchase tickets. The Alley is located at 131 Columbus Street, Charleston.

Bay Street Biergarten

Bay Street Biergarten, one of America’s best biergartens, seeks to defy the laws of time, space and gravity with their Cirque Du Soleil inspired New Year’s Eve event, Zirkus Der Garten, on Saturday, December 31st 9pm – 1am.

Guests will escape into a biergarten of make-believe with surreal characters and watch as daring aerialists fly through the air while exhilarating music spun by DJ rDot brings the magical world to life.The all-inclusive general admission ticket, which includes haus liquor and wine, domestic biers and hors d’oeuvres, is only $100.

Guests may also purchase VIP tickets for only $25 more to enjoy a bourbon bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, access to the craft bier wall, as well as a private bar featuring premium liquor and wine.The Garten welcomes all ticket holders to a pre-event, special Clemson Viewing party from 6:30 – 9pm, where attendees will enjoy an exclusive viewing of the bowl game on the big screens.

This event is 21 & over. Tickets available at BiergartenNYE.com.

Red’s Ice House/ Tavern & Table

Tavern & Table and Red’s Ice House will say goodbye to 2016 and raise a glass to a New Year at their annual New Year’s Eve Party on the Creek.

2 Locations • 3 Entertainment Acts • Cocktails • Beer & Wine • Champagne • Party Favors • Fireworks!

Live Music Lineup:
Red’s Ice House

  • Not So Serious
  • Morning Fatty

Tavern & Table

  • Dance Party with DJ Scoobie!

Ticket Options
9pm

  • $90 all inclusive for Red’s + Outside at T&T
  • $145 all of the above, plus premium bar & food options inside at Tavern & Table

Early Access at 6pm

  • $165 for EARLY ACCESS VIP Watch Party at T&T, 6pm. Catch the Clemson vs. OSU game at 7pm on the big screen on the docks, oysters, food and beverage.

Cash Only – purchase at Red’s or Tavern & Table

5Church

Ring in NYE on Market Street!

$70: 5:00-5:45 pm
$80: 6:00-6:45 pm
$90: 7:00-7:45 pm

  • Delectable 3-course meal
  • Half a bottle of champagne for a party of 2 and a full bottle for a party of 4.
  • $30 upgrade for open bar from 10 pm – 2 am
  • Champagne Toast
  • Balloon Drop at midnight
  • Festive party favors
  • Live DJ
  • Countdown of the ball drop

$100 8pm – till

Everything that’s included in the earlier options, but without the $30 upgrade to the open bar (it’s included in this price).

To make reservations, please visit www.5ChurchCharleston.com or call 843.937.8666.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, Crave Kitchen & Cocktails will ring in 2017 with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests are invited to enjoy a night full of great food and great times with a special dinner, designed by Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails will offer a New Year’s Eve menu, food and drink specials as well as couples packages. The couples packages include a five course dinner and a shared entree course that must be selected upon at the time of reservation. To view the full New Year’s Eve menus and for more information, visit CraveKitchenandCocktails.com/New-Years.

Guests that dine with Crave on New Year’s Eve are also welcome to party the night away with evening festivities including a Campfire Oyster Roast on the patio at 11:30pm, music and dancing with DJ SaturDave beginning at 11:45pm, a champagne toast at midnight and more.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails will also be open on Sunday, January 1, 2017 for a New Year’s Day brunch from 10am – 4pm. Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom will be serving up all of your favorite brunch dishes including Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Waffles and more.

Reservations are strongly recommended for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as they will fill up fast. To make your reservations, please visit CraveKitchenandCocktails.com/New-Years or call the restaurant at 843-884-1177.

The Cedar Room

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in The Cedar Room on Saturday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar provided by Mercantile and Mash. In addition, we will also be showing the Fiesta Bowl (Clemson vs Ohio State).

Musical performances by The Mighty Kicks and Wade Walker “DJ United.” Midnight champagne toast to ring in 2017.

  • Attire: Black Tie
  • Tickets are $125 and are nonrefundable.
  • Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

*The Clemson / Ohio State game will be on for those who want to watch.

Edmund’s Oast

Offering a special December 30th and New Year’s Eve dinner option featuring:

  • Bone-in 32oz ribeye with an optional foie gras and/or lobster upgrade.
  • Pumpkin tortellini with rabbit confit in parmesan brodo
  • Head bartender Jayce McConnell will offer some classic cocktails made with extremely high-end and rare ingredients.
  • Special champagnes offered like Étienne Calsac champagne at $22 a glass
  • “Oude Quetsche Tilquin a l’Ancienne” (a sour plum lambic, 6.4%ABV) offered by the glass at $12/5oz pour.

To make reservations, please visit www.edmundsoast.com.

Bar Mash

Join us at Bar Mash on December 31st beginning at 9pm, as we Ring in the New Year “Westworld” style, sponsored by Macallan Scotch whisky.

Saunter into Mash, donned in your best Western attire, as a “guest” in our world.

Tickets are only $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and will include a complimentary glass of Macallan punch, a ticket for a shot off of our custom Ice Luge, and a Macallan scotch toast at midnight! Snacks and full bar will be available for purchase throughout the evening, as well as some fantastic Macallan drink specials.

Prizes will also be awarded for best costumes!

Hope to see you there!

Cocktail Club

Ring in the New Year at The Cocktail Club! The event is open to the public and includes live music, a “dress to impress” dress code, $10 cover after 10 p.m. and more!

