On the Menu for Jan. 29, 2013

On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s extensive culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to dailyjournal@scbiznews.com.

In celebration of its 31st anniversary, 82 Queen is offering a prix-fixe menu for $31 through Feb. 13 . Diners will have the option of ordering from the standard menu or from the anniversary menu, which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The restaurant also has a revamped wine list. For more information, visit www.82queen.com.

Downtown Charleston restaurants Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton and the Old Village Post House in Mount Pleasant are offering prix-fixe dinner menus Feb. 14. To make a reservation at High Cotton, call 843-724-3815; Slightly North of Broad, 843-723-3424; and Old Village Post House, 843-388-8935.

Irvin House Vineyards is holding its annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival Feb. 9. (Photo/Provided)
Irvin House Vineyards is holding its annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival Feb. 9. (Photo/Provided)

After a month of “giving the grapes a break” and a deep clean in January, Irvin House Vineyards will reopen Friday for tastings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The vineyard also is hosting the second annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the vineyard on Wadmalaw Island. No admission is charged; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

All-you-can-eat oysters from Holy City Seafood will be $15 and other food will be available from Stono Cafe and Diggity Donuts. There will be live music by Bullgrapes of Frogmore. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin House Vineyards winery are $6 to taste six of 15 flavors of Firefly Vodka and Sea Island Rums and $4 to taste five wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.

Transportation to and from the event is available through the Lowcountry Loop Trolley for $19.95 per person. Limited seats are available; make reservations at www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com or by calling 843-654-5199. Pickup locations are noon at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre; 12:15 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park; and 12:30 p.m. at Charleston Visitors Center.

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