Spice up your Thanksgiving cooking with infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars from Lowcountry Olive Oil.
Give roasted vegetables or sweet potatoes some added flavor with a drizzle of Pumpkin Pie Dark Balsamic Vinegar. Or inject your turkey with Rosemary-Garlic or Basil infused olive oil for a moist, flavorful bird.
TGIF! Treat yourself to a Raspberry Meringue Gelato Parfait from Belgian Gelato. A sweet cream gelato is topped with warm raspberry sauce and crunchy meringue, and finished off with some homemade whipped cream. Belgian Gelato is located at 6 Vendue Range (Waterfront Park) & 324 King Street.
Prior to his Guest Chef Series cooking demonstration at L’Atelier de Le Creuset on Thursday evening, November 13th, Chef Hugh Acheson will be signing copies of his books at 3pm at the new Le Creuset Boutique on Market and Meeting Streets at the Planters Inn.
Hugh Acheson is the chef/owner of the Athens, Georgia restaurants Five & Ten, The National, and Cinco y Diez, the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South, and the Savannah restaurant The Florence.
Chef Acheson is the author of the James Beard Foundation award-winning cookbook A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen and Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks. He competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, and 11.
November is Kickin' Chicken's Month of Giving. From November 1st - 30th, $1 from every appetizer sold will be donated to the Camp Happy Days and The Charleston & Summerville Miracle Leagues.
Join Kickin' Chicken on 2nd Sunday and every Sunday out on the patio. Watch your favorite NFL teams and enjoy any of their fantastic appetizers and $12 buckets of Budweiser, Bud Light & Michelob Ultra. Enter the Cornhole Tournament which will be going on from 1pm - 4pm.
Freddo, the artisanal gelato maker from Argentina, treats Charleston locals to its Freddino and Affogato beverages, specialty coffee drinks infused with its smooth, rich gelato.
The Freddino is a combination of gelato with cappuccino or coffee, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The most popular versions include Freddo’s Freddino Mocha – a concoction of rich dark chocolate gelato and succulent Argentinean coffee – and the Freddino Dulce de Leche – a mixture of their signature, sweet dulce de leche gelato with cappuccino, blended with dulce de leche sauce.
Stop by Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier for a hand-painted, decadent pumpkin spice truffle and a specialty fall coffee. You can also treat yourself to an adorable marzipan pumpkin to celebrate fall.
Freshii Charleston can be found at 315 King St where they provide free delivery for downtown patrons and are open from 8:00am – 9:00pm daily serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as healthy catering to groups peninsula wide!
Belgian Gelato at 324 King Street makes artisanal, traditional gelato based on Belgian chocolate flavors. They currently have fall gelato flavors including Belgian Chocolate Covered Pumpkin, specialty coffee, freshly baked, crispy Brussels Street Waffles and Belgian Butter Croissants.
Be one of the first to experience one of Argentina’s best tasting exports – Freddo! This Argentinean gelato company opened its doors in early September and continues to gain fans for its artisanal gelato. Called ‘helado’ (the Argentinean word for gelato) in its home country, Freddo’s gelato is 100% artisanal and is made with no added flavoring, preservatives or vegetable fats. Select flavors are gluten free and a variety of toppings are also available.
Popular artisanal flavors include Argentina’s signature Dulce de Leche (available in a light version as well), Chocolate Mousse, Italian Mascarpone and Irish Cream. Ask for a sample to discover your favorite new gelato flavor.
The new Wine & Cheese Collection from Le Creuset is just what you need for your next party. It has everything from wine glass and cheese markers to carafes, serving platters and fondue pots. Our favorite piece has to be the Round Platter with Cutting Board. The cutting board center is perfect for slicing cheeses while the surrounding platter holds crackers or bread slices. You can also remove the cutting board center and place dips there instead.
King Street Cookies has a new cookie, Sinfully Cinnamon, a delectable sugar cookie with cinnamon chips, rich cream cheese icing and a dusting of cinnamon.
They are previewing the cookie right now and donating 20% of the revenues to South Carolina rock band NeedtoBreath's phlantrophy, The Palmetto Medical Initiative. Stop by King Street Cookies' shop at 370 King Street to pick up a few of these delicious treats for a good cause.
