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Where to Watch The Super Bowl in Charleston

January 31, 2018

Ahh, the Super Bowl. America’s favorite buffalo-wing-related-holiday. A chance to officially break those resolutions you’ve been desperately trying to cling to for the past few weeks. Well, let me tell ya: it ain’t no thang but a chicken wang.

Here’s where you can go in Charleston to get your football and chicken wing fix:

Downtown

The Alley

5pm – 11pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Guests can play Squares game for a chance to win Alley house cash (cost: $5 donation to the College of Charleston Cougar Club)
  • $12 buckets
  • 24 wings for $24
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Philly Cheeseteak
  • $3 Sam Adams Seasonal and Yuengling

Bay St Biergarten

6pm-11pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Sports fans can watch the game indoors or outdoors
  • $6 Team Specialty Drinks: The Invincible, or Patriot’s Punch
  • $4 Craft Beer: Sam Adams Boston Lager and Victory Brewing pints
  • Wing Platter (dine in or take out):
    • 50 wings for $50
    • 100 wings for $85

The Brick

6pm-11pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Food Specials: Philly Cheesesteak (shaved ribeye, fried onions, and brick cheese) and New England Clam Strips (1/2 lb of fried clam strips served with old bay Tarter sauce and lemon)
  • $10 bud light pitchers
  • $12 select beer bottle buckets
  • $4 liquors: William Wolf (all flavors), Bacardi (Raspberry, Pineapple, Limon), Southern Comfort 80, Shellback Spiced Rum, Bushmills Reddish
  • $4 beers: Guinness 200th Anniversary, White Claw Grapefruit
  • $3 beers: Benediktiner Hell (16 oz cans), Wolf Pup Session IPA

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

11 am – 10 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Items Available to Go:
    • Special Super Bowl Party Platter: 20 whole wings for $20, 40 whole wings for $35, and 100 whole wings for $80
    • $2 off select 4 packs
    • Something Extra Cold, Blond Ale, 7.4% ABV, 32 oz. Crowlers for $5
    • Must place wing order Thursday, February 1 by 3p.m
  • All (6) TVs dedicated to showing the game
  • Happy Hour prices all day
  • Brunch until 5:00 p.m.
  • Special Bar Snack Menu starting at 5:00 p.m.:
    • Boiled Peanuts
    • Nachos
    • Wings

Fatty’s Beer Works

4 pm – 10 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Mike Bastin of Chucktown Smokin’ Gringos to serve his Southern Style “Award Winning” BBQ with a “Kick”
  • Beer & BBQ pairings

JohnKing Grill & Bar

6 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • $4 Bacardi Specials
  • $4 Patriots blue and Eagles green shots
  • 5 big screens at the upstairs bar, 6 downstairs

King Street Public House

6 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • 23 HD TVs
  • $10 tall boy buckets
  • $12 domestic buckets
  • $12 pitchers

Le Farfalle

5 pm – 10 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • 12-foot projector screen in the main dining room
  • Sports bar-themed menu
  • Buckets of beer

Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub

6:30 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge.

  • Eagles and Patriots-themed cocktails
  • “Brady Sandwich” pork belly reuben
  • Eagles Nest Nachos

James Island

Famulari’s Brewpub

11 am – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • Offering a tailgate special for Delivery / Take Out:
  • 18 in one topping NY style pizza and 10 wings $20.99
  • Add Crowler starting at $8
  • Preorder at https://www.famspizza.com

Garage 75

6:30 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • 1/2 rack of ribs and 2 sides for $14.75
  • $14 Budweiser / Bud Light buckets

O’Brion’s Pub & Grille

4 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • $2 beers
  • $3 liquors
  • $6 food specials
  • $3 mimosas and Bloody Marys from 12 – 4 pm
  • Chance to win a $500 Yeti cooler
  • $300 Firefly Cornhole table up for grabs
  • Free raffle and prizes

Johns Island

Krazy Owls

4 pm – 11 pm
$15 advance tickets, $20 day of

  • $0.75 wings during the game
  • All you can eat oysters, 4 pm until they run out
  • Happy Hour from 4 pm – 8 pm

Mount Pleasant

The Dinghy

6 pm

  • Rumored to be giving away free Sloppy Joes during the game

Locals Sushi Bar

6 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge

  • Chance to win a cruise for 2
  • Giveaways at halftime

Mainland Container Co. Kitchen & Bar

5 pm – 11 pm
$120 for a couple

  • Domestic Beer, House Liquors, House Wine included in ticket price
  • Food Buffet – include pulled pork BBQ, wings, grilled sausage with peppers & onions, meatballs, macaroni & cheese, slaw, vegetable plate & assorted chips & dips
  • Chance to win prizes!

