Chew on This: Local restaurant news
Deidre Schipani – Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Langdon’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in Mount Pleasant, will be offering all guests a complementary glass of champagne with dinner to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The offer is valid for dinner service throughout the month of August.
Langdon’s, 778 South Shelmore Blvd., is open for dinner 5-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
To make a reservation, call 654-9070 or go to www.owensdininggroup.com.
Goddess of greens
Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver and staff are once again serving up the VegStock multiple-course vegetarian menu.
This special menu will be offered Wednesday and Aug. 15.
The cost is $90, plus tax and gratuities.
Charleston Grill is at 224 King St. Call 577-4522.
82 Queen will host its final offering in the Summer Dinner Series on Aug. 16.
The featured ingredients in this four-course meal will be Firefly Moonshine and beers from Palmetto Brewing Co.
In order to keep the dinner intimate, only 40 tickets will be available for the event. Tickets are $59 in advance and $79 the day of the dinner. To purchase, contact 82 Queen at 723-7591 or SCharles@82Queen.com.
For more information, go to 82Queen.com.
Full moon rising
Laura Alberts Tasteful Options is hosting a four-course Blue Moon beer dinner by executive chef Matt Brigham on Aug. 20.
The featured beers include Belgian White, Harvest Pumpkin, Rounder Pale Ale, Tongue Thai-ed Herbed/Spiced beer and Pine in the Neck American Double.
A beer reception will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner seating 7:30 p.m.
The menu will be posted at LauraAlberts.com.
The cost is $45, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 881-4711.
Laura Alberts is at 891 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island.
On tap in Mount P.
Liberty Tap Room, at 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, is hosting a beer event with Oskar Blues.
Participate in the “tap take-over” Thursday, where five different beers will be on tap and there will be special giveaways, swag and pint glasses. Call 971-7777 or go to www.libertytaproom.com.
Xiao Bao Biscuit and McCrady’s will join forces for a special dinner Aug. 26. The cost is $75. Contact Xiao Bao Biscuit owner Josh Walker at email@example.com for details.
Support your school
Kickin’ Chicken will host a School Supply Fundraiser during the month of August.
This month, visit any of the five Charleston locations, donate a dollar and get your name on your choice of a Clemson or South Carolina “Chickenhead.” All money raised will be donated to the Teacher’s Supply Closet and the Hootie’s Homegrown Round Up Back to School Basics.
Both organizations provide supplies to students and teachers in high-poverty schools.
To keep with the friendly in-state rivalry, the stores will also be competing with each other; the store that raises the most money will have its donation matched by the owners of Kickin’ Chicken.
For more information, go to www.kickinchicken.com.
GQ’s Top 50
Alan Richman, GQ magazine’s food critic, has listed the 50 Best Things To Eat and Drink Right Now, and No. 2 on the list is Butcher & Bee’s pork belly sandwich while No. 11 is the house-made vinegar used by chef Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s.
Find the full list at www.gq.com.
Butcher & Bee is at 654 King St.
McCrady’s is at 2 Unity Alley and Husk is at 76 Queen St.
TBonz Gill & Grill’s West Ashley location is now offering a light fare lunch and dinner menu with gluten-free items available. They are at 1668 Old Towne Road in West Ashley.
Call 556-2478 or go to www.Tbonz.com for more information.
Wine and spirits news
82 Queen rolled out a new wine list and specialty cocktail menu last week. Some of the featured cocktails include a Grand Marnier-infused margarita, Chartreuse cocktails and a St. Germain Rob Collins.
To view the full wine list and specialty cocktails menu, go to www.82queen.com. 82 Queen is at 82 Queen St. in downtown Charleston.
Happy hour T&T
Tacos and tequila are on the happy hour menu at Basico at Mixson at 4399 McCarthy St. in North Charleston. Every Friday from 5-7 p.m., this modern tacqueria offers special prices on tacos and beverages. Find out more at www.basicombrc.com.
Breakfast is served
The Boulevard Diner, 409 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, has added Sunday breakfast service from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 216-2611 or go to dinewithsal.com.
Pizza on Upper King
Steve Palmer of Indigo Road opened Indaco, an Italian pasta and pizza spot at 526 King St., on Aug. 3. Dinner is served daily starting at 5 p.m. Call 722-4220.
Jeff Birman and Kimberly Dover have opened Ladles Homemade Soups in the Food Court at Citadel Mall in West Ashley. On the menu: soups, salads and sandwiches.
New in West Ashley
The Green Goat at 1300 Savannah Highway has opened in West Ashley.
This farm-to-table restaurant is the joint effort of Kelly Ruff and Jason Lewis. On the menu: Lowcountry classics.
It is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Find out more at www.thegreengoat.com or call 763-0506.
Dolly Awkar, an owner of Leyla, a Lebanese restaurant in the former Izakaya Ramen spot on King Street, plans to open in September.
Close to opening
The folks at Scratch, an upscale taco boutique in the former Abe’s Oyster House, have established September as their targeted opening date.
Scratch is at 713 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.