Sunday, January 26, 2020

Super eats: Here's where to grab game-winning bites for Super Bowl LIV

Here for the seven layer dip

Posted by Christian Robinson on Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Taco bout a fun way to watch the game - COURTESY MINERO
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  • Taco bout a fun way to watch the game

For those sportsball fans who are only interested in the epic eating that comes with Super Bowl Sunday, no need to drag your borrowed jersey out to a downtown bar. Order a spread from one of the below and settle in for a night of commercial watching:

Hamby Catering is offering a special Halftime Eats menu featuring a plethora of classic game-day snacks like southern fried chicken, slow roasted pulled pork sliders, walking tacos, and seven-layer dip. 

Minero has $75 taco catering kits with 20 tacos — all kits come with cotija cheese, chopped onion, salsa verde, cilantro, limes, and a choice of two meats including charcoal grilled chicken, al pastor, and grilled steak. Orders only require 30 minutes notice. 

Betty's doesn't mess around with their sandwiches. - COURTESY OF BOXCAR BETTY'S
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  • Betty's doesn't mess around with their sandwiches.

Martin's Bar-B-Que is offering $10 delivery through Feb. so you can get your Super Bowl barbecue without breaking the bank. If you want to go all out (parties of 250 or more), you can order a whole hog — they bring the smoker.  They also have a variety of sides, sweets, and sweet tea available. 

Hop online and order some 'cue from Sticky Fingers. Choose from a Classic Barbecue menu ($8 per person) with hickory smoked pulled pork, bbq sauces, and buns; Rib Combos ($12) with ribs, baked beans, slaw, and sauces; the Slow Country Boil ($18 per person) with a classic Lowcountry boil, plus pulled pork, green beans, and slaw; or go all out with the Oyster Roast and Barbecue (market price). This option brings the Sticky Finger team to your house; they'll shuck oysters onsite and serve them with habañero hot pepper sauce, cocktail sauce, lemons, and saltine crackers. This menu comes with your choice of any 'cue.

The Alley can't bring their bowling lanes to your house, but they can cater your big game party. Check out their catering menu, featuring wings, sliders, snacks, and even booze.

Check out the grub on Boxcar Betty's catering menu: choose from a custom sandwich bar, party platters of nuggets or tenders, dessert, drinks, and sides like chips and slaw.

Order express catering from Mosaic to take your party up a notch. Choose from charcuterie boards, cheese boards, dips like smoked gouda pimento cheese and jalapeno corn, roasted shrimp cocktail, signature salads, and specialty sides. 

Callie's Hot Little Biscuits will always satisfy a crowd. Order eats for anywhere from 25 to 50+ people. HLB has a grits bar; tea sandwiches; biscuits (in a variety of flavors) with toppings like preserves, butter, pimento cheese, bacon gravy, or Carolina honey; veggie and fruit trays; cocoa cream cookies; salads and soups; fried chicken biscuits; and more.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

FIG hosts Sunday Supper with award-winning chef and author Chris Shepherd Feb. 9

"We're all on the same journey here. Let's celebrate each other."

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:15 PM

James Beard award-winning chef Chris Shepherd brings the international flavors — Vietnamese, Korean, Indian — of Houston to the Lowcountry Sun. Feb. 9 at FIG. Sunday Supper will run from 4-8 p.m., featuring family-style courses from Shepherd's new cookbook, Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World. Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased online.

The Midwest-raised chef opened Houston restaurant Underbelly in 2012. Underbelly was named a James Beard semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant, one of the best new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit and Esquire, and one of "38 Essential Restaurants" by Eater.

Since then, Shepherd has scored a James Beard honor for Best Chef: Southwest (2014), opened three new businesses, and founded a hospitality group, Underbelly Hospitality. His first cookbook, Cook Like a Local, was released Sept. 2019.

"It's about showcasing people," Shepherd says of his cuisine. "This is Houston in a nutshell, but it's every city in the country. There's so much you can learn from other people and share with other people ... Enjoy it, embrace it, and learn from it. We're all on the same journey here. Let's celebrate each other."

