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What's Poppin': 35+ ways to eat and drink around town this week

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[image-1] We don’t know about you but unseasonably warm weather makes us extra hungry. From smash burgers to wine tastings, here’s where to fill up on the good stuff this week:


Setrini Sison’s Bok Choy Boy pop-up takes over the Spanglish kitchen tonight starting at 5 p.m.

Get a solid oyster education at Nico Oysters + Seafood every Mon. starting at 6 p.m. during Nico Romo’s oyster class.

Today through Fri. Jan. 17 FOOD on Spruill celebrates all things chili with Texas chili, Cincinnati chili, white bean chicken chili, alligator chili, and more.


Foxes Fried takes over the kitchen at Dashi from 5:30-9 p.m. Menu items include hush puppies, wings, chicken sammies, and Cajun corn ribs.

Tues.-Sat. Jan. 18 enjoy throwback dishes from Kung Pao chicken to pork lo mein at Kwei Fei starting at 5 p.m.

The CasteJons pop up at Ship’s Wheel in Park Circle from 5-9 p.m. with delicious Spanish inspired eats. Pair with a $5 draft cider.

Accent on Wine Summerville hosts a tasting for pinot lover’s starting at 6 p.m.; sample six pinots for $10.

Savi Cucina + Wine Bar hosts a Tues. night tasting starting at 5 p.m. with DAOU wines.


Check out another addition of Charleston Wine + Food’s Tasting Notes Live! at their test kitchen starting at 4 p.m. Cherry Bombe Radio serves as this month’s guest.

Pub Fare pops up at The Hold starting at 5:30 p.m. — pair your smash burger with a sour.

2Nixons is at Proof every Wed., Fri., and Sun. starting at 6 p.m.; recent menu highlights include grilled mussels and French onion ramen.

Charleston Blockade Rugby Football Club cohosts an evening of music, brews, and friendly competition at Cooper River Brewing starting at 4 p.m. Pita Stroller provides the eats and their will be darts, giant Jenga, and sports on TV — learn how to throw a rugby ball properly and play ping pong.

Fam’s Brewing Co hosts Rick and Morty trivia starting at 8 p.m. Grab a pie, some brews, and test your Pickle Rick knowledge for the chance to win up to $175 in house cash prizes.


Edmund’s Oast Exchange hosts a German wine tasting starting at 5:30 p.m.; a $5 donation goes to charity partner Pet Helpers.

New Spring St. cafe Coquin hosts a French wine tasting starting at 8 p.m.


Babas on Cannon hosts a special evening, Loire Bar and Raw Bar, featuring wines from the Loire valley and raw bar offerings starting at 5 p.m.

Taste of Folly, a two day culinary event on Folly Beach, kicks off at 7 p.m. Fri. with a cocktail competition; the street fest starts at 10 a.m. Sat.

Get Sap-Lai’s late night dumplings, pad Thai, wontons, and more at Container Bar every Fri. starting at 10 p.m.

Daniel Island Grille hosts AYCE $12 oyster roasts every Fri. starting at 5:30 p.m.

From 3-9 p.m. Oak Road Brewery hosts a beer release of all four versions of their Heart of Winter brew; Jonny Poppers provides the food.


The Shelter hosts a warm up oyster roast party (in advance of the huge Lowcountry Oyster Festival, held the following week) starting at noon with $10 buckets of local clusters, beer specials, and live music.

Local online dumpling biz Sarah’s Dumps pops up at Ghost Monkey Brewery starting at 3 p.m. with a variety of dumplings, from traditional to vegan to “dumpwing,” a Buffalo chicken version.

Head to Gold Bug Island starting at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Knights of Columbus Oyster Roast. There will be bivalves, fish stew, hot dogs, beer and wine, and more.

Pakistani pop-up Ma’am Saab will be at The Daily 6-9 p.m. with new flavors and a new menu.

Deep Water Vineyard hosts a winter wine and chocolate pairing starting at 11 a.m. Pairings will run in groups of about 30 people for 30-45 minutes and tickets are $20.

Greekin’ Out food truck will be at Freehouse Brewery starting at 1 p.m. with the Greek eats you desire.

Middleton Place Restaurant hosts a Braise and Brew dinner starting at 6 p.m. The menu will feature braised meats and vegetables paired with local seasonal beers.

