On the Menu for April 15, 2014

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.

Slightly North of Broad has new farmer-inspired cocktails, highlighting six local farms. (Photo provided)
Slightly North of Broad has new farmer-inspired cocktails, highlighting six local farms. (Photo provided)

Slightly North of Broad has new farmer-inspired cocktails, highlighting six local farms: Pete Ambrose of Ambrose Farms; Dan Kennerty of Kennerty Farms; Billy Hayes of Blackbird Farms; Wes Melling of Kurios Farm; Annie and Marc Filion of Keegan-Filion Farm; and Kenny “Skinny” Melton of Lowlands Farm.

Chef Russ Moore and beverage manager Stacey Walsh spearheaded the farmer-inspired cocktail list, which features a variety of flavors: arugula paired with grapefruit; cucumber with cilantro and tequila; honey and preserved lemon; basil with plum bitters and sparkling wine.


The Kickin’ Chicken’s $5 cheap eats menu showcases new items such as the grilled chicken flatbreads. (Photo provided)
The Kickin’ Chicken’s $5 cheap eats menu showcases new items such as the grilled chicken flatbreads. (Photo provided)

The Kickin’ Chicken, with five locally owned and operated locations throughout Charleston, has revamped its happy hour menu. Happy hour features $1 off all wine, $2 domestic bottles, $3 wells and $4 craft drafts Monday to Friday, 4-7 p.m. The $5 cheap eats menu includes fried staples such as mozzarella sticks, fried pickles and kickin’ nuggets and also showcases new items such as the grilled chicken flatbreads. The menu is also available 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.


The Coastal Cupboard in Mount Pleasant recently launched Le Creuset’s new stainless steel cookware line. The shop, located in Belle Hall Shopping Center, celebrated with a launch party on Saturday.


Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate has launched an Easter line, including Easter bunnies decorated with royal icing flowers. (Photo provided)
Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate has launched an Easter line, including Easter bunnies decorated with royal icing flowers. (Photo provided)

Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate and proprietors Mark Gray and David Vagasky have launched an Easter line, including Easter bunnies decorated with royal icing flowers, chocolate eggs that can be personalized and wrapped in wicker baskets, and bunnies pulling carts of treats.

The items are for sale on Cacao’s website, at its chocolate kitchen on James Island, at Southern Season and The Coastal Cupboard in Mount Pleasant, and at Four Green Fields Gallery in Summerville.


Circa 1886 is hosting a Cocktail Supper at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Circa 1886’s Cocktail Supper features four spirit selections from two of Charleston’s newest distilleries — Striped Pig and High Wire Distilling Co. The Cocktail Supper kicks off with a reception on the patio before a four-course dinner inspired by classic rum, gin, vodka and moonshine cocktail recipes. Cost is $65, plus taxes and gratuity. Space is limited; call 843-853-7828.


Charleston’s Striped Pig Distillery is opening its doors to educate those who are interested in learning more about the art of spirit making. Head distiller Johnny Pieper will lead the introduction to craft spirit distilling class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 26. Tickets are $110 and include lunch. Call 843-276-3201 or email info@stripedpigdistillery.com. Tickets must be prepaid by April 23.


The Charleston RiverDogs have partnered with Palmetto Brewery for a Thirsty Thursday postgame concert series that features local and regional bands. The RiverDogs will take on the Rome Braves at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, then the Dunder Chiefs of Rock Hill will perform a mixture of folk, rock and bluegrass.


Hospitality Management Group and chef Craig Deihl have opened Artisan Meat Share at 33 Spring St. in Charleston. The 30-seat sandwich and butcher retail shop will showcase Deihl's award-winning charcuterie, freshly butchered meat and sandwiches.

The 1,100-square-foot shop will offer selections of Deihl's charcuterie by the quarter pound, in addition to an array of unique sandwich combinations.

The menu features burgers, a breakfast sandwich, an Italian cold cut sub and a pate melt. Retail selections include condiments such as bacon jam, kimchee, pimiento cheese and sauerkraut.


Every Thursday Southern Season hosts Thursdays Uncorked, a series of tasting events featuring wines from around the world and food pairings. Tickets are $15, and the tastings begin at 5 p.m. This week’s tasting is of Easter feast wines to help guests find the right wine for their Easter dinner. Southern Season is located at 730 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. For more information, call 843-416-3965.


Entrepreneur Laura Angermeier is bringing the subscription box trend to the Holy City with the launch of Charleston Epicurean.

Subscription boxes allow consumers to purchase a box of themed goods selected by the company that arrives once a month. Charleston Epicurean will assemble a box of four to six locally made culinary items each month to ship to subscribers. Every box is unique, featuring full-size items, such as olive oil, fried peanuts, artisan marshmallows, Lowcountry grits, Charleston gold rice and praline pecans. The boxes cost $35 a month, including shipping, with options for one-time delivery or three-, six- or 12-month subscriptions.

For more information about Charleston Epicurean, visit www.charlestonepicurean.com.

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