LOCAL Bites

SERIOUSLY SATISFYING SANDWICHES:

on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Restaurant Spotlight, Do This!, Dine or Dash

CAVIAR & BANANAS DEBUTS 10 NEW MOUTHWATERING CREATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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Caviar & Bananas, Charleston’s beloved gourmet market & café, is introducing an outstanding new lineup of sandwiches, ranging from hearty to healthy and sure to satisfy all with fresh new ingredients and flavors.

Pinot Envy at the William Aiken House

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, From the Cellar, Follow This!, Do This!

by Chris Hart

Photos by Robin Riebman
  
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Excited attendees lined up down the street, happily waiting outside as they caught glimpses of winemakers and chefs setting up at the William Aiken House. The fortunate shift in weather contributed to the setting, as there could not have been a better day to host a wine and food event in such a beautiful historic courtyard. Pinot Noirs from all over the globe were represented, alongside dishes from some of the festival’s guest chefs.

BB&T CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT 2014

on Friday, 07 March 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Follow This!, Do This!

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Opening Night Party Recap

In case you missed it, check out this recap video from last evening’s Opening Night Party presented by the Art Institute of Charleston. Charleston’s chefs served their best alongside the tunes of Charleton Singleton. If you were there, y’all looked fabulous! Cheers!

Think of the Children, and Eat This!

on Sunday, 02 March 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Chefs, Follow This!, Do This!

by: Collin Clark
Photos: Bailey Clark

 

Chef Robert Carter, currently of Carter’s Kitchen and Rutledge Cab Company, hosted the first Chefs' Feast fifteen years ago. Driven by the desire to help end childhood hunger close to home, Carter has watched the event grow from just nine participating chefs in its first year to an impressive roster of over thirty chefs from some of the area’s most successful restaurants. With so many chefs in attendance, the event serves not only as a very successful fundraiser for a noble cause but also as an excellent showcase of the Charleston culinary scene. Eat This! was in attendance this year with the goal to try them all, and at the suggestion of Lowcountry Food Bank’s Dana Mitchel, a plan of attack was formulated and a worthy effort was certainly made.

 

 

Bacon. Bourbon. Bliss.

on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!

by: Collin Clark


 RHR2748edTwo lines wound their way into Memminger Auditorium, and we chose the one that seemed to lead towards the smell of bacon and away from the cold. As it happened, our chosen line deposited us between the booths of King Street’s Kitchen 208 and Mount Pleasant’s Southerly Restaurant. From Kitchen 208, John Robertson was serving a dish reminiscent of the restaurant’s Cobblestone sandwich - a bacon waffle topped with local tomatoes, arugula, slightly deviled egg, and a garnish of candied bacon. Chad Billings of Southerly took a heavier approach with a bacon lollipop - savory pork belly with kimchi and radish over grits.

 

Winemaker and Owner Michael Honig of Honig Vineyard & Winery Visits Charleston on February 26 to Host Special Dinner with Chef Jeremiah Bacon at Oak Steakhouse

on Friday, 07 February 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, From the Cellar, Follow This!, Do This!, Something To Wine About

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     Winemaker and owner Michael Honig of Honig Vineyard & Winery visits Charleston on Wednesday, February  26 to host a special dinner with Chef Jeremiah Bacon at Oak Steakhouse. Michael Honig, a leader in sustainable farming, has been running the family-owned winery for the last thirty years after his grandfather passed over the torch.  At the winery, Honig produces some of Napa Valley’s best sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon wines which have received countless accolades from outlets such as 
Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast , Wine & Spirits and more.

Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner

on Tuesday, 04 February 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!


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     Chef Garrett Priester & Sous Chef Jonathan DuPriest have prepared an authentic, five-course menu that showcases Southend's beers that are thoughtfully paired with dishes inspired by seasonal flavors and local ingredients with a unique smokehouse style twist. 

A Wintry Mix of Satisfaction and Comfort at Lana:

on Tuesday, 04 February 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Follow This!, Do This!, Dine or Dash

by Robin Riebman 
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Lana's menu are “old-world” inspired with a dramatic presentation. New seasonal preparations include a housemade potato gnocchi and Italian sausage with Calabrese peppers, shaved parmesan, broccoli and toasted bread crumbs, Short Rib prepared with roasted cauliflower and a red wine jus, a Shrimp “Cassoulet”, and Scallops with bagna cauda.

Tristan to Close in April

on Tuesday, 04 February 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Follow This!

imagesIn a statment released by Anita Zucker owner/operator, Tristan will close its doors at the end of April. Chef Nate Whiting will continue to oversea Tristan Catering while he and Zucker work on a new concept 492. Renovations are already under way and 492 will be located at 492 King St. 

 “It saddens me to announce that we will be closing Tristan restaurant at the end of April 2014.  I am extremely proud of our many accomplishments at Tristan over the years and am pleased to say that Tristan Catering will continue to operate under the guidance of Executive Chef Nate Whiting.  

We are very enthusiastic about The Relish Restaurant Groups upcoming ventures, especially our new concept, 492, which will be located at 492 King Street. The building is currently undergoing a complete renovation and build-out with an anticipated opening in late Summer/Fall 2014.

We are thrilled to give Chef Nate Whiting the reigns in creating a concept that is reflective of his own vision.”

 

Anita Zucker

 

Bier Bowl-Wing Eating Contest - Bay Street Biergarten

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Do This!

On Sunday, February 2nd, Bay Street Biergarten will be hosting their Bier Bowl event.  They are teaming up with Southern Eagle SC to bring customers and unforgettable Super Bowl experience.  
 
In addition to the great food and beer, there will be a wing eating contest, a corn hole tournament, pig roast, and surprise giveaways.  Half of the parking lot will be closed off and covered with tents and a beer trailer will be on site.
 

LE CREUSET GUEST CHEF SERIES with Jacques Larson

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Do This!

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GUEST CHEF SERIES

with

Jacques Larson

(Executive Chef of Wild Olive and soon to open Sullivan's Island restaurant, The Obstinate Daughter) 

“Smack Down” Wine Dinner

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Do This!

On Tuesday, Feb 4, Tristan Restaurant is having a Wine dinner with Charlie Lassor representing Constellation Brands and Glenn Harvey representing RNDC.

 “Smack Down” Wine Dinner

Tuesday February 4th

$95 All Inclusive

 

East by Southeast : Land Meets Sea in Culinary Clash of Two Local Titans

on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Chefs, Restaurant Spotlight, From The Tap

Amidst the confusion that inexorably arrives with the end of Daylight Saving Time, this past Sunday brought together two of Charleston's fine culinary stars at Kanpai in Mount Pleasant for a truly magnificent dinner designed to showcase each of their unique talents. Chef Brannon Florie brought to the table his love for pork fat and Southern-fusion, while Chef Sean Park leveraged his considerable talent for all things raw, rare, and briny. 

Land v. Sea Dinner Nov 3rd, 2014. Feat. Chef Sean Park

on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted in LOCAL Bites, Magazine, Do This!, Eat This Fall! 2012

You shouldn’t need an excuse to dine with Chef Sean Park. But, if you are looking for one, look no further. Chef Brannon Florie, of the Rarebit will be teaming up with Park to create a 5 course, 10 dish, beer and sake pairing dinner at Kanpai. The theme will be Land and Sea, a collaborative effort between the culinary duo.  Florie, a loyal proponent of Chef Park, is promoting this dinner to let people know that Sean is still cooking in Charleston.