HOT COWGIRL, ANYONE?
Remember the Daily Dose Café, located at Cannon and President streets? Well, Mama D, a.k.a. Duffy Ingle, is trying to bring the Hot Cowgirl sandwich back to Charleston, but she needs some help. After receiving the keys to her new location, at 1622 Highland Ave. on James Island, she realized the building needs a vast plumbing makeover. So she's throwing a fund-raiser in the empty 2,500-square-foot building. On Sun. Jan. 21 from 3-10 p.m., for $10 anyone and everyone can enjoy live music, snacks, and Palmetto Brewery beer. If everything runs smoothly, the Daily Dose Café should be open by the end of February. Call 864-6852 for more info. –Lindsay Sainlar
Get A Piece ... Or Two
National Pie Day is Tues. Jan. 23, and the folks at Sublime Pies & Cakes are ready to participate in some "Random acts of PIENESS." Throughout the day they will be serving key lime pies, their signature dessert, to anyone lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. They're going to MUSC Children's Hospital and dishing out sugary goodness to anyone with a hankering. When the stoplight turns red in front of their store, located at 829 Savannah Hwy., employees will randomly deliver prepackaged slices of pie to idle cars. Step into the store and they might even let you play a round of trivia. Win, and you'll swim in a year's worth of pie. Game on! –LS
Go Back in Time
Both Poogan's Porch and Circa 1886 are offering yesteryear menu prices throughout the month of January. The haunted house on Queen Street is featuring menu prices circa 1978 each Sun.-Thurs. during dinner hours only. Entrées will set you back $8-$10. Call Poogan's Porch at 577-2337 for more info. Circa 1886, the fancy restaurant located inside Wentworth Mansion, is hosting a "Four for $44" dinner this month. Choose from four courses and pay only $44. For reservations, call 853-7828 or visit www.circa1886.com. Remember to tip accordingly. –LS
Moneyed Help Wanted
The Food + Wine Festival needs volunteers. As crazy as it sounds, it costs $25 to help out, but no good deeds go unnoticed in Charleston's highly competitive food and wine world. Volunteers will receive two passes to the Charleston Cooks! Culinary Village (worth $70), an apron (worth $50), get to sit in the lounge and be fed a complimentary breakfast or lunch from Just Fresh Bakery & Cafe, and get to mingle with the fabulous foodie crowd. Visit www.charlestonfoodandwine.com for more info or to sign up. –LS