Thursday, January 28, 2010

Charleston Restaurants and Diners- NO locally caught grouper

Bad news!  If you love partaking in Charleston's delicious locally caught grouper, black sea bass, red porgy and/or red snapper, you're out of luck.  As of January 1, 2010, the US Government closed fishing of these species for at least four to six months.

The New York Times posted a story yesterday on the plight of Charleston fisherman, Mark Marhefka.  To read the story, click here--NYTimes.

Local fishermen are being forced to change their fishing habits like the tide.  And, we, diners, will have to change our tastes. 

Anyone for  triggerfish, king mackerel or amberjack?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Biking for fun! Seabrook Island to Kiawah Island

The Kiawah Island Parkway Bike Path  officially opened  Friday, January 22, 2010.  This parkway connects the paths on Kiawah to Freshfields Village.

Now one can bike from Seabrook Island to Freshfields using the bike path pictured below:

From Freshfields, bikers can ride to Kiawah.   For real adventure, why not consider riding all the way to the Ocean Course?

For those who want a leisurely bike ride, how about biking from Seabrook Island to Freshfields for some shopping and good eats (for breakfast, try JavaJava Coffee House or Vincent's Drug Store and Soda Fountain; lunch eateries include Ladles, King St. Grille, and others).

Once re-fueled, bikers can continue their rides using the new Kiawah Island Parkway bike path.  On Kiawah, consider visiting the Straw Market for a meal at Shrimpers or an ice cream snack at Scoopers!

Ride on!!

**Please remember to observe all posted safety regulations and be mindful of others as you enjoy the bike paths in and around Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Restaurants-Poogan's Porch

Woohoo! Poogan's Porch is doing it again in 2010!

Poogan's Porch, 72 Queen Street, is welcoming 2010 by rolling back prices to 1978!!

Sunday through Thursday during the months of January and February 2010 will be extra special at Poogan's. The dinner menu will feature the restaurant's 1978 prices.

Highlights of the menu include Oyster Queen Street for $2.99 (regularly $7.95), Brandy-Glazed Pork Tenderloin for $8.00 (regularly $16) and Buttermilk Chicken for $7.99 (regularly $14). All entrees are served with fresh vegetables, rice and homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Be sure and check out the rollback menu at Poogan's website. Mmmm, I love PP's fried green tomatoes!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Restaurants--Fleet Landing $5 Specials

Fleet Landing is turning 5!! In honor of its birthday, the restaurant will be offering $5.00 specials during the week of January 19-23, 2010.

$5.00 blue plate specials and seafood baskets will be available during lunch and $5.00 appetizers and desserts during dinner. The celebration week will end on Saturday with steamed oyster buckets being offered for $5.00.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Horses need exercise too!

A new year means a new exercise plan, right?

The Equestrian Center on Seabrook Island must believe its horses need exercise (could it be all those apples and carrots we fed the horses over the holidays??).

For the months of January and February 2010, two people can enjoy a trail ride on horseback for only $100.

Call Gwen at 843-768-7541 to make your Seabrook Island trail ride.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Charleston Restaurant Deals

Be sure to check out Charleston City Paper to stay up to date on food and drink deals.

This week's deals can be found by clicking here.

Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

South Carolina Restaurant Week-January 11-17, 2010

Have I died and gone to heaven? An entire week dedicated to eating at restaurants!

January 11-17, 2010 has been proclaimed as South Carolina Restaurant Week. All the major towns around South Carolina are participating including Charleston.

Have you seen the list of Charleston restaurants that are participating? No? Then visit So much food to enjoy and so many restaurants to choose from during the "most delicious week of 2010."

You'll want to become a Facebook Fan of Charleston's Restaurant Week to keep up with all the lastest happenings. To become a fan search Facebook for "Charleston Restaurant Week" or by clicking here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another reason to eat out on January 7, 2010

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar will be offering a lunch and dinner special on Thursday, January 7, 2010.

For $15 you will enjoy 3 Sicilian wines paired with 3 Sicilian tapas dishes. The special will be available during lunch hours (11:00 am-2:00 pm) and dinner hours from 5:30-9:00 pm.

Eat up!

New Year, New Specials

Happy 2010! Fabulous "good eats" deals for January 2010 are coming out of the best restaurants in Charleston.

To honor of the year 2010, Circa 1886 is offering a seasonal appetizer and two glasses of wine for only $20.10 during January.

The Maverick Restaurants, including SNOB and High Cotton, have a January special too. It's a "3 for $30", a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $30.00. Menus change nightly.

Are you hungry yet? Perhaps the diet can wait until February.