Saturday, December 31
8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Burns Alley

The good, the bad, the ugly….say Goodbye to 2016 and come Rock in the New Year with Action City Blackout and Hearts on Fire at Burns Alley, King Street, Downtown.

9PM
$10 and 21+
PBR swag and PRB Toast at Midnight.

Come on, let’s spend the night together!

Check out Hearts on Fire

O-Ku

Ring in the New Year at O-Ku beginning at 9 p.m. with a DJ and midnight champagne toast! This event is open to the public but there will be a $10 cover (cash only) beginning at 10 p.m. See you then!

Club Trio

Come ring in the New Year with your favorite people!

Doors open at 9, $40 cover charge, champagne toast at Midnight. Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Cover includes individual split bottle of Chandon per guest

****ONLY 2 VIP TABLES LEFT**** EMAIL FOR VIP
VIP CHAMPAGNE TOAST INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE SPONSORED BY VEUVE CLICQUOT

DJ C-Nile upstairs
DJ Precise downstairs

Dudley’s On Ann

Join us for the most Glittery and Glamorous party of the year… Glitter and Glam 2017! Our annual party returns to bring in 2017 the only way we know how… plenty of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, great music, a champagne toast at midnight, and the best host we have, Patti O’Furniture!

We have limited tickets available to this private party, which sells out every year. Get your tickets at eventbrite.com now to guarantee your spot at the party! Avoid the long New Year’s lines and waiting at different bars for a drink, and join us for a night of New Year’s magic as we watch 2016 come to a close!

Prohibition

Prohibition cordially invites you to ring in the New Year with an unforgettable evening at Prohibition! Gather all your friends and tell them that this year, we are going to celebrate New Years Eve the Charleston Way!

With live Jazz, Featuring The Bill McSweeney Swing Band, plus DJ Brian, a champagne toast, passed hor d’ouevres and party favors, this is a party you are not going to want to miss.

Tickets sales are only $20 and are limited to first come first serve, so be sure to assure your spot by buying a ticket today! Stop by the restaurant today to purchase your ticket, or buy them online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-nye-the-charlston-way-tickets-29445231480.

It’s time to ring in a New Year, the Charleston way.

Revelry Brewing

Join us on the Rooftop @ Revelry Brewing Saturday December 31st for an all day, and through the night, celebration as we ring in 2017 in Revelry style.

Mynt

General Admission: $40

DJ Kevbo and Seth G

Please email for VIP reservations myntcharleston@gmail.com

Dress Code: cocktail attire

Spiritline Cruises

Kick start your New Year by kicking up your heels with SpiritLine Cruises!  This cruise is a true SAIL-ebration and one not to miss.  The Spirit of the Lowcountry will be rockin’ the harbor and rollin’ on the river with awesome dance music provided by your favorite DJ, Ric Rush.  A pleasing menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available, everyone is sure to have fun. Make your reservation now, these tickets will go fast as the number is limited and sells out every year!

SAIL-ebration Event Details

  • Saturday – December 31, 2016
  • $70 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
  • Cash bar available onboard
  • Menu
  • Cruise departs from Aquarium Wharf (downtown Charleston)
  • 360 Concord Street, SC 29401
  • Boarding time begins at 9:45pm
  • Cruise time is from 10:30pm to 1:00am

Triangle Char + Bar – West Ashley

Ring in the New Year with us at Charleston’s only Ball Drop at Triangle West Ashley! There’s no cover charge so get there early. Enjoy food & drink specials…DJ starts at 10pm!

SC Aquarium

Snyder Grand Ball New Year’s Eve 2017
Saturday, December 31st
8pm – 1am | 21+

All-inclusive VIP tickets: $149 (advance purchase only)

FEATURING:
– Full Open Bar
– Chef Action Food Stations with Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
– Champagne Toast at Midnight

ENTERTAINMENT:
David Higgins Music
DJ NattyHeavy

ATTIRE:
Black Tie Optional

The Rooftop at Vendue

Ring in 2017 on Charleston’s Favorite Rooftop Bar!

  • $20 Cover Charge
  • DJ
  • Midnight Champagne Toast

Purple Buffalo

Come celebrate NYE with the herd at Purple Buffalo! Doors: 9pm, Music: 10:30pm featuring hip-hop duo Speakerbox, and DJ Raz (RAZ Productions) Tickets are $40 BEFORE Christmas, and $50 AFTERChristmas. Includes indulging on a smoked whole pig and a champagne toast. Live countdown. Games. Excitement. History being made.

Brought to you by: BigBadBetter and JYVE

Tin Roof

The END is NIGH! Come party like it! DJ Lanatron will be spinning so you can boogie 2016 away. Come dressed for an apocalyptic PROM. Gas masks, last day on earth, fancy pants… dress however you would celebrate the end of days!

California Dreaming

Celebrate the New Year with us at California Dreaming #Charleston!

Live DJ | $10 admission beginning at 10PM | Drink specials all night long.

We look forward to seeing you! 🍾

Midtown Bar + Grill

Say goodbye to 2016 with Midtown! Don’t worry about bringing a mask, well have masks + face painters! Complimentary champagne toast at midnight
Photographer + Free Pizza at 1am!
$20 cover at the door
DJ TYEDYE starts at 10!

VIP Cover $50- Skip the Line! Also includes a bottle of champagne! Email us if interested at jenna@kshgevents.com. Limited quantities available.

