Charleston, SC Celebrates Restaurant WeekFor Immediate Release, January 2011
One of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations is hosting a weeklong celebration of its signature cuisine at special prices. From January 14 – 22, diners may enjoy $20 and $30 three course menus at more than 90 participating Charleston area restaurants. Options span the local culinary scene, which includes locavore cuisine, sustainable seafood, heirloom recipes and more. The Charleston area is one of only two cities to produce three consecutive James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, and Travelocity named it one of the world’s 10 Best Delicious Destinations for Foodies. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to taste the recipes and experience the restaurants that have recently appeared in publications including Savuer, Food + Wine and Southern Living.
From the sophisticated seared diver scallop, porcini mushroom risotto at The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn to the savory seafood platter at the family-owned Starfish Grille, participating restaurants range from elegant dining rooms to more casual establishments. Tickets are not required; however, reservations are strongly advised. Menus vary at every restaurant. Visit www.charlestonrestaurantweek.com for more information.
Restaurants offering three courses for $20 include Blackbeard’s Cove, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Charleston Crab House, Daniel Island Grille, Firewater Grille, FISH, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Hyman’s Seafood Company, Iacofano’s, J.Paul’z, Gilligan’s, Locklear’s Lowcountry Grill, Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant, North Towne Grill and Seafood, Old Towne Grill and Seafood, Palmetto Ale House, Queen Anne’s Revenge, RiverTowne Country Club, Social Restaurant +Wine Bar, Southend Brewery & Smokehouse, Starfish Grille, Sunfire Grill, T-Bonz on Old Towne Road, Tabbuli Grill, Toast of Charleston, Tsunami, Vespa Pizza, Virginia’s on King, Wild Wing Café Downtown, Wild Wing Café Market at Oakland, Wild Wing Café North Charleston, Wild Wing Café on Coleman, Yokoso and Zeus Grill.
Restaurants offering three courses for $30 include 39 Rue de Jean, 82 Queen, Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, Anson, Atlanticville, Bambu, Bocci’s Italian Restaurant, Blossom, Blu Restaurant & Bar, Boathouse at Breach Inlet, Carolina’s, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Coast, Cork Neighborhood Bistro, Cypress, Eurasia Café & Wine Bar, Fleet Landing, Fulton Five, Hall’s Chophouse, High Cotton, Hucks Lowcountry Table, Husk, Il Cortile del Re, La Fourchette, Lana, Langdon’s, Magnolia’s Uptown Down South, McCrady’s Restaurant, Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar, Oak Steakhouse, Oscar’s of Summerville, O-Ku, Old Village Post House, Palm Tree Grille at the Embassy Suites Airport Convention Center, Pearlz on Magnolia Road, Red Drum Gastropub, Red’s Ice House Bohicket Marina, Red’s Ice House Shem Creek, Rice Market, Rita’s Seaside Grille, Saffire at the Charleston Marriott, Shem Creek Bar & Grill, Slightly North of Broad, Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course, The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn, The Jasmine Porch at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Library at Vendue Inn, The Ocean Room at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Tomasso at Turtle Point, Trattoria Lucca, Tristan and Wentworth Grill. There are other dining offers by Grill 225, Liberty Tap Room, Pearlz Oyster Bar-Downtown and T-Bonz Gill & Grill- Downtown.
To continue whetting appetites, the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association’s annual Oyster Festival is slated for January 30, 2011, a wonderful epilogue for Restaurant Week. For more information please visit www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com.