Chew on This
Flour to the people
Lauren Mitterer, a James Beard award-nominated pastry chef, has plans to open a bakery, Wild Flour, in September at 73 Spring St. You have tasted her handiwork at Ben Berryhill's Red Drum Restaurant in Mount Pleasant.
Signs of the times
Will they reopen?
Eddie's Bistro placed a notice on its door that it was closed for a family emergency.
Now three weeks later, it remains closed and the restaurant appears vacant. The phone number is not in service.
Lombardi's on James Island also has posted a sign that they are closed for maintenance and will reopen in September.
The phone is still working.
Fish 'n Chips at 370 King St. also sports a sign that they will reopen soon. The phone is still in service.
Five Guys now three
Last Monday, Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened at 364 King St. This makes a third location (Mount Pleasant, West Ashley) for this popular burger chain.
The restaurant can be reached at 577-9912.
Lunch on the menu
Al di La, 25 Magnolia Road, is now serving lunch on its patio from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The phone is 571-2321.
Beginning in September, MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar at 82 Society St. is introducing a prix-fixe menu in addition to the regular menu.
This option will feature a specific region in the Mediterranean that will change each month, and will be introduced via a special wine dinner, by reservation only, on the first Thursday of every month.
The regional menu will then be available as an option for diners for the rest of the month. The program begins Sept. 3 and costs $49 per person.
Blu for brunch
Blu Restaurant and Bar introduced Sunday Brunch on Aug. 23.
The buffet-style brunch includes traditional items, such as Eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, waffles and a carving station.
They also offer a raw bar featuring shellfish, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and a Mimosa featuring fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and will cost $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under.
Blu is at 1 Center St. within the Folly Beach Holiday Inn Oceanfront. For reservations, call 588-6658.
Maverick Southern Kitchens' wine and beverage director Patrick Emerson is now one of only two professionals in South Carolina to be certified as an Advanced Sommelier to the Court of Master Sommeliers.
The certification is the third of four stages required to attain the Master Sommelier Diploma, which is the ultimate professional credential anyone can attain worldwide in the service of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.
82 Queen featured
Boone Hall Plantation will be the site of a BBQ & Bluegrass festival Sept. 6. Enjoy a taste of the Lowcountry as 82 Queen Restaurant dishes with the best of them. For more information, call 723-7591.
The Julie/Julia effect
Woodlands Inn has launched the Collaborative Kitchen Blog, where members of its kitchen dispense their culinary knowledge and ideas.
For more information, call 800-774-9999.
Tristan is sponsoring a "Julie & Julia" cooking challenge. Submit your best recipe along with a small paragraph about yourself and win the opportunity to have your recipe served at the restaurant Monday along with three friends.
The winner also will receive a Chef's Basket. For more information or to submit a recipe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All decked out
Henry's House at 54 N. Market St. is now serving on its rooftop deck from 5 p.m. to midnight daily. For more information, visit www.henryshousecharleston.com or call 723-4363.
Caviar & Bananas
Taste all about it: Cava, Champagne, Prosecco and sparkling wines all tickle your tongue differently.
Join the folks at Caviar & Bananas at 5:30-7:30 p.m. today and discover the bubbly difference.
Cost is $10. They are at 51 George St., 577-7737, www.caviarandbananas.com.