McCann’s Irish Pub

5 pm – 11 pm
Open to the public. No cover charge

  • $5 Dixie Southern Vodka, Chicken Cock Whiskey, Endless Summer Rum
  • $6 specialty cocktails
  • Prize drawings at half time and end-of-game

North Charleston

Buffalo Wild Wings

Open to the public, no cover charge

  • $2 domestic tall drafts
  • Two for $10 shareable snacks
  • $10 buckets of 5 select domestics
  • $15 buckets of 5 select imports
  • Giveaways

Chill-n-Grill

4 pm
$10 general admission

  • Free major prize giveaway every quarter – table, concert tickets, 50″ flat screen HD TV
  • $1 cans of beer
  • wing platters

Summerville

Famulari’s (Azalea & Oakbrook)

11 am – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • Offering a tailgate special for Delivery / Take Out:
  • 18 in one topping NY style pizza and 10 wings $20.99
  • Preorder at https://www.famspizza.com

West Ashley

Back 9 Pub

2 pm
$10 all-you-can-eat oysters

  • $10 all-you-can-eat-oysters

Famulari’s

11 am – 11 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • Offering a tailgate special for Delivery / Take Out:
  • 18 in one topping NY style pizza and 10 wings $20.99
  • Preorder at https://www.famspizza.com

Frothy Beard

6 pm – 9 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge
.

  • $25 – 64oz Pitcher of beer and 12 wings Applies to:
    • Tides Hominy
    • Creekside
    • Dunkleweizen
    • Matlese Falcon
    • Andale
    • Walhallaweisse
    • Holy Water
  • *$30 for other beers, excludes BA beers.

Mellow Mushroom

5 pm – 11 pm
$40 for general admission; $60 for VIP

  • All you can eat and drink
  • Game shown on the big screen
  • Ice luge
  • halftime Justin Timberlake dance party
  • Photo booth

Pearlz Little Oyster Bar

2 pm – 5 pm
$19 for all-you-can-eat oysters

  • Pregame oyster roast, all-you-can-eat for $19
  • Drink specials from Palmetto Brewery and Firefly Distillery

The Roost

6 pm
Open to the public, no cover charge

  • Team-themed ice luges

I’ll update as I get more info! Please message me if you’d like to be included on this list. 

 

Charleston, SC Events

Restaurant Week Dining Guide – Winter 2018

January 11, 2018

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), their veal lasagna is top notch.

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

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill

3 courses for $40

Why it’s great: I love Burwell’s any day of the week (that happy hour is legit), but restaurant week is a guaranteed way to get a delicious meal for 2, plus drinks for under $100 (a feat I am normally unable to do when visiting Burwell’s because I always order all the food).

Recommendations: Deviled eggs for an app (seriously, they’re life changing), catfish and grits (I know, I’m not recommending the steak, but the catfish and grits is actually pretty phenomenal… plus you can get steak anytime), buttermilk panna cotta for dessert (the caramelized bananas are out of this world).

Pictured: deviled eggs from Burwell’s

Le Farfalle

2 for $20 lunch & brunch or 3 for $35 dinner

Why it’s great: I love Le Farfalle; they’ve got a great atmosphere, fantastic pasta, and awesome cocktails (with one of the best patios downtown). I had restaurant week dinner here in the fall of 2017 and it was fantastic!

Recommendations: The whipped ricotta and ceci in umido are both of my favorite apps on the menu, and the former is on the lunch menu, while the latter is on the dinner menu. For mains, I’d recommend their fried pork chop for dinner, rigatoni for lunch, and pork hash for brunch.

Pictured: the ceci in umido from Le Farfalle

Henrietta’s at the Dewberry

2 courses for $20 lunch or 3 for $40 dinner

Why it’s great: I was delightfully impressed by my meal at Henrietta’s and is still flying under the radar in the Charleston culinary scene. But the space is gorgeous and if you haven’t been, the RW deal is pretty legit.

Recommendations: The escargot for course 1, pork shoulder for course 2, and caramel apple huguenot tort for dessert.

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

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: burrata or brussels sprouts pizza. Course 2: black pepper tagliatelle. Course 3: dessert – any are delicious

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 3 vegetarian options!).

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

 

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. Caesar salad, 2. Braised beef ravioli 3. Samoa cookie pie

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

O-Ku Sushi

3 for $35

Why it’s great: I usually spend at least $50 whenever I visit O-Ku (unless it’s happy hour… and sometimes even then), so $35 is a pretty solid deal.

Recommendations: Course 1: Tuna Poke. Course 2: Sushi combo. Course 3: Mochi trio

Pictured: allllll the nigiri at O-Ku

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’m obsessed with sunchokes right now, so I’d start wit hthe roasted sunchoke soup, followed by seared scallops, and the hummingbird cake.

