Friday, April 19, 2019

Gibbes Museum hosts 10th annual street party this May with more than 30 local restaurants

From Edmund's Oast to The Establishment

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 4:11 PM

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Each spring, the Gibbes throws the most epic street party on the peninsula, with bites and sips from local chefs and bartenders, plus live music and themed entertainment  — i.e. a dancing dragon snaking through the 2016's "Year of the Gibbes" fete.

This year's theme is "Light up the Night" (which we are certain is not an open invitation to 'light one up' FYI) but rather, as the Gibbes explains it, a theme which "showcases the Gibbes' dynamic space in a whole new light — under the night sky." With an "all-star" lineup of more than 30 local restaurants as well as an open bar, there will be plenty of revelry to be had.

"The street party allows guests to experience art through every sense," said Gibbes executive director Angela Mack. "We are delighted to bring together the Charleston community for the 10th annual street party for a spectacular evening of celebration."

Participating restaurants include Butcher & Bee, Charleston Grill, Chez Nous, Coda Del Pesce, Edmund's Oast, The Establishment, FIG, Gabrielle, McCrady's, Red Drum, Melfi's, Wild Olive, WildFlour Pastry, and many more.

You can purchase tickets ($150/members, $175/non-members) online

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Swig & Swine in Summerville is back open, 10 months after fire

Smoked meats ahead Summerville

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Yesterday, Swig & Swine Summerville announced they were officially back up and running after a 10 month rebuild. The restaurant was forced to close after a June 2018 fire left a quarter of the building "ravaged," though no one was hurt — firefighters had to put the flames out twice in a span of five hours.

This is not the first fire to break out in a S&S joint — the West Ashley flagship has had two fires, one in 2016 and another about a year later in 2017.

"A fire is a humbling experience to say the least," said S&S pitmaster/owner Anthony DiBernardo in a press release. "In my line of work, you have a tendency to think you control the fire when it’s actually the other way around. It's been the longest 10 months, but we're so thrilled to get back to work in Summerville and serve our awesome guests!"

The Summerville location will resume normal hours, serving lunch and dinner 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 

Location Details Swig & Swine
Swig & Swine
1990 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC
(843) 771-9688

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Baker & Brewer now allowed to pour beer, celebrate with $3 house drafts all weekend

The Evo-Holy City collab is now fully operational

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM

After first being denied their liquor license and opening as BYOB on Fri. March 29, Baker and Brewer announced Friday morning that they've won their fight in court and are now pouring the good stuff.

Co-owner Abe Versprille says "since we have been having to stare at a full tap list ready to go unable to serve for the past few weeks we have decided to make a dramatic splash into service."

This weekend Baker & Brewer is serving $3 pints of all 20 taps of beer brewed onsite.

"We can't think of a better way to enter the market then thanking our guests for waiting on us to get through this process," Versprille says.

If for some reason $3 pints are not up your alley, B&B also serves wine and liquor. You can head to 94 Stuart St. ... now! They're open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
Location Details Baker and Brewer
94 Stuart St.
Charleston, SC
Pizza and Brewpub

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Kwei Fei owners will serve up Mexican street food on the Pour House deck at Micho starting this summer

Tacos and tortas on the deck

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Soon you'll be able to enjoy crescent dumplings AND street tacos in one building! - FILE
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The loud hot vibes at the Pour House just got louder and hotter (and yes, perhaps even vibe-ier).

Kwei Fei owners David and Tina Schuttenberg have announced that they will be opening another concept at PoHo this summer — Micho. David says Micho will serve Mexican street food, inspired by the cuisine of his Arizona youth. The chef lived in the Grand Canyon State from six weeks to 27 years old, "Without stepping on my feet in terms of my Chinese cooking, Mexican food was my first love before I was even cooking."

Micho will be located adjacent to the main stage on the venue's outside deck, where a food truck now sits. The truck will be replaced with a larger, more efficient shipping container space because a "food truck is never a fun place to work."
David says they initially were thinking about pumping the concept out of their Kwei Fei kitchen, but they've been busier than expected, so a second commercial kitchen was in order.

You can expect to taste chef's take on Mexican eats at Kwei Fei the end of April through May 5, Cinco de Mayo. The dishes will be similar to what they served at their pop-up Cinco de Mayo party last year which, David says, "we started on a lark because we got killed on St. Paddy's Day." No one, apparently, wants dry pot on the fifth of May. The pop-up also marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of David's NYC Mexican spot, Cabrito, which closed in 2010.

When Micho opens (David is hoping end of June), those attending deck shows will have easy access to a menu that veers more street food than full on entrees — think tacos, tortas, guac. If you wanna grab and go, there will be a takeout window located on the outside of the container facing the parking lot.

Construction and permitting aside, David doesn't foresee the project taking long to get off the ground. "I have a history of cooking this food, we're not starting from scratch. Micho will be all of my favorites — these are things I'm intimately familiar with, that I've been eating for years and years and years."

For much Micho updates, follow Kwei Fei's Instagram, and peep at Micho's new 'gram, too.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Uptown Social is bringing back NYC pizza guru Anthony Falco for a "buttercrust pop up" this May

Tastiness, squared

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 2:36 PM

Last March, Bon Appetit announced that we are "in a golden age of regional pizza." This summer, City Paper's bi-annual DISH dining guide was all about the 'za, including a feature on the city's burgeoning pizza district. From foldable, greasy NY slices to crispy bar pies, pizza joints around the country — and the Holy City — are embracing a style and sticking with it.
Self-dubbed "international pizza consultant" Anthony Falco will be popping up at Uptown Social — a TV-laden pub replete with frozen slushies, sportsball, and bar pies — for a special butter crust (think rich, pan-style crust) pizza event Wed. May 22 and Thurs. May 23 starting at 6 p.m., making the square pies "while supplies last."

Before opening, the Social crew enlisted Falco to help with the pizza pie R&D. They even have a pie named after him — their version of a classic margherita, 'The Falco,' comes with aged mozz and Grana Padano.

Falco must've sprinkled some magic on the dough, because of all the personal pans in the city, Charlestonian's voted Uptown "Charleston's Pizza of the Year" for Eater this November.

Make your reservation for the pop-up by emailing
Event Details Butter Crust Pizza
@ Uptown Social
587 King St.
Charleston, SC
When: May 22-23, 6 p.m.
Price: A la carte
Foodie Events

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