The Dewberry

Join us for a Mid-Century New Year’s Eve at The Dewberry!

Entertainment by Joe Clarke Big Band Featuring Greg Massaro, Frank Puzzullo, David Patterson and Brent Swaney. If you love Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and great American Jazz Standards, come out for a Fun, Memorable, and Romantic evening.

Dancing, a Premium Open Bar, Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Late Night Bites and Champagne Countdown!

Adults are $175 all inclusive.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. All transactions are nonrefundable. Tickets are transferrable.

Call (877) 835-6530 or visit https://new-years-eve-at-the-dewberry.eveyevents.com/ to purchase tickets!

Tabbuli

The most exclusive New Years Eve Party in Charleston, where only a golden ticket will get you in…..Tabbuli’s Gold Party!

Tickets will be available for purchase at Tabbuli. This WILL sell OUT!

$100 ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET = HOOKAH, DRINKS AND FOOD PLUS VIP SEATING!

$25 General Admission

Join us as we deck out in ALL Gold for New Year’s Eve!

Sponsored by Moët

Warehouse

HELLO, 2017

8 pm
99 People
99 Tickets
99 Dollars
99 Libation Menu / Open Bar

  • Passed Snacks & Fancy Fare
  • DJ Breeze @ Epic Charleston
  • Dress to Impress
  • Festive Props Aplenty
  • The best party in Charleston for an intimate evening.

Happy New Year!

Zero George 

7-Course Prix Fixe menu including beverage pairings. $245 per person.

Que d’Keys

Join us for New Year’s Eve at Que d’Keys! THREE Pianos will be dueling long into the night and in to the new year!

Located at 32 D North Market Street, right above Queology BBQ. Que d’Keys Dueling Piano Bar is Downtown Charleston’s ONLY Dueling Piano Bar. Guaranteed to have you on your feet, laughing, singing and dancing with your friends.

Boone’s

Saturday, December 31st 2017 at 9 pm
Photobooth
Light hors d’oeuvres
DJ Jerry Feels Good
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Ice Luge on the patio

Kingdom Bar & Grill

We at Kingdom Bar & Grill invite you to join us as we ring in 2017 with some really great people.

We will be offering several NYE options this year:

Dining Only – Be our guest on NYE and enjoy our dinner service from 5pm until 8pm. Call to reserve your table today! 843.577.9911

Dinner & Celebration – Join us for dinner service between 5PM and 8PM & receive a complementary ticket for each person who orders a dinner entree. We will be offering special dining options for the special occasion. Live music starts at 7pm and goes unti 10pm when our special guest DJ will take the stage.

VIP lounge – Book a VIP lounge with us! *While supplies lasts* For more information or to reserve your lounge call 843.518.3678.

Celebration Only – Join us in ringing in the new year right! We have pre sale tickets that are $25 in advance (ends Dec 15th) and our regular admission tickets are $35 at the door. Tickets include, heavy hors d’oeuvres, free champagne toast, cash prizes, live music and a special guest DJ!

ALL tickets can be purchased on site at Kingdom Bar & Grill – 468 King St

Republic Garden & Lounge

Doors open at 4pm to 2am

2017 Door Prizes and Giveaways all night(Cash and Prizes)

Complimentary general admission for everyone until 9:00pm. (Subject to cover charge and line wait after 9:00pm

  • VIP Access $55(No line wait, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and Champagne)
  • VIP Tables(Please call for availability)(Will sell out fast.)
  • VIP Tables Include: 2 Premium Liquours, 1 Premium Champagne, and Heavy Horderves.

Slightly North of Broad

Enjoy our special three-course prix fixe menu on Saturday, December 31st, with several dishes featured in Chef Lee’s cookbook, ‘The S.N.O.B. Experience’!

$80 per person, non-inclusive of alcohol, sales tax, or gratuity.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling us at 843-723-3424.

Charleston Beer Works

Come for football, stay for a New Year’s Eve celebration!

Clemson Football plays Ohio State University Football in the Fiesta Bowl. Kickoff is at 7:00.

A $10 cover charge starts at 9:00 pm and live music from Token Marystarts after the game ends. The cover charge takes care of your midnight Champagne toast!

Charleston Wonderland

Charleston Wonderland features live music and performances inside and outside of our 15,000 square foot facility. Enjoy a top shelf open bar sponsored by Red Bull and Titos Vodka, local cuisine, Charleston’s best DJs andlive bands, cirque performances, insane audio/visual, Charleston’s largest balloon drop, phoro booths and so much more.

Visit Charlestonwonderland.com for more information
Instagram – @Charlestonwonderland

Henry’s / NV

Come join us for our New Years Eve 2017 Celebration! Its been another great year for us and we are ready to end it the right way! The staff will be set and ready to make sure this is one amazing night. Let’s bring in 2017 with a good time.

