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With the help of restaurateur Brooks Reitz Monza announces plans to expand as Monza Pizza Bar

Pie's the limit

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Restaurateur extraordinaire Brooks Reitz (of Upper King triumvirate Little Jacks, Leon's, and Melfi's) says he's always loved Monza. "It's always been a great restaurant — it was one of my favorite places when I moved to town. My wife and I had one of our first dates there." Opened by Reitz's frequent business partner Tim Mink in 2008, Monza, with its wood-fired Neapolitan pies, set the scene for the veritable pizza empire the city has since laid claim to. Reitz says he has never been involved with Monza before, but through the process of opening Melfi's, he and Mink realized how much more they could do with the humble spot on King. "We asked 'what is the difference between Monza and Melfi's? How do we redesign Monza in the context of Melfi's and expand its footprint?'" Partly in order to delineate the two Mink-owned spots, and also inspired by their recent treks across Italian terrain, Reitz says they decided to polish off Monza, expanding the concept to include a double pizza oven and proper bar. Which meant shutting one door to throw open another  — closing Closed For Business for good.

El Pincho Taco hosts storefront grand opening this Sat. Oct. 20 at 616 Meeting St.

Block party, taco style

by Mary Scott Hardaway

El Pincho Taco, a family run catering company offering authentic Mexican fare, is officially moving into 616 (B) Meeting St. this Sat. Oct. 20 starting at 4 p.m. The spot was most recently home to Cortaditos Cuban Cafe.

Charleston Grill celebrates the joys of not drinking with charitable mocktails this month

Mocktober done right, zero proof

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Charleston Grill and the Kentucky Distillers' Association host a special Mocktober fundraiser to help support the end of addiction within the food and bev industry. For those who've suffered from addiction, it can be difficult to go out to eat, surrounded by bottles of wine and revelers sipping their stiff Manhattans. There are rarely beautifully crafted mocktails available, drinks sans alcohol that actually taste good, and make the drinker feel good, too.

Same game, new name: Charleston Beer Garden is now Charleston Beer Fest

It's all hoppening

by Lauren Hurlock

The festival formerly known as the Charleston Beer Garden will take place in a new location, Riverfront Park, with a new name, Charleston Beer Fest, on Sat., May 18. It will still benefit Palmetto Community Care and help provide HIV prevention education and awareness across the tri-county area.

Tradd's on East Bay opens tonight with Planters Punch and escargot

Full menus here

by Mary Scott Hardaway

We got a sneak peek of Tradd's caviar service and champagne bar last week, and now  have all the modern American menu deets.

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Broccoli rabe on everything

by Ruta Smith

Kwei Fei pops up at Stems and Skins in advance of its (permanent) move to The Lot next month

Present and the Future with the threads

by Mary Scott Hardaway

You can expect to see Sichuan dishes on James Island in early November, but until then, get your fix at The Daily every Friday and Saturday through the end of October, or catch them at Stems and Skins (with a side of fashion and vino) this Mon. Oct. 15.

Free Verse hosts poetic plates pop-up at Daps Thurs. Oct. 25

A moveable feast

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Lauren Furey, a College of Charleston alum and personal chef, is whipping up a poetry-inspired meal at Daps Thurs. Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. as part of Free Verse Festival. The three course meal, which includes an aperitivo/antipasta, secondi, and dolce course, is inspired by Furey's family and friends.

Help Hurricane Florence victims this Sat. Oct. 13 by dining at these area restaurants


by Jack Kramer

So far, the Lowcountry has fared pretty well this hurricane season with more inconvenient frustrations than utter devastation. The rest of the southeast has not been so lucky.Glowfisch Hospitality — comprised of Five Loaves Cafe, Sesame Burgers, and Ember Wood Fired Kitchen — will be raising money for victims of Hurricane Florence this Sat. Oct. 13. The S.C. coast is in need, and Glowfisch is ready to assist in whatever way they can.

Stems & Skins introduces expanded menu thanks to new Chef Greg Marks

(Fear not, the tinned seafood remains)

by Connelly Hardaway

Today Park Circle's beloved wine bar, Stems & Skins, announced the appointment of Greg Marks as chef, as well as the introduction of a new food menu. Marks' role — a new one at the Park Circle wine bar — will incorporate local products and produce with new "technique-driven menu items."

An early peek inside Tradd's, set to open Mon. Oct. 15 in former Cypress space

Caviar wishes and Champagne dreams

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Last night we got a sneak peek of Tradd and Weesie Newton's takeover of the old Cypress space. Until now, few details had been revealed about Tradd's, except that it would be a "modern American eatery" with a completely renovated interior.

Hot menu alert: get your blue crab fix at Nico Oysters, fresh eats at Basic Kitchen

Fall into your plates

by Connelly Hardaway

We may not get the leaves changing color here in the Lowcountry, but we do have restaurant's changing their (menu) stripes, ever so slightly, with some autumnal adjustments.

Dr. Anna Lepeley talks about why 'Beer Is Good For You' during a seminar at Frothy Beard

We knew it!

by Connelly Hardaway

Anna Lepeley has her PhD in exercise biochemistry and nutrition research. Needless to say, she knows what she's talking about when she says, "Beer is good for you." Join Lepeley for a seminar on the health benefits of beer at Frothy Beard Brewing on Sun. Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Rose's celebrates six human years with Mimosas & Mutts event

42 dog years

by Lauren Hurlock

Ms. Roses's is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a special Mimosas and Mutts event that will benefit Dorchester Paws on Sat., Oct. 20.

Babas on Cannon now open with vino, Manhattan carafes, and snacks galore

Old world, new school

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Babas on Cannon, described as "an old world cafe serving espresso and apero," officially opened their doors last night (after a soft opening a few days ago) at 11 Cannon St.

Commonhouse teams up with Shovels and Rope for Swimmin' Time lager to benefit Metanoia

Limited release scheduled for Oct. 26 in Park Circle

by Sam Spence

A few weeks ago, we spotted dynamic duo Shovels & Rope leaders Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent pitching in at Commonhouse Aleworks in Park Circle with the brewery teasing an upcoming collaboration brew.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts officially opens Tues. Oct. 16

Hot and hand-dipped

by Connelly Hardaway

Donut say we didn't warn you — mid-Atlantic specialty donut shop Fractured Prune Doughnuts (located at 1247 Ben Sawyer Blvd.) is hosting their grand opening next Tues. Oct. 16. We first announced the opening of the "hot hand-dipped doughnuts" store in July, when Fractured Prune was still under construction.

Millers All Day launches evening supper service this Wed. Oct. 10

Family style

by Mary Scott Hardaway

Millers All Day is doubling down on nostalgia starting tomorrow Wed. Oct. 10. when they launch a new nightly supper service that will run from 5 to 8 p.m.

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