What’s Happening in Charleston: July 2016

Books, beers, bashes, and celebrations are what's going on this summer month

Holy City Brewing celebrates 5 Years in Charleston with a Blow Up Celebration.


Pie, Books, and Beer: Not your everyday combination, but why not. On July 9, head to the Brew Cellar to enjoy a special event from noon to 3:00 p.m. with books from Itinerant Literate Books, beer, and pies including cherry, SC peach and berry, and local tomato pie. Order by the slice or whole pie* from the al la carte menu (*must be ordered in advance).

Warehouse Birthday Bash: The Warehouse will get down on July 10 as they celebrate three successful years in Charleston. Party goers are encouraged to dress in their best luau gear and come to enjoy live music, festive Latin inspired small plates by hef Emily Hahn, and Honeysuckle slushies featuring Cathead Vodka.

Lancecopalooza: Some area chefs have come together to organize a celebration of the life of chef Lance Curry, who died last month. On July 11 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Royal American, guests can enjoy bites by chefs John Ondo of Lana, Frank McMahon of Hank’s Seafood, RJ Moody and Rob Laudicina of Spero, Andy McLeod of The Lot, and Jason Stanhope of FIG to name a few. Tickets are $30 and all money raised will be donated to Lance’s family.

Good Catch Dinner at Ted’s Butcherblock: Ted’s Butcherblock will show off their seafood selection and skills during a Good Catch dinner on July 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. The program, part of the South Carolina Aquarium’s conservation leg, will receive a portion 10 percent of the proceeds from the $60 ticket. Menu items include scallop mousse, Carolina sea bass, and SC Combahee clams.

Bastille Day Celebration at Fish: Get ready to do the can-can at the annual Bastille Day Celebration at Fish. This event is even more special as it is chef Nico Romo last as he prepares to embark on a new journey. For the event July 14, there is a traditional French dinner for $50 per person or the main party from 6:00-10:00 p.m. that includes live music, dancing, a costume contest, champagne specials, specialty cocktails ,and more.

Holy City Brewing Anniversary Party: Get ready for a beer centric celebration at Holy City Brewing Anniversary Party on July 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The brewery will be showcasing 30 different beers on draft, including flagships, seasonal varieties, barrel-aged beers, and rare-batch beers that have been brewed over the years. There will be games, festival fare inspired food, a dunking booth, and more.

Southern Fork Summer Celebration: The recently launch food centric podcast, The Southern Fork, is having a Summer Celebration on July 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 492. Host Stephanie Burt wants to thank her supporters with a special party featuring cocktails by Cathead Vodka.

Be Brave Luncheon: Though not a typical food related event, the Center for Women’s 5th annual Be Brave Celebration lunch on July 28 is worth attending. The lunch at Founder’s Hall at Charlestowne Landing will honor three women who have overcome challenges to create better opportunities for themselves and for others. The nominees include Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Senator Clementa Pinckney—late pastor of Emanuel AME Church, chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of late night host Stephen Colbert. Tickets are $35 per person.

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Crooked Crown: King of Pops has opened a free-standing location—Crooked Crown—in downtown serving handmade pops with local produce, some with booze, and some without. This is the perfect place for kids and parents to come and enjoy a refreshing pop and/or cocktail this summer.

Lewis Barbecue: Texas pitmaster John Lewis has finally opened his Charleston location after a year of planning. Located in the NoMo area, near Edmund’s Oast and the newly opened Home Team BBQ, diners can order central Texas barbecue cut-to-order. The Lewis Barbecue menu features beef brisket, Texas hot guts, and pork spare ribs, along with sandwiches, sides, and cocktails.

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