Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pink Cactus hosting Mansueta's for Filipino pop-up

Get your Filipino fix

Posted by Parker Milner on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Mansueta's Filipino pop-up takes place on Monday June 8 - PROVIDED
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  • Mansueta's Filipino pop-up takes place on Monday June 8
Looking for Monday night dinner plans? Head to Pink Cactus on June 8 for a Filipino pop-up featuring Mansueta’s chef and owner Nikko Cagalanan. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Mama Kims, which was damaged during last weekend's protests.

Cagalanan, who’s occupied a stall at Workshop since November 2019, said that he and Pink Cactus owner Brooke Warden had never actually met in person before they decided to do the kitchen takeover.
Mansueta's lumpia - PROVIDED
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  • Mansueta's lumpia
"She sent me a video of the kitchen and I am basing my menu on the kitchen settings she has," said Cagalanan. After viewing the video, the chef came up with a menu featuring nine dishes. Lumpia, pancit, adobo, dumplings and an ube ice cream sandwich are some of the savory and sweet items guests can expect on Monday when Warden will also be on hand to serve drinks that pair with the chef's menu.

Cagalanan has experience with kitchen takeovers. A week-long stint at Kwei Fei in August 2019 helped the chef gain name recognition prior to his Workshop debut.

The service will start at 4 p.m. and will go until food runs out. The June 1 Pink Cactus pop-up will serve as a precursor to a two-night takeover of 132 Spring on June 10-11. 
Location Details Pink Cactus
Pink Cactus
100A Spring St.
Charleston, SC
Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.Sun. 11a.m.- 10 p.m.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Celebrate Green Heart Project's 10th anniversary with a Harvest Dinner to-go

Greens for the road

Posted by Parker Milner on Mon, May 18, 2020 at 10:23 AM

Tickets for the Harvest Dinner "To-Go" cost $20 for adults, $10 for students and $1 for children under 12 - PROVIDED
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  • Tickets for the Harvest Dinner "To-Go" cost $20 for adults, $10 for students and $1 for children under 12
For the last 10 years, the Green Heart Project has helped students learn the value of locally-grown produce with their school garden programs and experiential learning projects. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the nonprofit organization is serving their annual Harvest Dinner to-go this Thursday with proceeds going towards school garden programs throughout the city.

Green Heart Project is partnering with Limehouse Produce, Motley Rice
Law Firm and Charleston County School District’s Nutrition Services to serve the barbecue dinner with sides made by local chefs.

In a press release, Green Heart Project executive director Jesse Blom said, "While we can’t gather in person this year, we are thrilled to still have an opportunity to feed
people, to celebrate our students, volunteers, and partners, and to be supported by community members from around the city."

Tickets must be purchased online in advance and cost $20 for adults, $10 for students and $1 for children under 12. Meal pick-ups will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Mitchell Elementary School, 2 Perry St. downtown on Thurs. May 21.

For more information on the Harvest Dinner, visit


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Wild Common launching takeout service with a Puerto Rican pop-up

Papi in the South

Posted by Parker Milner on Tue, May 12, 2020 at 2:47 PM

Wild Common executive chef Orlando Pagán will serve Puerto Rican dishes inspired by the food kiosks in his hometown of Luquillo - PROVIDED
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  • Wild Common executive chef Orlando Pagán will serve Puerto Rican dishes inspired by the food kiosks in his hometown of Luquillo
This week, Wild Common is reopening their restaurant for takeout with a special menu celebrating executive chef Orlando Pagán's Puerto Rican heritage. Starting Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, Pagán will serve a three-course meal with sides and dessert that serves two people for $50.

The special dinner celebrates the food kiosks from Pagán's hometown of Luquillo with dishes like roasted pork shoulder, tostones and his mother's recipe for flan de queso. They're also offering a white wine sangria kit that comes with boozy macerated fruits and a bottle of wine for $25.

The five-day pop-up is serving as a reopening party for the tasting-menu restaurant, which will be open for takeout and limited outdoor dining in the courtyard starting next week.

All takeout orders for the Puerto Rican feast can be placed online via Resy

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Amor Healing Kitchen is bringing their 2nd annual 'Seed to Soul' dinner to your home for Mother's Day weekend

Order for pick-up this Saturday

Posted by Parker Milner on Thu, May 7, 2020 at 11:02 AM

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Last spring, Charleston nonprofit Amor Healing Kitchen held their first Seed to Soul dinner at the Sweetgrass Garden on John's Island. This year, the coronavirus has dimmed hope of holding the event, which helps provide nutritious meals to people recovering from surgery and other medical treatments. But founder and executive director Maria Kelly is still bringing the locally curated meal to the homes of local Charlestonians in time for Mother's Day.

"Having to adapt fundraising efforts to our current times, we invite Charleston families to enjoy a beautiful, nourishing dinner together for Mother’s Day weekend,” says Kelly in a press release. “Every Seed to Soul order not only supports our local farmers, but provides healing meals to Charleston residents with severe health issues."

