Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This September, The Southern Fried Chicken Challenge pits high school chefs against pros

One wing to rule them all

Posted by Katie Lyons on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:22 AM

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On Sat. Sept. 8, professional chefs and chefs-in-training will go head-to-head in a fried chicken showdown as part of the second annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and voted on by the attendees of the event. The family-friendly challenge will run from 12-6 p.m. at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park.

General admission tickets are $10 with tasting tickets available for $2 each. VIP tickets are $65 and include 10 tasting tickets, a swag bag, and access to a VIP area with open bar and a TV playing college football. Bring the whole family because children 12 and under are admitted free. You can buy your tickets online.

The restaurants participating this year include Page’s Okra Grill, Fleet Landing, Harold’s Cabin, Cru Catering, My Three Sons, King Street Dispensary, Blind Tiger, Republic, and Ink and Ivy. In a new addition this year, culinary students will compete from West Ashley High School, Military Magnet Academy, and Wando High School. Last year, Salthouse Catering won the title of best Southern Fried Chicken.

Along with all that fried chicken, attendees will enjoy live music from the Dubplates — whose latest album topped the Reggae Billboard Charts.
Event Details Southern Fried Chicken Challenge

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Celebrate Julia Child's birthday tonight with crêpes suzette and more at Bistro A Vin

Recipe included

Posted by Katie Lyons on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Celebrate elegant but cozy interior at Bistro A Vin for Julia Child's birthday. - RUTA SMITH
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Julia Child is known for bringing French cuisine to the American public with cookbooks like Mastering the Art of French Cooking, her popular television cooking show, and for some of us Millennials, the movie Julie & Julia. She would have turned 106 today, Wed. Aug. 15.
To celebrate Child's culinary influence, Bistro A Vin is adding two of her favorite dishes,  crêpes suzette and quiche Lorraine, to their menu. Crêpes suzette is a dessert made with clementines and Curaçao and quiche Lorraine is an egg pie with bacon and Gruyère cheese. If you can't make it there today, the two new items will be available through the end of August. In the words of Julia, "We should enjoy food and have fun. It is one of the simplest and nicest pleasures in life."

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Event Details Julia Child's Birthday
@ Bistro A Vin
40 Archdale St.
Charleston, SC
Price: Free to attend
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Bonus: If you would like to try making crêpes suzette at home, Bistro A Vin has shared their recipe with us. Check it out:
Crêpes Suzettes, Bistro A Vin

Grate the zest of clementines, then squeeze them and filter their juice.
Sift the flour with the salt. Dig the flour into a fountain. Beat the eggs into an omelette and pour them in the center. Mix little by little with the whisk.
Stir in milk, half the clementine juice, 2.5oz melted butter and a tablespoon of curaçao.
Let stand 2 hours.
Mix 5oz softened butter with the icing sugar, the rest of the clementine juice, the zest and a tablespoon of Curaçao.
Cook 18 thin crepes in a buttered pan. Stack them on a plate.
Spread pancakes, one by one, with clementine butter.
Fold them in 4. Warm them quickly in the pan. Serve immediately.

A variant: with clementines and flambéed with Grand Marnier.
Heat some Grand Marnier in a saucepan, pour on the crepes and flambé them in front of the dazzled guests.
Location Details Bistro A Vin
40 Archdale St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 974-4441
Tues.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 3-10 p.m.

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WCCP-TV on the scene with late-night eats

Late Night Eats

Posted by City Paper Staff on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM

We've all had the 2 a.m. munchies and settled for ramen noodles or a delivery pizza. Don't be like us — take advantage of the many restaurants open late and do your cravings justice. From biscuits to burgers, we've got ya covered with the best bites after dark.

Early Bird Diner
1644 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley

Early Bird Diner has held the title of CP's "Best Breakfast" since 2012 and for good reason. They serve breakfast all day long and are open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. We recommend the chicken and waffles with lavender honey. And the patty melts. And the biscuits. You really can't go wrong at EBD.

