Chew on This: Local Restaurant News
By | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Oysters at Pearlz
Pearlz Oyster Bar in West Ashley has announced its first seasonal oyster roast 2-5 p.m. Oct. 7 on the patio at 9 Magnolia Road in the Avondale neighborhood of West Ashley. Call 573-2277 or see www.pearlzoysterbar.com.
Decade of delights
Paolo Zorza, owner of Paolo’s Gelato Italiano, is celebrating his 10th anniversary in business by giving away 10,000 mini-cones of gelato from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 10. He is also launching a new flavor menu of Charleston-inspired gelato recipes: Carolina Gold Rice Pudding, Black Tea With Mint, Lemon Chess Pie, Marsh Mud and Banana Rum Pudding. Paolo’s is at 41 John St. Call 577-0099.
Hominy Grill has announced a special five-course goat dinner that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Special guest Patrick Martins of Heritage Foods and No Goat Left Behind will discuss the future of goat on the table. James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Stehling will craft a menu matched with appropriate wines. The cost is $85 for this all-inclusive dinner. Hominy Grill is at 207 Rutledge Ave. Call 937-0930 to reserve a spot. Check it out online at hominygrill.com.
Amanda Cohen, restaurateur and author of “Dirt Candy,” will hold a book signing from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Square Onion in I’On, 18-B Resolute Lane, Mount Pleasant. Call 856-4246.
Fit for a queen
Il Cortile del Re has announced that Thursdays are now Ladies Night at the restaurant, where all beers, wines and liquors are half-price from 4 p.m. to close. Il Cortile Del Re is at 193 King St. Go to ilcortiledelre.com.
Award for a Maverick
Dick Elliott, founder and president of Maverick Southern Kitchens, was presented with the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce at its 2012 Honors Night.
The Leadership Award celebrates a visionary leader doing extraordinary work to strengthen the community and an outstanding community volunteer demonstrating a lifetime of leadership.
Through his vision, creativity and management of his restaurant group, Elliott has played a critical role in Charleston’s emergence on the world’s culinary stage.
Inspired to help others through education, economic development and the arts, Elliott is active in area civic and charitable efforts. He was the 2001-02 chairman of the board of directors of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he served as an officer or board member from 1992 to 2012.
He has served on many boards, including the Trident Tech and College of Charleston foundations, Trident CEO Council, MUSC Foundation and Charleston Industry Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Board.
Maverick Southern Kitchens includes Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton, Old Village Post House and Charleston Cooks! Go to www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com.
New at Pour House
El Bohio has closed, and the Pour House at 1977 Maybank Highway welcomes The Lot (as in parking). This new dining concept will feature locally sourced foods, a celebration of farm-to-table ingredients, and house-ground burgers and a variety of sausages. Chef Alex Lira is running the kitchen, and it is open 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 5:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Go to www.charlestonpourhouse.com.
Lunch now served
P.I.E. Bake Shoppe is now serving lunch at 5 Warren St., but you can still eat dessert first. Call 720-7467 or go to piecharleston.com.
The Original Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails will open in October at 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. On the menu: modern Southern comfort food with a techno spin. Call 766-0223.
Lana’s Mexican Restaurant at 885 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island has closed.
No bark, no quack
Dog & Duck’s location at Sam Rittenberg and Orange Grove Road in Orange Grove Plaza has closed.
Redo for Atlanticville
Atlanticville owner Brad Creger has said the restaurant will close Sunday for renovations. A spring reopening is planned in time for the Cooper River Bridge Run. The restaurant is at 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. See atlanticville.net.
The Gathering is under construction in the former Sweetsmith Bakery & Coffee space at 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. An opening date has not been set.
Steve Palmer and the Indigo Road Restaurant Group have expanded into Columbia. The Oak Table is set to open this weekend at 1221 Main St. Oak Steakhouse chef de cuisine Joseph Jacobson will be the executive chef at The Oak Table. Go to www.theoaktablesc.com.