Party begins at 8pm

MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP
FIRE SHOW
LIGHT SHOW
MORE TBA

General admission: $25 in advance $30 at the door
(Includes entry, party favors and champagne toast)
Get tickets at: www.shinebright2017.brownpapertickets.com

VIP Packages

PACKAGE #1: $600
• Up to 6 people
• 1 bottle of premium liquor
• 1 bottle of premium champagne
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Entry fee

PACKAGE #2: $900
• 7-9 people
• 2 bottles of premium liquor
• 1 bottle of premium champagne
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Entry fee

PACKAGE #3: $1200
• 10-12 people
• 3 bottles of premium liquor
• 2 bottles of premium champagne
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Entry fee
(Each additional person is $50 extra)

Taxes and gratuity are not included

To reserve your VIP package today contact TYLER WILLIAMS
PHONE: 240-271-6801
EMAIL: TYLER.THEEPICBRANDS@GMAIL.COM

Marion Square

This free to the public celebration offers a family friendly, non-alcoholic event featuring kid friendly activities, including karaoke. The program continues after dark with high-energy performances from local bands and unique lighting displays to help ring in 2017.

Activities for kids include jump castles, face painting, a crazy hat station, a photo booth and a karaoke stage.

The lineup for the Main Stage kicks off at 6pm and includes performances from New Galaxy Band and Whiskey Diablo.

 

Charleston Restaurant News Events

Thanksgiving Round Up

November 15, 2016

Sometimes, the burdens of life get you down and the idea of making a whole Thanksgiving dinner is just too much for you to handle. It’s ok. Don’t feel bad, I totally get it. And so do these restaurants. Find your Thanksgiving hero in one of these awesome restaurants in Charleston:

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**Post will be updated with new restaurants as they come available.**

Dine-In Options

5Church

Downtown
Reservations: (843) 937-8666
Pricing: $35 for a prix fixe 3-course meal. Kids 12 & under are $18


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Menu items include their famous burrata salad, beef carpaccio, butternut squash soup, or southern poutine for course #1; turkey roulade, cheddar agnolotti, pan-seared scallops, or pan roasted beef tenderloin for course #2; and pumpkin pie, lemongrass frozen mousse, or S’mores trifle for course #3.

California Dreaming

West Ashley
Reservations: 843-766-1644
Pricing: $17.95 for adults; $5.95 for kids 10 and under

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  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Sugar Cured Ham
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Green Beans
  • Honey-Butter Glazed Carrots
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Southern Herb Stuffing
  • Homemade Gibet Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Cornbread Muffins
  • Pecan or Pumpkin Pie

The Dewberry

Downtown Charleston
Reservations: 843-872-9065
Pricing: $85 for adults; $30 for kids 6-12; free for kids 5 and under

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Gather with friends and family at The Dewberry this Thanksgiving, November 24th. Our chef curated, traditional holiday feast is sure to create lasting memories for years to come.

Seatings are available from 12 – 4 p.m. $85 per adult, $30 per child ages 6-12 and complimentary for children under 5.

Tickets are limited. Please call 843.872.9065 for details and reservations.

Grand Bohemian Hotel

Downtown Charleston
Reservations Required: 843-724-4144
Pricing: $39 for adults; $15 for kids 12 and under

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Explore the artful culinary creations of Thanksgiving dinner with us. Enjoy classic holiday dishes with our signature Bohemian twist in an inspiring atmosphere. It’s a new spin on a classic tradition and unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Three Course Thanksgiving Dinner at Élevé Dining Room from 11:00am-9:00pm
*An ala carte menu will also be available

To make your reservation today, please call 843.724.4144 or visit
http://www.grandbohemiancharleston.com/dining/reservations/

High Cotton

Downtown Charleston
Reservations: 843-724-3815
Pricing: $55 for appetizer + entree, or add dessert for $60

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Leave the cooking to High Cotton this Thanksgiving! Join us Thursday, November 24th, from 12:00pm-8:30pm, for a prix fixe menu of appetizer and entree for $55, or add dessert for $60. We are also offering Turkey Sandwiches to go!  Reservations are required, and can be made by calling us at 843-724-3815.

Poogan’s Smokehouse

Downtown Charleston
Reservations Required
Pricing: priced per menu item

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Saffron Restaurant & Bakery

Downtown Charleston
Reservations: 843-722-5588
Pricing: $24.95 for adults and $8.95 for children under 10

Saffron’s traditional turkey day buffet Is right around the corner. Make your reservations now at 843-722-5588 Adults $24.95 Children $8.95. Free Range Turkey- Prime Rib – Alaskan Salmon – Wood Oven Baked Ham. With all the trimmings!

  • Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Sweet Potato w/ Honey & Cinnamon
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
  • Saffron Rice Pilaf
  • Crunchy & Crispy Field Green Salad
  • Cranberry Sauce, Bread & More
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie and as always, more, more & more desserts sure to please your taste buds!

Slightly North of Broad

Downtown Charleston
Reservations: 843-722-5588
Pricing:$55 for appetizer + entree, or add dessert for $60

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Leave the cooking to S.N.O.B. this Thanksgiving! Join us Thursday, November 24th, from 11:30am-7:00pm, for a prix fixe menu of appetizer and entree for $55, or add dessert for $60. We are also offering Turkey Sandwiches to go!

To Go Options

Artisan Meat Share

Downtown Charleston
Order deadline: November 23 (or while supplies last)
Price: $125 for a half smoked turkey or $5 / pound for a heritage turkey

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to order your fresh Heritage turkeys this year. Artisan Meat Share knows a Thanksgiving feast is all about the turkey, and Charleston locals can let the experts handle preparing the bird. Straight from Keegan-Filion Farms, there’s a spot for AMS’ Heritage breed turkeys on every holiday table.

