Joe Pasta will reopen Friday, March 15 at 4:00 PM after a small fire damaged the restaurant February 26. Known for affordable Italian specialties and sidewalk dining, Joe Pasta has anchored the corner at King Street and John since 1998.
"While the fire was a definite setback, it's just another bump in the road on Joe Pasta's long lasting journey. We're working hard to reopen bigger, better, stronger than ever," said Joe Pasta owner Harrison Edelson. Edelson is known in the community for his support of Chief Gregory Mullen's Responsible Hospitality Group, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and charities served by the Cooper River Bridge Run Taste of the Race.
In January, Joe Pasta's much-loved bartender Serjei Cahuantzi was killed in a car accident on I-526 by an alleged drunk driver. His loss has been widely felt in Charleston's food and beverage community.
Join The Macintosh for An Evening With Eileen Crane, Monday, March 11th at 6pm. Eileen is the Napa Valley winery, Domaine Carneros, winemaker and co-founder. Domaine Carneros wines will be featured along with recommended menu pairings.
Reservations are recommended. Call The Macintosh at (843) 789-4299 and please note your interest in the Domaine Carneros Event when making your reservations.
On Saturday, March 2ndThe Art Institute of Charleston presents Festival After Hours: Party Around the World, a Charleston Wine + Food Festival event. If you thought the 2012 Festival After Hours was a great party, you haven’t seen anything yet! This year’s event will return to the expansive Bus Shed and will feature a new international twist to bring an even wider variety of food, drinks, performers and music.
Enjoy food by O-Ku, Caviar & Bananas, Barsa Tapas, Lounge & Bar and more. Experience cuisine and beverages representing countries including China, Italy, Germany, Spain, Mexico and more for an evening that’s sure to be a party in every language! Guests are encouraged to dress in attire inspired by their favorite featured country.
On February 28th, join Halls Chophouse for a special dinner featuring Mr. Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery. Enjoy 4 courses, wonderfully prepared by Chef Matthew Niessner plus reception and appetizers. Reception at 7pm with 7:30pm dinner to follow.
SieMatic presents Passport to Pairings, a Charleston Wine + Food Festival event on Friday, March 1st at 12pm. Prepare your palate for an afternoon of culinary indulgence at the historic Thomas Bennett House in downtown Charleston. Eight esteemed wineries of the Festival pour tastings of their classic white and red varietals that we know and love along with a few not so predictable bottlings some are passionate about producing.
Each winery will be paired with a Charleston Chef who will artfully prepare a dish for each wine in the hopes of creating the ultimate wine and food pairing. Let your palate be your guide as you stroll, sip and taste your way through the gorgeous house, spacious piazza and impeccable gardens.
Bodega Norton, Mendoza, Argentina
Dinastia Vivanco, Rioja, Spain
Lis Neris Winery, San Lorenzo Isontino, Friuli, Italy
Like wine? Like delicious French fare? Oui!
Then join Fish for a special evening that toasts one of France’s richest winemaking traditions: the century-old Beaujolais Nouveau celebration, marking the success of another year’s harvest.
Fish's own Certified Specialist of Wine and general manager Jodie Battles has partnered with local distributor Advintage to present Charleston’s first taste of limited, high-caliber 2012 crus from the legendary Beaujolais wine region – often overshadowed by the more popular Beaujolais Nouveau.
Even better, French Master Chef Nico Romo will serve a five-course French dining menu as you uncover the lively history and unique character of five different Beaujolais wine crus.
This intimate tasting dinner takes place on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7pm in the upstairs dining room at Fish. The cost is $70, inclusive of wine and five-course dinner.
Seating is limited to 30 guests. For details or to make reservations, call 843-722-3473 or visit www.fishrestaurantcharleston.com.
Stop by Barsa Tapas, Lounge & Bar tonight for Thursday's $4 Sangrias all night long & tasty tapas treats! And don't forget they're fabulous happy hour, daily from 5-7pm. Enjoy $2 off glasses of wine; $1 off beers; $3 house liquor; $5 house cocktail’s; and ½ off paella!
Stop by with friends and order some of their delicious tapas items like their Papas Francesca (Hand Cut Fries served with Spicy Aioli), Asparagus Salad (Grilled Asaparagus, Serrano Ham, Grapes, and Lemon Vinaigrette), and Steak Crostini served with Quail Egg & Compound Butter.
Barsa is located at 58 Line Street in the Upper King Design District. Drop in, or for reservations, call 843-577-5393. And don't forget about FREE PARKING! Barsa has their own parking lot on the corner of King & Line.
Join O-Ku for a special Coastal Whites Wine Dinner on Tuesday, August 28th at 7 p.m. White wines sourced from ideal coastal growing regions will be paired with a captivating five-course menu of light, Asian fare.
Menu for the evening:
1st: Crudo of hamachi and kanpachi, yuzu caviar, saffron aioli, micro arugula Eidosela Albarino (Spain)
Join SpiritLine Cruises for happy hour aboard the Spirit of the Lowcountry. You'll enjoy magnificent views of Charleston's Harbor while sampling a selection of wines provided by Ben Arnold Wines.
Cruises begin July 27th and continue every Friday night through August 31st. Cruise boards at 6:00 p.m. from Aquarium Wharf at 360 Concord St and sails 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Complimentary light hor d'oeuvres will be available as well as a cash bar with happy hour prices.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.