Learn tips and tricks on how to be a sommelier at Zero Restaurant’s two-day Somm School starting at noon Sat. Jan. 18.

Rusty Rudder has $25 AYCE oysters every Sat. starting at 4 p.m.


Every Sun. in January Fleet Landing hosts oyster roasts with $15 buckets on the front deck starting at noon.

Every Sun. starting at 3 p.m. Graft Wine Shop hosts Good Neighbor Sunday with local eats and artisan vendors.

Head to Bowens Island Restaurant for the 10th annual Fields to Families oyster roast starting at 2 p.m. Enjoy AYCE oysters with sweet treats, bubbles, corn hole, and more.

Poe’s Tavern hosts a birthday party for the poet himself (211 is no small feat, y’all). The all-day party includes balloon, cake, and lots of raven-worthy revelry.

From 2-7 p.m. Tattooed Moose Johns Island has $20 AYCE oysters, a jump castle, live music, and brunch eats.

The Roost is also hosting an oyster roast starting at 2 p.m. The fifth annual roast will have plenty of bivalves, a golf simulator, and an oyster shooter bar in the parking lot.

Edmund’s Oast Exchange hosts a Somm School 2.0 Burgundy class from 2-3:30 p.m. The “beloved but confusing” Burgundy region begs for a closer look, and certified sommelier Colin Lee will provide just that through a tasting that will take you through the major subregions of Burgundy.

The weather is right for it — head to Republic for a Tropical Brunch starting at 4 p.m.

From noon-4 p.m. Charles Towne Fermentory hosts an artisan market with brunch from Matzo Y Masa, a variety of local artisans and vendors, and plenty of pints to go around. 

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What’s Poppin’: 35+ ways to eat and drink around town this week

We’re a little over two weeks away from Santa making his rounds which means the tock is ticking for you to make the ‘Nice’ list. Avoid a sack of coals and do the nicest thing around — support local businesses. From oyster roasts to Filipino mashups, here’s where to pop this week:


Every Mon. starting at 6 p.m. chef Nico Romo leads an oyster class at Nico Oysters + Seafood; in addition to gaining an ocean of knowledge and eating a dozen oysters, each guests goes home with an oyster knife and candle.

Southeast Asian pop-up Gingerbug is at Tu starting at 5:30 p.m. with dishes like muu yang Ossabaw pork belly.

New ice cream shop Mora Iced Creamery hosts a seven day grand opening extravaganza starting at 11 a.m. daily. Check out their Facebook for the daily deals.


California winemaker and S.C. native Nathan DeCamps is hosting a series of wine events around town this month to celebrate the S.C. launch of his Innate wine. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at Butcher & Bee, sit down to a multi-course meal of mezze, entrees, and desserts paired with DeCamps’ vino.

Starting at 5 p.m. Sambar Indian Kitchen takes over at Dashi serving up crisp dosas,  mango lassis, lamb meatballs, and more.

Every Tues. starting at 5 p.m. grab a smash burger and a pint at Parcel 32 for only $10.

Wild Common hosts a Bollinger wine tasting starting at 5:30 p.m; Since 1829, Bollinger has been producing great Champagnes with a powerful, sophisticated, and complex style.

Every Tues. starting at 11 a.m. Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. hosts an in-house Italian pop-up.

Charles Towne Fermentory and Foxes Fried celebrate the fine men and women of Charleston’s hospitality industry every Tues. starting at 6 p.m. Industry folks can enjoy $1 off all draft pints, $2 off all wines, $3 lager pints, and a $10 combo Foxes Fried chicken sandwich plus pint of the day.


From 4-9 p.m. at Workshop, Filipino concept Mansuetas and fried chicken spot KinFolk team up for a collab.

Get your Pub Fare on at brewery Indigo Reef starting at 5 p.m.

Tavern & Table chef Ray England leads a special “Holiday How To” luncheon starting at noon. Guests will learn how to create and enjoy gifts form your kitchen the “ins and outs” of a charcuterie plate, and quick holiday cocktails.

Celebrate a year of Mai Tais at Wiki Wiki Sandbar starting at 6 p.m. Their one year bash, sponsored by Denizen Rum, includes $7.50 Mai Tais and complimentary birthday cake. Top shelf Mai Tai Royales will be available for $15.