For those wanting Chef Craig Deihl and his team to do the handy work, smoked half turkeys come with butter for basting and gravy for your fixings, priced at $125. Or, opt for a Heritage turkey to cook at home priced at $5 per pound. Artisan Meat Share is accepting orders for Thanksgiving now. Limited quantities are available and can be ordered in advance by calling (843) 641-7299.

Blackbird Market

Johns Island
Order deadline: November 25
Price: price per menu item

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Order Now. 559-0193

Open Wednesday, November 25 until 5:00.

TURKEYS Oven Roasted or Smoked

  • Whole Turkey $3.75/ lb.
  • Turkey Breast $9.00/ lb.

VEGETABLES – $7.50

  • Slow Cooked Collards
  • Roasted Beets & Sweets
  • Old Time Pole Beans
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

DRESSINGS
2-4 ppl $7.50 / 4-8 ppl $10.50 / 8-12ppl $21.50 / 15-25 ppl $40.00

  • Oyster Stuffing
  • Pecan, Apple & Sausage Stuffing

CASSEROLES

  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Corn Pudding
  • Squash Casserole
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Tomato Pie

SWEETS BY AMY

  • Apple Pie $20.00
  • Pumpkin Pie $20.00
  • Pecan Pie $ 25.00
  • Bread Pudding $11.50
  • Pumpkin Cheese Cake $ 30.00

ACCOMPANIMENTS

  • Gravy $7.50 quart
  • Cranberry Sauce $4.25 pint $7.50 quart
  • Warm Crab Dip $13.50 / $26.50/ $52.00

Butcher & Bee and The Daily

Downtown Charleston
Order deadline: November 16
Price: $225

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Thanksgiving Takeout Package features a 15- to 20-lb. Keegan-Filion Turkey plus sides, making it just the right amount of food to feed 6 – 8 people this holiday while still having enough for leftovers.

Side dishes and fixins include:

  • The traditional: classic stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce
  • The distinctive: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with pecan crumble and whiskey sauce; bacon-laced Brussels Sprouts, tossed with fried shallots and chile oil; and Roasted Beets with hazelnuts and tarragon vinaigrette
  • The optional add-ons: pies, cookies, and breads by Pastry Chef Cynthia Wong ($2-25)

Guests can purchase Thanksgiving Takeout for $225 (that’s $28-37.50 per person–what a deal!). All that’s left to do is stock up on adult beverages—which, conveniently, guests can check off the list during pick up at The Daily (652B King St.) Wednesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 24 8 a.m.-12 p.m. by perusing affordable, seasonally inspired, and crowd-pleasing pairings, with guidance from McCarus Beverage Co. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 16 by emailing shopthedaily@butcherandbee.com.

Mercantile and Mash

Downtown Charleston
Order deadline: November 21
Pricing: $175; feeds 6-8

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner – are you ready? Let us take the hassle out of cooking for you by preparing your Thanksgiving dinner-to-go! With a menu full of delicious sides, a Joyce Farms turkey and delightful desserts, you’ll be sure to have a stress-free, scrumptious holiday celebration. Call us at 843.793.2636 or stop in to place your order today! #mercantileandmash #mercandmash

Poogan’s Smokehouse

Downtown Charleston
Order deadline: November 23 at 5pm
Pricing: $150; feeds up to 6

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2.5 pounds of meat 

  • Pulled Pork
  • Smoked Turkey (mix of white & dark meat)
  • Half pulled pork and half smoked turkey

3 sides

  • White cheddar mac & cheese
  • Collard greens
  • Charred broccoli
  • Bacon roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato salad
  • Delmonico potatoes
  • Andouille sausage stuffing

Choice of homemade cornbread or Hawaiian rolls

Choice of pecan or pumpkin pie

Includes sauces and gravy.

Ted’s Butcherblock

Downtown Charleston
Order deadline: November 19
Price: Varies; feeds 3-4

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Meats:

  • Whole Bell & Evans ($3.95/lb.)
  • North Carolina Heritage Black Turkeys ($7/lb.) are available, cooked or uncooked and must be ordered in advance (limited quantities available).
  • Brining ($10/bird) and cooking ($25/bird) are also available.
  • Spiral-Cut Kurobuta Ham $13/lb.

Sides:

  • Creamed Greens & Gruyere – $12/lb.
  • Dirty Rice with Smoked Duck Sausage – $13/lb.
  • Sourdough Bread Pudding with Mushroom, Leeks & Bacon – $13/lb.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole – $13/lb.

Fixings:

  • Traditional Turkey Gravy – $12/qt.
  • Cranberry Sauce – $9/pint

Dessert:

  • Apple Crisp with Oat Streusel – $12 (serves 3-4)

Items will be packaged for easy re-heating may be picked up on Tuesday or Wednesday, November 22-23 from 11 am – 7 pm at Ted’s Butcherblock, located at 334 East Bay Street in Downtown Charleston. The case at Ted’s will be stocked with the sides, fixings and dessert from the Thanksgiving Feast Menu the week of Thanksgiving, but customers are encouraged to place orders by November 19 by calling (843) 577-0094 to ensure availability.

Charleston Restaurant News Events

Election Day 2016 Round Up

November 8, 2016

The day has finally come! One of these people will be our next president. If that thought doesn’t excite you, perhaps the idea of getting free stuff just for voting will! Here’s where you can show off your “I Voted” sticker in Charleston and get rewarded with free swag (or where other cool election-related things are happening around town).

