The Current Oyster Roast Calendar

Two more roasts appear on this edition of the calendar. Here’s where to slurp:

(Roasts are all-you-can-eat and don’t include drinks, unless otherwise noted.)

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WHAT: Weekly Thursday Night Oyster Roast

WHERE: 82 Queen

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7-Thursday, Dec. 12

WHY: “Back in the day, our courtyard raw-bar was a staple for oysters and we thought we would bring back a little of our roots,” Jonathan Kish, CFO of 82 Queen, is quoted as saying in a release.

WORTH KNOWING: The restaurant will host a four-course finale party on Friday, Dec. 13. For more details or to reserve a seat, call  Johnny Williams at 723-7591.

COST: $11 buys a bucket of oysters.

MORE INFO: 82queen.com

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Tickets on Sale for Charleston Food + Wine Ticket Launch

Bocce and badminton are the newest additions to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s annual Ticket Launch party, scheduled for the Mixson Bath & Racquet Club on Sept. 18. Tickets to the evening event — priced at $40 apiece — are now on sale.

In addition to participatory sports, the kick-off will feature local chefs, artisans and bartenders, offering up samples of their food and drink. Other cast members include local cookbook authors and Charleston Symphony Orchestra members, who will provide the event’s musical accompaniment.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event’s line-up, visit the festival’s website.