It’s a big week for eaters with a special dinner or two practically every day this week.
On Monday night, the Charleston Food Truck Federation rolls up to the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant, located right near the foot of the bridge (take a right heading towards Patriots Point). Get some exercise in by walking or running the bridge and then fuel up at the trucks. They’ll be there from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for Monday Night Street Foods. Tonight, expect to see Tokyo Crepes, Geechee Island, Digtty Doughnuts, and Hello My Name Is... BBQ.
On Tuesday, there’s the weekly Mt. Pleasant farmers market for stocking up on fresh, local vegetables. Later in the evening, Chef Frisco at Cajun Kountry Kitchen in North Charleston will host a five-course wild game dinner for $125 per person. Or you could opt for the Sustainable Seafood Initiative dinner at Blu Restaurant on Folly Beach, where you will get a tasty dose of education. Megan Westermeyer from the Aquarium usually hosts these events and enlightens guests on the importance of sustainability.
On Wednesday night, Executive Chef Frank Lee of the Maverick group lets his Francophile out for a four-course French bistro style dinner. He’s got mussels, trout almondine, and braised lamb on the menu. Patrick Emerson will pair wines with every course. France is his specialty, so you can expect to be treated to some nice varietals. That dinner will happen at the Old Village Post House in Mt. Pleasant. Tickets are $65 per person.
Chef Brett McKee returns to Southend’s special events room on Thursday night to host a multi-course Italian dinner, while the Bubbly and Brew benefit for My Sister’s House will take place out at Harborside East with champagne, food, beer, live music, and a silent auction.
Saturday afternoon sees a lamb and pig roast at Two Boroughs Larder and a MOJA-sponsored event at Hampton Park called The Heritage of Home Cookin’: BBQ and Sweets and Sides Competition from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both events are selling food at $10 a plate. One is a grand opening party and the other is a fundraiser for the Heirs’ Property Preservation Center.
On Sunday, the Lowcountry Field Feast with Chef Mike Lata is already sold out, but you still might be able to get tickets to Robert Stehling’s beer dinner at Hominy Grill. He’s celebrating Hominy’s renovation, which was completed over the summer. Up in Summerville, the Scrumptious Kitchen Tour takes guests on a walking and eating tour through the homes of the historic district. Expect to eat food from Circa 1886, The Boathouse, Bambu, Queen Anne’s Revenge, and many more along the way. If beer and brats are more your speed, the Blackbaud Oktoberfest is where you should be. Oompah bands required, lederhosen optional.
As if that’s not enough, next Monday night EVO in Park Circle will host a COAST Brewing Co. beer dinner, featuring such heavy hitters as the barrel-aged 2009 Black Beard Stout and the new Wadmalaw Sunset.