**On a serious note: please vote! It’s important and it’s your right as an American.**

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*Updated all day as I find more deals! Check back often for more freebies!* Last update: 11/8 4:19 pm

5Church Charleston

  • $12 ‘Merica Burger (gorgonzola, bacon, smoked tomato marmalade, and aioli)

Bay Street Biergarten

  • Free Pretzel all day with “I VOTED” sticker

Bull St. Gourmet

  • 10% Off All Food Until Close (5pm)

BurgerFi

Burwell’s

  • For those that are looking to escape the craziness of the election; Burwells is hosting a BarCation (no sticker required).
  • Burwell’s entire bar’s food menu will be 1/2 off
  • Burwell’s will be featuring their foreign adult beverages (featured all night including late night):
    • Dark & Stormy: Rum
    • Crown Royal: Canadian Whisky
    • Mexican Mule: Tequila
    • Moscow Mule: Vodka
    • Johnnie Walker: Scotch
    • Argentina: Malbec
    • Laurent Perrier: French Champagne
    • Ana Cava: Spanish Sparkling Wine
    • Prosecco: Italian Sparkling Wine

Cannon Green

  • Bring your “I Voted” sticker to Happy Hour from 5-7pm for Taco Tuesday and receive a Plinko Chip! #electionday

Charleston Beer Works

  • Join Charleston Beer Works’ Chef Jason Dupree and guest Chef Matty Priede of Band of Gypsy’s Catering and Pop-Up Events for an Election Night to remember.
  • 80 tickets are available for $30 each.
  • Enjoy live music starting at 8pm from Band of Gypsys.
  • Get ready for all-you-can-eat access to a Cuban style whole hog, empanadas, duck fried rice, cerviche and MORE!

Charleston Pour House

  • Free Live election coverage on 2 big screens on Main stage. Doors open at 8 pm.
  • ON THE DECK: Darius Ruckus, 4:00-6:30pm, FREE!

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

  • Little ones can join in the fun by voting for their favorite King of Pops flavor at CML all day tomorrow
  • Parents wearing an “I Voted” sticker who bring their families to the Children’s museum today will be entered to win a FREE one-year Family Membership.

Chuck E Cheese

  • Free personal pepperoni pizza by using coupon code #5253 or telling the cashier you voted

CO Charleston

  • 1/2 off pho all day (No sticker required)

Cove Oyster Bar

  • Free Dessert with “I Voted” Sticker or voting stub!

D’Allesandro’s Pizza

  • $5 off orders over $20.16. Excludes lunch combos and happy hour deals. Show your “I voted” sticker to the server.

Deep Water Vineyard

  • Free wine tasting and complimentary stemless wine glass

Edmund’s Oast

  • “Vote Champagne” finale party. Get specially-priced glasses of champagne starting at 4:30 pm (no sticker needed).

Eli’s Table

  • Free Chef’s choice dessert

Firehouse Subs

  • Get a medium drink for free by showing your “I Voted” sticker

Elliotborough Mini Bar

  • “Erection Night…. it’s a Pop-Up”
    by Chef Kevin Getzewich

    • 1st Course …. $10
      Chawan Mushi. Crab. Peanut. Scallion.
    • 2nd Course …. $12
      Kimvhi Soup. Carolina Gold Rice. Chicken. Tofu.
    • 3rd Course …. $5
      Benne See Ice Cream
  • Please bring CASH for food!

Glazed

  • 1/2 off on a presidential donut with “I VOTED” sticker
  • Trump = Trumpkin = pumpkin doughnut
  • Clinton = Clemon = lemon doughnut

Gold’s Gym

  • Show your “I Voted” sticker to get free access to the gym on Election Day

Green Goat

  • Free order of fried pickles with your “I Voted” sticker
  • $5 burgers (every Tuesday)

HoM

  • 10% Off All Food All Day; Results on TV All Day Long

Krispy Kreme

  • Show your “I VOTED” sticker and get a free donut!

Lewis Barbecue

  • $1 Modelos with your “I Voted” sticker, starting at 5pm
  • Will be broadcasting election results

Marco’s Pizza

  • Go on their website to “cast your vote for Marco’s” and receive a voucher for a free pizza.

Persimmon Cafe – Downtown & Summerville

  • 15% off entire order all day with “I VOTED” sticker

Royal American

  • Free show featuring Susto starting at 9 pm sharp! (no sticker required)

Rusty Rudder

  • 25% off your meal, today only.

The Sparrow

  • Special treat if you’re wearing your “I Voted” sticker.
  • Live broadcast of election results

Sticky Fingers – All Locations

  • Free dessert with “I Voted” sticker

Tabbuli

  • Free Chef’s Choice Dessert with “I Voted” Sticker or voting stub!

Toast (all locations)

  • Free Chef’s Choice Dessert

Wine & Design – West Ashley

  • Receive $10 OFF gift card if you are wearing your “I voted today” sticker.

Whisk

  • Free cup of coffee

Yelp Charleston

  • Must sign-up on the Yelp Event page (http://bit.ly/YelpBash) to be added to the guest list.
  • When the polls close, the party starts! Yelp’s biggest event of 2016! Come celebrate America this election night and party like there’s no tomorrow… because there might not be. Get ready for 5-star food from all over the lowcountry, patriotic potables, and more entertainment value than the current election season! ALL FOR FREE!
  • This event is open to everyone & the only requirements are that you must have/create a Yelp account (Real name and profile photo too), be 21+, and you must RSVP on the Yelp Event Page. http://bit.ly/YelpBash

YMCA

  • Free childcare while parents go to vote. Click here for more info.

