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The Old Village Post House and Palmetto Brewing Co. will host a beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Chef de cuisine Forrest Parker will prepare a menu of Post House pretzels and mustard, local mussels, Keegan-Filion cassoulet, chick pea crusted sunburst trout and King Bean mocha coffee flan. Palmetto Brewing Co. will provide its limited special release, Ghost Rider beer, which is made with ghost peppers.
The dinner is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-388-8935. The Old Village Post House is located at 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant.
Vidalco S.C. will welcome Marcos Lopes Paulo, director of FTP Vinhos of Portugal, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Goat. Sheep. Cow., 106 Church St. in Charleston. Attendees will be able to taste a sampling of wines from FTP Vinhos. Paulo will be on hand to explain the wine-making process and why Portuguese wines are a good value. He will also be signing bottles at this event.
Pane e Vino, 201 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, will be open for dinner on Sundays beginning April 7.
Thomas Creek Brewing is taking over the taps at Closed for Business on Wednesday. The brewery is bringing its Amber, Pilsner, Class 5, Up the Creek, Red Ale and Chocolate Orange IPA. Casey Smith, vice president of sales, will be on hand to talk about the brews.
On March 27, Boulder Brewing will take over the taps with Hazed and Infused, Mojo IPA, Flashback IBA, Obovoid, Honey of a Saison and Mojo Rising. Brittney Heuerman from Boulder will be on-site for the event.
Closed for Business is located at 453 King St. in Charleston.
The Charleston RiverDogs is adding new items to the menu. The RiverDogs will transform the former Nacho House to a taco house, called Wacko Taco. The menu will feature a Chipotle chicken, beef or pulled pork taco. It will also offer the MUSC urban farm veggie taco. Fresh vegetables and herbs used in the tacos will be harvested from the Medical University of South Carolina’s urban garden for each home stand. The club will continue to offer its kitchen sink nachos.
Other new items include the peanut butter and pepper jelly, jalapeno bacon burger, freshly fried pork rinds and pork cracklins, and deep-fried peanuts in sea salt or barbecue flavor.
For drinks, the RiverDogs will offer beer shakes this year, available in three flavors: Palmetto Espresso Porter Chocolate, Guinness Caramel and Sweetwater 420 Strawberry. Other additions include Moonshine Margaritas and Pig Swig, a beer created by Piggly Wiggly.
The new kid’s meal will feature a slice of Little Caesars Pizza, a bag of trail mix and a juice box.
The home opener for the RiverDogs’ 2013 season begins April 11 with a seven-game home stand that features the Augusta GreenJackets and the Rome Braves.
High Cotton will hold a wine dinner featuring wines from Anne Amie Vineyards at 6:30 p.m. April 4. Executive chef Joe Palma will create a five-course menu featuring seafood dishes, including Otter Island oysters two ways; lobster salad; charred Portuguese octopus; and striped bass en papillote.
Anne Amie estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
The dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-724-3815. High Cotton is located at 199 E. Bay St., Charleston.