Chew on This: Local restaurant news
| Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Moe’s backs museum
Moe’s Southwest Grill is showing some love for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry on Wednesday.
The restaurant franchise has pledged to donate 20 percent of its sales 5-8 p.m. that day to the museum.
Two locations are participating, the downtown Charleston spot at King and Calhoun streets and the Mount Pleasant restaurant at 900 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
In addition to eating for the cause, those who participate also can enjoy face-painting and crafts. A jump castle will be at the Mount Pleasant location.
As a way of saying thank you, the museum will provide everyone who purchases a meal a free Family Pass to visit the museum 5-8 that evening or the following week (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21-24).
The funds donated by Moe’s will be used to create more educational enhancements in museum exhibits and for safety and play improvements in the museum’s backyard.
Making the list
Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Charleston Grill, Circa 1886 and Husk Restaurant to their list of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants. Check out the article at www.winemag.com.
New in Towne Centre
Burton’s Grill has opened its first South Carolina location at 1875 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. It replaces On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.
The restaurant, which has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Virginia, will offer casual fare of salads, sandwiches, appetizers, burgers, seafood and steak.
Burrell & Flynn’s Coffee Eats and Sweets has opened at 1209 Savannah Highway in West Ashley. Owners Beth Burrell and Seana Flynn of Lil’ Mama’s and Red Pepper Squirrel fame are offering a full line of beverages, baked goods, sandwiches, salads, their one- pound brownies, pimiento cheese and chicken salad.
Charleston Ice, an Italian ice company, has launched its multi-charity fundraising campaign, Mr. Chill Cares.
Take a printout to or show the flier on your smart phone at any of the Charleston Ice carts in downtown Charleston and 20 percent of your purchase will go to your chosen charity.
At the end of the allotted fundraising period, Charleston Ice will match, with no limit, the money raised by the nonprofit with the most supporter-raised funds.
Beneficiaries of the program are Camp Happy Days, Hidden Wounds, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston Area Children’s Garden Project, Carolina Children’s Charity, ARK, We Are Family, Chase After a Cure, and Connections and You.
Going to the dawgs
A.W. Shucks at 35 S. Market St. has not only opened A.W. Dawgs at 70 State St. (inside A.W Shucks), but also has reopened after a recent. Open daily, A.W. Shucks serves up seafood for lunch and dinner. Find out more at a-w-shucks.com.
Party at the tiki bar
The Mill is celebrating its fifth anniversary and invites you to celebrate at its new Tiki Bar. The Mill is at 1026 E. Montague Ave. in Park Circle. Call 225-2650.
Mark your calendar
The Charleston Pub Crawl will take place Aug. 18.
Tickets, which are $25, include two complimentary SweetWater draft beers, discounted drinks, live music, a T-shirt, swag and more.
Tickets are available at crawltheglobe.com, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Charleston Waterkeeper.
The official crawl time is 1-9 p.m., but attendees may go at their own pace.