[embed-1] Although advertised as “two days of hangover heaven,” the first and only Charleston Brunch Festival caters to teetotalers, too. I mean, whether you’ve had a rough night or slept 12 hours, I think we can all agree that tater tot nachos and eggs benny are weekend necessities.
The inaugural Brunch Festival kicks off tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. in Park Circle at 4854 O’Hear Ave. There’s free as a bird parking and admission, it’s dog and kid friendly, and there will be more than 20 vendors hawking hot and ready eats. Food choices will include breakfast tacos, brunch burgers, peel and eat shrimp, donuts, biscuits and gravy, potato bowls, and even a mini oyster roast. Vendors include popular food trucks/concepts Brunch Holiday, Roti Rolls, Semilla, Braised in the South, Diggity Doughnuts, Festivus Fries, Cast Iron, Daps, Drunken Clam, The Crepe Escape, Crazy Quahog, Fauzia’s Kitchen, Sassy Sammies, Toast & Roast, Notes Curbside Coffee, and James Brown boiled peanuts.
For those who do enjoy a good morning buzz, there will be a Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, oyster shooters, plus cheap beer, Commonhouse and Wicked Weed brews, “good wine,” and “fancy wine.”
Booze tickets are available online — the Snowflake Ticket package is $15 and gets you six $3 drink tickets and a signature cup, the Day Drinker Ticket package is $30 with double the goods (12 $3 drink tickets), and the Big Baller Drink package is $45 with a whopping 18 $3 drink tickets and two signature cups.
There are no tickets for the food, as each vendor is a separate entity. Most will accept cards but cash is ideal. Guests can bring blankets and chairs, but no coolers, fireworks, guns, swords, mean dogs, etc. The festival runs through Sunday at 5 p.m.