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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What's Poppin': Turkey week edition

Leave room for pie

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Hooray for holidays! Whether you're keeping it small with your immediate fam or hosting a huge gathering, there are ample activities to keep you (and your guests) busy this next week in between cooking, cleaning, and football watching. From brunch pop-ups to ramen re-fueling, there's something for every palate:

Tuesday

Short Grain is at Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. for three more Tuesdays — get your kimchi while you can.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Merc and Mash hosts a Fall Florals Bubbles and Bites workshop where you'll learn how to create a holiday centerpiece while sipping on sparkling wine and enjoying light bites.

The Cocktail Bandits lead a class, sponsored by Goza tequila, at Hotel Indigo starting at 6:30 p.m. Attendees learn how to mix up drinks like the pros, with snacks provided by Hotel Indigo.
Fatty's Beer hosts an oyster stout release party starting at 2 p.m. Lowcountry Oyster Co. (read all about this badass company here) will be onsite serving $1.50 singles, $12 buckets, and two for $20 buckets.

Pay-what-you-can Destiny Community Cafe is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include turkeys donated from cafe business neighbors Mark and Theresa of Pet Mahal and Liberty Taproom. There will also be Johns Island Farmers Market collard greens, cabbage, and peppers and winter squash and apples from the Stone Soup Collective. Other menu items include roasted, fried, and barbecue turkey; sliced ham, pirlou, mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, garden salad, bread pudding, peach cobbler, and more.

Wednesday

Pre-order or just stop by to grab a last minute Thanksgiving pie from Twenty-Six Divine. They've teamed up with Kelly Kleisner of Mirabelle Bakery to bake up apple-streusel, chocolate caramel, lemon meringue, banoffee (banana toffee), pecan, spinach, and Shepherd's Pie. They'll also have $10 wine tastings with complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 4 to 8 p.m.

It's turkey fry day at Rusty Bull. Swing by between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to help cook donated turkeys and enjoy complimentary Rusty Bull brews. The brewery is accepting turkeys, as well as monetary donations, with proceeds going to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, North Charleston Dream Center, and The Hero Project.

It's Felix Cocktail et Cuisine's first anniversary Champagne soiree. Enjoy complimentary Champagne and amuse bouche from 6 to 8 p.m.

Starting at 6 p.m. Avondale Wine & Cheese hosts their second annual Thanksgiving Eve Grower Champagne tasting for $15.

Thanksgiving is great, but Drinksgiving? That's a holiday we can all rally around. Craft Conundrum throws their own Drinksgiving starting at noon. Chef Kaitz of Desayuno will be serving eats from 3 to 10 p.m. and there will be plenty of booze to get you pumped for the feast the next day.

Don't want to trash the kitchen the night before T-giving? Basic Kitchen hosts a Very Basic Thanksgiving served a la carte from 5:30 to 10 p.m. There will be French wine from McCarus Beverage Co. and menu items like fried chicken, Hasselback potatoes, roasted City Roots mushrooms and leeks, and apple tart fruit pie.

Thursday

Still need Turkey Day plans? We've got you covered: Check out where to eat around town and where to pick up to-go packages.

Friday

Mentally prepare for shopping all weekend with Dough Boyz pizza and Munkle brews at the brewery starting at 5 p.m.

Merrow's Garden Bar is back at Workshop with cider, beer, and wine starting at 4 p.m.

Soak up all that turkey with some 2Nixons ramen at Proof Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday

Bohemian Bull pops up at Tradesman Brewing Co. from 5 to 10 p.m. with burgers and a collaboration beer release.

Bring your out of town folks to brunch at Craft Conundrum starting at 11 a.m. There should be churro French toast on deck.

Head to Barnes & Noble on Rivers Ave. from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet singer, entrepreneur, and cookbook author Dreux Antoine. He'll be signing copies of his new cookbook The Soulful Chef Cookbook.

From 8 to 11 p.m. Graft hosts an all vinyl throwdown with guest DJs and a donation drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief. As always, lots of wine (amazing) to be imbibed.

Sunday

Check out Commonhouse Aleworks' new food and music series, Bluegrass Brunch, starting at 11 a.m. There will be music by Flatt City, eats from chef Brannon Florie, plus beers and $3 mimosas. 

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