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Sippin’ Saturdays at Irvin-House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island continue through the fall. Every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., the winery serves fare from a different local food vendor and hosts a musical group for entertainment. There is no admission fee; food and drink are available for purchase.
Irvin-House Vineyards Wine-a-Ritas will be served on the patio and Irvin-House Vineyards wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin-House Vineyard winery are $6 to taste six of the 24 flavors of Firefly spirits and $5 to taste five wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.
Wild Dunes Resort is holding its inaugural Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The event will include a variety of local, regional and national craft beers, as well as corn hole, bocce ball and table tennis, plus live music. Day pass tickets, which include unlimited food and drinks, are $30 per person in advance, or $40 at the door. Tickets for a la carte food and beverages may also be purchased for $1 each. Call 843-886-6000.
Old Village Post House is hosting an heirloom tomato dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Executive Chef Frank Lee and sous chef Tim Pettit have created a menu that highlights heirloom tomatoes. Each course will be paired with wines chosen by wine and beverage manager Tony Norton.
The menu includes chicken liver pate with brioche and green tomato chutney; cherry tomatoes with burrata mozzarella pesto; clam and gazpacho shooter; tomato sorbet; tomato panzanella salad; sunburst trout with grated plum tomatoes; teres major medallions with yellow tomato polenta; and a variety of desserts.
The dinner is $70 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; call 843-388-8935. The Old Village Post House is located at 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant.
The fourth Avondale Restaurant Week continues through Sunday. Restaurants will be offering special menus of three courses for $20. Participating restaurants are Triangle Char & Bar, Pearlz Little Oyster Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Al Di La, Mex 1 and Nirlep Indian Restaurant.
The City Market Hospitality Association has teamed up with Charleston Culinary Tours for Taste of the Market on Thursday. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the Palmetto Carriage Co. Lot on Anson Street.
Market Street-area restaurants and stores will have tents and tables set up with samples of food, a chef demo by Matt Paul of Lowcountry Bistro and live music by The Bushels. Participating restaurants include Lowcountry Bistro, The Peanut Shop of Charleston, Noisy Oyster, Mad River, A.W. Shucks, Wild Wing Cafe, Tabbuli, Charleston Crab House, Henry’s and Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill.
Tickets are $10 per person; free for children 10 and younger. Tickets will include a sample from each vendor, plus access to specials that evening at the participating restaurants and retailers on Market Street.