Local Entrepreneur Introduces Mobile Dim Sum Concept

aramarktruckDim sum has been on a roll seemingly since the invention of the wheeled metal cart, but a Mt. Pleasant entrepreneur is taking the mobile concept a step further with a dim sum food truck.

Although Chad Moore hasn’t yet hit the road, he’s purchased an old Aramark truck and this week flew to Hong Kong for an intensive dumpling tutorial. The preliminary menu for Dim Sum Good Thoughts includes har gow (translucent shrimp dumplings); shumai (tightly-packed pork dumplings, although Moore’s plotting a vegetarian version) and fun guo (the typically thicker-skinned pork and shrimp dumplings), as well as a pair of barbecue buns. He’s also contemplating serving xiao long bao, the soup dumplings that are the subject of countless obsessions.

To fund the project, Moore’s posted a $15,000 ask on Kickstarter. Within a day of launching his campaign, he’d received $1125 from three backers. Continue reading

New Happy Hour Menu at Fish

fishAlthough Fish recently did away with its lunchtime deal, the downtown restaurant hasn’t yet quit offering sale prices before sundown.

The revamped Happy Hour menu, which runs every day from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., features a selection of small plates and discounted drinks. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the cost of cheese plates and bottles of wine under $90 is marked down 50 percent. On Fridays and Saturdays, the food special is $6 dumplings. Six bucks also buys mussels and fries on Tuesdays; a French-Asian small plate on Thursdays and noodle bowls on Sundays.

House wine, well liquor and house Champagne are priced at $4 a drink during Happy Hour.

For more information, visit fishrestaurantcharleston.com.