Friday, October 18, 2013

Anatomy of a Ramen Burger

CO's novelty item is pretty damn tasty

Posted by Eric Doksa on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 5:34 PM

It wasn't long after hearing about the new ramen burger that we decided we had to pay a visit to CO and give the burger a try. Now, a burger with ramen noodles sounds a bit strange, and traditionalists will likely stay away, but we must admit, CO's ramen burger is damn good.

Instead of a bun, an all-beef patty sits between two conglomerates of ramen noodles. Don't fret, they're cooked and molded together, with a light sear on the outside to offer a little crunch. Shredded lettuces sits under the beef patty, while pickled carrots and cucumber rest on top with a few sprigs of cilantro. To the side: a ramekin of CO's special ramen burger sauce that's sweet, tangy, and smoky. If you really want to spice things up, slices of fresh jalapeno garnish the plate as well.

Currently, CO only offers the ramen burger late night when advertised (So far, 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the past two Thursdays), but with a little luck, maybe we'll start seeing it more often.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Häagen-Dazs gives away Free-Bee scoops

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Free ice cream has a tendency to grab attention, no matter who's giving it away (remember the Freshberry craze a few months back?).

4056/1241465742-hdloveshb_burst_resized.jpgThis time, it's Häagen-Dazs that's scooping out free flavors, and they're doing it in the name of the honey bees. You see, bees have been dying off in recent years. And if you don't think it's a sign of the apocalypse, then you probably haven't been paying attention. Without honey bees, our entire food supply could be in jeopardy since they pollinate one-third of it.

Anyway, Häagen-Dazs uses plenty of "bee-built ingredients" in their decadent ice creams, and they're using free ice cream to raise your awareness of the bees' plight. So stop by the Market Street ice cream store next Tues. May 12 between 4 and 8 p.m. and get your free scoop of a bee-built flavor (honey bees are essential to more than 50 percent of Häagen-Dazs flavors.)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Every 20th lunch free at Ted's this month

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 12:27 PM

There’s a lot going on at Ted’s Butcherblock this month as they welcome the Spring season.

They've been utilizing seasonal ingredients as much as possible and offering a springtime panini with roasted chicken and spring pea pesto, and grilled and chilled shrimp with fresh mint, spring onions, and oven-roasted tomatoes. Anything that involves the word spring will pretty much be featured.

Then they'll be continuing their popular, home-cooked “$12 Friday night dinners,” from 5-7 p.m. during the Friday night wine tastings. Customers can also receive a 10 percent discount on a bottle or glass of wine to pair with their dinner.

And they have to squeeze in a beer event to wrap it all up. The “Gluttonous Craft Beer Dinner” is $30 a person and will provide customers with four rich, flavorful courses paired with bold brews. The beer dinner takes place on Thurs. April 23. at 7 p.m. and reservations are required.

Of course, the biggest news this month is the continuation of their Economic Stimulus Plan in which every 20th lunch customer gets a free lunch! Those are odds we're willing to take.

Call (843) 577-0094 for more info or visit - Anna Linesch

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Friday, April 10, 2009

How to get free cookies and lemon marshmallows

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Baked, our hip new bakery on East Bay Street downtown, has proclaimed these days we're living through "Lemonfest 2009." 
For the sour fest, they've created a trio of lemon desserts:

  • Lemon Drop Cake, a lemon cake filled with lemon curd and frosted in lemon buttercream (drool)

  • Lemon Mini Bundt, a tiny cake with just a dollop of fresh lemon curd in the middle

  • Lemon Lime Bars, classic lemon bars with a lime zest for added zing

The best part of Lemonfest? Free lemon marshmallows when you buy any of the lemon desserts.

Over on James Island, at the good ol' Charleston Cookie Company, they've introduced a Charleston version of the Whoopie Pie. They take rich buttercream frosting and smush it between two of their gigantic cookies, creating a giant gourmet version of the classic confection. Of course, the middle's not really smushed, but rather prettily piped between the cookies.
As for the free baked good? All patrons of Charleston Cookie Company are treated to a free cookie when they drop in and stock up. So do it. Now.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Charleston Bridge Run Food Specials for Saturday

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Seems like every restaurant in town is offering a deal for the big Bridge Run event on Saturday morning. Here's a list:

O'Malley's: "Pig Out"

  • Opens at 8 a.m.
  • Build your own bloody mary bar
  • Breakfast buffet;
  • Southern style pig pickin' from 12:20 to 3:30 with all the fixings for $10.
  • Pig prepared by JB's Smokeshack.
  • All proceeds benefit MUSC Children's Hospital

Abe's OysterHouse

  • Opens early at 10 am.
  • 1/2 lb. burgers, Shrimp Po' Boys, and buckets of steamed local oysters for just $6
  • until 6 p.m.

Infuzions (fusion cuisine and sushi bar)

  • 20% off all brown rice sushi
  • live rooftop entertainment including both house DJs


  • $5 Margherita Pizza
  • $2.50 Peroni

Yo Burrito:

  • Opens at 9 a.m.
  • Early Morning Specials: $5 Breakfast Burritos, Huevos Rancheros & Blue Corn Pancakes.
  • $3 Bloody Marys, Margaritas, Tequila Sunrises, and Mimosas


  • Post-Bridge Run Brunch
  • all entrees under $10

The Brick:

  • Free Hot Dog Bar
  • 12-6 p.m.
  • $4 Zing Zang Bloody Marys, $10 Miller Lite Buckets, $2.50 Yeungling Draft Pints

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