The supper begins with a canapé and cocktail reception at 4 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 5 p.m. The ticket price ($125 no book, $150 with book) includes all food and wine, tax, and gratuity. There are only 60 seats available, so scoop those tickets.
Event Details Sunday Supper with Chris Shepherd
232 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Feb. 9, 4-7 p.m.
Price: $125, $150/with book copy
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Verde introduces five new signature creations just in time for new decade resolutions

Bowled over with flavor

Posted by Priscilla Vanartsdalen on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 10:43 AM

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If basing, building, topping, and dressing your own salad seems far too harrowing for a midday lunch order, fear not. This week, Verde has launched five new signature bowls  making your life that much easier (and healthier). As always, you can order these creations tossed, chopped, or in a wrap.

Among the new menu items is the vegan Bowled Buddha with roasted broccoli, chickpeas, pickled onions, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, kimchi, power seeds, turmeric vinaigrette, brown rice, quinoa, and kale. 

The Greek in the Knees creation is a take on a traditional Greek salad and features quinoa tabouli and baby spinach topped with hummus, cucumber, pickled onion, baked falafel, kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomato vinaigrette, and pita chips.

Another vegan option is the Jack of All Trades, made with baby spinach, superfood slaw, and carnitas made from jackfruit, a popular meat substitute. Other toppings include kale guacamole, grape tomatoes, raw corn, tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, and a salsa verde dressing.

The Far East salad uses Romaine and baby spinach as the base with superfood slaw, roasted chicken, carrots, cucumbers, roasted broccoli, sesame ginger dressing, power seeds, and almonds.

The final addition to Verde’s signature salads is the very punny, Of Rice and Hen salad. A bed of brown rice and quinoa act as a base for mesclun and baby spinach. The salad is then topped with roasted chicken, apples, roasted sweet potatoes, white cheddar, balsamic vinaigrette, and fresh basil.

Keep up to date with all of Verde's good eats online at

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Two Blokes hosts fundraiser for Australian koalas this Sat. Jan. 25

Saturday is for the koalas

Posted by Shannon Murray on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Pour one out for the koalas - FILE PHOTO
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  • Pour one out for the koalas
Head to Two Blokes Brewery this Sat. Jan. 25 from 12-10 p.m. to sip on a pint or two to help support Koala Hospital in New South Whales Australia. One dollar of every pint sold at this event will be donated to the charity.

After the bush fires in Australia, the Koala Hospital jumped in to help assist injured animals. They not only run a Koala hospital and rehabilitation center, but perform rescues, tree planting, and home care.

Cachita's Kitchen will be serving up their authentic Mexican dishes at noon and Wally Gyros will be serving dinner at 4 p.m. Local band BrotherMan will play their rock, folk, and acoustic Americana-inspired tunes starting at 5 p.m.

Learn more about how you can donate online at

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Charleston Food Truck Festival takes place this weekend with 25+ trucks, booze, and more

Keep on truckin'

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM

What started as a humble little fest with five trucks and 500 customers in 2011 has grown to a highly anticipated annual event. The ninth annual Charleston Food Truck Festival spans two days, this Sat. Jan. 25-Sun. Jan. 26, with more than 25 food trucks from around the southeast serving up everything from donuts to sushi. The free-to-attend festival takes place in North Charleston at 1681 McMillan Ave. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participating trucks include local faves like Roti Rolls, Diggity Doughnuts, Momo, Dashi, Pita Stroller, Immortal Lobster, Tamashii, and Mally Racks Garlic Crabs. Visiting trucks include Chazito's Latin Cuisine, The Gnosh Pit, Gekko Sushi, and Molly's Fish and Chips.

In addition to the eclectic mix of cuisines, there will be a beer and wine bar and non-alcoholic bevs, plus free parking and kids activities. The event is also leashed-dog friendly, but be sure to clean up after your pet. Most trucks will accept cash or card, but as always, cash is king.

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