So far so good. Smoke BBQ is holding its own in the "cursed" property on Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant where co-owner Roland Feldman bravely opened up a second shop. His first, at 487 King Street in downtown Charleston is smokin' hot, so much so that he's planning a third. So when we heard that a new food truck may be on the front burner as well, we hurried over to get the lowdown. That's when we met "The Reverend."
Nicknamed for the way his white tee pokes out above his black chef's coat, Neal Stefan DeArmon is not really a holy man but “a vibrant spirit” who overflows with positive energy—and that's why Feldman hired him on the spot during the 2017 Charleston Wine + Food Festival.
“The festival sent over a few volunteer helpers and we put him to work at the Smoke BBQ booth,” says Feldman. “When the band kicked on his spirit lit up like Whoopie Goldberg in Sister Act. He was singing and clapping and wearing that black jacket—I said, my friend, I'm calling you reverend and you're coming to work at Smoke.”
A military veteran who “found his calling” attending the culinary program at Charleston's community outreach organization One80 Place, DeArmon and Feldman clicked and he gained more responsibility in the kitchen, which led to the creation of a cornbread to end all cornbread recipes. It's gotten such rave reviews that the Smoke team is taking it on the road with DeArmon in the drivers seat. We hear he'll soon be doling out all sorts of Southern style cornbread-themed dishes in the City Market next to Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street.
The Macintosh Roast Series is back!Join the fun on February 8th, featuring Devils Backbone Beers out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia -- this will be the first release of their beers in South Carolina!
When: Feb 8 from 6:30 m- 10:00 pm
Enjoy: Whole Roasted Hog, Roasted Oysters and traditional picnic sides.
Drink: Devils Backbone Beers -- Pear Lager, Vienna Lager, 8PT, Black Lager, and the Danzig.
Click here to purchase tickets.
The Macintosh know how to merge technique-driven fare with locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Jeremiah Bacon, a three-time James Beard semifinalist, serves a modern American experience. With a daily-changing menu that’s rooted in the South, Bacon relies on the Lowcountry’s farms and waterways for inspiration; the result is unique items like bone marrow bread pudding and seafood charcuterie.
Throughout Restaurant Week, choose from the entire menu selection to build your 3-course dinner ($40 per person). Pick from options like octopus with pickled ginger, sambal chimichurri, pork belly, confit potato and bacon lacquer.
Check out the full menu here.
Visit Stars Grill Room and Rooftop from January 4-22nd and experience Charleston Restaurant Week. Enjoy some of the most loved menu items, plus several specialty made options, served in three courses of your choice for only $40. Try the Bacon Tater Tots, or the quintessentially southern Baby Lettuce Wedge Salad for your first course. For your main course, choose from mouthwatering options like Wood Grilled Sirloin Roast, and the Curried Fresh Catch, prepared with Lemongrass Burre Blanc, Coconut Rice, stir fried vegetables, When you’re ready for something sweet, choose from Chef's daily dessert selection. To view the full menu, click here! Make your Restaurant Week reservation at Stars today, as space is limited!
Look what Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream has for Charleston..Complex flavors that will ignite conversation at the end of a holiday meal. Line the center of the table with all six pints, throw down spoons and some simple cookies, and watch what happens. Your guests will thank you.
BLACKCURRANT LAMBIC SORBET
Pulverized blackcurrants and sweet, sour, effervescent lambic beer. Rich and regal.
DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT
Mouth filling, palate-gripping intense dark chocolate with a super-cool peppermint finish
Wildflower honey ice cream with white chocolate flakes and smoky almonds.
MONT BLANC BUTTERMILK FROZEN YOGURT
Toasted chestnuts and molasses with fresh organic yogurt, buttermilk, and cream. Pair with everything on your holiday table.
SPICED SWEET CREAM: HOLIDAY NOTES
A symphony of winter spices—cardamom, peru balsam, fenugreek, vanilla. Made for holiday pairings.
