Fleet Landing Celebrates SEWE With 10-Buck Oyster Buckets

Just because you don’t need a rod or gun to collect shellfish doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy bivalves during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: Fleet Landing is serving up oysters by the bucket.

The restaurant at 186 Concord St. is offering $10 pails for lunch today, tomorrow and Sunday; the deal’s available until supplies run out. For more information, call 722-8100.

Poogan’s Porch Rollback Menu Returns

Today marks the start of Poogan’s Porch’s annual price rollback, featuring markdowns that would make most Restaurant Week participants blush.

Grilled mahi mahi, typically priced at $25, will be sold for $11.50 during the promotion; a $23 salmon and $22 shrimp and grits are each available for $11.99. Prices on soups and salads are also slashed, with a $10 alligator salad going for $4.99.

The rollback menu is available nightly until Feb. 13. Reservations are recommended.

Charleston Restaurant Week Adds More Lunchtime Options

codaCharleston Restaurant Week’s Fall 2013 lunch initiative was so successful that sponsor Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA) is repeating the program, with 13 restaurants scheduled to serve midday meals during this month’s edition of the popular dining event.

Butcher & Bee, making its Charleston Restaurant Week debut, is one of the restaurants offering lunch: Its sample three-course menu, priced at $30 for two people, includes matzoh ball soup; kale slaw and grilled cheese.

Other first-timers among the 142 restaurants serving up prix-fixe menus from Jan. 8-Jan. 19 include The Lot; Indaco; Coda del Pesce and McCrady’s, where diners will have their pick of dishes such as beef tartare; snapper with Carolina Gold rice polenta; aged duck and savarin oat cake for $40.

Reservations are highly recommended. For a complete list of restaurants and featured menus, visit GCRA’s website.

Indigo Road Offers Hotel-and-Dinner Deal in January

proj_oak_pixThe post-holiday restaurant lull usually produces a raft of good eating deals, but a new stay-and-dine promotion from Indigo Road and Charlestowne Hotels is pretty good even by January standards.

During January, the restaurant group and hotel management company are offering discounted downtown rooms which come with a $100 Indigo Road gift card, good at Oak Steakhouse, O-Ku, The Cocktail Club, The Macintosh or Indaco. The rates are slightly higher on weekends, and six nights are excluded from the promotion, but there are plenty of attractive arrangements available. For instance, $179 buys dinner and a weeknight room at the Andrew Pinckney Inn, The Elliott House Inn or King Charles Inn.

The French Quarter Inn and King Charles Inn are also participating.

For more information, call your chosen hotel directly.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Rides Into North Charleston

Family_PackDickey’s Barbecue Pit opens Thursday in North Charleston, offering an array of promotions. But will the restaurant serve up true Texas barbecue?

Depends who you ask. Franchise owner Vedit Patel, who discovered Dickey’s as a University of Arizona student, has said he’s “excited about opening a Texas barbecue restaurant.” And the chain has so many fans in the Lone Star state that its exclusion from Texas Monthly’s list of top 50 BBQ joints provoked a spate of angry e-mails from outraged Dickey’s fans.

“We assume this is satire,” barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn wrote in his official response to the complaint. Introducing an earlier iteration of the list, the magazine’s food editor, Patricia Sharpe, dismissed Dickey’s output as “mediocre.” Continue reading

Restaurants Offer Free Meals to Vets and Servicemembers Today



Much to the chagrin of a reader who called this morning, most restaurants offering Veterans Day deals aren’t extending them to military family members. But if you’re an active or former service member (and have the ID or uniform to prove it), you’re eligible to eat for free at dozens of chain restaurants today.

Locations aren’t required to participate in the national promotions, so make sure to call your chosen destination before dining. And prices don’t include beverage, tax or tip, unless otherwise noted.

About.com has compiled perhaps the most comprehensive online list of Veterans Day offers. The following freebies are likely to be of interest to eaters in the Charleston area; click the links for further details: Continue reading

Home Team BBQ Offers $7 Deals for 7th Anniversary

Fans of Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ surely hope the restaurant’s around for a very long time – and that it changes its anniversary-celebrating strategy before it gets old.

For now, though, matching prices to the restaurant’s age is a very good deal: To mark its seventh birthday, Home Team on Nov. 16 is selling $7 pork platters, $7 all-you-can-eat oysters and $7 gamechangers (Home Team’s signature frozen drink) at its West Ashley location.

“We really love being a part of the Charleston culinary community,” owner Aaron Siegel is quoted as saying in a release.

The West Ashley store is at 1205 Ashley River Road.

Stars Offers $25 App, Entree and Dessert on October Mondays

IMG_7278-300x200Stars is marking its first anniversary on Mondays throughout October with a $25 three-course menu.

The Upper King restaurant, known for its rooftop bar, officially opened on Oct. 5, 2012, should you choose to toast the achievement on Saturday. But the promotional menu rolls out two days later; a release says the “choices will change from week to week.”

“Patrons can expect popular selections such as Dino Kale Salad, Grill Room Steak and Smoked Chocolate S’more Pie,” the release continues.

The restaurant’s located at 495 King St. For more information on the weekly celebration, check out Stars’ blog.

PURE’s Patron Dining Program Returns for Second Season

Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino

A dining discount program available to PURE Theater full-season subscribers is returning for an encore performance.

After a successful debut run last season, the Patron Dining Program is again being listed among the benefits offered to theatergoers who purchase the $200, six-ticket flex package. Participants are eligible for deals on the same nights they attend shows: According to the program’s developer, board member Terry Fox, the deals “differ by establishment, and range from 25 percent discounts on meal and drink to specialty cocktail and appetizer combos.” Continue reading