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Lunch At Wolf Track

The laid-back West Ashley tavern Wolf Track Inn (1807 Parsonage Ave. 763-0853), under the new ownership and management of Gary Corbbet and Marie Krcelic, recently unveiled an updated menu and restarted their lunch service. Now open at 11 a.m., the Wolf Track's lunch features wings, pastas, homemade soups, and a variety of daily lunch specials for $7.75. Their celebrated, hand-packed, charbroiled Wolf Track Burger (with all the trimmings on a sesame seed bun) is still a hit for $5.50 (with chips). "It's a very simple menu, but everything is fresh and tasty," says Krcelic. "Being from England, I serve a terrific Shepherd's Pie once a week, too. But, really, our burger is the most popular thing here — people drive in from other cities to order them!" —T. Ballard Lesemann

A Little Local Flavor

Taking advantage of the burgeoning interest in local fare, Culinary Tours of Charleston leads a "Savor the Flavor" tour through the Charleston Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, letting tourists sample "fresh, local foods that are a part of Charleston's culinary heritage along with special artisan products made in the Lowcountry." This foodie adventure includes one-on-one time with the farmers and tasting stops at artisan bakeries, specialty food shops and, for a little aperitif, chocolatiers. The tour costs $35 a person and lasts from 9:30 until noon. Reservations are required. The company also offers other culinary tours, such as "A Taste of Culinary History: Cooking, Dining and Entertaining in 18th and 19th Century Charleston." For more info or to make reservations, call 1-800-979-3370 or check out —Liz Robinson

Spicy Seasonal Ale At Southend

Downtown brewpub Southend Brewery & Smokehouse (161 East Bay St., 853-4677) recently introduced their latest seasonal beer — an ale called George's Ginger . Named after the notorious ghost haunting the building, the golden pale ale is based on an original recipe by house brewmaster Ahren Warf. His previous seasonal specialty, the clove/cinnamon-heavy Harvest Spiced Ale, was hearty, full-bodied, and spicy. This new one — brewed with clover honey, ginger, and lemongrass — is lighter in color and body and appropriate for the warm weather. "The beer is blonde-colored and has an initial ginger aroma, with an afterthought of lemongrass," says Warf. "It is definitely not overpowering. The body is a little more crisp than our other beers and, in my opinion, very drinkable, which is great for this time of year." George's Ginger is currently available on tap by the pint for $3.75 and by the gallon growler ($10, or a $5 refill). Visit for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann



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