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Bacon of the Month

Jeremiah Bacon has arrived. He may have taken over the kitchen at Carolina's a month or so ago, but last week marked his big debut on the scene with a live national television broadcast. He scored a spot on CBS's Early Show, which broadcast from the Battery on Friday, and got a chance to show the world his skills with shrimp and grits. He admirably held his own in the sweltering morning sun. Coincidentally, Jeff Allen also chose this week for a return visit to Carolina's to see what the new chef was up to. We're glad to say that this Bacon's got some chops (read the review for more). —Stephanie Barna

Return of the Native

Jeremy Holst recently took over as executive chef at Six Tables, a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant that has only six tables and a changing menu every day. A native of Mt. P, Holst has worked and trained in such posh spots as the Four Seasons' Manele Bay in Hawaii and the Ritz Carlton in Vegas. Managing partner Dean Layes gives Holst kudos for "every aspect of his work, from the subtle interplay of sauces through each course to the elegant staging of the food." For more info, contact Six Tables at 971-8850 or www.sixtablescharleston.comLiz Robinson

If You Can't Stand the Heat...

A couple weeks ago, we told you about McCrady's exclusive chef's table. Well, this week we're going to let you in on another local secret. A Culinary Art Co.'s chef's table lets you sit in Irish-born Chef Tim McCusker's kitchen where you can watch him work his magic, preparing exotic dishes like geoduck, rack of elk, and kangaroo. Not the place for a romantic dinner with your sweetie, this table puts you inside a human pressure cooker, a thrilling place to be for those who love food, restaurants, and chefs. The evening will cost you $80 a head, reservations are required, and the maximum occupancy is six people per evening. For reservations, call 375-5988. —Liz Robinson

Dollar Burger Day

Earth Fare in West Ashley (74 Folly Road) will be holding a "Burger for a Buck" cookout on Sat., July 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise money for the S.C. State Firemen's Association Endowment for the Charleston Firefighters. Customers can purchase a freshly-grilled all-natural beef burger or, for all you PETA members, a vegan Smart Dog, for just $1. Chris Tidestrom and friends will be playing, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the fund. For more info, call 769-4800. —Liz Robinson

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