Freshii started with the idea of helping people all over the world live healthier and longer lives by making healthy food more affordable and convenient. Enjoy green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh pressed juices that use locally sourced produce.
Not only do they use a lot of greens they live according to Mission Green- Taking a stand and being good to the earth by eliminating traditional industry staples: excess packaging, heavy energy consumption, and greasy processed meals.
Freshii Charleston is located at 315 King Street and offers free delivery to downtown patrons. Hours of operation are 8:00 - 9:00 pm and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Le Creuset at 241 King Street will be partnering with goat.sheep.cow to celebrate the launch of the Le Creuset Wine and Cheese Collection from 1:30 – 3pm during 2nd Sunday on King Street. These iconic French cookware pieces are sure to take center stage at your next Wine & Cheese party.
On September 9th, learn the art of making the French tart with Christophe of Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier! Christophe will teach you the secrets of making the perfect buttery crust and almond cream filling. In this class you will learn to make Tarte Normande, Fruit Tart, and Linzer. The best part is enjoying your tasty creations afterwards! Call the store at 843.297.8674 to reserve your space
Make your love for Le Creuset a public affair with these cute new iPhone 5 cases. These cases protect your phone from bumps and scratches and are adorned with the iconic French Oven lid. Available in pretty Le Creuset shades of Cherry, Marseille, and Palm.
Their Milk Chocolate Coconut Truffle has a taste of the islands. Fresh coconut puree is blended with a milk chocolate ganache, then rolled in dried coconut to create the perfect summer treat.
In the mood for something more savory? Their Bleu Cheese Truffle is a cheese lover's dream. Roquefort bleu cheese is melted into a a dark chocolate ganache for a one-of-a-kind gourmet chocolate experience.
All of their truffles are hand-made by Christophe with a ganache center, a soft chocolate shell, and hand painted with a tinted cocoa butter paint or rolled in nuts, cocoa, etc. Stop by the shop at 90 Society Street for a personal treat or purchase a truffle gift box with 4-36 pieces.
This town is full of artists; you can tell by the number of beautiful local galleries. We are virtually crowded with creativity and the awards garnered by this talented group are far to many to name. Two of my favorites, Rick Reinert and Kevin LePrince, share a gallery and studio at 179 King Street. It’s a fine space that smells of oil paint and canvas where the light bounces around playfully on vibrant colors—both artists are impressionists. There’s one of those inviting courtyards you only find tucked away downtown for further inspiration. Rick and Kevin take theirs from the area’s architecture, flora and fauna, stamping each piece with unique perspectives and techniques.
On Monday, August 25 Rick Reinert will welcome ten fellow artists to a three-day workshop “Bringing Light into Your Paintings.” They will spend two days painting plein air and one from a reference photo, with advice from the master on how to turn work into Work, and creative inspiration from the group. Rick’s workshops always sell out, and knowing the place, the atmosphere and his easy going charisma, participants walk away grateful for the opportunity. There’s a repeat in October and more to come I’m sure.
What's better than one cookie? Two cookies smushed together with lots of frosting in the middle. Stop by King Street Cookies and try one of their cookie sandwiches. You can choose any two cookies and pair them with icing or any of their delicious ice creams. Wash it down with a King Bean Coffee Latte. Yum!
Join Caviar & Bananas for their 2nd Annual Burger + Beer Night on Wednesday, July 23 from 5:00 - 8:0pm. For one night only they will once again offer a gourmet burger menu and be pouring craft and local beers on tap. There will be options for those who love eating meat and for those who don't. Kiddo options as well.
Bring an appetite and friends to enjoy some of the following burgers:
Grilled Beef Burger/ Seared Black Forest Ham/ Grilled Pineapple/ Bibb Lettuce/ Tomato/ Red Onion/ White BBQ Sauce/ Hawaiian Sweet Bread
The Trailer Park-
Rabbit and Pork Belly Burger/ Pabst Blue Ribbon Mac and Cheese/ Cheer Wine Candied Bacon/ Toasted White Bread
We’re lucky. Quick lunch in Charleston doesn’t have to mean eating exactly the same thing millions of Americans are eating at the same time from the same menu where everything begins with “mc”. We have some fast lunch choices that are actually healthy, where the proprietor lives down the street and whose kids go to school with ours. And variety? Forget about it!