Sabatino's NYC Pizza
151 Calhoun St. Downtown

You've probably walked past Sabatino's a hundred times on your way to Moe's or Chipotle on King Street — and it's time you stopped in. Owned by a Bronx, NY native, Sabatino's serves up thin crust pies and slices until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. If you don't feel like going out, Sabatino's delivers through Grubhub.

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
476 1/2 King St. Downtown

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is a tiny shop on King Street that's easy to spot due to the massive lines trailing out its doors. Callie's serves up fresh, flaky biscuits and biscuit sandwiches all damn day. They even serve grits in a biscuit bowl. Callie's is primarily a breakfast spot but on Friday and Saturdays the shop re-opens from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. for all your late night biscuit desires. Hot tip: download the Callie's app and you can order ahead and skip the line.

AC's Bar and Grill
476 King St. Downtown

AC's Bar and Grill is CP's 2018 "Best College Bar" because there is no better spot to have a couple beers and chow down on a burger and fries. It's open every day till 1:30 a.m. making it the perfect spot to grab a late night bite all week long. Their slogan is "up all night" for good reason.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trace the roots of the food we eat at History You Can Eat: Foodways at McLeod this Saturday

Honoring our past

Posted by Katie Lyons on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:32 PM

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On Sat. Aug. 18 from 9-10 a.m., join McLeod Plantation for “History You Can Eat: Foodways at McLeod.” Many of the Lowcountry’s favorite dishes can be traced back to the enslaved cooks on plantations like McLeod, and at the event, you will explore the history behind some of our most popular dishes. Tickets are $20/Adults and $16/Seniors 60+.

For generations, enslaved Africans and their descendants labored in plantation kitchens, mixing African recipes and traditions with the food available in America. Foodways at McLeod joins a growing number of events the plantation hosts including Sea Island Cotton Day and Christmas Through the Eyes of the Enslaved. Events like this ensure the plantation is a “living tribute to to the men and women and their descendants that persevered in their efforts to achieve freedom, equality, and justice."

The kitchen at McLeod staged as it would have looked in the 19th century. - PROVIDED
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  • The kitchen at McLeod staged as it would have looked in the 19th century.

Since 1851, McLeod Plantation has been around for some of the most important periods of Charleston’s history. Today, the 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site has been preserved to honor its unique cultural and historical significance. 

Event Details History You Can Eat: Foodways at McLeod

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'Modern steakhouse' Butcher & the Boar opening in former Southerly space this fall

Right next to Gold's Gym

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Work out at Gold's Gym and then eat a bunch of meat at new restaurant, Butcher & the Boar. - PROVIDED
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  • Work out at Gold's Gym and then eat a bunch of meat at new restaurant, Butcher & the Boar.
Minneapolis-based steakhouse, Butcher & the Boar announced today that they're opening a Mt. Pleasant location this fall at 730 Coleman Blvd. Butcher & the Boar will occupy the space formerly held by Southerly Restaurant and Patio.

A press release describes Butcher & the Boar as a "modern steakhouse with a high-energy, communal environment." The menu, as one could guess, will be meat-heavy, and executive chef Tommy Begnaud will utilize local and seasonal ingredients in his large, shareable dishes. Additional offerings include "local seafood dishes, seasonal salads, hearty sides, and a playful dessert menu."
This! After working out! Meat! - PROVIDED
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  • This! After working out! Meat!
Butcher & the Boar takes over the Southerly's 12,000 sq. foot restaurant as well as part of space from former neighbor Southern Season. Butcher & the Boar will include an indoor lounge and bar (with an generous whiskey and bourbon selection, naturally), and a spacious, dog-friendly patio which will feature a more casual menu.

You can follow along with construction on B & the B's social media and website.

The rest of the building formerly occupied by Southern Season will soon be occupied by Gold's Gym.

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