Tonight, Next Door in Mt. Pleasant is throwing a grand opening party. Head over there for great food and wine. Ben Berryhill and his crew are doing interesting things in this very cool space. It costs $35 a person ($60 per couple) and money raised will benefit Louie’s Kids. Reservations are requested.
Alluette’s Cafe on Reid Street is participating in the national Dine Out for Farms fundraiser this week, donating proceeds to the American Farmland Trust, an organization that’s dedicated to saving ranch and farmland across the country. All you have to do is head to Alluette’s and eat up. She’ll take care of the rest.
On Tuesday, you have high, low, and everything in between when it comes to dining out. Xiao Bao Biscuit will pop up over at Two Boroughs Larder for a three-course feast for $20, but it looks like that’s already sold out. You might still be able to find a slot at the Chateau Musar dinner at McCrady’s, but it’s a budget buster at $125. Or you could test your palate at the Dining with Whiting dinner, where Chef Nate Whiting uses a secret ingredient in every course, asking diners to guess what it is by meal’s end. That one falls right in between at $75.
Sometimes a fine substitute for a vacation is simply a wonderful meal that takes you on a trip. At the Wednesday night wine dinner at Bacco, you’ll be led through Italy by way of food and wine with Chef Michael Scognamiglio as your guide. No grappa is mentioned on the menu, but we have to believe Italy’s favorite digestiv will be around somewhere. Reservations are required for this dinner, and we recommend you make some now.
On the same night across the bridges in West Ashley, the Glass Onion will be having another all-you-can-eat quail night. This is the third one they’ve held. I’m wondering how many little birds will have been eaten by night’s end.
Lowcountry Wingapalooza returns to the Gaillard for a gluttonous wing-eating night. Beer, live music, and hot wings — sounds like a good way to celebrate hump day.
On Thursday night, you can sip Bordeaux wines and nibble on appetizers at Muse on Society Street for $35. Or you can opt for a three-course sit-down dinner overlooking the beach out at Blu Restaurant on Folly. Chef Jon Cropf will be offering a Mercy of the Chef menu (with wine pairings) for $35. Downtown on the Market, Anson will be hosting this month’s Sustainable Seafood Dinner, and Ted’s Butcherblock will have Daniel Murphy from Latis Imports on hand for a hearty craft beer dinner of hot pots, potted pigs, and pale ales.
Chef Matt Brigham at Laura Alberts on Daniel Island will be putting together a multi-course dinner with Fess Parker wines on Friday night.
Saturday and Sunday, you’re free to go out and eat where you want. Maybe you should hunt down some of the new food trucks. There’s Zahh, who’s been known to roll up at the Westbrook brewery, and the Magic Cheese truck, which has been popping up near Shem Creek lately.
Or swing by the Macintosh and check out their new Sunday brunch. We bet it’s good.