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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What's Poppin: April Robinson returns with Jalan Red and 17 other must-taste pop-ups this week

Once you pop, the fun don't stop

Posted by Francesca Matthewes on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:08 PM


Keeping track of the Charleston food scene is like following Hansel and Gretel's breadcrumbs — no matter what, you'll end up at a glorious gingerbread house, eating your way through town until you can't move an inch. Evil witches aside, there are plenty of opportunities to feast like a fairy tale this week, from nachos at the Joe to pho bowls from April Robinson. Get all the deets below:

Tuesday
Live and Local Tuesday at the Joe kicks off tonight at 7:05 p.m. Presented by 105.5 The Bridge, the event at Murray's Mezzanine features a menu — with eats like pimento cheese nachos, burger sliders, and a chicken tender hot dog — from local chef Will Lacey, a farmers market on the concourse, live music, and the stylings of guest PA announcer Tessa Spencer.

Every Tues. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Short Grain pops up at Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. This week's menu will feature bone-in egg rolls and onigiri, along with other delicious surprises.

From 5 to 7 p.m., travel to Cotes du Rhone with a wine tasting at Bistro A Vin. Sip on four different wines: one white, two rose, and one red. Tasting is only $10 per person.

Taste five different champagnes at Wine & Company starting at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Take in the beautiful gardens of Middleton Place during this wine tasting and stroll starting at 5:30 p.m.

Basic Kitchen kicks off a new series of wine dinners with a four-course meal from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. featuring pairings with Aphros Wines by sommelier Patrick Emerson of Curated Selections. You don't need to buy a ticket ahead of time, but reservations are strongly suggested.

Squeeze your way through Hump Day with 2Nixons and their squeeze burgers at Craft Conundrum starting at 5:45 p.m.

Thursday
Daps Breakfast & Imbibe hosts Rose! Rose! Rose! with Grapevine Distributing. Enjoy free samples of rosé, specials on select glasses and bottles, and passed hors d'oeuvres.

Celebrate Pride Month with Yasss Queen Drag Bingo at Voodoo starting at 9:30 There will be rainbow beads, pride flags, girly drinks, naughty prizes, and more.

Graft wine shop holds a "super pop-up" starting at 5:30 p.m. Lauren Brennan Bissell of Inconnu Wine will be there with her natural California wines and Dough Boyz Pizza will be there with, well, the 'za.

Grab a burger from Pub Fare and some Revelry brews at Kudu starting at 5 p.m.

Friday
April Robinson pops up at Commonhouse Aleworks from 5 to 9 p.m. with Jalan Red.

It's 2Nixons Izakaya night at Charles Towne Fermentory starting at 5:30 p.m.

Revelry Brewing takes over the taps at The Brew Cellar from 6 to 10 p.m. (oh and there will be a seafood paella pop-up, too).

Saturday
Itinerate Literate and Harold's Cabin put on Food for Thought: Denmark Vesey's Garden at the restaurant starting at 4:30 p.m. Tamika Gadsden will interview the authors of Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy and there will be copies of the book to sign. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail available for purchase.

Charles Towne Fermentory takes over the taps at House of Brews from noon to 10 p.m. with pop-up eats from Brannon Florie.

Two Blokes Brewing hosts three different food trucks all day starting with The Waffle Connection at noon, the Brunch Holiday Food Truck at 4 p.m., and Miss Katie's Sweets at 5 p.m.

Madra Rua in Summerville holds their first ever Bloomsday Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate Ulysses with James Joyce inspired cocktails, bingo with excerpts from the novel, a costume contest, and more. 

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