Courtesy of chef John Currence
Charleston Wine + Food Festival Fringe Events: Close to 100 official events are scheduled during the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, some of which are already sold out. Several restaurants and venues are planning their own fringe events, which are often where the action is. Here are our highlights:
Thursday, March 2
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4
American Classics at Cypress: Craving a chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, or roast prime rib? Then head to Cypress every Monday to celebrate American Classics each week with a special menu. The menu is available from 5 to 7 p.m., and prices range from $8 to $20.
Tacos & Tequila at Home Team BBQ: As a way to raise significant funds for Hogs for the Cause, Home Team BBQ has launched a month-long campaign — Tacos and Tequila. There will be a special taco and cocktail to order all month at any of the Charleston locations, as well as a weekly guest chef who will create a special taco for the downtown location. Each Tuesday at 9 p.m. there will be a special pop-up with the featured chef and a guest bartender.
Oyster Wine Pairing Social: Mercantile & Mash will host an Oyster Wine Pairing Social on Wednesday, March 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. Enjoy four wines paired with oysters for $25 per person.
Divine Art & Wine Night: On March 11, Twenty Six Divine will host a special night with Laura De La Maza of Art & Soul. Guests will create their own pieces of art while enjoying wines and paired bites. The $49 fee includes art supplies, food, and wine.
Frank Lee in the Kitchen at Edmund’s Oast: Beloved Chef Frank Lee will join Reid Henninger at Edmund’s Oast in the kitchen for one night on Thursday, March 16 to offer a special menu. Lee has been a big inspiration to Reid and several of his cooks, and Edmund’s Oast wanted to pay tribute to his culinary contributions. The menu will feature some classic dishes Lee is best known for, including those featured in his new book, The SNOB Experience.
The Granary: Chef Brannon Florie has reopened his popular Mt. Pleasant restaurant — The Granary — in a new location on Coleman Boulevard. The bright, open restaurant features an extensive raw bar and 50-seat bar. Roderick Weaver has joined the team as beverage manager and The Indigo Road has added the restaurant to its extensive portfolio.
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