SWEET POTATO ECLAIR
Spiced sweet potato cream with pastry flakes and playful white chocolate ganache.
Jeni's is located at 501 King Street and open from 12:00 - 11 pm.
Chef Jamey from Ted's Butcherblock has come up with the perfect Thanksgiving menu, and the best thing about it is you don't have to send time in the kitchen to enjoy a delicious, homemade holiday meal. You can pre-order some or all of these dishes by Saturday, Nov 19 and pick up on Tues. or Wednesday, Nov 22-23.
Whole Bell & Evans or North Carolina Heritage Black Turkeys available by the pound, cooked or uncooked.
Spiral-Cut Kurobuta Ham
Creamed Greens & Gruyere – $12/lb.
Dirty Rice with Smoked Duck Sausage – $13/lb.
Sourdough Bread Pudding with Mushroom, Leeks & Bacon – $13/lb.
Sweet Potato Casserole – $13/lb.
Traditional Turkey Gravy – $12/qt.
Cranberry Sauce – $9/pint
Apple Crisp with Oat Streusel– $12 (serves 3-4)
At Star's Rooftop and Grill Room, Fall is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the weather especially while sipping on a beautiful bouquet of rose' wine. On Tuesday, November 15 between 6-8 pm come and discover the beauty of our city and meet the Aix Rose winemaker.
The party starts on the rooftop and for $25 the rose' is flowing and includes the Lite Bites menu items: Oysters "Bingo"-Baked oysters, spinach, asiago cheese, garlic, brandy, Mini Crab Cakes, Smoked Shrimp Salad Wrap and other tasty items.
See you on Tuesday Night at Stars Rooftop.
At Taziki's you can find everything from perfectly grilled meats served with signature sauces to mouth-watering salads filled with fresh fruits and veggies. The dishes are all Mediterranean inspired and made with wholesome ingredients to create a perfect balance of delicious and nutritious.
Start the week off right with a fresh salad and don't forget to add the perfectly grilled salmon to make it complete. Choose from the Dip Platter to Dolmades and Pimiento Cheese, Gyros, Soups, Pastas and creative sides, there are daily and nightly menu specials.
See you at Taaziki's for lunch and dinner. Open Mon-Sat from 11 am- 9 pm and Sun 11 - 8. Located at 306 King Street and in Mt Pleasant at 320 West Coleman Blvd.
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Now you can enjoy the smoky goodness of Smoke BBQ in the office for lunch or at the next meeting. Your colleagues and clients will remember who introduced them to "elevated" BBQ and you will be happy you got to eat some delicious wings!
If you are thinking full service catering Smoke has you covered, let them handle all the details including the Smoke Food Truck or multi-station BBQ Catering Trailer. Work directly with Chef Roland and begin planning your unforgettable experience. They will provide everything from buffet tables, table clothes, silver chaffing dishes and your personalized menu. Weddings and working with brides is their specialty!
Verde is turning 5! Thyme flies when you're having fun!
Eat at Verde and celebrate 5th birthday, Monday, October 24, get any signature creation salad or wrap for just $3.65 (regularly $6.95-9.95).
Available at all four Verde locations from 11:00am - 9:00pm.
Downtown - 347 King Street
Avondale - 13 Magnolia Road
Mount Pleasant - 730 Coleman Boulevard
Belle Hall Shopping Center - 616 Long Point Road
In-store only for dine-in or take-out; no phone, online, or delivery orders available. Limit 2 per person.
Tap Wine Tuesdays at Stars Grill Room and Rooftop just got an upgrade. In addition to enjoying all of the premium Tap Wine selections at half price from 4pm-8pm, you can sample all of the appetizers from the Dinner Menu for half price from 5pm-8pm. This Tuesday, come and relax in the inviting deco style dining room, or make your way up to the 3rd floor Rooftop Bar and enjoy a glass of wine and a snack while you take in a breathtaking view of the Holy City! at
Star's is located at 495 King Street in the Upper King Street district and serves dinner starting at 5 pm. Weekend brunch is from 10 - 2 pm on Sat. & Sun.
