Thursday, June 29, 2017

Where to eat, drink, and be 'Merican in Charleston this Fourth of July weekend

America the hungry

Posted by Sarah Reynolds and Kristen Kornbluth on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:34 PM

click to enlarge The Watch has the view and the bites you need for the 4th - PROVIDED
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  • The Watch has the view and the bites you need for the 4th

Sometimes partying like a patriot can really make you hungry. We've rounded up some parties and make-your-own picnic deals from local restaurants to stave off holiday hunger this weekend. If your restaurant is offering any special Fourth of July deals that we've overlooked, email us all the deets at

Out and about

In celebration of the holiday weekend, Le Farfalle hosts a Lowcountry Boil on the patio Monday, July 3. Chef Toscano’s boil, keeping with tradition, will include local shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes. To wash it all down, the restaurant will tap a keg of Westbrook White Thai beer. $23 per person gets you food and unlimited beer.

Hit the rooftop at The Vendue this 4th of July for eats, drinks, live entertainment, and a killer view of the fireworks. $250 gets you a VIP table with appetizers and champagne. Access to the Bridge Bar will set you back $25, and access to the main level is $15. The shindig goes from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The Frothy Fit Club meets again, this time for a nice patriotic run at 7 p.m. Join your fellow Americans on a 45-minute expedition, then enjoy half off 2 beers when you make it back to the brewery. And don't forget to snag some 'za from Zombie Bob's. 

Need another rooftop option? The Watch hosts a 4th of July party at 7 p.m. complete with drinks and live music by local Americana group, The Lowhills. Oh yeah and the food: burgers, grilled baby back ribs, fingerling potato salad, corn on the cob, housemade banana pudding with whipped peanut butter cream, and more. Adults are $75 and kids are $25.

5Church is celebrating America all weekend long with special events including a $35 brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, a Lowcountry Boil on Monday, and Ribs on America's day (Tuesday the Fourth, duh). 

The Shelter gets the party started early on Sun. July 2 with $1.50 PBR cans, music from DJ Huey, plus prizes, games, and giveaways courtesy of PBR Chucktown.

Takeout, please
Ted’s Butcher Block is taking orders for pick-up on the 4th and offers everything you need for a cookout. Four burgers with four buns will run you $23, while four hot dogs with four buns will be $19. Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. on July 1.

Hit up Caviar and Bananas for a tried-and-true option: building your own picnic. Grab a couple sandwiches and sides from the lunch spot, like the can’t-miss The Usual or the housemade mac and cheese, and choose some vino and beer from the shelves to wash it down. Complete the deal with a brownie or cookie from the bakery.

There's nothing more American than barbecue. This year, Lewis Barbecue offers the “4th of July Party Pack” to satisfy the general public’s patriotic entertaining needs. The package is $125, serves up to 20 people, and covers all the bases. It includes 5 lbs. of chopped brisket, 5 lbs. of pulled pork, 1 tray of cole slaw, 1 tray of potato salad, 1 pint of tangy BBQ sauce, 1 pint of original red BBQ sauce, pickles, onions, and 24 rolls.
The packs can be picked up on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday and the restaurant will be open on the July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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