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The Establishment's dishes are so divine, you might just wax poetic

Restaurant Reviews

The Establishment's dishes are so divine, you might just wax poetic

The Heart Has It

by Vanessa Wolf

I should have seen this coming. For days, nay, weeks, leading up to that first encounter with The Establishment, everyone tried to warn me. "Have you been?" friends asked, voices lowered. "Promise me you'll go to The Establishment," texts read. As I passed by strangers on the street, the message their eyes seemed to implore was all too clear. Keep reading...


Zero Restaurant + Bar rolls out new happy hour menu, makes burger permanent fixture

Extra Kraft fondue, please

by Christina Burnley

Due to high demand (I mean, just check that thing out ^) Zero Restaurant + Bar has decided to make Chef Vinson Petrillo's juicy Royale with Cheese a permanent menu feature.

Due to weather, Charleston Margarita Festival 2018 has been rescheduled for August 3

Tickets good for new date, refunds if you can't make it

by Sam Spence

With rain in the forecast through Friday's scheduled Charleston Margarita Festival, the City Paper events staff has made the tough call to postpone the event until Fri. Aug. 3.

Whole Foods West Ashley announces opening date will be August 29

Amazon Prime members, rejoice

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Whole Foods Market says that the new West Ashley location at 1125 Savannah Hwy. will open its doors Wed. Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. sharp.

Sorghum & Salt introduces new dish benefitting nonprofit No Kid Hungry

Reserve a table today

by Francesca Mathewes

Dine for a good cause at Sorghum & Salt now through the end of August.

The owner of Gilroy's is reopening the Upper Deck space as King Street Bait and Tackle

Dive Bar Dream Lives On

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Brian Wolter, Gilroy's owner and lease holder of 353 King St., assured us back in February that when Upper Deck closed, some high-end chichi joint would not be taking over the beloved dive's space.

Charleston-based Verde is expanding its fast casual salad empire to Charlotte this month

From King St. to Queen City

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Last summer we wrote about hospitality vets Jennifer and Sam Ferrebee and their popular fast casual concept, Verde, a locally owned and operated chain that has since added a stall at Workshop to its resume.

The Cedar Room throws a Not-So-Basic Brunch Sunday July 29

Treat yo self

by Katie Lyons

If you daydream about mimosas and eggs benny and your week revolves around your Sunday brunch reservation, then head over to The Cedar Room on Sun. July 29 for an epic brunch bash.

A little Marg Fest pre-game chat with The Cocktail Bandits

On the Rocks

by Chase Quinn

The time is nigh for the third annual Charleston Margarita Festival, where tequila lovers and true believers in the to-go cup will converge on Brittlebank Park to sample over 20 margarita recipes from some of the city's most popular bars and restaurants.

Spero, an understated local favorite for three years, is closing its doors

"A bastion of something more hopeful"

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Chefs RJ Moody and Rob Laudicina posted on Spero's Instagram Monday night that this Saturday would be their final service. "It's with heavy hearts and a clear conscience that we have come to this decision, and it wasn't easy. If y'all are around this week, swing through and say hey. We'd love to see you."

Community Perk, Belmond Charleston Place's new coffee shop, opens today

Perk up

by Francesca Mathewes

Belmond Charleston Place is adding another addition to their assemblage of high-end shops and eats with a new coffee shop, Community Perk. The casual coffee shop sports a French-inspired feel, complete with savory treats like avocado toast, smoked salmon on bagels, and premium sandwiches served with truffle chips, plus some house-made pastries for dessert.

South Seas Oasis celebrates their one year anniversary with Mai Tais and a fire show

Talk tiki to me

by Katie Lyons

Everyone’s favorite sushi-meets-tiki bar, South Seas Oasis is celebrating their first birthday this Sat. July 21. From 8 p.m. on, head over to the alley behind the Children's Museum for an authentic Tiki celebration. Marvel at live fire and Hawaiian drum shows while listening to jams from a surf rock band. Raid your dad (or any dads) closet for the best Hawaiian shirt contest and you can win a prize.

What's Poppin': 17 ways to expand your palate this week

Pop to it y'all

by Christina Burnley

From beer to bubbles, French hot dogs to American wieners, we've got food and drink events happening all over Chucktown this week. Forgo the grilled chicken dish you've made for the past three Tuesdays and try Short Grain's meatball parm at their Edmund's Oast pop-up starting at 11 a.m. Throw out the boxed wine that's been sitting on your counter for god knows how long and instead grab a glass at a wine shop's weekly tasting. Read on for all the deets below:

Bearded Dogs food truck is now slinging gourmet dogs at a brewery near you

Just in time for National Hot Dog Day

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Our latest tally has us at 45+ food trucks popping up in the Charleston area. In addition to the cost of the actual truck (eBay has new trucks listed from 40K to 100K and used trucks starting at $12,000), gas, and renting a space at a food commissary, there's one cost that has no price attached, but that would drive the weaker of heart to jump ship: It's hotter than Hades inside.

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