Head to new Spring Street cafe Coquin for a Fine/Rare/Old Bordeaux vertical wine tasting starting at 6:45 p.m.

How well do you know the many quotable lines from A Christmas Story? Test your knowledge at Two Blokes’ Ooooh Fudge trivia starting at 7 p.m.

Starting at 3:30 p.m. at CCPL’s main branch, bring your little ones (ages six-11) for a free kids kitchen event. Reps of the Charleston Jewish Federation will be onsite teaching simple Hanukkah recipes.


From 5-8 p.m Bin 152 hosts a free Innate wine tasting and art show.

Every Thurs. starting at 6 p.m., Bohemian Bull hosts an AYCE oyster roast for $15.

Saltwater Cowboys also celebrates bivalves on Thurs., with an AYCE roast on the creek for $19.99 from 6-9 p.m.


The Wine Shop on Lockwood Blvd. hosts tastings every Fri. through Dec. starting at 4:30 p.m. This Friday’s tasting focuses on Bordeaux.

Starting at 10 p.m. every Fri. the Container Bar hosts late night eats with Sap-Lai.

Mansuetas is at it again, popping up at Sushi-Wa Izakaya from 5-9 p.m. for a Filipino-Korean yakitori pop-up with a team from Butcher & Bee.

Every Fri. starting at 5:30 p.m. Daniel Island Grill hosts an AYCE oyster roast for $12 with live music on the patio.

Nothing says happy Friday like a juicy Pub Fare burger — grab yours at Charles Towne Fermentory starting at 5:30 p.m.

Starting at noon, Palmetto Brewing releases a holiday beer, Piece of Cookie, at the brewery. The 6.9 % ABV stout is made with roasted barley, wheat, and oats and sweetened with a touch of milk sugar. The triple-cookie recipe includes specialty ingredients like  cocoa nibs and fresh mint.

Bok Choy Boy pops up at Ghost Monkey from 3-8 p.m. Look for dishes like pancit egg rolls, Japchae, and a pork belly rice bowl.


Edmund’s Oast Exchange hosts a free holiday tasting from noon to 4 p.m. The all-day sale starts at noon and they’re offering 10 percent off all purchases throughout the day. There will be eats from the Immortal Lobster food truck at the shop from 12 to 3 p.m., and they’ll also have $10 glasses of Champagne throughout the day.

Mansuetas throws a Kamayan feast at Workshop starting at 5 p.m. All guests eat with their hands, and food is served on banana leaves.

Zero Restaurant + Bar’s advanced somm Ashley Broshious leads guests through a European Vacation holiday wine tasting Sat. and Sun. starting at noon. From Champagne to Vin Santo, guests will match traditional holiday treats with their wines and share stories of how they came about.

Charleston Sports Pub West Ashley hosts their fourth annual oyster roast from 1-5 p.m. There will be live music, lawn games, cheap beer, and AYCE oysters for $20.

It’s Sap-Lai Saturday at Cooper River Brewing starting at 4 p.m. — order drunken noodles, wings, and egg rolls to pair with your pint.


Meet the big guy and Mrs. Claus at Mercantile and Mash for the fifth annual Cookies with Santa starting at 10 a.m. There will be a homemade cookie decorating station and festive balloon artists, along with food and drink specials for purchase like Mercantile & Mash’s famous hot chocolate with marshmallows for the kids, as well as spiked hot chocolate, mimosas, and bloody marys for the adults.

Starting at 5 p.m., synagogue Emanu-El in West Ashley hosts a family-friendly, entirely kosher barbecue cook-off with brisket, ribs, and chicken prepared by a dozen different teams. The best pit masters receive cash prizes, and there will be beer, wine, and liquor onsite to wash it all down.

Head to Camellias at Hotel Bennett for a fancy afternoon tea with Santa. There are two different seatings, one at noon and one at 2:30 p.m. Check out the full menu here.

Every Sun. starting at 3 p.m. Graft wine shop hosts a Good Neighbor gathering with local artisans and a local food truck onsite.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. sup with Santa at Dockery’s brunch. Photos with Santa are free and kids will be served free pancakes; grownups can feast on a special brunch buffet.