Pictured: Shrimp and Grits at The Watch.

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

Eclipse 2017: Charleston Party Round-Up

August 2, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard that there’s a total solar eclipse making it’s way across the US from coast to coast on August 21st. It will reach totality in Charleston around 2:46 pm, plunging the Holy City in darkness and being utterly awesome. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and Charleston is definitely ready to celebrate it. (PS don’t forget to order your eclipse viewing glasses!).

[This list will be updated as more events are added. Last update 8/17, 2:59 am]

Daniel Island

Daniel Island Library

August 21, 1 – 2 pm, free admission

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time and parts of the Lowcountry are in the direct path! Join BCLS for this historical event.

We are throwing parties to celebrate the solar eclipse and want you to join us. Glasses for safely viewing the total eclipse will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget to grab a space-themed treat while you’re there!

Don’t have the proper glasses or equipment? No problem! Come to the library and watch the live stream.

MUSC Health Stadium

August 21, 11 am – 5 pm, tickets $8

Gates open at 11:00 am- Eclipse is in the two o’clock hour. The family friendly event will include eclipse live streams, astronomy related activities, a science-based kids zone, local food, drinks, entertainment & more. Tickets are $8 for adults. Admission is free for 12 & under, Military personnel, & first responders. All tickets include Solar Eclipse glasses.

Downtown Charleston

The Alley

August 20, 8 pm – 2 am

On Sunday, August 20 the lanes are getting lit before the sky goes dark. Before the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Charleston’s most loved bowling alley, The Alley is hosting a special edition of their Light Up The Lanes event to celebrate the Eclipse.

They will be lighting it up with cosmic bowling complete with lights, lasers out of this world beats from DJ Precise. Guests can call to reserve a lane at 843-818-4080.

Bay St. Biergarten

August 21, 1 – 4 pm, free admission

4 Facts You Should Know about the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse:

  1. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979.
  2. A solar eclipse is a lineup of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth. The Moon, directly between the Sun and Earth, casts a shadow on our planet.
  3. This eclipse will be the most-viewed ever. Because of media, weather and access from nearby large cities.
  4. The best place to be for a Solar Eclipse Party is Bay Street Biergarten.

Join us at Biergarten on Monday, August 21st from 1pm – 4pm for a Solar Eclipse Party complete with drink specials from on Reyka Vodka, Flor De Cana Rum & a delicious wit bier called Scattered Sun. Plus, it will all be accompanied by beats by DJ Rehab.

The Brick

August 21, 1 – 5 pm

Total Eclipse Of The Heart 80s themed Eclipse viewing party

  • outdoor patio
  • eclipse glasses
  • DJ Arenaissance
  • Free admission
  • $4 Lunazul cocktails and other drink specials.

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill

August 21, 12 – 4 pm, free admission

On Monday Aug. 21 from noon – 4pm we invite you to party with us in our side lot and witness a once in a life time celestial event.

Guests will enjoy while enjoying craft cocktails from Absoult, Jim Beam Black, and Hornitos Black Barrel, while listening to beats by Mike Tech.

Cannon Green

August 21, 1 – 4 pm, admission $50 – $60

What is better than seeing a once in a lifetime total solar eclipse? Adding yoga, friends and champagne to the mix. Join us in the beautiful courtyard of Cannon Green on August 21 to celebrate the eclipse in sweaty style.

12:30: check in

1-2 pm: Yoga in the courtyard lead by Redux Yoga owner & 2010 World Champion Griffin Peddicord

2 pm: Enjoy Moët & Chandon spa cocktails and light fare

2:45 pm: Eclipse viewing in the Cannon Green courtyard with protective viewing glasses

This event is proudly sponsored by Moët & Chandon Champagne, Redux Yoga and Cannon Green. Bring a mat and see you there!

Caviar & Bananas

$8 eclipse-themed cocktail.

Prosecco topped w/ Pure Fluff cotton candy ball. The cotton candy is mixed berry flavor and made with activated charcoal. Once the ball is dropped in the drink, it dissolves and turns it gray (see attached). The charcoal has a detoxifying affect. Pure Fluff Co. is based in Charleston and owned by Arielle Stratton. Her products are available at C&B and come in super fun flavors.

Additionally – C&B is offering a special Eclipse catering package (I’ve attached details). This is great for folks who are picnicking to watch the Eclipse or are hosting parties and want some easy food options. It comes with choice of sandwich or salad, one side, and a Black & White cookie. The package also includes Eclipse glasses, a glow in the dark straw, and glow in the dark cup. Orders have to be placed by Friday 8/18 at noon.

