Friday, November 15, 2019

Jackrabbit Filly officially opens in Park Circle on Saturday

A celebration

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Get your fill of dumplings at Jackrabbit Filly starting Sat. Nov. 15 - RUTA SMITH FILE
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  • Get your fill of dumplings at Jackrabbit Filly starting Sat. Nov. 15
Salt-and-pepper octopus. Baked seafood dynamite. Sichuan hot karaage. It's all coming to 4628 Spruill Ave.

Shuai and Corrie Wang, the duo behind the Short Grain food truck, opened their first brick and mortar, Jackrabbit Filly, to close friends this week. You may have caught glimpses on social media — the interior features playful bunny rabbit wallpaper, the dishware is vintage, and the chopstick rests are simple oyster shells.

They've confirmed that JF will be open to their loyal fanbase starting this weekend.

The restaurant is named for Corrie and Shuai's zodiac symbols (he's a rabbit, she's a horse) and is a "celebration of Chinese heritage, local farmers and fishermen, inspired by Japanese cuisine." The menu features Japanese fried chicken and Singapore fried rice, spicy fat noodles and fragrant pork spaetzle. For the fresh catch, the menu tells you to, "ask your server about today's seafood shenanigans."

Corrie (also a novelist) reflected on the trials and tribulations of opening a restaurant in the August edition of our Dish Dining Guide:

"In three months, give or take, the doors will be open and it will be the joy of knowing every face in every seat. Hugs. Toasts. Celebrating your anniversaries and birthdays and having the staff sing that dumb song (or not — we still have to decide). Pictures of our loved ones will be hanging on the walls, while our new loved ones will be tucked into the booths, enjoying plates of ... no spoilers! I am giddy thinking about those perfect nights of service, with a full house and the servers spinning on the floor and our favorite songs popping overhead and Shuai in the kitchen doing what I truly believe he was born to do." Check out the full menu here, and stay up to date with JF shenanigans by following them on Facebook and Instagram.


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West Ashley farmers market hosts special Thanksgiving market Sun. Nov. 24

Good thyme-ing

Posted by Alison Mader on Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Shop fresh, in-season fruits and veggies at the Thanksgiving Market! - WEST ASHLEY FARMERS MARKET FACEBOOK
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  • Shop fresh, in-season fruits and veggies at the Thanksgiving Market!
On Sun. Nov. 24, the West Ashley Farmers Market will host a special Thanksgiving themed event from 12 to 4 p.m. at Ackerman Park.

The last of the season, this market will feature fresh local produce as well as packaged and prepared food products. There will also be food trucks, plenty of kids activities, and live music by the Bluestone Ramblers.

Additionally, you can take the opportunity to give back to your community by donating blood to the Blood Connection, which will be onsite. 

And did we mention there's free parking (and an adjacent, fully fenced-in dog park)?  Celebrate the season with the last West Ashley Farmers Market of the year, it's sure to be a berry good time.
Event Details West Ashley Thanksgving Farmers Market
@ Ackerman Park, West Ashley
55 Sycamore Ave.
West Ashley
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Nov. 24, 12-4 p.m.
Price: Free to attned
Foodie Events

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Instagram (food) posts we crave during Charleston's woeful wintry weather

"Warm up with..."

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 3:29 PM

It's wet. It's cold. Before you hunker down to consume everything on Disney+, hit up these local spots for the warm and enticing dishes they've been teasing this week on the 'gram.


Southeast Asian pop-up at Big Gun Burger every Thurs. starting at 4:30 p.m.
(Mondays at Tu, 5:30 p.m.)
Featured: hot noods

Kwei Fei

Sichuan goodness on James Island, dinner Tues.-Sat. 5-10 p.m.
Featured: Sichaun beef (and Baijiu liquor will really warm ya up)

Park Cafe

Neighborhood breakfast, lunch, brunch joint open daily
Featured: the inimitable London Fog with yes, a crispy marshmallow

Home Team BBQ

Serving heaping platters of 'cue and sides like mac and cheese daily on Sullivan's, West Ashley, and Downtown
Featured: That mac

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

Breakfast all day and stacks on stacks, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Featured: Fruity Pebbles pancakes 2


"Ramen, yakitori, fermentation, snacks" pop-up Wed., Fri., and Sun. at Proof starting at 6 p.m.
Featured: ramen du jour

Evo Pizza

Pies galore in Park Circle, lunch and dinner daily
Featured: bacon 'za

Vicious Biscuit

Giant biscuits and breakfast-centric fare in Mt. Pleasant, open daily
Featured: the Ranchero biscuit

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Revelry Brewing Co. teams up with Chef BJ Dennis for beer collab, Sea Island

Historic grain, modern beer

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Revelry Brewing just announced a new partnership with Chef BJ Dennis — a collaboration beer called Sea Island that's made with watermelon and S.C. grown white sorghum. The beer was brewed with "consideration of ingredients central to Gullah Geechee culture" and will be released on Sun. Nov. 24 with a party at The Hold starting at 3 p.m.

In a press release, Dennis says, "I've been waiting to do this collaboration for a couple years now. Perfect timing, and supporting an institution that's been doing great work in this city for 128 years now."

A portion of proceeds from the Sea Island beer will be donated to the Jenkins Institute, a local organization that promotes and supports the social and economic well-being of children, families, and individuals.

The release party will feature food from Dennis as well as the new beer, available as part of a limited release. While Sea Island is made with historically relevant grain, it makes its debut with a modern twist: it's a gluten free beer.

Learn more about the Jenkins Institute online at
Event Details Sea Island Beer Release
@ The Hold by Revelry Brewing
36 Romney St.
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Nov. 24, 3 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Festivals + Events, Benefits + Fundraisers, Foodie Events and Beer

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Molina Healthcare will distribute 200 Thanksgiving turkeys to local families Sat. Nov. 23

Season of giving

Posted by Lilli Serral on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 3:46 PM

According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 South Carolina residents struggle with hunger. That's almost 700,000 people, and about 200,000 of those are children.

In an effort to combat these numbers, Molina Healthcare, Fetter Health Care Network, and Project L.O.V.E. are giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need.

On Sat. Nov. 23 starting at 10 a.m., 200 bags filled with a turkey and Thanksgiving sides will be distributed to those who present a Medicaid ID card on a first come, first served basis. In addition to the holiday meal essentials, team members will also be distributing educational health materials.

It's all happening at the Fetter Healthcare Network building at 51 Nassau Street Downtown.

Since 2013, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. They serve over 130,000 Medicaid and Medicare members throughout the state.

Fetter Healthcare Network is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive services for insured, uninsured, and underserved residents in Charleston and surrounding counties.

Project L.O.V.E. is a nonprofit that celebrates, creates, and develops unique activities and opportunities for parents and their children that can foster deeper family relationships.

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