If you missed Saturday afternoon’s shindig in Avondale then take note: next time these guys put together an event in Triangle Char and Bar parking lot, make plans to attend. Plenty of others did.
The roped-off area was packed with people who shelled out 20 bucks each (and 10 for each kid) for all the beer, wine, Pearlz oysters, Triangle’s pimento cheese/grass-fed beef sliders, and Al Di La’s handmade pasta that one could shove into their gullet. Word was that with the door proceeds and the silent auction being run by the folks from the Lava Salon, the collection for Haitian relief had surpassed $15,000 by the time we headed out after three hours of reckless oyster consumption. A collection of great bands also donated their time and even the po-po, who staked out the front door, could be seen tapping a foot or two once the tunes got shaking.
If you haven’t been to Triangle lately, then this was the perfect way to see their new look, which besides sporting a much improved menu, also features an entirely revamped interior, perfect for hosting such an event. I was especially impressed by the grass-fed burgers that may become my new favorite and Pearlz perfectly steamed Beaufort oysters. I spent the better part of the afternoon shucking for our four year old, who blew through at least a half bushel by the time my wife cut us off and carted us home. After three hours of sucking down Sweetwater 420 straight from the tap, that was probably a smart move.
Hats off to all the folks in Avondale, who not only have organized themselves into the coolest little commercial enclave in the greater Charleston area, but use that relationship to help others in need.