 

Charleston Boat Adventures

August 21, admission varies

—–Book a Boat tour with us today!—–
www.CharlestonBoatAdventures.com

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is to be right in it’s path with NASA holding their headquarters here for the day it’s gonna be spectacular. Catch this once in a lifetime opportunity while relaxing in the boat on the Charleston harbour or relaxing on a remote barrier island. Book today before it’s to late and catch this spectacular event in style and on the water. Call (843)364-1566 for Reservations.

Charleston Harbor Club

August 21, 12 – 3 pm, admission is $65 for adults and $40 for children

Enjoy a total solar eclipse experience including: Chef Montgomery’s out of this world eclipse menu, solar eclipse glasses, sun souvenirs, and the view of a lifetime!

$65++ per person
Price includes lunch, solar eclipse glasses, sun souvenirs, and the view of a lifetime!

Lunch from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Palmetto Room followed by a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Rooftop Terrace from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Chef Montgomery’s “Out of This World” Lunch Menu:

  • Mini Lobster Rolls on “Crescent Moon” Buns
  • Moon Crater Deviled Eggs with “Pitch Black” Caviar
  • Quail, Knots, Cream “Moon Struck” Grits, Goat Cheese, Barbeque Glaze
  • Crabcake Biscuit, Cajun Remoulade, Crisp Green Tomato
  • Mason Jar Chopped Salad
  • Local Shrimp & Grits with Andouille “Lunar Gravy”
  • Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin
  • “Total Eclipse” Potato Chips
  • Pan Seared “Moon Fish”
  • Moon Pies
  • Flying Saucer Fruit Tarts
  • Coconut Comet Macaroons
  • Cosmic Brownies

Cocktail Club

  • Eclipse-themed cocktail TBD

Cooper River Brewing

August 21, 1 – 4 pm, free admission

Another epic day Party coming your way for the Total Solar Eclipse!
Watch the total ecplipse from the best spot down town, the bridge to Nowhere. Overlooking the Ashley River will be the place to be. Saluda Shoals and Lauren Hall will be throwing down in the taproom before and after. More details to come!

Eleve at The Grand Bohemian Hotel

August 21, 12 – 4 pm, admission $65

Hope we’ll see you… in the shadow!!! Chandon Eclipse Viewing Party @ Eleve Rooftop

Reservations required, limited availability.  Doors open at noon, eclipse viewing from 1-4pm. Lunch is a buffet from 12-2pm in Eleve restaurant, followed by the Solar Eclipse viewing party on the rooftop terrace from 2-3pm.

$65/person includes Chef Ryley’s eclipse menu, solar eclipse glasses, Chandon Etoile special feature will be poured by the glass and the view of a lifetime!

Fleet Landing

August 21, 12 – 4 pm, free admission

The Great American Solar Eclipse is coming up on August 21st, and Charleston is the #2 destination on the path of totality! Join us in the parking lot for beer, food, music, and prime viewing of the main event from Noon – 4 pm on August 21st! No cover, and we’ll have glasses to protect your precious peepers

Check out the Charleston Magazine guide to the Eclipse!

Gentry Bar & Room

Sunday August 20, 10 pm – close and Monday August 21, 4pm – close

The Gentry Bar will be hosting a Pre-party: Blinded By The Light party Sunday, August 20 featuring live music from David Higgins from 10pm – close.

After Party: Monday August 21 from 4pm – close, with Light The Night featuring beats from DJ Trevor D starting at 9:30pm.

The eclipse inspired menu will include:

  • Solar Fondue – Chef’s pimento cheese fondue served with caramelized toast points, pickled vegetables, house smoked sausage.
  • Sun Sliders – game changing fried chicken with secret sauce
  • Moon Rolls – gourmet pigs in a blanket with house made sweet and savory dipping sauce
  • Sun Chips – fried to perfection with house dipping sauces
  • Moon Pies – Classic and house made for the sweet tooth.

Indaco

  • “Eclipse Pie” featuring squid ink on Monday Night.

The Macintosh

  • Happy hour from 2 – 7 pm
  • Half-priced wine all night long!

Mercantile & Mash

  • Half-priced black coffee all day
  • Moon pie special

O-Ku

  • Open from 11 am – 3 pm for lunch service

Pounce Cat Cafe

August 21, 2 – 4 pm, admission $50

Join us at the cafe to view one of the rarest celestial events…with kittens! The Dark Side of the Mewn Eclipse Party will be full of kitties, drinks, and giveaways, and the event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 on Monday, August 21st!

Tickets for the Dark Side of the Mewn Party are $50 per person and include:
– A pair of Pounce eclipse sunglasses to peep the phenomenon
– Open bar with beer, wine, champagne, coffee, and tea
– Unlimited snuggles with a room full of kittens

Revelry & Tradesman Brewing

August 21, 12 – 10 pm, free admission

Join Revelry & Tradesman Brewing for a total solar eclipse party. “The Gathering” will take place Monday August 21st 2017 beginning at 12PM. Both breweries will be brewing special beers just for this event that are sure to play with your eyes just as the solar eclipse will.

