The bars and restaurants north of Spring Street want you to support the Charleston Department of Parks. So much so, in fact, some of their employees were willing to take their clothes off to do it. We give you the North of Spring 2015 calendar.
In it, staffers of Barsa, Recovery Room, Elliotborough Mini Bar, Palmetto Brewery, Local 616, Santi’s, Tattooed Moose, Moe’s Crosstown Tavern, Warehouse, Cutty’s, Faculty Lounge, and Xiao Bao Biscuit make a year of revealing appearances. And for the low, low price of $10, you can have your own copy and support the city’s green spaces too.
“Six bucks from each calendar will go to buy trees for the Department of Parks,” says Chris “Boston” DiMattia, owner of Recovery Room. DiMattia organized the calendar after being inspired a few years ago by a similar project from Vickery’s staffers. “They did a calendar to raise money for children with AIDS in Africa,” he says. “It was a big success.”
But his North of Spring project isn’t just about supporting a good cause. Boston says it’s a way for the local businesses to support each other as well.
If that touching thought doesn’t tug at your heart strings enough to buy a copy, perhaps these kinky incentives will. Here are the top five reasons you need this calendar:
5. October’s commando keg stand(ish) at Palmetto Brewery.
4. Warehouse’s effort to put the cock back in cocktail.
3. Cutty’s “come get weird” eye patches, to say nothing of the machine gun.
2. The cheeky Diplodocus dinosaur book playing codpiece to Faculty Lounge’s Dustin Johnson’s, er, johnson.
And the No. 1 reason why this is the only calendar you need for 2015:
Recovery Room’s Mr. Aprils sitting bare-bottomed at the bar. Y’all give new meaning to the term stool sample, fellas. Well done. (Note to self: Never sit at Rec Room’s bar again.)
To purchase your own copy of the calendar, visit any of the aforementioned businesses (except Xiao Bao Biscuit as it’s closed until Jan. 4). Supplies are limited. Cutty’s has already sold out.
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