Tonight’s Taste of the Market Tackles Oyster Theme

Although this month’s Taste of the Market oyster theme challenged restaurants which don’t serve seafood, 14 venues are participating in tonight’s food-sampling event.

“Unfortunately, we do not have an Oyster frozen yogurt,” reports a representative of Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt and Treats, which plans to scoop flavors including pineapple, chocolate and salted caramel popcorn.

The City Market Hospitality Association and Charleston Culinary Tours last year introduced the monthly event, held in the Palmetto Carriage Company lot on Anson Street. Designed to lure eaters back downtown, Taste of the Market features live music, gift card raffles and beer, in addition to the snacks.

For tonight’s edition of the 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. event, Lowcountry Bistro is preparing oyster stew; Noisy Oyster is making tasso-butter baked oysters and Charleston Crab House is readying oysters McClellanville. (Molly Darcys is gamely chipping in whiskey mussels.)

Tickets to the event are $10, and entitle holders to all-night happy hour pricing at participating restaurants.

Taste of the Market is held on the third Thursday of the month.

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