This is a great opportunity to check out Tradesman’s new space at 1647 King St Ext and Revelry’s Rooftop Bar at 10 Conroy St. Downtown.

Yes, a dual-location party. Expect the partial eclipse to begin at 1:16pm and a total eclipse 2:46pm!

Victor Social Club

August 21, 12:30 – 3:30 pm, admission to USBG members only

Party for the USBG

  • Eclipse glasses
  • Honey-inspired Barr Hill eclipse cocktails
  • Honey-inspired hors d’oeuvres
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Sponsored by Caledonia Spirits
  • USBG Members RSVP to justin@caledoniaspirits.com

James Island

Famulari’s Pizzeria and Brewpub

August 21, 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, free admission

Skip the craziness of the beach and come on down to the Brewpub for our Total Eclipse of the Pie event! Watch the breathtaking eclipse from the comfort of Fam’s beautiful back patio. We’ll have drink specials, eclipse glasses, pizza specials, and much more.

Suga Shack Mosquito Beach

August 21, 12:00 – 8:00 pm, free admission

PTG and CharlestonGood present the first ever SEED Concert! We will be experiencing the Solar Eclipse along with Entertainment and Dance! Featuring many guest musical performances, culinary art, and much more!

If you would like to donate to our cause please visit { Youcaring.com/preservethegullah }

Mount Pleasant

Red’s Ice House

August 21, 12:30 – 5:30 pm; free admission

The Good Times Duo (feat. Jayson Sabo & Mike Reid) eclipse viewing glasses

The after party will take place at Red’s Ice House where guests can keep the party going on the dock with live music from Taco Donkey.

Tavern & Table

August 21, 12:30 – 5:30 pm; free admission

The Good Times Duo (feat. Jayson Sabo & Mike Reid) eclipse viewing glasses

The after party will take place at Red’s Ice House where guests can keep the party going on the dock with live music from Taco Donkey.

Summerville

TBD

West Ashley

Citadel Mall

August 21, 1:00 am – 3:00 pm, free admission

West Ashley’s only FREE Official NASA approved viewing location. FREE eclipse glasses for the first 500 people, sponsored by Trademark Properties Real Estate Services.
Fun for the entire family, food trucks, inflatables, games, entertainment and more! All benefiting Darkness to Light!

Middleton Place

August 21, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, free with paid admission to Middleton Place

View the Great American Solar Eclipse at Middleton Place. Join in for fun activities and crafts throughout the day for scientists of all ages and learn from Jenny Mantini, Arts & Sciences Faculty at the College of Charleston, Astronomy, about how man’s early understanding of the cosmos shaped history. Free eclipse-viewing glass for the first 500 guests. The Middleton Place Restaurant will serve lunch outside for guests who don’t want to miss the view as the eclipse begins around 1 pm.

Eclipse activities are free with paid General admission to Middleton Place.

Rick Hendrick Chevrolet

August 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, free admission

Join us for this awe-inspiring celestial event in historic Charleston, SC! From 2:38 – 2:46 EDT, visitors from all across our region will be will be able to view a total solar eclipse with the best view off of Savannah Highway at Rick Hendrick Chevy. The first 75 guests will receive VIP Viewing at this event open to the public, including complimentary protective eyewear! Stay tuned for event updates and available prizes! Limited supplies available!

St. Andrews Park & Playground

August 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, free admission

St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground is hosting a once in a lifetime, totally awesome event on 8/21/17 for the Solar Eclipse!

  • FREE ADDMISSION for viewing!
  • Bring your own tent, blanket and chairs. Viewing area will have music, food trucks, concessions, yard games and more.
  • We will also have a Kidz Zone filled with crafts and water inflatables for a $5.00 fee. Bring your bathing suit! Adult supervision is required for Kidz Zone with no admission fee.
  • For more information www.standrewsparks.com or 843-763-4360

 

Events

Win 2 Tickets to Culinary Fight Club on June 15

June 11, 2017

Happy Sunday, readers! I don’t normally post on the weekends, but I was just contacted about this awesome event happening on Thursday, and I wanted to get it out ASAP, since there’s a giveaway involved!

“This new edition to the Culinary Fight Club list of challenges anticipates to bring out all the Grill Masters, BBQ Fanatics, and BBQ Experts out for some fiery competition. The Pitmaster Throwdown is looking for the perfect BBQ Plate up. From flavor to Plate Up we’re looking for taste and gourmet style in perfect balance.

It’s time to get out and strut your Culinary Stuff! Join us as we crown the First Culinary Fight Club Charleston Pitmaster Champ and cast your Taster’s Choice vote for the best Pitmaster in town!”

