Our first taste of renowned North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen’s Beasley’s Chicken + Honey Restaurant was just over a month ago. A weekend road trip for a wedding in Mebane, NC gave us a good excuse to drive to Raleigh in search of brunch. Beasley’s seemed like the obvious choice, and an hour wait in line later we learned why the chef/owner won 2014’s James Beard award for “Best Chef Southeast.” Red bean rancheros with a biscuit on the side? Yes ma’am. 

Now Christensen is bringing her talent to Charleston. On Wed. Nov. 19, Butcher & Bee will host the chef for a Beasley’s Chicken + Honey Dinner. 

The menu includes the following:

Pecan-Smoked Wings w/Alabama White Sauce
Fried Bologna w/House Made Pickles + Sorghum Dijon Mustard
Fried Black Eye Peas w/Cumin Salt
Roasted Poblano Pimento Cheese w/ House Crackers
Crispy Cheese Grit Fries w/ Chow Chow Malt Aioli

Beasley’s Chicken & Honey (legs, thighs, wings)
Fried Carolina Shrimp w/ Smoky Tomato Remoulade
Buttermilk Biscuits with Meatloaf & Gravy

Green Cabbage Slaw w/ Malt Vinegar + Roasted Tomato
Ashe County Pimento Mac n Cheese Custard
Creamed Collard Greens
Seasonal Mixed Greens Salad

Buttermilk Chess Pie
Roasted Banana Dark Chocolate Pudding Parfait

The dinner is $90 per person and Butcher & Bee will have two seatings — one at 6 p.m. and one at 8:45 p.m. For reservations, email info@butcherandbee.com.  

A portion of the proceeds made will go to support local organization, Charleston Waterkeeper. For more details, visit charlestonwaterkeeper.org.