Verde at 347 King has generous servings of fresh salad ingredients, tossed, chopped or wrapped around leafy greens, nuts and cheeses. You can add a little basil, mint or cilantro with house made dressings and tasty vinaigrettes. Grab a soda and you’re in lunch heaven.
My favorite barbecue in town is Nicks, 288 King Street. I love a pulled chicken sandwich on a bun made mushy by juices and their great barbecue sauce, a nice side of beans, crisp fries and tangy slaw. In my humble opinion as a true fan, theirs is a step up from anybody in town. Order at the counter and they’ll bring it to your table with a cold iced tea or lemonade. As with any self-respecting barbecue, they have really good pie. If you’re lucky, they’ll have coconut cream. Don’t hesitate or it will be gone.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier will be celebrating Bastille Day this 2nd Sunday. Come down to the corner of King and Society St. to meet Christophe. He will have special creations like the French doughnut and more of their classic favorites.
Spot the French flag on their boutique half-way down Society St. Their counter top will be overflowing with French pastries like flaky apple turnovers, chocolate almond croissants, and rich chocolate cake. Sit and stay for awhile with a cold glass of iced coffee and a baguette sandwich on their back patio.
Join Le Creuset at 241 King Street for an Ice Cream Dessert Demonstration at 2pm. Le Creuset is celebrating their new Ice Cream Collection with a special demo and a chance to win a Breville Ice Cream Maker!
Stop by Lowcountry Olive Oil this weekend and try some Pecan Oil from their friends at Kinloch Plantation. They are also expecting a shipment of California Olive Oil Council Certified Super Premium Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil from Apollo Olive Oil in Oregon House, CA.
A family owned company, Apollo Olive Oil owns the only vacuum mill in the US and is one of just five in the world. Vacuum milling allows them to produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has 2x the cancer-fighting polyphenol content (500-700ppm) of any other olive oil in the US. Their 2014 harvest has won over a dozen gold medals in national and international olive oil competitions.
Now those who are gluten-free can eat to their heart's content. King Street Cookies now makes delicious gluten-free cookies! Visit their shop at 370 King Street where they bake dozens of fresh cookies daily. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or milk from their milk bar (perfect for dunking).
These chocolates are delicately crafted by an expert chocolatier and are made with contemporary, fresh ingredients. Their Chocolate Pecan, Raspberry, and Blue Cheese chocolates and the perfect red, white, and blue bites for July 4th.
Verde is celebrating the one year anniversary of their Mount Pleasant store on June 13th. As a way of saying thanks, Verde is giving away reusable tote bags to the first 150 customers at their Mt. Pleasant store on Friday.
Pop into Lowcountry Olive Oil this 2nd Sunday on King Street for a tasting. Try their locally blended and infused olive oils with spices & salts from the Charleston Spice Company and Bulls Bay Sea Salts. They also now offer Benne Oil, an old lowcountry favorite made from the benne seed which pairs beautifully with southern flavors.
Join Caviar & Bananas on Tuesday, June 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. for a special book signing and cocktail event with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Jeni will be on-hand signing copies of her new cookbook, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts. Cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic - think summer sorbet inspired refreshing deliciousness) will be available for purchase, as will copies of the book.
Muse is the perfect grazing spot and watering hole for all the festivities taking place during Spoleto. They are conveniently located at 82 Society Street making it close to almost every major performance venue in the city! Including the Sottile, Cistern, TD Arena, Memminger, Emmett Robinson, Simons Center Marion Square, Theater 99 and Grace Church.
Muse will be serving their Late Night Menu every night until midnight throughout the festival. Enjoy flatbread pizzas, great cheese plates, duck egg omelettes and all your favorite appetizers and salads!
MUSE is on Society Street between Meeting and King Streets. For reservations please call (843) 577-1102 or online.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.