Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pink Cactus hosting Mansueta's for Filipino pop-up

Get your Filipino fix

Posted by Parker Milner on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Mansueta's Filipino pop-up takes place on Monday June 8 - PROVIDED
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  • Mansueta's Filipino pop-up takes place on Monday June 8
Looking for Monday night dinner plans? Head to Pink Cactus on June 8 for a Filipino pop-up featuring Mansueta’s chef and owner Nikko Cagalanan. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Mama Kims, which was damaged during last weekend's protests.

Cagalanan, who’s occupied a stall at Workshop since November 2019, said that he and Pink Cactus owner Brooke Warden had never actually met in person before they decided to do the kitchen takeover.
Mansueta's lumpia - PROVIDED
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"She sent me a video of the kitchen and I am basing my menu on the kitchen settings she has," said Cagalanan. After viewing the video, the chef came up with a menu featuring nine dishes. Lumpia, pancit, adobo, dumplings and an ube ice cream sandwich are some of the savory and sweet items guests can expect on Monday when Warden will also be on hand to serve drinks that pair with the chef's menu.

Cagalanan has experience with kitchen takeovers. A week-long stint at Kwei Fei in August 2019 helped the chef gain name recognition prior to his Workshop debut.

The service will start at 4 p.m. and will go until food runs out. The June 1 Pink Cactus pop-up will serve as a precursor to a two-night takeover of 132 Spring on June 10-11. 
Location Details Pink Cactus
Pink Cactus
100A Spring St.
Charleston, SC
Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.Sun. 11a.m.- 10 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Pakistani concept Ma'am Saab joins Workshop when it reopens Thursday

Welcome back

Posted by Parker Milner on Wed, May 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Ma'am Saab's menu incorporates vegetarian options as well as desserts - RUTA SMITH
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  • Ma'am Saab's menu incorporates vegetarian options as well as desserts
Guests will be welcomed back to Workshop on Thursday when the rotating food court reopens for curbside pick-up, to-go orders and limited patio seating. Many familiar tenants will return including Mansueta's, Julius Delicatessen, and Chuck & Patty's. 

New to Workshop is Pakistani pop-up Ma'am Saab, a concept from teacher-turned-chef Maryam Ghaznavi who's been delivering home-cooked meals during the coronavirus pandemic. Ghaznavi, who debuted during a pop-up at The Daily last August, specializes in authentic Pakistani dishes like her yogurt-marinated Achari Chicken tiffin with naan.
Long-time Workshop tenant Rebel Taqueria, who first took over the hall's largest stall in September 2018, is taking a hiatus with plans to return.

Initial Workshop hours will be from 12-8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. A portion of the patio will be designated for seating, and all food will be served in to-go containers.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Help Pink Bellies fund its new King Street restaurant on Kickstarter

All or nothing

Posted by Parker Milner on Tue, May 12, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Thai Phi pictured during Pink Bellies' stint at Workshop - RUTA SMITH FILE PHOTO
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  • Thai Phi pictured during Pink Bellies' stint at Workshop
Former food truck and Workshop tenant Pink Bellies has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund their new permanent location in the Hoffler Place apartment complex at 595 King Street. Owner Thai Phi hopes to open his Vietnamese fusion restaurant this summer.

On his Kickstarter, Phi says the coronavirus led to heightened building costs along with permit and construction delays. The project will only be funded if it reaches the $60,000 goal by June 11.

Pink Bellies departed Workshop in fall 2018 after a 15-month residency where they became a hit with dishes like garlic noodles with pulled pork and shrimp sủi cảo dumplings. Since then, they've hosted several pop-ups including a Tuesday-night series at Edmund's Oast Brewing Company last year.

Check out Phi's campaign online to join the more than 30 backers who have pledged nearly $2,500 so far.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Rodney Scott selected as semifinalist for Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2020

Beefing up the resume

Posted by Parker Milner on Thu, May 7, 2020 at 4:23 PM

Scott is already a 2018 James Beard winner - CITY PAPER FILE
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  • Scott is already a 2018 James Beard winner
Rodney Scott has been selected as one of nine semi-finalists to enter the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2020. The chef/owner of Rodney Scott's BBQ will look to add this honor to a resume that also includes a 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast.

Since opening Rodney Scott's BBQ in 2017, Scott has served up his pit-cooked whole hog barbecue and the chef has since opened a second location in Birmingham, Ala.

The American Royal Association will announce the three winners on May 27 prior to the induction ceremony, which will take place during the 41st American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway Sept. 18-20.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Foxes Fried is celebrating their one-year anniversary with 75 chicken sandwiches for unemployed F&B workers

Fried chicken frenzy

Posted by Parker Milner on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Foxes Fried owners Doug and Brandy Svec - RUTA SMITH
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  • Foxes Fried owners Doug and Brandy Svec
Foxes Fried is turning one, and they're celebrating by giving away 75 fried chicken sandwich and waffle fry meals to their restaurant-industry friends and family who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The donations will occur on Sun. April 26, and pick-ups will take place from 12:30-5 p.m. at House of Brews in West Ashley.

"We're super excited and grateful for all the support we've had through the past year, so we wanted to do something to give back to the community," says Brandy Svec, who runs the pop-up with her husband Doug.
The couple has kept their business going through the coronavirus pandemic by accepting orders online and popping up at breweries like Low Tide on Johns Island.

Sunday, they will offer the "Doug Fox," which features a boneless chicken thigh with pickled red onion, Romaine lettuce, Duke's mayo, and pickles. F&B workers looking to sample their colossal fried chicken sammy should send the Foxes team a direct message on Instagram or text (773)-706-2770 to reserve their free meal.

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