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Jack’s Cosmic Dogs has teamed up with Sep Harvin of the Williamsburg Packing Co. in Kingstree to produce four new locally made sausages. New product items will include a bratwurst, all-beef kielbasa, chicken chorizo and hot Italian. Toppings will be Cosmic Dogs favorites with added condiments like Jack’s BBQ sauce, Jack’s zippy onion relish and their new mango peppa ketchup. Jack’s Cosmic Dogs has locations in Mount Pleasant, James Island and West Ashley, and is open 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
82 Queen is introducing a two-part summer menu. The “Queen's Classics” menu features traditional Lowcountry dishes while the “Influences” menu pays homage to rich, Caribbean flavors. The classic menu is reminiscent of the menu first offered when 82 Queen opened in 1982. Designed by Steve Kish, the first executive chef and now owner, the menu features she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and barbecue shrimp and grits. The “Influences” menu features jerk roasted chicken, Caribbean braised pork shank and house-grown aubergine fries drizzled with wild South Carolina rosemary honey.
Kevin Johnson, executive chef at The Grocery, will be part of a special dinner at Heirloom Book Co. on July 17. (Photo/Provided)
Executive chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery is teaming up with Damien Schaefer, the creator of the James Beard-nominated dining experience and Cooking Channel television show, The Four Coursemen, for a special dinner at Heirloom Book Co., 123 King St. in Charleston, on July 17. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a collaborative, multi-course meal prepared by Johnson and Schaefer. Grassroots Wine is providing pairings, and will be on hand to discuss the vintages. Lowland and Rebellion Farms — among other local producers — are supplying ingredients. Additional guest chefs include Dean Neff, executive chef at Five and Ten in Athens, Ga.; Matt Downes, owner of Luna Baking Corp. in Athens, Ga.; and Ken Manring, chef and owner of White Tiger Gourmet in Athens, Ga. The dinner is $100 per person, including tax, with a portion of ticket sales donated to Slow Food Charleston. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 843-722-6377.
The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association is hosting the seventh annual Palette and Palate Stroll from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 13. Guests will stroll through the historic streets of downtown Charleston, making stops at the city’s galleries to enjoy the artwork while dining on fine cuisine prepared by Charleston chefs. The theme for this year is Southern Art Paired with Southern Food and participating restaurants are encouraged to use local, seasonal products.
The pairings are:
- Corrigan Gallery — Barsa Tapas
- Dog and Horse Gallery — Circa 1886
- Ella W. Richardson Fine Art — BLU
- Helena Fox Fine Art — Anson
- Horton Hayes Fine Art — Oak
- Smith Killian Fine Art — McCrady’s
- The Sylvan Gallery — Eli’s Table
- Wells Gallery — Social
The event is presented as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Studio Series, benefiting visual arts programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux and the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at www.cfada.com.