Tickets are normally $30 – 40 and can be purchased here, or you can enter to win below or on Instagram!

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Events Guides

Cinco de Mayo 2017 Round Up

May 2, 2017

Everyone’s favorite excuse to drink margaritas and eat guacamole is finally here! We’ve got the scoop on where to go this May 5th.

[This list will be updated as more events are added. Last update 5/3, 2:45 pm]

Cinco-de-mayo

Downtown Charleston

492

May 5, 5 – 7 pm

Join 492 on the patio Friday, May 5 during $4.92 Happy Hour from 5-7pm for a FREE tasting of HORNITOS’ Plata, Reposado, Añejo, and Black Barrel Tequilas. Plus, enjoy Ian Miller’s specialty cocktail creations—including the one below made with Hornitos Plata Tequila, cucumber juice, habanera, agave, lime, and butterfly pea flower salt.

Executive Chef Josh Keeler will also be serving up two special dishes as well:

  • Lamb Posole with Geechie Boy Corn, Aji Amarillo Chile, and Heirloom Tomato
  • Ceviche with Nasturtium, Coconut, Green Garlic, and Lime

The Alley

May 5, 11 am – 2 am

What better way to start your weekend off than with some delicious Mexican food & bevvies?

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style as we offer up specials all day long including:

  • $2 Tecates
  • $5 Margaritas
  • $5 Orders of Loaded Nachos

Bay St. Biergarten

May 5, 11 am – 11 pm

Take that Taco Tuesday!

Cinco de Mayo at Bay Street Biergarten will be as unforgettable as our other infamous fiestas.

Come for the party and stay for the all day food and drink specials including Pacifico and Modelo on tap, $5 Milagro Margaritas, and delicious Mexican inspired specials like nachos and tacos with our own twist.

Salud or Prost Yall!

The Brick

May 5, 11 am – 2 am

Grab your margarita loving friends and join us for Cinco de Mayo for all day drink specials.

And at 10pm the awesome Dan’s Tramp stamp and the Money bags will be keeping the party going until 1am.

Cocktail Club

May 5, 9 pm – midnight

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the Cocktail Club! We will have housemade salsa, drink specials (tepache, palomas, margaritas, etc.) and more!

Cumberland Smokehouse

May 5, 11 am – 2 am

Its time to party the day away celebrating yet another holiday in the Smokehouse style…just like you like it! $3 house tequila shots, $4 house margaritas, $4 Corona and Corona lights, $3 Bud Light drafts and Fat Tire cans, Crazy Yumz Cinco De Mayo food menu, XTRA FUN Happy Hour 4 til 7 pm! Both Bars open and friendliest staff in town! See ya there!

Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl

May 5, 8 – 10 pm

Come join us for a special Cinco De Mayo performance from Delia Chariker, a talented local musician. Will be a night of great beer, great wine, and great Latin Music!

Glazed

May 5, 7 am – 2 am

Join us for Glazed de Mayo – an entire day of deliciously decadent delights inspired from Mexican favorites. From 7am Friday until 2am Saturday (or until supplies last), you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Coconut Lime Doughnuts(vegan/gluten free)
  • Sour Cherry Margarita Boozy Doughnut s
  • Pineapple Jalapeño Doughnuts
  • Mexican Chocolate Doughnuts
  • Horchata beverages
  • Flan
  • and of course, Breakfast Tacos!

Juan Luis

May 5, 11 am – 10 pm

Juan Luis, John Lewis’s new Tex Mex outpost in Workshop, hosts its grand opening on Cincode Mayo, offering $0.99 margaritas all day long!

Le Farfalle

May 6 + 7

Le Farfalle hosts “Mike’s Menudo Brunch,” featuring a special Tex-Mex menu inspired by Chef Michael Toscano’s family recipe book. Dishes include breakfast tacos, huevos rancheros, sizzling fajitas, and of course brunch cocktails. Reservations are available on Resy. (menu attached)

Pancito & Lefty

May 5, 3 – 9 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Party starts at 3pm w/ DJ ‘Just Say Joel’. Live music by Emerald Empire Band featuring Mike Quinn at 5pm & Whiskey Diablo at 7pm.

Special Guests in the lot La Morra Pizzeria serving pies, and Chef Alex Lira. Red Rose Vintage is setting up shop too!

Original Margaritas & local beers on tap!

Royal American

May 5, 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta fundraiser at the Royal American! Kevin Wadley, Kdog Production, and the Royal American are hosting a Cinco de Mayo Royale happy hour party from 3-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5th. Get down to live music from local band Brianna Y Sus Guardianes Del Norte while enjoying “baller tacos with a Rebel attitude” from Rebel Taqueria food truck.

