Chew on This: Restaurant News
By Deidre Schipani | Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host a weeklong culinary fete May 4-6.
Expect to see some of the world’s iconic vintners bringing their wines and expertise to the fourth annual Gourmet & Grapes culinary extravaganza benefitting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The weekend kicks off with the signature reception and distinctive multicourse dinner paired with excellent wines, featuring Row Eleven Winery, Heitz Wine Cellars and Trinchero Wine Estates.
An all-star team of noted chefs of the Southeastern region amplifies the black-tie dinner, staged in The Sanctuary’s Ocean Room. The Ocean Room is the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings.
For more information on Gourmet & Grapes, go to www.gourmetandgrapes.com.
Eurasia Cafe and Wine Bar will host Victory Brewing Company for Craft Brew Night 6-9 tonight at 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
The cost is $32, plus tax and gratuity.
Call 606-2616 to reserve. www.eurasia.com
Raising the bar
High Cotton is now offering happy hour deals, which include $5 wine, cocktail and appetizer specials created by chef Ramon Taimanglo. This menu is served in the bar area from 4 to 7 p.m. Follow High Cotton on Facebook to see the daily special.
High Cotton, at 199 East Bay St., also offers live music daily. Go to the website, www.mavericksouthern kicthens.com, for times and artists.
Poogan’s Porch announced the promotion of Terell Ham from assistant general manager to general manager.
Ham has been working at Poogan’s Porch since August 2010. He previously worked as food and beverage manager of Pavilion Bar and Grille 225, both in Market Pavilion Hotel, and as hotel room coordinator of the Charleston Marriott.
New Folly coffee cafe
Tides hotel recently converted its Sugar Shack to Roasted, a coffee cafe serving the Starbuck’s brand of coffee. They are open daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tides is at 1 Center St., Folly Beach.
Meals, deals, steals
Try lunch at 24 North Market, the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston.
Students in their final quarters in the culinary programs handle kitchen duties and front-of-house hospitality under the watchful eye of the chef faculty. Plus, the public gets to sample the delicious results.
The restaurant 24 North Market is open 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Prices are $12 ($10 for students, faculty, staff and alumni) for three courses and include tax and a beverage.
Reservations are suggested. For more information and reservations, call 727-3500 or email 24Northmarket@aii.edu.
Looking for space
The Square Onion Too at 411 Coleman Blvd. has closed. Its sister property remains at 18 Resolute Lane in I’On.
Square Onion Too outgrew it space. Owners Cary and Mary Zapatka are looking for a new location.
Flavors of Vietnam
Charleston Banh Mi has leased space at 162 Spring St. Look for iconic Vietnamese-French sandwiches on the menu.
An opening date has not been set.
Liberty Tap Room & Grill at 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant will host “Growler Hour Saturdays,” where you can receive $9.95 Liberty Brew growler fills (no purchase necessary) or $6.95 growler fills (with the purchase of an entree).
The “hour” is 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Call 971-7777 or go to www.libertytaproom.com.