Lots of places around town are increasing their hours to help keep the Spoletians fed and watered. Here's a rundown:
Butcher & Bee will be serving breakfast during the entire festival. They'll open at 9 a.m. during the 17 days of the Spoleto with a menu of breakfast sandwiches and Batdorf & Bronson coffee. And they'll stay open through until late night (3 a.m. on the weekends). Stop by on your way to the opening ceremonies on Friday and check it out.
Barsa will be open for lunch beginning May 29, serving a $10 fixed panini menu, which includes a beverage.
Ted's Butcherblock will pack you a picnic and let you take it with you. The "Picnic in a Bag" costs $30 and is packed with cups, napkins, plates, and utensils in addition to Manchego cheese, sliced Genoa salami, crostini, marcona almonds, fresh fruit, a bottle of wine, and a bottle of water.
Every night from 5-7 p.m. at the bar, The Grocery is doing a Five to Seven menu. They'll have five to seven menu items priced from $5-$7. Glasses of wine for $5. Specialty cocktails for $5-$7. And two draft beer pours for $7. The Grocery is open Tues.-Sat.
Wasabi, which is located close to the action at the Dock Street and Footlight theaters, is offering a happy hour deal during the festival: get an appetizer plate and two glasses of wine for $12 from 4-7 p.m. Or you could do a $25, four-course dinner that includes appetizer, hibachi, sushi, and dessert. They're also throwing a SPoleto kickoff party on Friday, May 25 from 5 p .m.-close with artists and DJs on hand.
Peninsula Grill will be extending their hours during the festival. They'll be open 5-10 p.m. on Thursday and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Get in early and get out in time for your show.
Circa 1886 will be extending their hours from 5-10 p.m. beginning Fri. May 25 through Sun. June 10.
After Piccolo Fringe at Theatre 99 on Meeting Street, the go-to spot for a late-night drink is Burns Alley, right behind La Hacienda on King St. The beer is cold and the vibe is casual.
And for those who could give a rat's ass about Spoleto (or are too broke to care), there's always the Griffon, which is running an ad that touts them being "Fun as Hell. Cheap as Shit." We'd agree with that.