On the Menu for July 8, 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.

Charleston Distilling Co., a new distillery and event space, will open July 14 for tours and tastings. Located in the Upper King area of downtown Charleston, Charleston Distilling Co. creates small-batch craft spirits distilled from local grains in small batches.

The company, created by master distiller Brent Stephens, CEO Stephen Heilman and event sales manager Alison Curry, will produce small-batch vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon, as well as liqueurs. The first four products are King Charles Vodka, Jasper’s Gin, Jasper’s Barrel-Aged Gin, and a ginger-cinnamon whiskey liqueur dubbed Tolerance. Additional spirits and liqueurs are scheduled to roll out during the year.

The grains used are grown in partnership with Flowers Farm in Summerton and milled by head distiller Mikell Elliot, who will also run the tour and tasting sessions at the distillery.

Charleston Distilling Co., 501 King St., will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The distillery space is also available for private events after 7 p.m.

82 Queen in downtown Charleston is introducing new bar and happy hour menus. The new bar menu includes some of 82 Queen’s most popular dishes, such as barbecue shrimp and grits, Carolina crab cake and the Southern stuffed burger, as well as a few new items, including peaches and jalapeno poppers and fish tacos. A new happy hour menu will have special deals on cocktails, beer and wine.

The bar menu is available from 3-5:30 p.m. daily, and the happy hour menu is available 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both menus are available only in the bar area.

Lowcountry Bistro at 49 S. Market St. in downtown Charleston is celebrating its second anniversary with a 2 for $22 special for dinner through Friday. Diners can choose any single appetizer and entree from the menu.

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