From tacos and tequila to sombreros and serapes, Cinco de Mayo Royale is nacho average fiesta—it’s more! Admission is only $5 and all proceeds from the event benefit the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public places and a strong community. Taco ’bout a party with a purpose! So skip your siesta and come fiesta at Cinco de Mayo Royale.

Special thanks to the event sponsors: BL Harbert International, LLC, The Cassina Group, LLC, and Reavis-Comer Development. Additionally, many thanks to the event hosts: Kevin Wadley, Kdog Production, and the Royal American.

Taco Boy

May 5, 11 am – 11 pm

It’s almost time for our favorite fiesta of the year – Cinco de Mayo!

Grab your amigos, put on your party pantalones, and head to Taco Boy for the party!

James Island

Tap Room 805

May 5, 5 pm – until

Cinco De Mayo party at Taproom with Eddie Saulisbury on guitar! Food and drink specials all day with live music starting at 7pm!

  • $3.50 Corona and Dos Equis
  • $4 house margaritas
  • $5 Jose Cuervo margaritas
  • $6 Espolon margaritas
  • $8 Patron margaritas
  • $12 Grand margaritas
  • $15 Margarita crafts
  • $15 Margarita flights
  • $3 beef or chicken tacos
  • $6 beef or chicken tatchos
  • $5 tots and spicy beer cheese

Mount Pleasant

The Granary

May 5, 5 – 7 pm

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we are hosting a special Taco Happy Hour at The Granary this Friday, May 5!

Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. for tacos from executive chef Brannon Florie and margaritas from bar manager Roderick Weaver and team. Taco options include:

  • Shrimp – tempura shrimp, Kimchi aioli, daikon, cucumber salad
  • Pork – crispy pork, sweet onions, cilantro, radish, corn tortilla
  • Chicken – guajillo chili braised, crispy potato, green goddess, cilantro
  • Fish- pineapple salsa, chipotle sour cream

We hope to see you there!

Triangle Char & Bar

May 5, 11 am – midnight

Ole! We’re hosting amazing Cinco de Mayo Fiestas at all three locations on Friday, May 5 from open til close! Enjoy $3 Tacos, $3 Margaritas & $3 Landshark Drafts. Hasta luego!

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

May 5,  5 pm – until

Surfboard raffle and drink specials, live music from Return of the Mac, and Mission Critical.

Summerville

Triangle Char & Bar

May 5, 11 am – midnight

Ole! We’re hosting amazing Cinco de Mayo Fiestas at all three locations on Friday, May 5 from open til close! Enjoy $3 Tacos, $3 Margaritas & $3 Landshark Drafts. Hasta luego!

West Ashley

3 Matadors

May 5, 11 am – midnight

Our 5th Annual CincoPalooza 2017 will be on a Friday this year. Saturday we will have our Milagro bartender competition for a chance to win $100-200 cash!!!!
Tons of Music, Giveaways & much much more!!!

Craft Conundrum

May 5, 5 pm – 9 pm

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year – all the more reason to get together and celebrate! We’re celebrating with $3 drafts of LO-Fi BrewingMexican Lager from 5pm to close and our buddies from Rolled Quesadillas will be out front slinging #dillas and nachos from 5-9pm! It doesn’t get better than tasty grub and awesome #local craft beer for $3 a pint! Live music from Eric Vaughn 7-10pm! See y’all then!

Frothy Beard Brewery / Zombie Bob’s Pizza

May 5 11 am – 11 pm

We’re having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta this Friday 5/5 at Frothy 2.0!

Zombie Bob’s Pizza will be serving a limited edition pizza AND we’ll be pouring Andale-ritas until we run out.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

May 5,  4 – 11 pm

2 outside bars, Mex 1 taco tent, capoeira dancers & fire hoopers, live music from Batida 55, The Dubplates “Box Full of Steel” record release

$5 suggested donation to Surfrider Charleston Foundation

Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails

May 5, 4pm – close

Join at Ms. Rose’s in West Ashley for live music by Fanaticus on the patio during happy hour (5-7 pm).

Shots of Espolón Blanco Tequila, which are always $4 during happy hour, will be $4 all night.

We will also be serving all of the margaritas below for $6 from 4 pm until close.

  • Jalapeño-Pineapple Margarita: Tequila, jalapeño-pineapple pickle juice, orange, lime, sour mix, orange liqueur, salt rim.
  • Cranberry Margarita: Tequila, lime juice, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and grenadine.
  • White Oak Barrel Margarita, made with Beyond Barrels Bottle Aging Staves. Info: https://www.beyondbarrels.com/
  • Lavender Margarita.

Triangle Char & Bar

May 5, 11 am – midnight

Ole! We’re hosting amazing Cinco de Mayo Fiestas at all three locations on Friday, May 5 from open til close! Enjoy $3 Tacos, $3 Margaritas & $3 Landshark Drafts. Hasta luego!

