What’s Happening in Charleston: June 2016

From an interactive sushi lunch to a latte art throwdown, this summer kick-off month is packed with unique, fun activities

Celebrate the begining of summer with these exciting upcoming events.


Latte Art Throwdown
Chef Jeffrey Stoneberger bring 2 Nixons to Collective Coffee in Mt. Pleasant on June 2 for an 80s themed Latte Art Throwdown. For this event, there will be a special tsukemen ramen, a style for which the noodles and the broth come separately to the table, and guests dip the noodles into the soup. Guest are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 80s look and BYOB. The 2 Nixons menu is available al la carte and there is a latte art competition for $5 per person.

The Bad Bitches Raw War Pop-Up
The Bad Bitches will hold their next pop-up at the Southern Gallery Lu on June 4 as it hosts Raw War with artist Kelly. For the event, guests can enjoy raw and Vietnamese inspired cuisine by chef Sarah Adams in the backdrop of Kelly’s art. Tickets are $90 per person.

Negroni Week
A national designated week June 6-12 created by Imbibe magazine and Campari, Negroni Week allows bartenders around the world to showcase their creative versions of the popular cocktail to raise money for various charities. Locally several bars and restaurants are participating, including Husk, Oak Steakhouse, Home Team BBQ, Bar Mash, The Rarebit, and the Warehouse.

Fish Festival of Saint Fortunato
Indaco will host its inaugural Italian feast on June 7 to celebrate Italy’s patron saint of fisherman — St. Fortunato. For this event, chef Kevin Getzewich will prepare a three-course sea-inspired menu while Bar Manager Jared Chafin provides beers pairings. Tickets are $60.

Carnevale di Charleston
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Spoleto Festival USA, The Local Palate hosts Carnevale di Charleston on June 8. Guest can enjoy music and bites by chefs Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter, Anthony Lamas of Seviche, Cheetie Kumar of Garland, Nico Romo of Fish, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca and Coda del Pesce and Michael Toscano of Le Farfalle. Tickets are $95 per person.

Southern Living Live Charleston
Southern Living editors will return to Charleston June 10-12 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weekend chocked full of events. This includes special dinners in several of the most celebrated restaurants, a gardening seminar and tour, and a concert at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park — Biscuits and Jam that features BBQ by several of the area’s top pitmasters.

Interactive Sushi Lunch at O-Ku
In honor of international Sushi Day June 18, O-Ku will host an interactive lunch for patrons to learn from Chef Kazu Murakami how to make two different sushi rolls as well as nigiri. Tickets are $50 and include the class and lunch.

Food & Beer Book Launch
Edmund’s Oast will host a launch event for the highly anticipated book Food & Beer by chef Daniel Burns and gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø on Wednesday, June 22. The two behind Luksus restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the world to exclusively pair its dishes with beer, and accompanying beer bar Tørst. For this special launch dinner, chef Burns and Edmund’s Oast executive chef Reid Henninger will collaborate on a five course menu that will be served in a family-style format. Beer pairings will be selected by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø for each course. Tickets are $95 per person and include the dinner, a copy of Food & Beer and a special collector’s glass from Tørst. Tickets are $165 for a couple with one copy of the book. Now Open

Wise Buck Smoked Meats and Feathertop
Chef Damon Wise has begun to open his restaurant concepts next to the busting Charleston Visitor Center. Wise Buck Smoked Meats features slow-cooked meat dishes and market-driven sides while Feathertop has coffee and pastry during the day, and a more vegetable and pasta driven menu at night. Now Accepting

Made in the South Awards Submissions
Garden & Gun is now accepting entries for the magazine’s annual Made in the South Awards — a spirited competition to recognize the best Southern-made products. Entries can be submitted for six different categories, and will be judged by a stellar lineup of industry professionals including: Alton Brown, Lela Rose, Darryl Carter, Natalie Chanin, Alba Huerta, and T. Edward Nickens.

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