Zero Restaurant + Bar

  • $8 red & blue drinks tonight.

 

 

Events Guides

Halloween Round Up: 2016

October 21, 2016

What will you be dressing up as this year? Sexy Ken Bone? Your favorite Pokémon? One of the few remaining living characters on Game of Thrones? Whatever you decide, it’s important to pick the perfect location for your Halloween shenanigans. Here’s a list of where you can go to get your spooky party on for Halloween in Charleston.

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Thursday October 27th

Upper Deck Tavern

No Cover
Downtown Charleston
10 pm – 2 am


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DJ Lazer Cat brings special guest DJ’s to get your Halloween Weekend started! Put on your best costume but be prepared to work it out on the dance floor.

Friday October 28th

Bay Street Biergarten

$50
Downtown Charleston
10 pm – close

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Freddy is back and on October 28th he’ll be haunting your dreams and our dancefloor as DJ Rehab rocks the house with your favorite 90’s hits. We’ll have you covered from Backstreet to Britney while you enjoy an ALL-INCLUSIVE evening of drinks, dancing and appetizers.

Rock your best 90’s gear, throwback costume or whatever helps you rock your body right because you know we’ll have a gift card for the best outfit in the building. Are you original?

Cocktail Club

No Cover
Downtown Charleston
9 pm – 1 am

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Join The Cocktail Club for a Miami Vice Halloween Party on Friday, October 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.!

Stop in for cocktail specials, a prize for best costume, and live music fromBrent Pace Music. This is not a ticketed event, everyone 21 and older is welcome!

Frothy Beard Halloween Costume Party

North Charleston
7:30 – 10:30 pm

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Join us at the brewery for a costume party, Friday October 28!

Food Baby Food Truck will be serving up great food and we have the best BOO-ze in town.

Stereo 8

James Island
7 pm – close

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Saturday October 29th

2Nixons & Proof

No Cover
Downtown Charleston
6 pm – 1 am

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Celebrate Halloween with us at Proof! Costumes are optional–but 2Nixons will give out a free bowl of ramen to our favorite costume.

5Church Charleston

No Cover
Downtown Charleston

10 pm – close

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5Church’s All Hallows Eve event will feature D.J. Taylor Rowland and a costume contest with the winner receiving a $200 gift card.

843 Korean BBQ & Sushi

No Cover
North Charleston

9 pm – 12 am

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Dress to Impress to enter a Costume Contest!
DJ!
Photo Booth!
Glo Bar!
Drink Specials!
Costume Party!
Prizes!!
Come join us for a Black Out Halloween Party!!! And get your picture taken!!!

The Cedar Room

$10
Downtown Charleston
10 am – 11:30 am

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Join The Cedar Room for a special Halloween themed yoga class led by Elli Rictor! Come dressed in your best costume and win a prize of a $250 gift card valid at any Indigo Road restaurant.

Bites and $5 seasonal blended juices will be available from Mercantile and Mash.

Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water bottle.

Craft Conundrum

No Cover
West Ashley
6 pm – 10 pm

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It gets better every year! Don’t miss Craft Conundrum’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash & Costume Contest! There’ll be a ton of candy, craft beer specials, and a costume contest with a GRAND PRIZE of a $300 Craft Conundrum Gift Certificate!

Pep Rolls will be hangin’ out from 5-9pm and we’ll have everyone’s favorite crazy rock band, Kids on Acid, set up kicking out the jams from 7-10pm! It’s time to get creative and bring your A-Game! Enjoy a fun Halloween party, great food, beer, and music at your favorite little neighborhood spot. See y’all then! Winner will be announced at approximately 10pm. Small prizes will be given randomly for costumes we find to be extra fun or creative. Go crazy!

Faculty Lounge

No Cover
Downtown Charleston
10 pm – until

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Halloween Dance party at Faculty Lounge!

FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar

$10 – $25
Mount Pleasant
9 pm – 2 am

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On Saturday, October 29th FILL will host an Early Dinner Dueling Piano Show at 6:30pm and an adult Halloween Party starting at 9:00pm. VIP and General admission to the Halloween Party include an Hors D’oeuvre buffet, entry into a costume contest, drink specials and an all night Dueling Piano Show. Additionally, hundreds in cash and prizes will be given away!!!
FILL is currently taking reservations for VIP seats and tables which offer full-service and include a free drink.
The VIP ticket is priced at $25 per person | General admission is $10.

Ghost Monkey Brewery & Rebel Taqueria

No Cover
Mount Pleasant
11 am – 10 pm

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On October 29th we’re teaming up with Ghost Monkey Brewing for a Halloween Costume Bash like no other.

We’ll be serving up some of our amazing tacos to be paired with drink specials, live music, and of course costume prizes.

Think you have the best costume in the house? Judging for the costume contest will take place from 7-8:30pm. Come dressed like your interpretation of a Ghost Monkey and receive a special treat from our bartenders.

Mount Pleasant Towne Center

No Cover
Mount Pleasant
12 pm – 4 pm

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A day of festivities, including trick or treating, jump castle, face painting, balloon animals, train rides and more family fun.

Enter our annual pet costume contest sponsored by Hairy Winston Pet Boutique: registration starts at the store at noon and is only $10 per entry with all proceeds to benefit Pet Helpers. Categories include Best Duo, Most Trending, Best Homemade, Best Inanimate Object, Best Superhero and Best Overall. Hairy Winston and Mount Pleasant Towne Centre gift cards to the winner of each category – plus bragging rights of course!

