August Skirt Table News

Compiled by Helen Mitternight

Chicken marinated for 24 hours is the claim to fame for Mario’s Peruvian Chicken, slated to open this month at 1909 Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

North Carolina is sending over the donuts…Duck Donuts is coming to West Ashley in the Westwood Plaza on Sam Rittenberg. You can build your own donuts.

The Vendue has opened Revival on the corner of East Bay and Vendue Range. Look for South Carolina heirloom rices on the menu.

Charleston’s coastal flavors are offered in large and small plates at the recently-opened The Establishment, 28 Broad Street. The focus is on sustainable and local.

Get your taco fix at Edisto Beach with E&O Taco, 21 Fairway Drive, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Need a bit of breakfast? Sunrise Bistro has opened its Mt. Pleasant outpost.

With scarcely a “baaaah,” West Ashley’s Green Goat has closed.

Looking for pizza dough on Doughty Street? Nimbo Pizza has opened at Doughty and Rutledge, with hand-tossed artisan pizzas from Richy Kline of the late lamented DeSano Pizza Bakery. 161 Rutledge Ave., open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

If you’re local, you know that Bill Murray is more than an actor around here. He’s also into the food scene and his new food truck venue is part of his gig. The Container Bar is soon opening as a place where the many mouth-watering food trucks in the city can hunker together for hungry Charlestonians, 2140 Mount Pleasant Street.

Look for Milkster Nitrogen Creamery inside the Goose Creek Biggby Coffee. Plans are to expand to all three Biggby locations, including Summerville and North Charleston. Handcrafted ice cream from local ingredients is flash frozen to order, using liquid nitrogen at 514 St. James in Goose Creek.

Chubby Fish, serving, well, fish, has opened at 252 Coming Street. They offer local seafood without the fine dining prices.

Kairos Greek Kitchen is opening a new location in Avondale this month, and there are plans to open seven more soon, 975 Savannah Highway, by the Coburg Cow.

Real-deal reclaimed wood and food to sit down for are going to be highlights of Mill Street Tavern at Shem Creek, 504 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant. Opening soon.

Happy anniversary! On Aug. 11, Edmund’s Oast Exchange will host their one-year anniversary celebration. They’ll offer an all day store-wide sale, featuring 10 percent off all goods. They will also feature wine and beer tastings from noon until 4 p.m., focusing on sparkling wine and bottle conditioned beer. Tastings are free; no tickets necessary.

Chef Andrea Upchurch, formerly of Magnolias, Blossom and Cypress, heads to The Obstinate Daughter as pastry chef.

Former Marine Dean Szablewski is chef at Pour Taproom Charleston. He’s offering elevated pub fare.

Bloody good show! Charleston Mix has won the gold in the New York International Spirits Competition. They were names Bloody Mary Mix of the Year.

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