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Hosted by the Charleston Restaurant Association, Charleston Restaurant Week kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sept. 16 with more than 100 area restaurants offering special pricing. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus of three items for $20, $30 or $40. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com.
Westbrook Brewing Co. and Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier are hosting a chocolate and beer pairing workshop. Enjoy six beer and chocolate combinations at Westbrook's tasting room in Mount Pleasant from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22. For $20, participants get a souvenir tasting glass and will be led through the tasting process by Christophe Paume and Edward Westbrook.
Paume is a third-generation French chocolatier and owner of Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier. Edward and Morgan Westbrook established Westbrook Brewing Co. in 2010.
The tasting room and brewery is located at 510 Ridge Road in Mount Pleasant. For more information or to register, call 843-297-8674 or 843-654-9114. This event is for ages 21 and older only.
City of Charleston Fire Chief Karen E. Brack will speak at the Small Business Lunch at Halls Thursday at Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. in Charleston. Brack took over the Charleston Fire Department last month. With more than 30 years of firefighting experience, she comes to Charleston from Eugene, Ore., where she was the deputy chief of shift operations. Lunch is $28, which includes parking and a three-course meal by Halls Executive Chef Matthew Niessner. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. For more information, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.smallbusinesslunchathalls.com.