Families looking to celebrate mom can purchase a ticket for the four-course dinner online, and pick-ups their meals at the Counter Culture Training Center (85 ½ Spring St.) on Sat. May 9, 12-3 p.m. Along with their meal from Amor Healing Kitchen chef Justin Booher, diners will receive South Carolina flowers from Roadside Blooms, a handmade kitchen candle, and a video with tips for setting the table.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

These family meal deals are making Charleston takeout more convenient (and affordable) during the coronavirus pandemic

We are family

Posted by Parker Milner on Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Whole rotisserie chickens are just $15 at Herd Provisions - PROVIDED
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  • Whole rotisserie chickens are just $15 at Herd Provisions
As we approach a full month since our favorite local restaurants were fully open for dine-in services, it's becoming increasingly difficult to come up with new crowd-pleasing recipes to satisfy the family.

You know from our list of 200+ Charleston establishments that have converted to take out and delivery that there are plenty of options as you start to lose momentum in the kitchen. In addition, we've found the restaurants that are taking it a step further by offering convenient and affordable family meal deals to get you and yours excited about dinner.

Oh, and we bet there will be some leftovers for lunch the next day.
Feed a crowd with Edmund's Oast's "picnic packages." During the week, grab an eight-piece fried chicken dinner with three sides and a 32-ounce growler of beer for $30. Friday through Sunday, they're serving that plus two Italian sandwiches, executive chef Bob Cook's spicy pimento cheese and crackers, a crunchy salad, six cookies, and three bottles of wine for $125.

Foxes Fried pop-up is offering a whole fried chicken dinner with creamed corn fritters and buttermilk slaw for just $25. Follow them on Instagram or check online for their schedule.

Herd Provisions is selling whole rotisserie chickens for just $15. Reserve yours by calling 843-637-4145.

Sunshine Hummus delivers to all of Charleston (they even go to Summerville), and they recently added a new family meal deal. $29 gets you two hummus bowls with pita, a shareable salad, and five grape leaves. Order online

Martin's Bar-B-Cue Joint has families of 4-6 covered with two meal options that can be served hot or cold. Grab a pound of smoked pork shoulder ($33) or smoked sliced brisket ($38), both of which come with one pint each of mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw along with six buns and a gallon of iced tea.

Zombie Bob's pizza is available at Frothy Beard Brewing Company - PROVIDED
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  • Zombie Bob's pizza is available at Frothy Beard Brewing Company
Frothy Beard Brewing Company has two daily family-style specials for those looking for food and some beers to go. For just $35 you can get two 16 inch one topping pizzas with your choice of breadsticks, cheesesticks, or cheese-stuffed pretzels OR one 16 inch two topping pizza, your choice of breadsticks, cheesesticks, or cheese-stuffed pretzels, and your choice of a four or six pack to go.

On Sundays, look out for Frothy Beard's pasta family meal specials — this weekend's offering features three meat lasagna, salad, eight mini cannolis, and a crowler of your choice for just $38. 

Holy City Brewing is serving daily changing family meals that come with a six pack of beer. Order online.

5Church is now open for take out, and they're offering two family meal options for those looking to feed a crowd. Opt for the 10 piece fried chicken meal, which feeds 4-5 people for $75, or treat your family of four to eight ounce New York strip steaks with sides for $135. Order online.

Estadio is serving a whole chicken dinner for four with sides for $90.

Chef BJ Dennis is selling South Carolina barbecue meals that feed families of five for $45. Text (843)-743-1100 or email

Wild Thyme Catering & Events is offering take-and-bake family meals. Look for entrees like beef lasagna, bacon wrapped stuffed chicken, and shrimp & grits that will feed a family of four.

Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant is feeding families of four for just $40 at all three of their Charleston area locations.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is offering a family-style taco box that feeds four to six people and comes with two proteins, 12 tortillas, rice, beans, and two sauces for $39.95.

Cuban Gypsy Pantry is offering family meals featuring Cuban and Latin favorites like carne asada, lomo saltado, and coconut shrimp. Choose one of two options which can serve up to six people.

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is offering family-style meals for 2-6 people - PROVIDED
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  • Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is offering family-style meals for 2-6 people
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room has family-style meals for 2-6 people. Choose one protein like roasted pork loin with pan gravy, meatloaf, or herb roasted chicken to pair with two sides. Side options include succotash, green beans, seasonal vegetables, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and rice.

The meal costs $30.00 for two people, $55.00 for four people, and $95.00 for six people, and all sides are available a la carte by the pint or quart for $10.00 or $18.00. Dial (843)-577-0100 to place an order, and follow along on Instagram to see the weekly updated menu.

Hamby Catering
has a family meal deal featuring casseroles like chicken and artichoke with rice and shepherds pot pie. Orders can be placed by dialing (843)-725-4035 or by emailing

Rosebay, a new service from Thurston Southern Catering, offers family meals that feed four people. Look for entrees like roasted chicken pot pie, steakhouse chili, and make-at-home taco kits, which are available for pick up or delivery. Order online or by calling (843) 352-2099.

Mt. Pleasant's Community Table is offering a daily changing family meal deal that serves four people for $75.

Mpishi Restaurant on Daniel Island is offering rotating family meals for take out and delivery.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.'s family meals feed four to six people for $75. Order by dialing (843)-718-3224.

Mount Pleasant's Kid Cashew is offering family meal specials, including a rotisserie chicken meal with sides that feeds four to six.

Did we miss your favorite take out family-style meal? This list will be constantly updated so send your suggestions to

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