[embed-1] In addition to restaurant week being extended through Sunday, there are lots of ways to eat and drink on the town this week to support your local food and bev community (hourly workers took a major hit from the storm that wasn’t, ya know). Here’s where to indulge:
Through this Sunday, head to Avondale for the area’s annual Restaurant Week. Enjoy deals at various restaurants including Triangle Char and Bar, Pearlz, Kaminsky’s, Mellow Mushroom, Al Di La, Avondale Wine & Cheese, and Mex 1.
Graft Wine Shop is now offering #nocorkagemondays which means more wine, fewer problems.
The Get Lit Book + Wine Club kicks off Tuesday at 6 p.m. at The Junction Kitchen & Provisions. This month’s book is White Houses by Amy Bloom.
The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market runs from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
The Gadsden hosts chef BJ Dennis as part of their monthly lecture series, Field Notes, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a weekly happy hour for the inebriated reader hosted by Itinerant Literate starting at 4 p.m.
Short Grain pops up at Edmund’s Oast starting at 11 a.m.
Edison James Island hosts a Hopler Wine Dinner starting at 6 p.m. with Elizabeth Höpler visiting from Austria. Edison chef Joel Lucas has crafted a special menu to complement the wine.
Get the Funk Out! From 5 to 8 p.m. taste the similarities between funky beer and natural wines. Brandon Plyler will lead tastings through Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales — Dexter, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, LLC., and others. Sarah O’Kelley will lead tastings through natural wines from France, Italy, Austria, and Cali. Tastings are free with a $5 donation to community partner, The Charleston Promise Neighborhood.
Park Cafe’s South African Family meal dinner has been rescheduled for Wed. Sept. 19 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person; guests will enjoy four courses by chef Pat Gottschall paired with and inspired by Wine & Co.’s Joshua Walker’s recent trip to South Africa.
Pounce Cat Cafe hosts Comedy with Cats starting at 8:30 p.m. — like we’ve said before, you can’t eat the cats, but you do get one complimentary beverage to sip during the show (with more available for purchase). Local comedians Tanner Riley, Heath Richardson, and Joseph Coker bring the laughs.
Wine Down Wednesday is on starting at 5 p.m. at Old Towne Creek County Park.
Head to Craftsmen at 7 p.m. for She’s Crafty, an event featuring Charleston Brewsert beers brewed in collaboration with four local breweries.
The seventh annual Summerville Sweet Tea Festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Walk through shop and vendor booths as you listen to local musical talents.
Charleston Beer Week and Tattooed Moose celebrate Fruitoberfest with a fruity tap takeover at the Moose (downtown) starting at 5 p.m.
Wine pro Kevin Regan pops up with Merrow’s Garden Bar at Workshop starting at 4 p.m. Thurs., Fri., and Sat.
Low Tide Brewing and Charleston Waterkeeper host Drink for the Caws starting at 5:30 p.m. CAWS stands for the Cooper, Ashley, Wando, and Stono Rivers.
Daps and Charles Towne Fermentory host a beer release and karaoke party celebrating Daps’ first beer collab, an imperial pancake stout.
2nixons is stationed at Proof Friday and Saturday with the late night snacks you deserve.
Cocoa Academic hosts a tasting starting at noon at 6185 Rivers Ave.
Deep Water Vineyards hosts a fall chocolate pairing from noon to 4 p.m. Try a chardonnay with a rosemary lavender and sea salt blend truffle, a Deep Water blend with a fig truffle, a Low Country Red with a black raspberry truffle, and a Sea Island Red with a red wine syrup truffle.
Saturdays mean throwing down with the Castejons at Charles Towne Fermentory starting at 1 p.m. Feast on empanadas, brocheta, sandwiches, meatballs, and charcuterie.
Head to the Pacific Box & Crate Farmers Market starting at 9 a.m.
Summerville’s Homegrown Brewhouse hosts an Oktoberfest celebration running three weekends in a row starting this Saturday. Each Sat. at noon they’ll tap into a new cask from three different breweries. They’ll also have a Bavarian inspired meal, and a wide variety of German-style beers.
Celebrate The Barrel’s 5th annual Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer release starting at 1 p.m. There will be pretzel necklaces for everyone to snack on, live music from the Hans Schmidt German Band, German food and other grub served by Bearded Dogs, and plenty of German brews.
Learn how to make (and eat) three cheeses in three hours at Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy on Johns Island from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Have some pent up hurricane energy? Throw an axe at with Blade and Bull Axe Throwing at Rusty Bull starting at 3 p.m.
Bohemian Bull hosts a Sierra Nevada tap takeover starting at 2 p.m. — $1 from each beer goes to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
Get funky at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.