Chew on This: Restaurant News
Deidre Schipani – Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Bridge Run food fun
The Blind Tiger “I Slept Through the Bridge Run Party” will take place Friday night, with special pricing on drinks and food. It will open at 9 a.m. Saturday for specials on beer, bloody marys and food. Specials include $3 tequila, $3 food specials, Jell-O shots and an ice luge. They are at 36-38 Broad St. 577-0088.
La Tabella will serve a Bridge Run pasta bowl for $10 Friday night. You choose the sauce and then meatballs, sausage or chicken. 979 Harbor View Road, 718-0721.
The Pit Stop Deli is opening at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 84 Society St. 793-3623.
Bull Street Gourmet is opening at 8 a.m. Saturday. Mimosas, wines by the glass and house beers will be half price. 60 Bull St., 720-8992 and 120 King St. 722-6464.
Pace's Pizza Balls is tossing new Breakfast Balls and will open at 8 a.m. Saturday. 363 King St. 722-5711.
Verde opens at 8 a.m. Saturday. It will be hosting the King of Pops and participating in the Taste of the Bridge Run at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., on Friday 5-8 p.m. 347 King St. 579-2884.
Halls Chophouse will open at 9 a.m. Saturday serving a breakfast buffet until noon. Its lunch service will begin at noon and prime steaks are available all day. 434 King St. 727-0090.
Fleet Landing is opening at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with bloody marys on the menu. 186 Concord St. 722-8100.
On Friday, Fish will be serving a pre-run energizing meal: pad Thai noodle bowls or salads with a choice of protein for $15. The regular menu will also be available. On Saturday, it will open at 10 a.m. serving post-Bridge Run bloody marys and mimosas, as well as the $10 moo shu lunch with service until 2:30 p.m. The bar will remain open all day. Fish is at 442 King St. 722-3474.
Closed For Business will open at 10 a.m. for race day. Expect liquid bread and much cheering for the Taco Boy Team running in the race. 453 King St. 853-8466.
O-Ku will open at ?10 a.m. Saturday with full bar service and a special Bridge Run menu served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 463 King St. 737-0112.
Chucktown Tavern opens at 10 a.m. Saturday with $4 bloody marys and live music at 11 a.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be tossed on the grill and served with chips for $5.95. Beers are going for $3. 159 Market St. 637-3681.
Patat Spot will be serving $2 beers and protein rich falafel and shawarma Saturday. 41 George St. 723-7438.
Social Wine Bar is partnering with Racemates to throw its annual After the Bridge Run Party. The party starts at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 1 p.m. Saturday. Look for $20 bottomless mimosas and a $10 brunch buffet. 188 East Bay St. 577-5665.
Barsa Tapas, Lounge & Bar will offer a special post-run Sunday Brunch featuring a build-your-own tortilla with meats, cheeses, vegetables and an assortment of sides. 58 Line St. 577-5393.
The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill will pull into Marion Square on Saturday all fired up for the Cooper River Bridge Run. The grill weighs in at 53,000 pounds and is 65 feet long. On the menu: Johnsonville brats, which will be distributed by The Citadel. For more information, check out www.bigtastegrill.
High Thyme Cuisine will be serving its regular Sunday brunch menu from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for the Bridge Run. Beginning on April 15, the brunch menu will be available on Saturdays and Sundays for the season. 2213-C Middle Street, Sullivan's Island. 883-3536.
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Foods, wines of France
Charleston Grill has launched a new event series in which they will explore wine regions around the world.
The first event in the Wine Region Series will feature a tasting reception and dinner focusing on the Loire Valley of France.
Executive chef Michelle Weaver and sommelier Rick Rubel will host the first dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 5.
Guests will begin the evening with a tasting reception of wines and hors d'oeuvres in the Palmetto Courtyard. A three-course dinner with wine pairings will be served in the Vintner's Room at the Charleston Grill.
The cost of the reception and dinner is $75, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for the tasting and dinner and seating is limited.
The reception cost without the dinner is $30. For more information or reservations, call 577-4522. The restaurant is at 224 King St.
Eat Local breakfast
The “All You SHOULD Eat Breakfast” kicks off Eat Local Month.
The breakfast will take place at Butcher & Bee, from 8-11 a.m. April 7.
Tickets are $15 for Lowcountry Local First members, $20 for nonmembers and $7 for kids under 10. The restaurant is at 654 King St. 619-0202.