Local Brides Sweet on Biscuit Bars

Although not yet as popular as a drippy chocolate fountain, biscuit bars – featuring split buttermilk biscuits and fixings – are increasingly showing up at Southern weddings.

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“With a variety of options and toppings, food bars are the best way to let your guests play with their food,” the bridal magazine The Knot earlier this year decreed in an online story titled “12 Surprising Food Bars You’ve Never Seen Before!” The post endorsed taco bars, doughnut bars, mashed potato bars, grilled cheese bars and biscuit bars, illustrated with a photo supplied by Charleston planner A Lowcountry Wedding.

After Charleston Grill chef Michelle Weaver staged a biscuit bar for June’s Bon Appetit Grub Crawl, Charleston Place added the amenity to its list of available event services. Continue reading

Big Billy’s Offering Cash for Best Burger

billburg2If your ideal burger is dressed with sardines and kimchi, you’re out of luck at Big Billy’s Burger Joint. But if you can combine the North Charleston restaurant’s existing patties and toppings to create the perfect sandwich, there may be $250 in it for you.

Big Billy’s this month started choosing a weekly winner in its “Build a Burger” contest, which runs through Sept. 6. The top finisher will receive a $250 prize and the priceless honor of having his or her creation added to the specials menu.

The dozens of ingredients available for burger construction include sliced mushrooms, ham, chow chow, queso and honey horseradish sauce. The second week’s winner garnished his burger with roasted red pepper, fried pickles, caramelized red onions and mac-n-cheese.

To play, ask a Big Billy’s server for an entry form.