Friday, May 24, 2019

Grace Church's tea room starts lunch this Mon. May 27

Sips tea

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Fri, May 24, 2019 at 4:17 PM

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Spring brings a lot of things: flowers, Spoleto, and of course, Grace Church's tea room. Grace Church's tea room starts back this Mon. May 27, and will be serving lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What is a tea room, you ask? From the Charleston City Paper archives: "Back in the 1800s, tea rooms were a liberating social arena where women could dine without men. Casual, yet sophisticated and quaint, the tea room popularized eating in courtyards. Today, tea rooms tend to pop up in area churches, where the women of the congregation make classic Southern versions of soups, salads, and sandwiches and welcome the community in to dine, raising money on behalf of charities."

Now in its 29th year, Grace Church's tea room will be serving tea room classics like okra soup, she crab soup, shrimp remoulade, pimento cheese sandwiches, Huguenot Torte, and other delightful dishes. The prices range from $4 to $11, so you can dine guilt free knowing that you won't break the bank and your money is going to a good cause. Grace Church was able to give $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits due to last year's successful tea room.

For more information, visit their website.


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Get a preview of JackRabbit Filly at Edmund's Oast on Tues. May 28

We're talking sweet and sour frog legs

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, May 24, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Anyone else counting down the days until the  Short Grain x Stems & Skins mashup is official?

If you need a taste of JackRabbit Filly, the new Chinese heritage-driven concept coming to Park Circle this summer, and you need it now, here's your chance. Tues. May 28 at Edmund's Oast, Shuai will be popping up with fun things like a "mapo tofu okonomiyaki, BBQ shrimp nanban, and Sichuan half sour pickles." The chef says if he were looking to pair the eats with some EO libations, he'd start with the Sea Change cocktail, then move on to a Coast Brewery Kolsch or rosé, "cause Rosé All Day."

Other menu items include market fish, octopus, crab, and wasabi; charred cabbage with peanut romesco and maple ponzu; fried chicken feet with peanuts, chilis, and sticky sauce; and sweet and sour frog legs (!).

We asked the Edmund's Oast crew what EO beverages they'd pair with these spicy/sweet/inventive delights, and here's what they had to say:

Sarah O'Kelley, EO wine director
Martha Stoumen Post Flirtation White: yummy, natural and earthy
Occhipinti SP68 Rosso: chillable natural red
Pax Trousseau Gris: rosé with backbone
Any Champagne!

Brandon Plyler, advanced cicerone and EO/EOBC beer guy
Universally pair-able beers:
Ettaler Hellerbock
Pilsner Urquell
EOBC Bound by Time IPA
De Dolle Boskeun
COAST 32/50 Kolsch
Weihenstephaner Hefeweisse

Jayce McConnell, head EO bartender
"Lots of rum I suppose but that's how I approach every situation."
Location Details Edmund's Oast
Edmund's Oast
1081 Morrison Dr.
Charleston, SC
(843) 727-1145
Serving Dinner (Mon.-Sat.), Sun. Brunch
Modern American, Pubs + Taverns and Bar

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Here's where to drink frosé in Charleston when temps start rising

Sunny with a chance of pink drink

Posted by Braelyn Diamond on Fri, May 24, 2019 at 1:21 PM

It's no secret that it's hot here in the Holy City. What better way to cool down then sipping on a frozen drink? And when we say a frozen drink, we mean THE frozen drink. Frosé, all day. Here are some places to find this summertime staple:

Uptown Social

This sports bar has solid 'za, and plenty of seating inside and outside (four bars, no less). Pair your pie with a High Noon Grapefruit Frosé ($7).
Location Details Uptown Social
Uptown Social
587 King St.
Charleston, SC
Lunch, Dinner (Daily). Weekend Brunch
American, Sports Bar and Pizza


It's fitting that the new southern restaurant on East Bay would have a frozen beverage on the menu (it's in the space formerly occupied by den of debauchery, Wet Willie's). Order the "Call an Uber Froze" for $8. 
Location Details Pawpaw
209 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC
Lunch, Dinner, (Daily) & Sun. BrunchSun.-Thurs. from 5 – 10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. from 5 – 11 p.m.

The Skinny Dip

Shop apparel, accessories, and art at Skinny Dip, then head to the patio for a $7 glass of frosé. 
Location Details Skinny Dip
345 King St.
Charleston, SC

Stars Rooftop

A little ways up on King Street, on the roof at Stars is running that frose game all day in three flavors: Rose, grapefruit, and citrus. Come for the drinks, stay for the breeze (hopefully).
Location Details Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room
Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room
495 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 577-0100
Dinner & Weekend Brunch
Modern American

Leon's Oyster Shop

While you may think soft serve is Leon's premier sweet treat, they also have a rosé slushie on deck for 10 buckaroos. Pairs best with fried chicken sammie.
Location Details Leon's Oyster Shop
Leon's Oyster Shop
698 King St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 531-8500
Lunch & Dinner
Seafood, American and Bar
If you see your fave cocktail missing, please let us know. Email with all the deets.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Husk is the only Charleston restaurant on OpenTable's "Big Night Out" top 100 list

Miss congeniality

Posted by Olivia Neumann on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 3:25 PM

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OpenTable users have spoken: Based on more than 12 million diner reviews of over 30,000 restaurants across the nation, Husk (now officially Brock-less) has been named one of the top 100 restaurants best suited for a "big night out."

The Big Night Out list highlights restaurants that stand out for their "vibrant scenery, lively ambiance, and exceptional food and drinks." The list is a great cheat sheet for finding a surefire dining experience in a popular city without the headache of ticking boxes yourself.

Husk is the only Charleston restaurant (and the only one in the state, actually) to make the list. California, New York, and Chicago establishment dominate the list with a combined 48 restaurants on the list.

It's no surprise that popular opinion on the internet would find favor with the Lowcountry darling. In 2011, The New York Times described Husk as, "possibly the most important restaurant in the history of Southern cooking."

Since then, between the culinary finesse of founding chef Sean Brock and current exec chef Travis Grimes, the restaurant has continued to impress critics and laypeople alike with its dedication to local, seasonal ingredients and down-home dishes.

Location Details The Bar at Husk
72 Queen St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 577-2500
Dinner & Late Night. 4 p.m.-close
Cocktail Bar and Bar

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The Brick hosts Flip Cup Karaoke Tournament starting this Memorial Day weekend

When I flip you flip we flip

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 11:29 AM

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So, you like flip cup. You love karaoke. Boy do we have an event for you. The Brick is hosting a Flip Cup Karaoke Tournament this Sun. May 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Eight or more five-person teams will go head to head in flip cup.

Flip cup 101: each player has to chug beer (in this case, water, thanks to S.C. law) and then once they've finished it, flip the cup upside down on the table. Only when the first player is done and the cup is flipped, the next player can start chugging. The first team finished wins and in the tournament at The Brick, gets to choose the loser's karaoke song.

Better (or worse) than that, the losers don't perform with a DJ and the original backing track — they will perform live band karaoke. In other words, they'll be the frontman (front-team?) for local band High Society. Registering is $20 per team and five people are required.

The overall winner will be automatically placed in the championship round with the chance to win $500. If you just want to sing your own karaoke hits with a live backing band, you are welcome to do that while the flip cup is going on.

If you can't make the Sun. May 26 competition, there are additional tourney dates on June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, and Sept. 1. 
Location Details The Brick
24 Ann St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 872-5595

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