Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Immortal Lobster competes for breakfast sandwich supremacy

Party like a lobster

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Think that looks like a winning combination? Vote - PROVIDED
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A lobster breakfast sandwich isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I think hearty morning meal, but Chris York, owner of the Immortal Lobster food truck has other ideas. That's why he's entered Thomas’ Breakfast Battle, a food truck breakfast sandwich contest organized by Thomas English Muffins.

The idea is simple — 50 food trucks are duking it out for the best breakfast sandwich recipe. For his part, York has submitted his own, The Immortal Breakfast Sandwich with egg, bacon, and, of course, lobster.

If you think that sounds like a winning meal, you can vote beginning Sept. 12. Not sure? Go try it yourself. York will be serving his Immortal Breakfast the entire week of voting and you can find his food truck each day via the truck's website

If Immortal Breakfast makes it through the first week with enough votes, the top 25 will then be whittled down to a winner who will receive $25,000.

To vote, visit starting Sept. 12.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

PHOTOS: See what you missed at the inaugural Charleston Margarita Festival

Cannon Green wins fan vote

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:10 PM

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If you love your margaritas spicy, sweet, tart, and boozy, the Maritime Center was the place to be last Friday.

A rogue lightning storm cleared out just in time for us to sample some of the area's best margaritas with a few hundred of our closest friends at the City Paper's inaugural Charleston Margarita Festival. Our completely unscientific assessment of the margs poured on Friday found many that leaned spicy with a few pineapple and watermelon-inspired concoctions and even a couple icy traditionalists that made for a nice balance.

When all was said and done, Cannon Green's spicy mint margarita was voted as the crowd favorite. Second prize went to White Duck Taco Shop, and Mex 1 rounded out the podium.

Congrats to the winners and all of the competitors who mixed things up with us: Yobo Cantina Fresca, 3 Matadors Tequileria, White Duck Taco Shop, Cannon Green, Nacha Mama's Taqueria, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Zero Restaurant + Bar, The Shelter Kitchen and Bar, Stereo 8, Apartment A, The Americano, Screen Door, Zia Taqueria, Básico, and Taco Boy.

A special thanks to the Maritime Center, Lowcountry Local First, Corona, David Aylor Law Firm, Harris Teeter, Fox Audio Visual, and Casa Noble tequila.

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Revelry Brewing Co. expands wood cellar program

Sour batch kids

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 3:58 PM

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It's been a big month for Revelry Brewing Co. Just last week we announced that the Conroy Street brewery is opening an open-air tasting room in the next few months. And now we've learned of some more changes for the almost-two-year-old brewery: Revelry is expanding its wild and sour beer brewing capabilities. 

In a press release today the brewery announced that it's adding a new barrel cellar, off-site. The 3,000-square-foot cellar will be temperature and humidity controlled, placing an emphasis on beers made with souring bacteria and wild yeast. That's right, sour-heads, more sour and wild beers are comin' at ya. The cellar is currently under construction, with an expected completion date of Jan. 2017.

The new cellar space will have room for about 300 barrels, several stainless tanks, a dozen large oak foeders (wine tanks), and a Koelschip, a fermentation vessel. 

Pucker up.

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Get your Le Farfalle fix at lunch now

Afternoon delight

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Need some gnocchi to kick the Monday blues? How about an Olen's Old Fashioned with bourbon, madeira, and walnut bitters? Le Farfalle, Michael and Caitlyn Toscanos' new Italian spot in the old Vickery's, has you covered. Starting today at, well, right about this second, Le Farfalle will open for lunch.

And you're probably just gonna wanna take a two hour break and check it out. As Stephanie Barna wrote in her first Bite Me column, "My prediction on Le Farfalle? This place will quickly become a favorite and oft-visited spot."

Lunch will be served weekdays from 11:30 - 2:30. Take a look at the menu below.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Southern Season may also close Market Street 'Taste' store

Seeking closure

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:37 PM

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Remember when Southern Season opened a small Taste store on Market Street in May? Well, it may close. 

According to the Post & Courier, the bankrupt Chapel Hill-based chain "is seeking a judge’s permission to close its downtown Charleston store because it can’t afford to keep operating it."

This closure comes right on the heels of the company's shuttering of it's Mt. Pleasant Southern Season mega store and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June. P&C's John McDermott reports that an inventory liquidation at 139 Market St. could begin as early as this Saturday. That's if Judge Benjamin A. Kahn approves the closure which will be decided at a hearing in Greensboro today at 4 p.m. 

The store could be entirely closed by Aug. 31.

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