Fish Opens Early for Runners (And Their Cheering Fans)

racedayAccording to nutritionists, the best foods to eat after a strenuous workout include quinoa salad; scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast with avocado. But if your tastes run more toward lobster croque monsieur, Fish has got you covered on Cooper River Bridge Run Day.

In honor of the race, which annually draws upward of 40,000 competitors, the upper King restaurant is opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 5. The restaurant is limiting its morning service to small and medium plates, with mimosas and bloody Marys priced at two bucks with the purchase of a dish. Continue reading

Sweet CeCe’s to Open Cold-Pressed Juice “Retail-Lab”

Darryl Cobb Sweet CeCe'sSweet CeCe’s, which got its start as a frozen yogurt shop, is swerving into science with its latest menu addition.

At the store’s planned juicing station, which a press release describes as “a cross between a traditional juice bar and a clinical cleanse,” customers will have the option of completing a survey developed by a natural health specialist who’s partnered with “a select group of researchers” to determine the health effects of drinking cold-pressed juice.

Neda Smith of Natural Neda says “participation is 100 percent voluntary and confidential,” so customers who don’t want to share whether their spinach, cucumber and celery beverage made them feel tired, hungry or mentally sharp are off the hook. Continue reading

Publix-Sponsored Healthy Eating Fundraiser Underway

A national Publix charitable campaign which last year raised $105,000 for schools is back for a second run.

From now until Oct. 30, Publix shoppers can contribute to “Healthy Families, Helping Kids” by buying select fruits and vegetables. Based on sales, participating produce suppliers will make a cash donation supporting classroom nutritional projects.

Publix last year funded 420 projects, including projects at James Island Elementary School and West Ashley High School. The grocery chain is urging local teachers to apply for funding through donorschoose.org; eligibility requirements are posted here.