What's Happening In Charleston: September 2016


Liberate Your Palate Cocktail Tour
Something to do all month is participate in the Liberate Your Palate Cocktail Tour that runs until the end of September. Patrons can purchase a passport for $20 that features special cocktails by participating locations. The passport provides these drinks for $5.

Champagne School
Part of the "Vote Champagne" campaign created to get patrons to learn about and drink more champagne, Edmund's Oast will host a Champagne School. On September 7, Sarah O'Kelley, Certified Sommelier, will share more about the process that goes into making every bottle. She will also describe more on the labeling terminology which helps when ordering champagne, and describe the sub-regions of Champagne, France. The tasting is $50 for four tastings along with some small paired bites by Chef Reid Henninger. 

Music, Beer & Pig Roast
There might be a lot going on at this event but it is all for good cause. On September 8, Palmetto Brewery will host Music, Beer & Pig Roast that features musicians Katie Rose, Rodney Liles, Jr., and Andrew Chalk as they release their new album "Everything Yesterday". There will be a pig roast by Smoke BBQ and beer by Palmetto. The event is a fundraiser for music producer Eric Rickert who was assaulted in June and has had to undergo numerous surgeries to repair his face.

Beer Week
For the fourth year running, Charleston Beer Week returns September 11-17 with 42 events over seven days. Some of the highlights include Beer Brunch with Chef Robert Stehling at House of Brews, a Commune Beer Dinner at Freehouse Brewing, the inaugural Craft Conundrum Charleston Cup, and an Evening with Blackberry Farm Brewery at Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer.

Tourist Trap Takeover at Proof
Proof will be breaking out the blenders on September 13 for the Tourist Trap Takeover as they welcome TJ Palmieri of Madrina's in Gainesville, FL and Jacqueline Bruening of Sidecar in Jacksonville, FL for a menu filled with resort-style drinks.

South African Wine Dinner
It's not every day you get a chance to drink South African wines, and do so outside on the piazza of a historic Charleston single house. On September 14, Intrigue Design & Events and Cellar Experience will host a four course dinner with select paired South African wines. Tickets are extremely limited.

Low Country Rice Culture Days
Middleton Place will once again celebrate rice culture at their Low Country Rice Culture Days from September 16 and 17. During the two days, attendees can learn more about the origins of rice, planting, cultivating, and the cultural impact it has had in the area.

The Macintosh Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration
Chef Jeremiah Bacon and his team at The Macintosh will celebrate five years in Charleston with a week of specials. Starting Monday, September 19, patrons can enjoy half off all wines and a champagne special, on Tuesday there is a Pig Pickin' with Blackberry Farm, and Wednesday through Friday is a special three course menu for $40 featuring favorite original menu items.

Dinner on the Deck
The Lot brings back its popular Dinner on the Deck but this time under the realm of the new executive chef—Andy McLeod. For the dinner on September 26, attendees can enjoy a four course dinner with wine pairings for $75 along with music by Poho Family Jazz Quartet.

Now Open

Bar Normandy
At 3:00 p.m. daily, Normandy Farm Bakery on Broad Street turns into Bar Normandy and features small plates by Chef Alex Lira, along with well-curated wines and beers.

Cane Rhum Bar & Caribbean Kitchen
Chef Paul Yellin has opened the city's first bar focused mostly on rum and rhums with Cane Rhum Bar & Caribbean Kitchen. The impressive selection of rums pairs nicely with the Caribbean menu offered.

McCrady's Tavern
The former McCrady's restaurant has been transformed into a Tavern—but not what you would think of being served at a typical tavern. Chef Sean Brock dazzles with menu highlights including tator tot and caviar service, escargot  stuffed marrow bone, ouefs en gelee with trout roe, and spaghetti chittarra to name a few. They are open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Sermet's Southernterranean Cuisine Bar
Sermet Aslan took over a Heart Kitchen in James Island and transformed the space and concept into Sermet's Southernterranean Cuisine Bar. They are offering "southernterranean" cuisine—a take on Mediterranean cuisine with southern ingredients. 

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