Art-vark Palette, a local Mount Pleasant art studio, will be offering a fun,free art activity to all the kids: a hand print animal drawing – you will be amazed at all the animals that can be made out of a child’s hand print!

Redux

$60
Downtown Charleston
7 pm – 11 pm

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The results are in and you’ve been committed to Briarcliff Manor this Halloween weekend. On Saturday, October 29th all of our patients will be strapped in for a night of beats from DJ Clev Starr, an open bar brought to you by William Wolff Whiskey and PBR and a few other surprises only the doctors know about. But don’t fill up on beer & spirits, Platia Food Truck will be onsite slinging delicious Greek eats (cash or card accepted).

If you make it out alive, we invite you to join us at the official after party at Republic Garden & Lounge (462 King Street) where your Asylum ticket will get you to the front of line and no cover charge.

Tabbuli

No Cover
Downtown Charleston

9 pm – 12 am

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The most decadent Halloween Party in Charleston is at Tabbuli this year, and you’re invited!

Fire Spinners
Drag Show
Costume Contests with prizes & SO much more.

Music by: Breakthrough & DJ Trevor D

Taco Boy

$5
Downtown Charleston

6 pm – 12 am

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Taco Boy Downtown’s biggest fiesta of the year is happening Saturday Oct 29! Get your costumes ready because we’ve added an additional category to our epic contest: Best Couple Costume!

We’ll have DJ NattyHeavy keeping you dancing all night.
Best individual costume wins $1,000 CASH
Best group costume (3 or more) wins $500 Taco Boy gift card
Best couple’s costume wins $250 Taco Boy gift card

21+ and $5 cover after 6PM

Sunday October 30th

Bar Mash

No Cover
Downtown Charleston
4 pm – 2 am

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Join us for tiki cocktail specials, a live DJ and a costume contest in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve! The event is free and open to the public. See you there!

Tin Roof

No Cover
West Ashley
4:30 pm – 12 am

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If you don’t know already: you pick a band, for 15 minutes you be that band and play that songs at this show. I’ll keep who’s in what band a secret (you can talk about em if you want).

Lineup:
Beck
Blink-182
Miles Davis
Drug Church
Kevin and the K-Tels
Kleenex
LCD Soundsystem
The Mountain Goats
Nine Inch Nails
No Use For a Name
The Police
Wire
Xiu Xiu

Monday October 31st

Tin Roof

$7
West Ashley
8:30 pm – 12 am

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The creative minds over at BigBadBetter present, “The Wicked West (Ashley) Masquerade”, West Ashley’s official Halloween Party, hosted at the Tin Roof! (Thanks Tin Roof!)

This Hallow’s Eve is going to get EXTRA wild, with music coming from our favorite funk family: The Night Caps AND Charleston’s only live improvised Hip-Hop Band: The Boom Bap Crew!

It’s a Masquerade party so bring a mask! Plus there is a CASH PRIZE for the dopest Masquerade Mask!

Shoutout to our sponsors for making it live! JYVE providing the bands,Pabst Blue Ribbon providing swag and beer, and also Three Olives Vodka!

Charleston Restaurant News Events

CO Introduces New $3, $4, $5 Happy Hour

October 14, 2016

This past Monday CO rolled out a new happy hour menu that builds off of their popular $4 menu. The new menu will give guests the opportunity to enjoy more delicious options at two new prices, $3 and $5, as well as $4.

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To kick things off, guests can pay for a happy hour dish with an Instagram picture Monday Oct. 17 – Friday Oct. 21 from 4pm-7pm.  Guests must tag CO using @eatatCOchs and also use the hashtag #COhappyhour to redeem their free happy hour dish of their choosing.

New Menu:

$3 category:

  • steamed edamame
  • pork belly bun (single)
  • pork and crab spring roll (single)
  • mango summer roll (single)
  • fresh fruit infused sake

$4 category:

  • shishito peppers
  • edamame gyoza
  • beef & kimchi dumplings
  • yellow curry (chicken or tofu)
  • draft beer
  • select wine

$5 category:

  • malaysian chili wings
  • chicken katsu banh mi slider
  • tuna tataki
  • signature craft cocktail

Charleston Restaurant News Events

Liberate Your Palate Cocktail Tour Comes to Charleston

July 21, 2016

Calling all cocktail lovers! The Liberate Your Palate Cocktail Tour is expanding to Charleston for the first time this year, running July 29 – September 30.

Liberate your palate

The idea is simple: with the purchase of a Passbook for $20, guests receive a pocket-sized booklet filled with $5 drink specials at some of Charleston’s best restaurants including 492, 5Church, Bar Mash, Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill, Cannon Green, Craftsman Kitchen & Taphouse, The Grocery, High Cotton, Home Team BBQ, Indaco, O-Ku, Old Village Post House Inn, Pearlz Oyster Bar, Rarebit and Slightly North of Broad.

The Viper, 5Church

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Upon redemption, bartenders will punch guest’s passbooks, valid for 1 cocktail at each restaurant July 29 – September 30. Liberate Your Palate also as an app available for iPhone and Andriod phones, allowing users to find locations, map to and “check-in” locations, view operating hours, make reservations and share photos on Facebook and Twitter.

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