There is an event six days of the week at the Cocktail Club and it's called Happy Hour! One can enjoy favorite cocktails, wines and spirits, bourbon as well as get the chance to create your own cocktail starting at 5 - 8 pm.
Monday : $3 Featured beer and $4 House Vodka as well as a different classic cocktail for special set price
Tuesday: Featured Spirit cocktail, with different spirits weekly; Craft Your Own Cocktail - this is your chance to show your mixologist skills for $9
Wednesday: Enjoy Bourbon Night
Thursday: Six Cocktails for $6 a piece, six featured cocktails (changes every week)
Friday: House Red & White Wine for $5
Sunday Funday: 1/2 of bottles of wine all night and punch bowls until midnight.
The Cocktail Club is located at 479 King Street on the second floor.
Come on out to the Kickin' Chicken on Friday, September 23rd for Hell's Kitchen Premiere Party! Meet and chat with chef Devin Simpson participant of Season 16 and enter to win raffle prizes from 7-8pm before the show.
The Hell's Bell drink special promises to keep the party going all night long! It's going to be a great time and a chance to chat with chef Devin Simpson!
Only at the West Ashley location of Kickin' Chicken, 1179 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407.
Muse Restaurant is having a Sip & Shop event ht, Thursday Sept 22 from 5-8. Don't miss out on complimentary goodies!
All guests will receive a complimentary Fab X and Titos cocktail, Fall makeup consultation and other giveaways.
Enjoy and have a delicious dinner while you are having fun.
Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar is located at 82 Society Street and serves dinner until 10 pm.
Join Stars Grill Room & Rooftop now through Sunday, September 18th to try something delicious from the very special Charleston Restaurant Week Menu. Chef Stephen Ollard has crafted a unique menu filled with Stars favorites, plus dishes made exclusively for Restaurant Week, and you can try three courses for only $40.
For your first course, choose from savory Shrimp & Grits, made with locally caught shrimp and fried Jimmy Red Grits from Geechie Boy Mill, topped with a housemade bacon-tomato gravy, Corn & Crab Soup topped with basil pistou, or Roasted Golden Beat Salad with smoked tomatoes, local arugula, buttermilk blue mousse and sherry vinaigrette.
Main course options include a variety of dishes from the wood fire grill and plancha. Choose from Wood Grilled Beef Shortribs served with black truffle mash and charred heirloom carrots, Moroccan Spiced Salmon with mint spatzle, English peas, and spiced Greek yogurt, Beef Tournedos served with crispy chicken livers, crostini and Perigourdine sauce, or Spinach, Arugula & Chickpea Gnocchi, served with Anson Mills faro, smoked shitake mushrooms, and cashew cream.
Wrap up your meal with a third course of light and sweet Key Lime Pie, or fresh Strawberry & Pomegranate Meringue Galette. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the third floor Rooftop Bar for a nightcap under the Stars! See full Restaurant Week menu here,
Join The Swamp Fox Restaurant for their Farmers Market Dinner the month of September or for their special 3 for $30 Charleston Restaurant Week Menu September 7 -18. Chef Daniel James has put together two amazing menus this month for you to enjoy:
Click here to see the September Farmers Market Menu which is designed to utilize much of the fresh, seasonal products available locally and showcased in the Marion Square Farmers Market.
Click here to see the Charleston Restaurant Week Menu and choose 3 freshly made choices to enjoy for $30.
The Swamp Fox Restaurant is located inside the historic Francis Marion Hotel. Call 843-724-8888 to make your reservations.
For 11 days, visitors and locals alike will get to try some of the best dishes prepared by world class chefs at Charleston’s finest restaurants at a fraction of the cost. Amen Street has a fabulous 3 Courses for $35 and a seafood menu that is not to be missed!