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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brunches abound this Easter, but there's some good ol' Easter egg huntin' to be had too

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Posted by Margaret Vogel on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM

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Sunday is Easter and you know what that means? A free pass to gorge on deviled eggs and hide from one too many adults in life-size bunny costumes. But if you’re looking for some Easter fun and brunch deals so good they’ll make you feel like you yourself just ascended into heaven, well then read on.

Boone Hall will be holding Easter service at the St. Andrew’s Church at 8 a.m. The regular tours of the plantation will continue at 12 p.m.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will greet Easter with a sunrise service, attendees will be permitted to meander throughout the gardens afterward and participate in the 10:30 a.m. egg hunt, which is free with the regular entrance fee. Oh, and Mr. Eggbert Hopps will pose for pics in all his bunny glory.

Toast of Charleston is offering two specialty dishes for lunch on Easter, starting at 11 a.m. Choose between roast beef or pineapple-glazed ham with mashed potatoes, green beans, and cornbread for $19.99.

For Easter Sunday, Oak Steakhouse is opening up during brunch hours with a customized menu. From 12 to 3 p.m. choose from a variety of fresh salads and brunch items, like a fried green tomato frittata. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available as well. The normal dinner menu will resume from 3-8 p.m.

Slightly North of Broad will be available for all of your post-church hunger. Their special Easter brunch menu will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The fixed price menu includes an appetizer, main course, and choice of dessert for $32. Sip refreshing spring berry sangria or Maverick mimosas while digging into brunch specialties like brioche French toast and crab cake eggs benedict.

This will blow your neighborhood Easter egg hunt out of the water. Middleton Place is throwing an Easter Eggstravaganza on Sat. April 19. Come out with the kids and hunt eggs in the landscaped gardens after all the prizes are claimed, there’ll be colonial games, egg tosses, and story time. Middleton Place restaurant will also be open with a luncheon buffet from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Or you can swing by the Garden Market for a light picnic if you feel so inclined.

Hats make us think of Sundays, but this Saturday the Hat Ladies are showing off all the Easter fashion during the 14th Annual Promenade down Meeting, King, and Market streets. Take pictures with the massive sea of hats from 11-11:30 p.m. in Marion Square and then watch them go on their merry way.

It’s an Easter festival at Freshfields Village. Things start Saturday with free children’s activities like a jump castle, an inflatable obstacle course, a mechanical bull, face painting, and crafts. Kickback while the kids play with live music from John Cusatis. There will also be food vendors and local Johns Island’s artists displays. Then on Sunday guests may attend a non-denominational Easter service on the village green at 9:30 a.m.

Easter is for all walks of life so you bring the dog to the Hop Diggity Dog Easter Event at Arthur Christopher Community Center on Fri. April 18 from 4-7 p.m. Also on Friday, Martin Park hosts a playground egg hunt from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Johns Island Easter Egg Hunt will kick off in Johns Island Park on April 18 from 1-3 p.m.

West Ashley’s Egg Hunt will take place Easter Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Bees Landing Recreation Center.

Head out to 28th Avenue for the Isle of Palms Egg Hunt Saturday morning at 10 a.m. where the Easter Bunny will hop on through.

Virginia’s on King will open up at 10 a.m. for their regularly scheduled Sunday brunch. They’re including a special omelet and quiche option to celebrate the holiday. But get there earlier rather than later, the restaurant will close its doors at 3 p.m.

Kiawah’s Jasmine Porch has a traditional Lowcountry Easter brunch running from noon until 8 p.m. Savor a spread of smoked ham, shrimp and grits, and a chilled appetizer bar with oysters on the half shell and peel and eat shrimp. Adults eat for $75, and kids are $25.

There will be no second helping judgement if you eat in The Grand Oaks Ballroom at Kiawah’s The Sanctuary. The grand buffet will be offered from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and costs $75 for adults and $28 for children. The family-friendly Easter brunch assures the kids will be entertained with crafts and even a very special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (843) 768-6253.

Sunrise Bistro Express on Spring Street will be serving up Easter specials like a crab and avocado open faced omelet with bacon and cheddar cheese, a braised short rib shepherd’s pie with eggs and herb bread, and a veggie eggs benedict.

The Macintosh will be open for normal brunch and will have some fun menu items for the occasion.

Childhood is calling, the Tin Roof is organizing an adult Easter egg hunt alongside their normal reliable Sunday brunch. Starting at 4 p.m., scout for eggs filled with free drink, beer, and shot coupons.

It’s an Easter wonderland at Hampton Park Saturday afternoon. Kids 12 and under are welcome to play on the jump castle, decorate cookies, and tour the petting zoo from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

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