Thanks to Hurricane Dorian, Charleston Restaurant Week has been extended an extra week.
The popular twice-a-year foodie event was supposed to begin September 4th and conclude this coming Sunday, September 15th. However, the first week was swallowed up by Hurricane Dorian and its mandatory evacuation.
As a result, Charleston Restaurant Week will now last through the following Sunday, September 22nd. Watch more here, from Channel 2 News.
Restaurant Week has become a well-anticipated tradition, popular with both visitors and locals alike. Over a hundred restaurants take part, offering special menus for the occasion. Many are prix fixe, offering three or so courses for your dining pleasure.
Originally most were dinner only, but several places now offer lunch options as well. If you plan your week right, you can sample a wide variety of Charleston cuisine in a fairly economical way.
Charleston Restaurant Week is sponsored by the Lowcountry Hospitality Association. It takes place during what is traditionally the slower time of year – in January after the holidays, and in September after peak summer season and Labor Day.
Charleston Restaurant Week: Fall 2019 Edition
Here is the main website. You can view the restaurants participating, a link to their special Restaurant Week menu, and even make reservations if possible. Make reservations if at all possible. Slots at the more popular places fill up fast.
As you’ll see on the website, they’ve grouped restaurants by location. These include:
- Daniel Island
- Downtown Charleston
- Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes
- James Island/Folly Beach
- Johns Island/Kiawah
- Mount Pleasant
- Sullivan’s Island
- West Ashley
Each incarnation of Restaurant Week tends to see some creative tweaks, and this year is no exception.
Popular downtown restaurant Butcher & Bee has thrown a new spin on their offering. For the first time, they’re letting the chef get creative with each day’s menu and are not specifying it in advance. They’re offering a chef’s selection of seasonal favorites, served family style, for $25 per person. Sounds intriguing, and likely quite delicious.
Read more about it from the Post & Courier’s Hanna Raskin.
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