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THE 411 ON 1017

The newest West Ashley bar and eatery, 10 Seventeen, will celebrate its grand opening this Friday, Aug. 11. Owners Tony Giacopazzi, Alex Mueller, and Chris Emerson have put together an eclectic menu of bar food nibbles (seafood garlic toast, mini cheese corndogs) and European specialities (wiener schnitzel, Hungarian goulash), which will probably be welcome among German fans who miss the old Max and Moritz, formerly one of the only places in town to get authentic German fare. For those on liquid diets, there's the standard cocktail menu, plus Jell-O shots and buckets of Long Island iced teas (egads). —Laura Kelly

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

After a quick renovation of an old corner store, Hot Mustard is already spicing up Meeting Street near the Piggly Wiggly. Owner Lin Wang, formerly of Great Wall Express, says the menu merges Chinese and Japanese cuisine and has both sit-down dining and takeaway. Lin's father Peter Wang heads up the kitchen, serving up many specials, including a variety of fresh sushi. Wang's brother Adam is the manager and says his favorite is the shrimp tempura. They're open 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week. —LK

HOMEGROWN

Fresh fruits, leafy green vegetables, cut flowers, and preserves. These are just a few of the goodies you can expect to see on the week of Aug. 6-12 at local markets around the state during Farmers Market Week. You'll find Lowcountry farmers markets downtown at Marion Square (King and Calhoun Streets), at James Island Presbyterian Church (1632 Ft. Johnson Rd.), at Mt. Pleasant's Moultrie Middle School (Coleman Blvd. and Simmons Street), and in Hanahan at Remount Road near N. Rhett Drive. —LK

WINE SHOPPING

A new gourmet grocery shop, Jake's Specialty Store at 19 Broad St., is also the official retail outlet for the Charleston Wine Traveler's wine and beer selection. Jake's features specialty foods, gourmet products, and beverages, including an Illy coffee bar. Jake's strongly supports local artisans, carrying a variety of locally-made pastries, BlackJack barbecue products, and sandwiches from Just Fresh Bakery Cafe and Market. There will also be bi-weekly wine and beer tastings led by Matt McKeown, the wine traveler himself and wine director at Jake's. The first wine tasting will be Fri. Aug. 11 at 5 p.m., and will feature R. Stuart Wines from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. —LK

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