Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Restaurant- Cypress Lowcountry Grille

Not to be outdone by Circa 1886, Cypress Lowcountry Grille is also offering a prix fixe dining experience.

Every night in December and January, except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Cypress is offering a three course meal for $39.00.

To start off your dining experience at Cypress, your choice of appetizers include crab cake, lobster bisque, or caesar salad. Entree choices include snapper and beef filet. To round out your meal, try choosing between carrot cake, black forest brownie, or creme brulee.

View the winter special menu by visiting: Cypress Lowcountry Grille's website.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Restaurant- Circa 1886

Charleston's award winning restaurant, Circa 1886, is helping guests save a little green.

From January 2-31, 2009, Circa 1886 is offering guests any four courses from its winter menu for just $49 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and beverages.

Help Circa 1886, located behind the Wentworth Mansion, celebrate its ninth year in business and save yourself some money all while enjoying terrific food.

To view the menu, visit Circa 1886's website.

Restaurant Update-Red Sky

**2016 Update--Red Sky is closed**

Red Sky, located on Seabrook Island, is now open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 am until 2 pm.

I'm a huge brunch fan and can't wait to sample Red Sky's offerings on my next trip to SI (too bad I have to wait until February!).

To learn more about Red Sky (and to get a foodie fix), visit its website by clicking here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More Holiday Happenings-Parade of Boats

Saturday, December 6, 2008 is the date for the 29th Annual Parade of Boats.

The boat parade begins approximately 5:00 pm (depending on wind and current conditions) near Mt. Pleasant and ends in the Ashley River at approximately 7:30 pm. Viewing from the Charleston peninsula begins about 6:30 pm.

Don't miss your chance to see boats decked out in holiday lights!

Holiday Candlelight Tour at the Edmondston-Alston House

Make this holiday season even more special! Purchase a ticket for the Holiday Candlelight Tour at the Edmondston-Alston House. This special tour will occur on Friday, December 5 and Friday, December 12, 2008 from 6-8 pm.

The Edmondston-Alston House was one of the first dwellings built on Charleston’s High Battery. Tours will be conducted by costumed interpreters.

Don't miss Christmas 1860...A Candlelight Tour of the Edmondston-Alston House! For ticket information and prices, call 843-722-7171.

Holiday Festival of Lights

Load up the family truckster and drive on out to the James Island County Park for some holiday fun. Charleston County Parks and Rec. puts on a spectacular drive-thru lights festival here every year.

The Holiday Festival of Lights runs through January 4, 2009. Hours are Sunday through Thursday nights 5:30-10 pm; Friday and Saturday nights 5:30-11 pm. Gate fee per vehicle starts at $10.

After you've toured the lights, be sure and visit Winter Wonderland to see the "Big Guy", Mr. Santa Claus, himself. To round out your night, stop by and see what all is happening in Santa's Village.

For all the scoop on the Holiday Festival of Lights, click here.

Holiday Happenings

Charleston’s Reindeer Run is this Saturday, December 6, 2008. Runners go off at 9 a.m. Walkers start at 9:05 a.m. You’ll want to get there early as over 2,500 people participated in 2007.

Reindeer Run is fun for the entire family, even Fido. The 5k course winds through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston.

What a great way to get the holiday season started! Bring out your family for some fun and exercise, all for a good cause (Proceeds benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston).

For more info, visit the Reindeer Run website.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Countdown Begins!

Well, if you're a runner the countdown started about 18 weeks ago. :-)

Saturday, December 6, 2008 is the 31st annual Kiawah Island Marathon (and half marathon). This is a great course--flat, fast, and scenic (my husband and I used parts of the course when training for the Disney Marathon back in 2002).

Because the Kiawah Island Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon it fills up quickly. Click here for 2008 spectator information and to view forthcoming race photos.