Eat Local Month Events

Eat Local Month Spotlight: Geechie Boy Mill

April 21, 2017

We Charlestonians wouldn’t know what to do without our grits. Whether we’re eating them for breakfast, as a side item, or as a bed on which to rest some shrimp, grits are a practically perfect food. But for those of you who think picking up a pack of instant grits from the grocery store will do to satisfy your grits craving, I beg you to think again.

Living in Charleston means that we’re blessed with some of the best grits in the world (and I say that in a totally unbiased way), and those grits come from Geechie Boy Mill. Located just down the street from Charleston in quiet Edisto Island, SC, the Geechie Boy Mill and Market is an unassuming building right off of Highway 174.

A classic example of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of locally-made goodies. Amazing grains of different varieties. Handmade soaps. Fresh donuts. T-shirts. Farro. Cornmeal. Pottery.

They pack a lot into a very small space.

And a wide variety of Geechie Boy’s own dressings, marinades, and jams (which are spectacular, btw). But they don’t just peddle their own goodies, they also support locally-made companies and products, like Red Clay Hot Sauce, Burnt & Salty brand condiments (try the Korean mustard; it’s amazing), Melvin’s BBQ sauce…the list goes on.

I seriously fight not to empty my entire wallet every time I stop by.

And, of course, the pièce de résistance: grits!

But not just the white or yellow grits you’re accustomed to. They also have Jimmy Red Grits. And blue grits. And speckled grits. And any other grits that might appear seasonally. There’s a whole world of grits out there, just waiting for you!

From the Geechie Boy Mill Facebook page.

So it’s an easy choice to make the switch to eating local when local means eating some of the best tasting grits of your life. Also, take a leaf out of Sean Brock’s book (and I mean this literally from his cookbook, Heritage) and soak your grits in water overnight for creamier, more flavorful grits.

Good to know.

If you can’t make it all the way out to Edisto, you can find Geechie Boy Mill grits all around town, at places like Mercantile & Mash, Blackbird Market, Bull Street Gourmet, and sometimes even in the local section at Harris Teeter or Bi-Lo.

Eat Local Month Events

Eat Local Month 2017 Kick Off

April 5, 2017

Happy April, friends and followers! Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2017? Because I truly don’t know where the past few weeks went. But, I digress! The reason we’re here is to celebrate the kickoff of Eat Local Month! Every April, Lowcountry Local First invites everyone to focus their attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants and inviting our community to actively engage in eating what’s ripe and in season.

To participate in Eat Local Month, all you have to do is shift $10 (or more) of your weekly food spending towards supporting the local food system. Easy peasy. Sign up for the challenge here and LLF will give you all kinds of helpful tips and tricks. You can also check back on my blog on the reg, as I’ll be giving you fun updates, recipes, and reviewing restaurants who focus on local food, to help make your challenge even easier to complete!

My Favorite Places to Buy Local Food

  1. Blackbird Market 
    Johns Island
    Awesome for local veggies, meats, take-and-bake desserts (and to-die-for tomato pie), fresh baked bread, locally-made food products, and takeaway hot lunch and dinner items.
  2. Farmers Markets
     Johns Island, Downtown, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant
    Chock full of local farmers and artisans, food stands, and more. A great place to buy local produce and even hear great local musicians!
  3. Veggie Bin
    Downtown
    Awesome local produce, coffee, kombucha, eggs, and more. And at amazing prices!
  4. Stono Market
    Johns Island
    Stono Market has a great selection of fresh produce, and a huge supply of take-and-bake food options. Plus, the Tomato Shed Cafe is amazing for good ole-fashioned southern cooking!
  5. Roadside Produce Stands
    Various
    Throughout town on the side of the road, you’ll find purveyors selling (relatively) locally grown produce, and for the most part, it’s all pretty great. I got some of the best collard greens ever from a lady selling them out of the back of a rusted pickup truck.
  6. Geechie Boy Mill
    Edisto Island
    Yellow grits. Red grits. Blue grits. White grits. Red Peas, Farro. I could keep going, but it’s all produced and sold at the little wooden shack on Edisto. They also have apparel, donuts, coffee, and a lot of locally-made food products.
  7. George and Pink’s
    Edisto Island
    Yes, the floor is made of dirt, but it’s been there forever, and they have great local produce. You can tell that you’re truly supporting people in this community when you shop here.
  8. Harris Teeter
    Various
    Harris Teeter does a great job of featuring local produce and locally-made artisanal products.

You can also read my Eat Local posts from previous years, local recipes, and more local recipes by perusing my blog! Be sure to check back every week for new tips on eating locally!

Charleston Wine + Food Events

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.
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